What's the point anyway?
Posted Dec 2, 2010 3:17 UTC (Thu) by bfields
In reply to: What's the point anyway?
Parent article: The dark side of open source conferences
There seems to be some kind of "drinking culture" required
No, I certainly agree that organized social events at professional conferences should be for non-drinkers too, and I think it's a reasonable thing to ask around about before you attend, but I certainly wouldn't assume they're not.
As Val says, the Linux Foundation events seem well-run--I expect a non-drinker would be happy, at pub nights included. It's more about being able to relax and talk with the people you normally only get to see in email.
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