From: Reid Sweatman (reids_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-07-22 18:04:14
> What I'd really like is to be able to get together with everyone
> face-to-face and discuss and implement libraries as a group,
> but this is
> the internet :-(
Sound like you're proposing the informal beginnings of a trade conference.
I can generally get free for about one conference a year (the GDC), and
sometimes I have to pay for it myself. Thought I'd make SigGraph this year,
but project deadlines are definitely going to squelch that. I agree that
face-to-face's are better for brainstorming and meeting new and useful
contacts, but I suspect that the bunch on this list is pretty disparate,
pretty widely separated spatially, and probably pretty bent for time (I know
I sure am <g>). But that's just my opinion. At a guess, I'd bet that about
half the people on the list are located within spitting distance of the Bay
Area, and the rest (myself included) are Allah alone knows where.
What might be possible is to work such a meeting informally into an official
conference somewhere, like the by-invitation AI developer's dinner held
every year at the GDC in San Jose. But again, since I mentioned my
suspicion that we're a pretty disparate group, I have no idea *which*
conference might make a good choice for such a thing. Thoughts?
> Back to lurking...
Myself, I prefer to skulk <g>.
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