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    Ian2

    I always try and make it to BUILD but can't afford it at the moment (I am Freelance and there just isn't as much work around as there used to be).  I will be with you in spirit and watching as much as I can live!

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    Jaz

    would love to be, but no one sends me to conferences in London.

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    Dirtbagg

    I'd love to. I live in Southern California, but I do not have the finances to go.

    , Bas wrote

    I'd be there, if either I or my employer could afford it. Fortunately, a weekend on the couch with the videos is a reasonable compromise.

    I'll probably be doing this too.

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    Charles

    , MasterPie wrote

    @Charles: What if we reach 10? Will you evict one of us? Devil

    Let's get there first...

    C

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    figuerres

    Can not afford the air + room + conf price.

    please do some in Florida soon.  if you held an event in Tampa that would be perfect! Orlando would only be an 90 minute drive each way so it's my #2  both locations would be good as folks in south fl can drive up or fly up a short hop and same for north fl.

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    Ian2

    @figuerres: Seconded, even coming from the UK Florida is much easier (cheaper flights & cheaper accommodation).

     

    (Mind you I have a field out back if you want to bring that tent over)

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    spivonious

    , figuerres wrote

    Can not afford the air + room + conf price.

    please do some in Florida soon.  if you held an event in Tampa that would be perfect! Orlando would only be an 90 minute drive each way so it's my #2  both locations would be good as folks in south fl can drive up or fly up a short hop and same for north fl.

    Or somewhere in the Northeast (NYC, Philly, DC, Boston). That would easily cut out $1000 in costs for me.

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    Retro​Recursion

    I will be there along with one other colleague. +2

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    Richard.Hein

    We need Coding4Fun to make a bunch of telepresence robots using Roombas and Kinects or something and rent them out to virtual attendees at a conference fee discount.  Smiley

    I'll take a rain check this year.  New baby and we just bought a new house ... too much to do.  Hopefully I'll have a bit of time to watch. Smiley  Have fun Niners!

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    figuerres

    , Richard.Hein wrote

    We need Coding4Fun to make a bunch of telepresence robots using Roombas and Kinects or something and rent them out to virtual attendees at a conference fee discount.  Smiley

    I'll take a rain check this year.  New baby and we just bought a new house ... too much to do.  Hopefully I'll have a bit of time to watch. Smiley  Have fun Niners!

    Hey make it a cross between am R2-D2 and a 9-Guy ,  packs of yellow 4 foot tall "nine guys" running around at the events .... might be cool even if they were just done as a gimmick!!!!

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    Richard.Hein

    , figuerres wrote

    *snip*

    Hey make it a cross between am R2-D2 and a 9-Guy ,  packs of yellow 4 foot tall "nine guys" running around at the events .... might be cool even if they were just done as a gimmick!!!!

    Sweet. Smiley 

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    Ian2

    @Richard.Hein:That is a killer idea.  Maybe too late for Build but count me in!

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    Ian2

    Just entered the DVLUP competition to win a ticket, cross your fingers ... Big Smile

    http://blog.dvlup.com/2013/06/18/who-wants-to-go-to-microsofts-build-in-san-francisco-next-week/

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    TexasToast

    Wow so we wont even hit nine?  Should make it a requirement for Niners to go to Build.  Save your money and make it part of your lifestyle.  Channel9 really spun up out of the old PDC's advertising its existence. 

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    figuerres

    , TexasToast wrote

    Wow so we wont even hit nine?  Should make it a requirement for Niners to go to Build.  Save your money and make it part of your lifestyle.  Channel9 really spun up out of the old PDC's advertising its existence. 

    Yes Brother Commissar!!   Smiley

    really ?  if spending that much money is required to be  a Niner then forget it and I will hang out some where else, possibly no one will miss me but I bet a lot of other folks would feel the same way.

    Now if C9 could comp me the airfare and hotel costs we might be getting somewhere .... just saying. 

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    PLabar

    I'll be there. Looking forward to this years hack-a-thon. Did the hack last year and it was a great experiance. MS guys Dan Fernadex and Tim S organized and ran it. They did an outstanding job.

    My ranking of events at build
    HW/SW Hand Outs > Hack-a-thon > Key Note > Vendor Parties > Build Party > Hands on Labs > Sessions > Vendors

    Anyone else notice how the vendors keep thinning out over the years... sad Sad
    Please don't miss understand my ranking of sessions. Content is great, it's just I can rewatch them line nd rewind/ff as needed, so interactive stuff ranks higher.

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    longzheng

    I'll be there.

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    Charles

    @longzheng: 7!

    2 more Smiley

    C

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