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From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@l...>
Subject: Re: [was: Installing libraries ?] OCaml meeting in Paris
On 17-12-2007, Richard Jones <rich@annexia.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 05:13:02PM +0100, Berke Durak wrote:
>> What about Saturday the 19th or Saturday the 26th in January?  Something 
>> like 14:00-18:00 should be fine I guess.
>> 
>> I think we could simply gather in a café -- I was not thinking of a 
>> "coding party" but more of a "what should we do to integrate building 
>> and packaging?"-like discussion.
>> 
>> We just need a quiet place with a bit of space.
>
> While I'm not guaranteeing that I could come, I checked for Eurostar
> prices to Paris from London and they range around the GBP 150 - 180
> region, including one night in a hotel (Saturday).  Can probably do it
> a little cheaper if I look around further.
>
> I think for people coming from outside Paris, realistic options would
> be:
>
> (1) Try to do it all in one long day: leave wherever you live early on
> a Saturday or Sunday morning, meeting in the afternoon of that same
> day, leave on a late train.  This is the cheapest option because no
> hotel stay needed, but probably gives us not very much time together.
>
> (2) Do a weekend: leave on Saturday and arrive in Paris.  Short
> meeting and/or social on Saturday evening.  Main meeting on Sunday,
> leave Sunday late afternoon or evening.
>

I vote for (2), with this modified planning:
* begin at 10AM on saturday
* meeting all day
* diner in paris 
* organize some guided tour in Paris on Sunday...

FYI, i think it will be hard to find some meeting room on sunday. So
letting people visit Paris on Sunday is the best option (because it is
possible to visit paris on sunday). 

Regards,
Sylvain Le Gall