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Proposal for SME Server conference in Australia

Offline Teviot

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Proposal for SME Server conference in Australia
« on: February 01, 2007, 02:46:49 AM »
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I've split the discussions about a possible Europe conference into another thread.


And then there is Australia
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M0GLJ
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I am new to SAIL SME Server v8b6 and have been using SME for many years.
I have already done some research and only ask questions if I still can't work it out.

Proposal for SME Server conference in Australia
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2007, 10:10:32 AM »
Quote from: "teviot"

And then there is Australia


That's certainly possible for me, though harder for Charlie and Shad.

Let's discuss after the SLC conference.
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oliwbol

Proposal for SME Server conference in Australia
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2007, 10:00:15 AM »
Hey guys,  WOW ... what a great IDEA !!!!!!

Its good to see that there is some interest in the idea of running a conference in Australia. There are a lot of us in the Community sector that use SME Server and don’t really have the cash to get to the USA. So seriously can we get this off the ground when you guys get back from the Conference in the USA. I would love to help out organising it if at all possible.

Cheers

Olie

duncan

Proposal for SME Server conference in Australia
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2007, 01:59:26 PM »
Lets do it during winter - in Melbourne.

Conference - Football at the MCG - A spot of skiing.

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Offline Teviot

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Proposal for SME Server conference in Australia
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2007, 12:35:49 AM »
I was thinking that Canberra or Sydney as it is reasonably central to most on the east coast to hold a conference in Australia.
Regards
M0GLJ
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I am new to SAIL SME Server v8b6 and have been using SME for many years.
I have already done some research and only ask questions if I still can't work it out.

Proposal for SME Server conference in Australia
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2007, 07:07:47 AM »
Make it Canberra and I am in!
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Proposal for SME Server conference in Australia
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2007, 12:17:58 AM »
Sydney is good...Canberra is better. I like to see where my Taxes go!:?
Count me in.

Steve

danthesmeman

Canberra is great for me.
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2007, 06:37:15 AM »
I also live in Canberra and would be very interested in meeting with other SME users.



Danny.

Proposal for SME Server conference in Australia
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2007, 11:33:46 AM »
Canberra or Sydney. Would prefer Sydney - more choices for accommodation and have family and friends there. I'm in Perth so would have to fly either way.

What sort of date we talking here? October-November is good for me.

Adam

p.s. if we make it earlier I will join Duncan in some skiing... Thredbo?
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danthesmeman

Canberr because.
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2007, 12:14:17 PM »
If we make it Canberra (Queanbeyan) here are a couple of good reasons.

I have several spare servers we can use for demonstrations in our in house server room. no need to transport equipment.
I have 2 x Business grade ADSL connections if we want to play with live VPNs and other funky stuff requiring 2 x connections. much nicer to demonstrate and play with 2 live permanent connections.
Having good connectivity no one will go without email and server checking abilities. You can setup one of my ip address's on your servers before you leave so you can remote into your servers if need be in case you need 2. Eliminates that stress of trying to log in from hotels.
I can accommodate a couple of people if they are a bit short on cash.
The hotel down the road is walking distance and nice and cheap.
Caravan park down the road if you want to bring your camper and make it a holiday.
Canberra has cheaper and easier to get to accommodation than Sydney
we are only 2 hours from the snow
we are only 2 hours from the beach
we are only 3 hours from Sydney if people want to visit Sydney.
There is HEAPS for the family to do safely in Canberra while we play with our computers. Sydney letting family loose is a stress all unto itself.
Kid friendly city with national museum, war memorial, questacon, lakes, dinosaur museum, parliament house, cockington green (miniature town), AIS, the Mint, Botanical Gardens, National zoo and aquarium etc etc. (how can the other half say no to all this).
Canberra has a good Business Linux users group. we could tie in a meeting with other Linux users that dont currently use SME.
Canberra has LOTS of cafe's, restaurants and bars for night entertainment.
Everyone should visit Canberra once in their life. See the land of the roundabouts in action.
I cook a mean BBQ.
Tax deductible of course. :D

It would be nice to find out interested numbers so I know how many people are actually interested. my place is big. but not sure how many would come.
I could easily find a conference room if 2 many ppl wanted to come.
Accommodation is less than a KLM from my place so would be ideal for families.

please indicate on this forum if you are interested and please let anyone else know to log on and indicate that may not have this message.

out of curiosity how many Canberra Queanbeyan people are there now using SME. Does anyone know? and is there a local group?


Danny in Queanbeyan (Canberra).

Proposal for SME Server conference in Australia
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2007, 01:05:24 PM »
Danny,
I live in Queanbeyan. Wouldn't mind getting together for a coffee and chat and possible mutual assistance/learning.

idp_qbn (floydpatATtpgdotcomdotau)
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danthesmeman

Coffee sounds great to me.
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2007, 01:54:46 PM »
Anyone else in Canberra Queanbeyan and surrounding areas want to catch up for a coffee with idp and myself?

would love to hear from you all. rego4 AT fibreoptic on the net in the au.

PS im often in Sydney for work.

oliwbol

Proposal for SME Server conference in Australia
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2007, 10:24:08 PM »
danthesmeman, idp_qbn.... I am also in Queanbeyan ... looks like we should have this Conference in Queanbeyan seeing that there Queanbeyan is the Australian hub of SME server activity  :-) love to catch up for a "coffee" anytime.

I am off too QLD for 2 weeks on Friday. How about we set a time now so that everyone can read this post has a chance to see it. and easter is coming up so everyone is normally away.

how about ... Wednesday April 18th 6:30pm - @ Royal Hotel - we can decide where to go from there

I am happy to meet any where just thought that i would suggest something and get the ball rolling.

Proposal for SME Server conference in Australia
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2007, 02:51:18 AM »
I am in Brisvegas and as I am starting my own Computer business funds are extremely tight. I would love to hear what would come out of this meeting, I am especially interested in how to market the product.

oliwbol what part of Qld you visiting? drop me an email: garth AT gkcomputerservices DOTTI com

oliwbol

Proposal for SME Server conference in Australia
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2007, 03:32:22 AM »
no worries i'll pop u an email