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Juozas

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Jan 19, 2012, 4:42:37 PM1/19/12
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Hey all,

we are moving things quite quickly here and pushing it hard.

Some things which happened today/yesterday, all based on discussions:

1. We had a voting to narrow down a list of possible names we have. Two
names were left ScotWebConf and WhiskyWeb (they scored the most points).
After some continued discussions on IRC and mailing list we are going
with .... wait for it .... Whisky Web conference (not sure if we should
concatenate words). We have whiskyweb.co.uk, might get whiskyweb.com too.
2. We need an official body to sign contracts with venues, sponsors etc.
That's going to be Web Species Ltd., my company I'm running.
3. We need someone to oversee things and make decisions, this is going
to me.

Right now we should start working on getting a website up. That's for
tomorrow to start.

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Juozas Kaziukėnas

Max Manders

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Jan 19, 2012, 4:54:26 PM1/19/12
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Excellent news!

On 19/01/12 21:42, Juozas wrote:
> Hey all,
>
> we are moving things quite quickly here and pushing it hard.
>
> Some things which happened today/yesterday, all based on discussions:
>
> 1. We had a voting to narrow down a list of possible names we have. Two
> names were left ScotWebConf and WhiskyWeb (they scored the most points).
> After some continued discussions on IRC and mailing list we are going
> with .... wait for it .... Whisky Web conference (not sure if we should
> concatenate words). We have whiskyweb.co.uk, might get whiskyweb.com too.

I know there are as many arguments both for and against .co.uk - for
what it's worth - I'd prefer .co.uk - we are a UK (and proud of it?!)
conference after all...

> 2. We need an official body to sign contracts with venues, sponsors etc.
> That's going to be Web Species Ltd., my company I'm running.
> 3. We need someone to oversee things and make decisions, this is going
> to me.

Much appreciated - but remember to delegate - we're all here to help ;-)

>
> Right now we should start working on getting a website up. That's for
> tomorrow to start.
>

Starting to feel more real now! Apologies, but pre-birthday post-work
drinks = less than production Max, with poor diction - don't expect
anything useful from me until Saturday!

Have a good one folks.

Cheers,
Max
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Paul Dragoonis

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Jan 19, 2012, 4:56:15 PM1/19/12
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Comments inline.

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 9:42 PM, Juozas <juo...@juokaz.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
>
> we are moving things quite quickly here and pushing it hard.
>
> Some things which happened today/yesterday, all based on discussions:
>
> 1. We had a voting to narrow down a list of possible names we have. Two
> names were left ScotWebConf and WhiskyWeb (they scored the most points).
> After some continued discussions on IRC and mailing list we are going with
> .... wait for it .... Whisky Web conference (not sure if we should
> concatenate words). We have whiskyweb.co.uk, might get whiskyweb.com too.

Yay! I'll see what my friend who owns/promotes his whisky tasting
sessions on facebook to see if he wants to somehow sponsor us or
donate some free whisky tasting sessions to convey the name of the
conf. We'll need to be careful with age restrictions though so this
will open a new discussion at a later date me thinks.

> 2. We need an official body to sign contracts with venues, sponsors etc.
> That's going to be Web Species Ltd., my company I'm running.

Happy with that

> 3. We need someone to oversee things and make decisions, this is going to
> me.

Happy with that, and happy to be wingman !

>
> Right now we should start working on getting a website up. That's for
> tomorrow to start.

As per our discussions, i'll do the hosting and help with dev/design.

>
> --
> Juozas Kaziukėnas
>

Paolo Ciarrocca

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Jan 19, 2012, 5:32:22 PM1/19/12
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Great news.

I've got contacts that do marketing for a couple of well known Whisky brands and another with connections with the Scotch Malt Wnisky Society.
If you want I can ask if any of them would be interested in some sort of sponsorship.

Also count me in if an extra pair of hands is needed.

Paul Dragoonis

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Jan 19, 2012, 5:18:26 PM1/19/12
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On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 10:32 PM, Paolo Ciarrocca
<paolo.c...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Great news.
>
> I've got contacts that do marketing for a couple of well known Whisky brands and another with connections with the Scotch Malt Wnisky Society.
> If you want I can ask if any of them would be interested in some sort of sponsorship.

Sounds great, i think sponsorship from whisky brands would be great
considering the name of the event.

>
> Also count me in if an extra pair of hands is needed.

What do/can you do? :-)

Paolo Ciarrocca

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Jan 20, 2012, 4:19:26 PM1/20/12
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Well I'm a web developer by trade.
Was just offering my services if you(Paul) and Juozas wnat or need and extra pair of hands/brain

Paul Dragoonis

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Jan 20, 2012, 4:07:38 PM1/20/12
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We're getting a pre-build wiki setup.

I'm workin on a CfP and Voting app (dev) which i guess once the base
is built it's something for you (or others) to contribute to.

I'll just be hosting that on Github.

Joshua has a semi-built CfP thing so i'm discussing with him where
that's at so I can come up with a solution for us and perhaps other
conferences to use.

Will update the list with dev/frontend stuff that's being/been done or
to be done.

- Paul.

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM, Paolo Ciarrocca

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