This would be great! 

BTW, as a personal note, I studied at Stanford, then went on to teach at UCSC, so I love and know well both places :-) 
UCSC is more secluded, can be a more focused gathering place, is perhaps cheaper.  The cons are the transportation, and the distance from Silicon Valley (one has to commit an afternoon; people cannot just drop by). 
Stanford is really in the center of Silicon Valley, many more people would be able to drop by if they just wish to attend a couple of sessions.  Facilities are superb.  Costs to be determined, but they do have campus housing in theory. 


On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 1:51 PM, James Salsman <> wrote:
Irina Zaks of Stanford's Open Source Lab has offered to help get the
pricing information and the contact information for someone at
Stanford Facilities who I hope can answer the availability question.

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 1:46 PM, Luca de Alfaro <> wrote:
> Great!  Can you also get some information about housing, and room costs?
> I know Stanford also has a lot of on-campus housing, but I am not sure how
> much of that would be available, and at what rate... can we get some idea?
> Luca
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 1:41 PM, James Salsman <> wrote:
>> When people mentioned Stanford last night, I asked their Open Source
>> Lab's event mailing list, and found a couple people willing to help,
>> one of whom (Todd Davies) is willing to act as an academic sponsor.
>> So I created a bid page:
>> All we need is to sign up local sponsors (e.g. Google, Oracle, who
>> else?) to pay for the venues and as much on campus room and board as
>> possible, if we want to be sure to beat Montreal and Tokyo.  I hope we
>> can talk about that at the Meetup on the 6th.
>> I'm not partial to whether this is a 2011 or a 2012 bid, but the
>> instructions said that a 2011 bid was still likely feasible.  I would
>> prefer Stanford to UCSC because it's closer to me, but I would also
>> wholeheartedly support a UC Berkeley, UCSF, USF, etc. bids.  Those are
>> closer still to me, but logistically they seem more problematic in
>> terms of accommodations, parking, raising sponsorship funds, etc.  I
>> would prefer to avoid conference facilities without libraries.
>> Cheers,
>> James
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