Can we brainstorm on the requirements for holding such a Drupal Camp ?
Initial thoughts that come to mind are
- Should it be just a university campus or it could be a corporate
campus (like how Yahoo! Sponsored the OSCMS in 2007
- If corporate campus is acceptable what sort of real estate needs
would one envision - conference rooms, approx sizes (i.e. capacity),
power, airconditioning needs etc. (one could anticipate a 10% growth
from the current camp attendance)
- budgeting - would be a totally transparent process whereien the
community should work on a no profit model. So for example if the
venue is donated but
if they would incur power + connecitivity costs, these could be made
- any extra balance amount (total registration income - costs) should
be donated back to the Drupal http://drupal.org/donate or given as
prize money to
deserving students who participate in code sprint and make a
valuable code contribution back to the drupal code
Any thoughts ?
So how do you think we should move forward? I think its really necessary to maintain the momentum, we saw a lot of beginner's buzz at drupal camp, IMO student track was more successful than developer track in terms of exposure,learning and we shouldn loose the momentum. What I will suggest is to chuck Vellore for this time (If its gonna happen soon) coz its important to maintain the beginner buzz
and add to it and pune has lots of student groups and they r relatively more elevated abt open source than any other part of country (Thats a perception though) also many web app developing companies are in pune.