Mar 12, 2012

Brucon and Derbycon ... we're still friends :-)

Lately, there's been a quite some chatter on the twitterverse about an apparent conflict in dates between BruCON and Derbycon.

BruCON training is held on the 24th and 25th of September, the conference itself is held on the 26th and 27th.  Derbycon has training on the 27th and the conference itself is from the 28th to the 30th of September. We're on two different continents but we would agree that two kick-ass conferences so close to eachother would be a little too much for the weak of heart :-)

From the early planning stages, the Derbycon and BruCON teams have been in touch to make sure the conference dates didn't fully collide and we're happy to have achieved that.  We believe (or believed?) that the number of people who'd be lucky enough to be able to attend both trainings and conferences on different continents in the same month would be very, very limited and as such not a lot of agenda conflicts would arise.

To organize a conference there's a lot of details that need to fall in the right place, training locations, conference venues, volunteers, sponsor agendas, speakers, etc... some of those don't leave you a lot of flexibility to move around and accomodate everybody's wishes. Given that we're totally supportive of Derbycon and the huggable crew running it, we can only say that we'll work even harder to avoid to be too close to eachother.

For those looking at attending both, there are flights leaving Brussels on the morning of the 28th that will get you in Louisville around 2.30pm where Dave and the crew should be waiting with open arms to welcome you to Derbycon!


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