Hey guys, its' getting close to the big day and I've been taking care of some business:
MEETING! We'll be having a planning meeting at Praized HQ tomorrow to discuss the various issues that are coming up. If you are interested please join us, whether you want to help plan or just want to be a volunteer. If you can't make it we'll try to make detailed notes and post them here.
Time: Tuesday June 29 4pm (16:00h) Place: Praized HQ, 460 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, (514) 312-3893 (GMAPS: http://is.gd/1ifT3 )
SCHEDULE UPDATES: http://wordcampmontreal.org/schedule/ Updated with an organized list of speakers. It's running off of plugin code that has all the speakers organized in an array with their data so that we can print them on demand. I haven't designed the actual hourly schedule yet but it will link back and forth to the long descriptions.
http://wordcampmontreal.org/2009/06/29/speakers-list-updated-more-speakers-needed-halp/ Added this post requesting more people to apply for presentation slots. Assuming we have two speakers at a time and that each slot is 1 hour (45 min for pres and 15 min for questions/break) and that we go from 10-5 with a 1 hour lunch there are 24 slots for speakers. Right now we have 9 confirmed speakers, which puts us pretty far behind. I think some of that space can be taken up by animated discussions (I can probably do a few) on different topics related to WP. Hopefully we'll also get some more speakers to fill the space. If we're still missing some we can identify talks that are interesting to everyone and run them without competition.
TICKETS: We've currently sold only 63 tickets. I think we'll probably get a lot of walk-ins and people registering in the last week, but it makes it hard to predict tshirt sizes and food. I'm making a fresh push on twitter and facebook to get people to register before we order shirts.