@IRJ We are discussing this option. We will likely do both a live stream and a live event once the all clear has been issued.
That makes sense. I would like to see it opened up to more people that could attend. It will really cut costs, and of course avoid all the issues we will obviously have for the next several months (at minimum).
Could there be a meetup separate from the conference? I dont see why the two have to be connected especially considering the circumstances.
Kinda hard to get your company to pay for a meetup that has no technical content, etc.
Most places are offering their virtual conferences free right now. My Hashicorp conference in October is been switched to virtual they are refunding my money and offering it free virtual since the only real overhead is paying their employees to present via Zoom session. Redhat did the same thing as did many others like KnowBe4 and HITRUST.
If there was a cost for a virtual mangocon, I would assume it would be minimal.
All that makes sense, though not sure what it has to do with my quoted post about getting a company to pay for a meetup that wasn't around a conference with content?
Why do you need your company to pay for it if it's virtual? That was my point.
OH - I guess I don't see a meetup as a virtual thing, I assumed you meant a later in person meetup.
It seems like best case scenario for in person meetup is probably in the fall, but even many conferences are canceling then.
@pchiodo is going to post in the morning the details. Obviously we are still under lockdown here, so no one is traveling here. Texas might be open, but Dallas County is not. We've spoken to the venue and we have a postponement at this point without a date. Paul will give all the details tomorrow.
I disagree on the idea that magement shouldn't understand IT. We shouldn't expect them to have a Ph.D. in IT and all the various flavors but they should be able to comprehend what's going on at a basic level.
Problem with that line of thought is that you cannot understand IT at a basic level and make any decisions whatsoever that have value. To make decisions of value you have to understand all the implications of the technology you’re in going to be dealing with. President or CEO should not be expected to know that kind of detail that’s why they hire IT.
Will this also be available after the conference (in video or audio) for those of us who might have used the topics covered to convince their boss (CFO) to go to MC?
That is the intention, and the people (cough MQ cough) who blocked that in the past are no longer involved. The primary focus of the conference, beyond the opportunity for socialization in person, is the production of the video materials, so there will be a strong focus on making sure that those come out and are available.