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1== Chicken UK 2012
2
3=== When and Where
4
5Friday 2012-09-28 until Monday 2012-10-01.
6
7[[/users/alaric-blagrave-snellpym|My (Alaric Snell-Pym)]] home, Gloucester, England.
8
9=== How to get there
10
11Ask me for my address on IRC or by email. I'm alaricsp in #chicken, and my email address can be found by looking in the chicken-users archives.
12
13Get the train to Gloucester, or organise on chicken-users with people who will be driving up from London if you're interested in car-sharing.
14
15Foreign folks may find it easy to fly into Bristol airport and get the train up from there rather than coming in from London.
16
17If you have trouble figuring out the best way to get here, nab me on IRC or chicken-users.
18
19=== Accommodation
20
21People are welcome to stay in our house, and there's hotels and stuff
22nearby for people who don't want to queue for the bathroom in the
23morning! We have four guest beds, and loads of space to stretch out
24sleeping bags. You're also welcome to come earlier and/or leave later
25than the above period, we just won't be organising much stuff outside
26of those days. If we are oversubscribed for sleeping space, I'll give preference
27to people who beg harder for free sleeping space - tell me how poor your are!
28
29If you'd rather stay in a hotel, there's [[http://maps.google.com/maps?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=hotel+near+gl4+4nu&oe=utf-8&gl=uk&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=N&tab=wl|a few near us]].
30
31=== Food
32
33We'll provide breakfast and lunch in the house for all who want it (we're vegetarians, so edit the table below if you're a vegan or beyond, or have allergies)
34
35=== Booking
36
37You're welcome to come even if you didn't fill in the Doodle - the
38Doodle existed to find a widespreadly agreeable date, not as a ticketing
39system! I've certainly got enough space for everyone who signed up to
40the Doodle, and we can fit a few more people, so just add yourself to the table below if you
41didn't join the Doodle and would like to come.
42
43=== Programme
44
45I plan to organise technical and social events on those four days, but
46people are welcome to stay over before and after that, be it if you want
47to travel up at convenient times and be refreshed and settled before the
48activities begin, or just for the heck of it.
49
50Please suggest items for the programme in the following table, which we can flesh out into a schedule once we've got some ideas.
51
52<table border="1">
53  <tr><th>Event</th><th>Type</th><th>Speaker</th><th>When</th></tr>
54
55  <tr>
56     <th>Ugarit</th>
57     <td>Show and Tell</td>
58     <td>Alaric</td>
59     <td>TBA</td>
60  </tr>
61
62  <tr>
63     <th>A walk and a picnic lunch</th>
64     <td>Social</td>
65     <td>Alaric</td>
66     <td>Saturday or Sunday lunchtime, depending on weather</td>
67  </tr>
68
69  <tr>
70     <th>Opening Dinner for the Early Arrivers</th>
71     <td>Social</td>
72     <td>Alaric</td>
73     <td>Thursday evening, probably at the nearby Pizza Hut</td>
74  </tr>
75</table>
76
77Stuck for ideas? I propose the following kinds of sessions;
78
79==== Hacking Sprints
80
81There are where interested parties choose a project and hack
82on it, alone or in groups. I'll have places to sit at laptops, with
83Wifi, Ethernet, and UK and Euro power sockets. Totally unstructured, really just quiet time for us to get on with stuff, having been FUELLED with ENTHUSIASM by the other activities.
84
85==== Talks/Presentations
86
87Does anybody want to stand up and tell us about
88anything? I can try and borrow a projector, and we've already got a
89whiteboard!
90
91In particular, I think it'd be great to have a Show and Tell of scheme projects we've been working on. Don't panic that your project is boring, or early-stage, or terrible code. The worse your code is, the more everyone can help you make it better ;-)
92
93I'd suggest 30-minute slots for those, 10-15 minutes of you showing off your project and how it's implemented, then the rest as discussion.
94
95So to get the ball rolling, I've suggested one on Ugarit.
96
97==== Social events
98
99For a start, I propose that
100we go out for evening meals to save me the cooking and washing-up effort, and as
101a pleasant outing.
102
103But if there's interest, we could also take an
104afternoon or two out for an outing. Feel free to research Cheltenham,
105Stroud and Gloucester on the Internet and see if there's anything that
106appeals to you. I have three suggestions:
107
108* We could go for a walk around
109the beautiful grounds of Gloucester Cathedral and the Docks.
110
111* If we go
112to Cheltenham we can drop into The Cheeseworks to look at bizarre
113cheeses
114
115* A walk in the countryside around the village I lived in
116until recently.
117
118Oh, and if it's nasty and rainy outside, we have heaps
119of board games, including the legendary Robo Rally
120(http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=ah/prod/roborally). What do you
121all think? Please add suggestions to this page.
122
123=== Who's Coming?
124
125<table border="1">
126<tr><th>Name</th><th>Accommodation Needs</th><th>Food Needs</th><th>Notes</th></tr>
127
128<tr>
129  <th>andyjpb</th>
130  <td></td>
131  <td></td>
132  <td></td>
133</tr>
134
135<tr>
136  <th>mattw</th>
137  <td></td>
138  <td></td>
139  <td>May not actually be coming, as was the only person not free on these dates :-(</td>
140</tr>
141
142<tr>
143  <th>Ivan Raikov</th>
144  <td>Any suggestions for a hotel nearby?</td>
145  <td>Taco Bell and Mountain Dew :-D</td>
146  <td>Not sure if I can come, the beginning of September was much better for me. I can present some use cases for building parametric data structures with the the typeclass egg, if people are interested. </td>
147</tr>
148
149<tr>
150  <th>Christian Kellermann</th>
151  <td>Something soft to put a sleeping bag on</td>
152  <td></td>
153  <td></td>
154</tr>
155
156<tr>
157  <th>Peter</th>
158  <td></td>
159  <td></td>
160  <td></td>
161</tr>
162
163<tr>
164  <th>Mario Goulart</th>
165  <td></td>
166  <td></td>
167  <td>Attending via IRC</td>
168</tr>
169
170<tr>
171  <th>Zaniyah</th>
172  <td></td>
173  <td></td>
174  <td>Probably Sat+Sun only</td>
175</tr>
176
177<tr>
178  <th>Moritz</th>
179  <td></td>
180  <td></td>
181  <td></td>
182</tr>
183
184<tr>
185  <th>Kristian Lein-Mathisen</th>
186  <td>somewhere to put a sleeping bag</td>
187  <td>dairy intolerant</td>
188  <td></td>
189</tr>
190
191<tr>
192  <th>Felix</th>
193  <td></td>
194  <td></td>
195  <td>Can't come; maybe via IRC.</td>
196</tr>
197
198<tr>
199  <th>Shawn Rutledge (ecloud)</th>
200  <td>we'll see</td>
201  <td>not picky, vegetarian is great</td>
202  <td>not sure yet, sounds like fun though</td>
203</tr>
204
205<tr>
206  <th>Christian Lask (i1126)</th>
207  <td>I'd like to bring my sleeping back.</td>
208  <td>Vegetarian diet is great :)</td>
209  <td>Really interested, not sure yet about time and money though :(</td>
210</tr>
211
212</table>
213
214=== And Finally
215
216And remember: This isn't some big formal conference. It's us inviting
217the Chicken community over to our new house for a nerdy housewarming :-)
218So if there's something you'd like to suggest or ask, just say! Don't be
219shy!
220
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