[ajug-members] re: Java DevCon 2006 Planning
Dianne.Doss at McKesson.com
Tue Feb 7 09:46:49 EST 2006
I would think that GT would/should have some facilities in general, and
should/would be supportive of this conference as they have a CS program
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Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 9:33 AM
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Subject: Re: [ajug-members] re: Java DevCon 2006 Planning
Georgia Tech has some facilities near the Biltmore:
I vote for near marta, downtown, midtown, or perimeter.
On 2/7/06, Les A. Hazlewood < les at hazlewood.com
<mailto:les at hazlewood.com> > wrote:
What about the downtown Marriott? I've been to conventions there
before, and they can easily accommodate 350+ people. Or, what about
where we had JBoss World last year? I can't remember the exact building,
but it was close to the Olympic Park near a Marta station and that
facility handled a large crowd nicely.
The only thing that might be prohibitive for either are costs. I have
no clue how much they charge since I've never produced these kind of
events, but I've enjoyed the conferences at both. Its at least worth a
Since this is an all day event, It doesn't matter to me if its downtown
or at the Galleria. I do think downtown locations are almost always
more accessible for the group as a whole, since people come from all
over the city, and it is in a central location. Its also easier for
folks who fly or drive in from out of town.
Finally, I don't really understand the premise of "Friday's are bad,
since folks want to start their weekends.". I'm assuming the large
majority of people who attend these things look forward to the day, and
make plans _around_ the day. I for one actually prefer a Friday, since
it kicks off a sort of 3-day weekend with something I really enjoy.
On Tue, 7 Feb 2006 07:53:27 -0500, "Björn Gustafsson" < bjorng at gmail.com
<mailto:bjorng at gmail.com> >
> For a once-a-year event like DevCon it doesn't much matter where it
> prefer downtown as that's more convenient for me, but the facilities
> more important than the location. I liked Cobb Galleria last year,
> drive (from south of town) wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
> On 2/7/06, Ron Cordell < ron.cordell at gmail.com
<mailto:ron.cordell at gmail.com> > wrote:
> > If you're talking something like an all day thing like Java DevCon,
> > don't mind going downtown at all. If you are talking about monthly
> > then that can be more of a challenge since I work up on Windward
> > On 2/7/06, Burr Sutter < burrsutter at gmail.com
<mailto:burrsutter at gmail.com> > wrote:
> > > How do people feel about being "in" downtown/midtown for AJUG
> > > Historically our surveys have always showed that people prefer to
> > > the northern arc of 285 between 75 and 85, essentially the
> > > area.
> > >
> > > I have to wrap this up shortly. A lot of these hotels and event
> > > planners can be a challenge to work with. I think I'll become a
> > > planner as another career!
> > >
> > > Burr
> > >
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