Vedun wrote:Why not embrace those dates instead and make any eventual meetup in Europe after or a little after you're done with your work there?aokoye wrote:arthaey wrote:aokoye wrote:I'm going to selfishly vote for the North American event to be in Portland, OR (because you know - that's totally a central place...at least we have a nice airport) if only because of Powells Books. Also then I wouldn't have to fly anywhere but Powells is a perk and accommodations and food are cheaper than somewhere like Chicago or NYC.
(just watch, this'll happen in the summer at which point I'll be in Europe for a few months)
Portland might actually be a decent location: we can all raid Powell's foreign language section. And yeah, way cheaper than a lot of the larger cities.
When are you in Europe, so we can avoid those dates?
I might also be at a conference in Berkeley right before I go to Europe so let's just say I'm free before July 1st and after October 1st. Other pros for Portland outside of Powells - a lot of good food that is relatively inexpensive (especially compared to any other logical place to have this in North America), public transportation isn't horrible and is pretty inexpensive, and lots of outdoorsy things to do.
Because unless it's in a city that I am already in I'd have to find the money to get to wherever it's located. Also, equally important, I have rather important responsibilities right after I get back from Europe - school. Outside of the fact that I'd have to find the money to stay in Europe I am already planning on getting back to the US less than a week before school starts.
If the meetup in North America happens to be while I'm out of town it won't be the end of the world. Disappointing yes, but not the end of the world.