[TIP] TiP BoF 2017 / Portland

C. Titus Brown ctbrown at ucdavis.edu
Wed Apr 12 05:46:49 PDT 2017

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 06:45:44AM +0100, Chris Withers wrote:
> On 12/04/2017 00:27, holger krekel wrote:
>> Hey Terry,
>> nice to hear from you but whats going on with this emphasis on policing?
>> Last time i attended - 4 years ago or so - it was quite some fun and quite
>> informal ... did anything go badly wrong in subsequent TiP BOFs?
> Yeah, sounds like it'll be riotous fun.
> Maybe they'll be bringing some United staff to help out?

Hi all,

yes - there were two incidents, one of drug use and one of verbal harassment of
a speaker, at the 2013 BoF.  (They may have been by the same person, not sure.)


This is why we can't have nice things.


Terry can correct me, but IIRC:

The 2013 BoF was much less fun because of overt incidents like the above,
along with what seemed to be a generally higher background level of 
jerks (larger audience, more drinking, less friendly, basically).

After talking amongst ourselves, the organizers of the BoF decided that we
were ill-equipped to deal with this kind of stuff as the BoF was currently
run, and so we punted on it for a few years.  Glad to see Terry and others
bringing it back!

And, ya know what? If it doesn't sound like fun, don't come!  Plenty of other
stuff going on in Portland.

C. Titus Brown, ctbrown at ucdavis.edu

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