Hi --

On Fri, 8 Sep 2006, Gavin Kistner wrote:

> I was not properly paying attention, and now find that the RubyConf site
> says that registration is over and the conference is full. Woe to me,
> who lives 30 minutes away.
>
> What aspect of the conference is sold out? Is it rooms at the hotel, or
> is there a fire-code capacity to the room(s) the conference is being
> held in?
>
> Specifically, I'm asking if it might be OK for those of us who live
> nearby to drive in, attend sessions, and drive out? Possibly slipping
> some cash in the amount of normal registration costs to someone in
> charge.
>
> I assume the answer is no, but I had to ask.

I'm afraid the answer is indeed no.  There's no registration at the
door; it's really and truly sold out.  Sold out means we're at
capacity, based on the facilities and our judgment as to what would
make for a successful and reasonably comfortable event.

I know the above is adequate for you, Gavin, and that you'll respect
it; but since the topic has come up, let me append a plea to everyone:
If you're not registered, PLEASE do not show up at RubyConf and try to
get in, with or without offering us money.  For better or worse, we
have made decisions about capacity and how we want to organize the
event.  That's how these events work: someone has to decide stuff, and
the event has to proceed according to a plan.  It can't be negotiated
and second-guessed forever.

Public areas of the hotel are, of course, hangable out in.  I'm sure
there will be lots of dining out opportunities, too; not everyone has
signed up for the conference meals.


David

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