Well done Graet!
Some fantastic ideas coming forward
keep em coming
Re the 'name' thing: I had a little brain fart along the lines of: The Aussie Bitcoin Show 'N' Tell. so as to not set it up for anti-climax (not that I've got anything against climax
), but at least it avoids the words 'conference' (which sounds like a sit down show, with lots of speakers) and Expo, which sounds like a multi-million dollar extravaganza. It sounds like it's probably more like a 'convention', but do we want to sound that formal? A cross between a swap-meet, convention and a big meetup just sounds like 'Show 'N' Tell' to me, and that's just lots of fun.
This morning I met with an Event Organiser - had never heard of BTC but "gets the idea"
he is useing his contacts to find a good (available at short notice) venue.
That's just soooo uber-professional. You are a legend for doing this.
Suggestions include forming a "management committee" and dividing work into 2 "fields" Administrative and Technical - volunteers needed.
Needed urgently is a "Bitcoin Infomercial" - contact me if you have knowledge skills to help with this, I have been given some good ideas on what to include, Suggestions welcome here too.
Hmm.. I'll contact you about that.
I envisage some talks by "Keynote Speakers" to be webcast a "panel show" from the keynote speakers and other knowleadgable Bitcoiners, this will need to be streamed live and have an interactive component so non-attendeers can ask questions as well.
Good idea. Let's make sure the rest of the world can be involved and especially curious new comers, with their predictable raft of skeptical questions. Best if we're ready to handle them and give'em the straight dope. (No not dope straight from Silk Road
We are also planning to have tables and or booths that Bitcoin businesses can hire to advertise thier business but also some general interest tables, hopefully someone can bring a rig down we can setup and mine with
again ideas and offers welcome.
I'm sorry to say that I won't be bringing a solar powered FPGA mining board to show off. That's because instead I'll be bringing four
count'em, that's FOUR Dominator X6500 boards
. That's a total of eight FPGA's
with a combined hash rate of over 700 MH/s. That's running at about 1/10th
of the equivalent GPU wattage, hopefully on a single 130-150w solar panel. That should be running from software on a notebook connected to WiFi.
Which reminds me. We need to ensure that we get some good reliable WiFi, support down there at the site. I'll take that ball and run with it if you like, (and if it kills me) OK? I'm trying to set up some rapport with Internode, an all Aussie company that helped found the Australian internet backbone. I'm sure they can be called upon to deliver reliable internet support for the event. In fact I'd love to get Simon Hackett to come along and learn about the exciting bitcoin revolution. I'll do what ever I can to this end. It would be great to have the ear of the largest privatively owned ISP in Australia and get them backing bitcoin, to the hilt. I'd love to see Aussies being able to pay for their internet access with bitcoin. Internode is Adelaide based, so the ball is kind of in my court already.
We NEED to appeal to the general public, grey suit financial types and ppl already into Bitcoins
Could everybody drop a personal email to the manager of their financial institution? That could at least cause some interest in lower management, and trickle back to a small handful of middle management types. Just a simple invite and link to existing info should do.
This is a great opportunity to get the Bitcoin word out not only in AU but worldwide if handled correctly. We plan to!
We'll do what we can (give it our best shot) and that mean's a lot to us Aussies. Hmmm?
until we get a Bitcoin AU 2011 email and site setup contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for further info , offers of help, sponsorship etc
It is early in planning volunteers from the Bitcoin community are needed to make it succesful
PS: Are we having a chat again tonight on IRC? Oh! wait... What was the name of the chat room?