In 2010, I helped organize the first ArchCon, held in Toronto. We had a blast, and I considered it a success. Unfortunately life overtook me and I did not have time to organize a second one in 2011. I heard that there was a Polish language conference that used the ArchCon name that year, but didn’t know about it until it was over.
This year, the Polish group is going all out with the first truly international ArchCon. You can view their site in English at http://2012.archcon.pl/en/ (other languages also available). They’re expecting up to 250 people and are planning a terrific after party and workshops. The conference will be held in Warsaw on July 28 and 29.
Sadly, I won’t be able to make it, but I am very excited that the community has grown enough to create this international event. If you’re going to be near Poland at that time, I encourage you to register. ArchCon 2010 was a small event, but it was a lot of fun and to the best of my knowledge, everyone was glad they attended. There’s something special about being surrounded by Archers.
There are only four days left to register for ArchCon 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Don’t miss it!
We’ve been busy getting organized, and are excited to be hosting the first ever ArchCon, a conference for Arch Linux users.
We’ve got some great talks lined up, catering is almost in place, and the schwag is nearly ordered. Everything is coming together.
And don’t forget to register!
For those that don’t know, the first ever ArchCon will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 22 and 23. Ralvez and I are the primary organizers. We’ve got some great presentations lined up and are becoming more confident that we’ll have enough attendees to fund conference activities.
The earlybird registration deadline is fast approaching; you have four days to register for only $100. Register at the registration page: http://archcon.archlinux.ca/
For more information, visit the ArchCon website: http://www.archlinux.ca/archcon2010/
Dieter has set up a couple of wiki pages to help people collaboratively plan the conference, and more importantly, social and vacation activities around the conference. He’s coming all the way from Belgium, and is looking for other Archers to do some road trips and tourist attractions with while in North America.