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AWS 49

Postby BeligerAnt » Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:20 pm

Any volunteers to run AWS 49?
Nominally sometime in March 2016.
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Re: AWS 49

Postby Spaceman » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:39 pm

Might be intrested in running somthing next year. Would need help tho.
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Re: AWS 49

Postby BeligerAnt » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:59 pm

Help is generally available from several of the "old timers". If you have a venue we can hold an AWS! :)
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Re: AWS 49

Postby Spaceman » Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:16 pm

Will see what I can do
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Re: AWS 49

Postby Spaceman » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:02 am

http://www.abingdonanddistrictconservat ... neave.html

Looking at this venue. Only issue is it lacks many mains sockets. Opinions?
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Re: AWS 49

Postby joey_picus » Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:18 pm

There'll be enough people turning up with extension leads that it should be able to be worked around - if there's only two for the entire room then that might be a problem, but generally people are resourceful enough to work around that (and these days I just arrive with seven or eight pre-charged battery packs and don't need to plug anything in!)
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Re: AWS 49

Postby Nixon » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:27 pm

Got talking to the guys at the makerspace in Liverpool and have offered us the workshop as a venue. I'll happily help run it if there's interest.

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Re: AWS 49

Postby Shakey » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:50 pm

If you have any idea of the size of the place? That could be pretty good.
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Re: AWS 49

Postby Nixon » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:16 pm

There's a few rooms. One easily big enough for the arena and then 2 rooms in the workshops with a pile of desks where people could set up their bots. I'll get a rough estimate of size Thursday when I'm next there. Best of all they said if it's a not for profit event, we can the space for free.

Here's the Makerspace's website if anyone's interested:

http://doesliverpool.com/

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Re: AWS 49

Postby Shakey » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:15 pm

The only problem I really see is that it's quite far north for an ant event and it may be difficult for a lot of people to get there. I know it's about 4 hours from me so I probably wouldn't be able to get there.
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Re: AWS 49

Postby joey_picus » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:50 pm

Shakey wrote:The only problem I really see is that it's quite far north for an ant event and it may be difficult for a lot of people to get there. I know it's about 4 hours from me so I probably wouldn't be able to get there.

I don't see any problem at all...;)

EDIT: (although seriously, when I hosted it in Pontefract there was still a really good turnout, I think wherever you host the AWS people will find a way to get there. And it would be nice to have a journey that's less than four hours for once!)

EDIT II: I've done some working out (insomnia's a wonderful thing) and there's only been three World Series north of Birmingham out of the 20 since I've started, none of which could really be said to have suffered greatly for their location (in fact the amount of people who came to Pontefract was frightening). I do love going down to Reading and Brighton, but I think we're due another one, and I'm all in favour of Liverpool :)
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Re: AWS 49

Postby Nixon » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:37 pm

It's the reason I'm not at many events, bit of a pain for me to get down South. Would be nice to see more AWS events in midlands or up North.

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Re: AWS 49

Postby playzooki » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:26 pm

Nixon wrote:It's the reason I'm not at many events, bit of a pain for me to get down South. Would be nice to see more AWS events in midlands or up North.


Agreed, the only antweight events i have managed to get to are ant freeze and aws45, and both were about the limit of where i can get to.

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Re: AWS 49

Postby limpet » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:37 am

We will go if the date is ok.
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Re: AWS 49

Postby Nixon » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:30 am

I'd be looking to run it on either Saturday the 5th or 19th March, depending on whens better for everyone.


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