FOSS4G Early Birds get the Worm22 Jul 2007
Or, perhaps they avoid the worm… it all depends on what you think the worm is.
Regardless, the early discounted registration rates end on Friday and that means a big bump up in cost for those who do their registration at the last minute. Before the deadline, conference registration is just $395CAD; after Friday July 27, registration is $565CAD.
Some statistical conference notes:
- 52 workshop submissions were sent in. 12 were accepted as 3-hour workshops, 16 accepted as 1.5-hour labs.
- 216 presentation submissions were sent in. 120 were chosen for the final program.
- 250 community members participated in the program review, providing over 12,000 rankings.
- 20,000 visitors have come to the foss4g2007.org site so far, 7,300 in the last month. The site is receiving 500 visits per day. Over 50% of the visitors use Firefox, 13% use Linux, 9% use Macs.
- 10,000 invitation postcards were mailed out last month.
- Victoria Conference Centre can handle up to 1,200 delegates.
- One of the three conference hotels is already sold out.
- Most of the workshops are already half full.