Oh dear. (RE: Squeak New England?! Re: SqueakEast?)

John Duncan jddst19+ at pitt.edu
Fri Mar 24 20:16:14 UTC 2000

Wow, this has really, truly gotten out of hand.  You know, everyone can have
the most conveniently located Squeak meeting, provided only one person is
expected to attend.  What I was hoping for was to aggregate, in a reasonably
geographically-centered location, a large portion of the people who thought
SqueakEnd was a really cool idea but for whom getting out to Santa Barbara
was just not going to happen.

You know, if there is consensus from the GATech people, for example, to
drive up to Boston to have SqueakEast there, as well as our guy in Michigan,
and the people in Florida, hey, great, let's have it there.  I just figured
that Pittsburgh is a great place to do it for a few reasons:

1. Relatively central location from Midwest, Canada, Northeast, southeast.
2. I can get my hands on some university space
3. Hotels are much cheaper than NY or Boston

But, I'm sure you'll find that on the east coast we're not quite as densely
packed into one area as they are out west.  We have no Silicon Valley,
rather there is Boston, NYC, the Research Triangle, Atlanta, etc.  All of
these places are significant in the high-tech industries.

I just think that if this whole thing fragments into SqNY, BaySqueak, Squeak
Triangle, Peach Squeak, etc., then the people who go to each individual
place are people who could have simply called each other up and asked if
they wanted to hang out at a coffee shop with their laptops.

I've been in discussion with the people at Stage3, and Jeff Pierce said he'd
be interested in dropping by to work with interested people on Squeak Alice.
Of course, if the whole thing fragments, it'll be just Jeff and me, i.e.,
not worth it because i'm not as sophisticated as other people who could show


I don't know what to do...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cgundel at domainpharma.com [mailto:cgundel at domainpharma.com]
> Sent: Friday, March 24, 2000 2:45 PM
> To: squeak at cs.uiuc.edu
> Subject: Squeak New England?! Re: SqueakEast?
> Well, I'm here in Boston!  As you can see, Chris Norton is also close by.
> Where exactly do you live Ivan?
> Okay now, all you other Yanks can come out of hiding!  ;-)
> -Carl
> Ivan Brusic <ibrusic at wsicorp.com>@wsicorp.com on 03/24/2000 02:27:05 PM
> Please respond to squeak at cs.uiuc.edu
> Sent by:  ivan at wsicorp.com
> To:   squeak at cs.uiuc.edu
> cc:
> Subject:  Re: SqueakEast?
> "Norton, Chris" wrote:
> >
> > As Andrew G. said...  I'd like to be there if I can fit it into my
> schedule
> > (May is a busy month for me!).  I wanted to go to STP's
> gathering, but CA
> is
> > just a bit far for me to hike!
> >
> > PS>  I'm from NH, 40min north of Boston.
> Well, it appears that the message I sent yesterday fell thru the cracks
> when the mail server went down.  Here it is again:
> Are there any Squeakers in the Northeast?  The Boston area is full of
> hi-tech companies, so surely there must be somebody.  I am willing to go
> to any SqueakEast event in the NYC or Boston areas, and will even travel
> to
> Montreal or Toronto if need be.  Pittsburgh?   Not quite the east I
> know. :)
> Ivan
> --
> Ivan Brusic                          |  "Computers are nothing but a
> perfect
> E-mail: ibrusic at wsicorp.com          |   illusion of order" - Iggy Pop

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