Linux.Conf.Au trip report
Posted Jan 22, 2004 3:44 UTC (Thu) by gdt
Parent article: Linux.Conf.Au trip report
The break area lacked coffee (by American standards, anyway)...
[For those that weren't at linux.conf.au, I should explain. The offering for morning tea was instant coffee and basic biscuits (USA: "cookies").]
I was one of the organisers of linux.conf.au. Prior to the conference the organisers discussed the quality of provisions. Our decision to offer only basic catering was a matter of economics. Linux.conf.au wants to allow students to attend the conference, as students are a considerable proportion of past and present Linux coders. So we wanted to hold the "concession" ticket price down. The concession ticket price for LCA2004 was A$99; additionally out of town students still needed to fund accomodation (~A$230) and travel (>A$230). To serve US-grade coffee and snacks would have cost about A$5 per serve, an additional A$50 per attendee.
The organisers decided that avoiding a 50% rise in concession ticket prices was worth the lesser grade of coffee. We hoped that people needing a massive self-funded caffine hit would have found the university refectory or the coffee houses on the other side of North Terrace.
I'm glad you enjoyed your time at linux.conf.au,
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