[TIP] TiP BoF 2017 / Portland

Doug Hellmann doug at doughellmann.com
Wed Apr 12 05:58:54 PDT 2017

Excerpts from C. Titus Brown's message of 2017-04-12 05:46:49 -0700:
> 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.)

They were.

> https://pycon.blogspot.com/2013/03/pycons-response-to-inapropriate.html
> 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.
> best,
> --titus

This sounds like it would be a reasonable step to take to try to bring
the BoF back. I wish I was going to be in Portland this year to help
with it.


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