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On 07/08/2018, Kumar Appaiah <a.kumar(a)alumni.iitm.ac.in> wrote:
On Tue, Aug 07, 2018 at 08:19:49AM +0530, Rigved
Thanks everyone for submitting the bid for
DebConf in India.
If we are thinking of IIT Mumbai as a venue for DebConf 20, then we need
make sure that IIT Mumbai gives us solid WiFi and mobile carrier signals
the campus. During the Mini-DebConf there, we had big issues with
connectivity. This is something which we can easily fix with help of
As someone who works in IIT Bombay and a member of Debian, I can make
this happen. We have quite a big operation in IITB with regard to FOSS
push, and Debian is one of our major work items.
True, our experience with IIT Mumbai (and FOSSEE team) was amazing and
organized 4-5 OpenSource events (including MIniDebConf) in last couple of
years and all went well.
As mentioned by Rigved, there was few challenge from the connectivity point
of view, which I believe we can address very smartly, since we have enough
time to plan. My company is working in the domain of Wireless
Network/Internet, so getting a dedicated high speed Fiber connectivity for
the event won't be a challenge.
good volunteer numbers in Pune and Mumbai combined, for on the
ground support before the event (if it does happen). Also, Mumbai has
hotels to accommodate a large contingent and the IIT campus is large
to accommodate multiple parallel tracks. Plus, we have many good
sightseeing places nearby the city.
Indeed. I'll be happy to facilitate and participate.
We would be counting on you Kumar as well as people from IIT-B, people
from Mumbai LUG for your co-operation in making this a reality but
first we would need to do whole lot of minidebconfs to increase the
bench-strength and making people more aware about Debian and free
I completely agree with you, we will be able to schedule 1-2 MiniDebConf in
Mumbai before 2020. @rigved , @lugmum team, I think we should initialize
this in our next Monthly meeting.
Shirish Agarwal शिरीष अग्रवाल
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