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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>Opening Dinner for the Early Arrivers</th>
57     <td>Social</td>
58     <td>Alaric</td>
59     <td>Thursday evening, probably at the nearby Pizza Hut</td>
60  </tr>
61
62  <tr>
63     <th>Ugarit</th>
64     <td>Show and Tell</td>
65     <td>Alaric</td>
66     <td>Friday morning</td>
67  </tr>
68
69  <tr>
70     <th>Buffet Lunch</th>
71     <td>Social</td>
72     <td>Snell-Pym Family</td>
73     <td>Friday lunchtime</td>
74  </tr>
75
76  <tr>
77     <th>Friday Hacking</th>
78     <td>Hacking Sprint</td>
79     <td>All</td>
80     <td>Friday afternoon</td>
81  </tr>
82
83  <tr>
84     <th>Dinner+Pub Outing</th>
85     <td>Social</td>
86     <td>-</td>
87     <td>Friday evening<td>
88  </tr>
89
90  <tr>
91     <th>A walk and a picnic lunch</th>
92     <td>Social</td>
93     <td>Alaric</td>
94     <td>Saturday morning and lunchtime</td>
95  </tr>
96
97  <tr>
98     <th>Saturday Hacking</th>
99     <td>Hacking Sprint</td>
100     <td>-</td>
101     <td>Saturday afternoon<td>
102  </tr>
103
104  <tr>
105     <th>Dinner+Pub Outing</th>
106     <td>Social</td>
107     <td>-</td>
108     <td>Saturday evening<td>
109  </tr>
110
111  <tr>
112     <th></th>
113     <td></td>
114     <td></td>
115     <td>Sunday morning<td>
116  </tr>
117
118  <tr>
119     <th>Buffet Lunch</th>
120     <td>Social</td>
121     <td>Snell-Pym Family</td>
122     <td>Sunday lunchtime</td>
123  </tr>
124
125  <tr>
126     <th>Sunday Hacking</th>
127     <td>Hacking Sprint</td>
128     <td>-</td>
129     <td>Sunday afternoon<td>
130  </tr>
131
132  <tr>
133     <th>Dinner+Pub Outing</th>
134     <td>Social</td>
135     <td>-</td>
136     <td>Saturday evening<td>
137  </tr>
138
139  <tr>
140     <th></th>
141     <td></td>
142     <td></td>
143     <td>Monday morning<td>
144  </tr>
145
146  <tr>
147     <th>Buffet Lunch</th>
148     <td>Social</td>
149     <td>Snell-Pym Family</td>
150     <td>Monday lunchtime</td>
151  </tr>
152
153  <tr>
154     <th>Monday Hacking</th>
155     <td>Hacking Sprint</td>
156     <td>-</td>
157     <td>Monday afternoon<td>
158  </tr>
159
160  <tr>
161     <th>Dinner+Pub Outing</th>
162     <td>Social</td>
163     <td>-</td>
164     <td>Monday evening<td>
165  </tr>
166
167</table>
168
169Stuck for ideas? I propose the following kinds of sessions;
170
171==== Hacking Sprints
172
173There are where interested parties choose a project and hack
174on it, alone or in groups. I'll have places to sit at laptops, with
175Wifi, 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. If you don't have a project to hack on (or don't feel like hacking on your project), then join somebody else, ask them to get you started, and do some of the low-hanging-fruit tasks they never get around to. If you're a Scheme beginner, then a volunteer (Alaric if nobody else fancies it) will run a tutorial group.
176
177==== Talks/Presentations
178
179Does anybody want to stand up and tell us about
180anything? I can try and borrow a projector, and we've already got a
181whiteboard!
182
183In 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 ;-)
184
185I'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.
186
187So to get the ball rolling, I've suggested one on Ugarit.
188
189==== Social events
190
191For a start, I propose that
192we go out for evening meals to save me the cooking and washing-up effort, and as
193a pleasant outing.
194
195But if there's interest, we could also take an
196afternoon or two out for an outing. Feel free to research Cheltenham,
197Stroud and Gloucester on the Internet and see if there's anything that
198appeals to you. I have three suggestions:
199
200* We could go for a walk around
201the beautiful grounds of Gloucester Cathedral and the Docks.
202
203* If we go
204to Cheltenham we can drop into The Cheeseworks to look at bizarre
205cheeses
206
207* A walk in the countryside around the village I lived in
208until recently.
209
210Oh, and if it's nasty and rainy outside, we have heaps
211of board games, including the legendary Robo Rally
212(http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=ah/prod/roborally). What do you
213all think? Please add suggestions to this page.
214
215=== Who's Coming?
216
217<table border="1">
218<tr><th>Name</th><th>Accommodation Needs</th><th>Food Needs</th><th>Notes</th></tr>
219
220<tr>
221  <th>andyjpb</th>
222  <td></td>
223  <td></td>
224  <td></td>
225</tr>
226
227<tr>
228  <th>mattw</th>
229  <td></td>
230  <td></td>
231  <td>May not actually be coming, as was the only person not free on these dates :-(</td>
232</tr>
233
234<tr>
235  <th>Ivan Raikov</th>
236  <td>Any suggestions for a hotel nearby?</td>
237  <td>Taco Bell and Mountain Dew :-D</td>
238  <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>
239</tr>
240
241<tr>
242  <th>Christian Kellermann</th>
243  <td>Something soft to put a sleeping bag on</td>
244  <td></td>
245  <td></td>
246</tr>
247
248<tr>
249  <th>Peter</th>
250  <td></td>
251  <td></td>
252  <td></td>
253</tr>
254
255<tr>
256  <th>Mario Goulart</th>
257  <td></td>
258  <td></td>
259  <td>Attending via IRC</td>
260</tr>
261
262<tr>
263  <th>Zaniyah</th>
264  <td></td>
265  <td></td>
266  <td>Probably Sat+Sun only</td>
267</tr>
268
269<tr>
270  <th>Moritz</th>
271  <td></td>
272  <td></td>
273  <td></td>
274</tr>
275
276<tr>
277  <th>Kristian Lein-Mathisen</th>
278  <td>somewhere to put a sleeping bag</td>
279  <td>dairy intolerant</td>
280  <td></td>
281</tr>
282
283<tr>
284  <th>Felix</th>
285  <td></td>
286  <td></td>
287  <td>Can't come; maybe via IRC.</td>
288</tr>
289
290<tr>
291  <th>Shawn Rutledge (ecloud)</th>
292  <td>we'll see</td>
293  <td>not picky, vegetarian is great</td>
294  <td>not sure yet, sounds like fun though</td>
295</tr>
296
297<tr>
298  <th>Christian Lask (i1126)</th>
299  <td>I'd like to bring my sleeping back.</td>
300  <td>Vegetarian diet is great :)</td>
301  <td>Really interested, not sure yet about time and money though :(</td>
302</tr>
303
304<tr>
305  <th>Affan Salman</th>
306  <td>Cheltenham-based; won't be needing sleeping accommodation.</td>
307  <td>Vegetarian food works for me too. :-)</td>
308  <td>I'd be able to attend on Saturday and Sunday only.  Looking forward to it!</td>
309</tr>
310
311</table>
312
313=== And Finally
314
315And remember: This isn't some big formal conference. It's us inviting
316the Chicken community over to our new house for a nerdy housewarming :-)
317So if there's something you'd like to suggest or ask, just say! Don't be
318shy!
319
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