Jaymer wrote:Vlad told me next version would be several months away... so we'd want to plan for summer. Summer is 5 months away - plenty of time.
I'd fully expect Vlad to attend.
You do realise Vlad lives in Australia and that even an event held in Houston, Dallas, LA or San Francisco is a minimum of 18 hours flight time for anyone on East Coast Australia. East coast USA is minimum 24 hours travel time and if you are lucky one connection from the point of boarding a plane in Australia. Personally I think Vlad's time is better spent working on the next release attending just one conference, others may differ in that view.
Again, it's a bit of a slap in the face to Mark who invests a tremendous amount of time in organising events bending over backwards to facilitate the conference and has moved it round the world to generate interest from various continents only for it to fail to materialise.
And all of that is before you add in the increasingly unfriendly approach of US immigration that makes entry to non US citizens more of a burden.
An alternative solution might be a "dial in participant" package for those unwilling to travel.