[ILUG-BOM] [PLUG] Debconf 20/21 in India

Kumar Appaiah a.kumar at alumni.iitm.ac.in
Tue Aug 7 16:56:22 IST 2018

On Tue, Aug 07, 2018 at 08:19:49AM +0530, Rigved Rakshit wrote:
> Thanks everyone for submitting the bid for DebConf in India.
> If we are thinking of IIT Mumbai as a venue for DebConf 20, then we need to
> make sure that IIT Mumbai gives us solid WiFi and mobile carrier signals in
> the campus. During the Mini-DebConf there, we had big issues with internet
> connectivity. This is something which we can easily fix with help of
> current students.

As someone who works in IIT Bombay and a member of Debian, I can make
this happen. We have quite a big operation in IITB with regard to FOSS
push, and Debian is one of our major work items.

> We have good volunteer numbers in Pune and Mumbai combined, for on the
> ground support before the event (if it does happen). Also, Mumbai has many
> hotels to accommodate a large contingent and the IIT campus is large enough
> to accommodate multiple parallel tracks. Plus, we have many good
> sightseeing places nearby the city.

Indeed. I'll be happy to facilitate and participate.

Kumar Appaiah

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