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Re: [londroid] IO 2012 Extended

From: Al S.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 11:24 AM
I was too busy helping to build tower bridge at the after hours party last year :)

Sure the ticket price is only a part of the whole price, but the hotel and flight costs are higher given it's now scheduled for mid-summer. Virgin Atlantic are asking ~£2000 *just for the flight* if you want to go out on the Monday or Tuesday and fly back on the Saturday afterwards. I looked at booking the same flight and hotel as I did last year and the hotel is already booked out and the nearest similar package I could find costs twice what I paid last year.

Sure it may be cheap compared to similar events, but when the total cost for one person is about the same as hiring space for a three evening IO Extended Event for ~100 people you have to question whether its' value for money.

Al Sutton - Funky Android Ltd.
T: @alsutton  

The views expressed in this email are those of the author and not necessarily those of Funky Android Limited, it's associates, or it's subsidiaries. 

On 14 Mar 2012, at 10:21, Kenton Price wrote:

Al, I think after last year you just need a stronger liver ;-) The
100% ticket price rise (ouch...) still leaves it around half the price
of comparable conferences - I was paying over $2,000 for Microsoft's
Professional Developers Conference years ago. And it still represents
only about a 20% increase in the overall cost when flights and hotels
are included. Bought my ticket already - see the rest of you there :-)

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