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PDC05 Has Sold Out

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    blowdart

    Minh wrote:
    Charles wrote:If you're old enough, come have some drinks with us in LA.

    C9 Team
    Hey, that would eliminate 90% of the posters here Smiley


    And not all of us that are old enough actually drink Wink

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    MasterPi

    Minh wrote:
    Charles wrote: If you're old enough, come have some drinks with us in LA.

    C9 Team
    Hey, that would eliminate 90% of the posters here Smiley


    Another couple of years for me... Tongue Out

    Can't it be just coffee? Starbucks is the life.

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    MasterPi

    Larsenal wrote:
    mVPstar wrote: Quick Niners! Tis the year of the Niner, if you know what I'm thinking...


    I think I do... and the thought of actually doing that makes me laugh.


    If you're thinking around the lines of Giant C9 Guys...then I think you're on the right track. Smiley

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    El Bruno

    W3bbo wrote:
    Larsenal wrote: Heck yeah I'm in.

    Maybe those of us in the LA area should have a "We didn't go to PDC" get together.


    How about a "CDC" = "Casual Developer's Conference"? Wink


    Or SPDC Spanish PDC ...
    "PDC" in Spanish "CDP" --> Conferencia para Desarrolladores y Programadores

    Big Smile jejeje

    Bye from Spain

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    eagle

    We should set-up a OPML file on C9 to aggregate all the blog posts, photos and podcasts from the PDC.

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    AdamKinney
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    eagle

    They haven't been updating the site at all.

    There are over 900 blogs listed but many are no longer active links.

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    jeffsand

    http://PDCBloggers.NET will begin aggregating a little bit before the event.

    We've also asked all those who registered to specify a Blog and RSS URL.  If they opted in / gave us permission we'll have an OPML file of them all.

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    bonk

    Also that site has not been accepting new bloggers for quite some time now. So chances are that you will find lots of PDC bloggers that are not on there.

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    NetRyder

    Very cool! Still planning on a C9 meetup, right? Any details yet? =)

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    Vipul

    Good Job, Eagering awaiting to find out the winners of the PDC contests. Wink

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    JohnAskew

    I am eagerly awaiting, too, Vipul; good luck to you.

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    z33driver

    So I put myself on the waitlist.  Just out of curiosity, how is the "sold out" status determined?  Is it based on the capacity of the venue, block of hotel rooms selling out, etc.?

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    irascian

    z33driver wrote:
    So I put myself on the waitlist.  Just out of curiosity, how is the "sold out" status determined?  Is it based on the capacity of the venue, block of hotel rooms selling out, etc.?


    It won't be based on hotel rooms selling out - I know people who have happily bought tickets before the sold out date struggling to find a hotel anywhere remotely near by. Common sense says it will be a number that has been agreed with the venue in terms of fire limitation once the number of freeloaders/organisers etc have been subtracted.

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    jmazner

    irascian wrote:
    z33driver wrote: So I put myself on the waitlist.  Just out of curiosity, how is the "sold out" status determined?  Is it based on the capacity of the venue, block of hotel rooms selling out, etc.?


    It won't be based on hotel rooms selling out - I know people who have happily bought tickets before the sold out date struggling to find a hotel anywhere remotely near by. Common sense says it will be a number that has been agreed with the venue in terms of fire limitation once the number of freeloaders/organisers etc have been subtracted.


    Capacity planning for PDC is a bit of black magic.  In my role as PDC content owner, I spent a good long while trying to figure out the maximum number of attendees we could comfortably accomodate.  As I noted in that blog post, the number really doesn't have anything to do with overall conference center capacity, it's all about figuring out how to make sure everyone can go to the sessions they care about.

    Once that attendee number is set, it kicks off this whole other process of allocating/reserving blocks of hotel rooms.  You can imagine how hotels feel about us allocating too large a block of rooms and then leaving them empty at the last minute, so hotel rooms are usually pretty tight.  That having been said, if you are a registered attendee, see http://microsoft.crgevents.com/pdc2005/register and click on the Hotel link to get the registration desk phone number.  Give them a call and they will try to help find you a room.

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    KosherCoder

    anybody know how big the waitlist is already?

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