Linked by Andrew Youll on Fri 29th Jul 2005 16:30 UTC, submitted by
GNU, GPL, Open Source Registration has begun for those wanting to attend the first Open Source Desktop Workshop to be held on October 13th and 14th in San Diego, California! Open Source Desktop Workshops are affordable educational events that bring top-flight Open Source desktop developers together with those who are looking to gain the skills necessary to join them. With presenters from around North America speaking on a variety of practical topics this will be an exciting and worthwhile event.
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RE: FIFTY BUCKS?????
by aseigo on Sat 30th Jul 2005 19:48 UTC in reply to "FIFTY BUCKS?????"
aseigo
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2005-07-06

these things take money to put on. we are flying all the speakers in, putting them up in hotels, serving breakfast and lunch to all attendees, setting up the facility for the event ... our sponsors covered most of it, thankfully.

moreover, if you put $50 down you are more likely to attend. if it was $0 then we likely would've had people snap up the 100 available seats with no promise of actually attending. =)

now, compare this to other events of its ilk and you'll see that training sessions are often US$500-2000 per DAY. $50 is a sneeze compared to that =)

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