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In response to Joel trying to convince Jeff to skip over to Australia in Feb. I would like to extend the warmest welcome to Papa Smurf and Dinosaur Joel!

coming to Australia

Us Australians felt extremely left out when all the Dev Days fun was being had in the other parts of the world and would love to see one in our somewhat forsaken part of the planet.

If you come, we'll forgive you for this:

Ghost of a spammer?

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Aww... I was hoping for a 2Pac photo. –  Shog9 Dec 5 '09 at 0:55
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@Shog9: Fixed that for ya. –  John Rudy Dec 5 '09 at 1:25
    
Smurfsnorting your are the most awesome smurf ever ! –  waffles Dec 5 '09 at 1:30
    
Thanks! Heh -- next time I change my name, that comment will so not make sense. –  John Rudy Dec 5 '09 at 2:21
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-1 for Australia. I have had it up to here with that stupid continent. –  XMLbog Dec 5 '09 at 2:46
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Me too, I think its time to move to NZ, at least they have the flight of the conchords, what do we have? olivia newton-john and savage garden. geez we suck. –  waffles Dec 7 '09 at 1:15
    
Hahaha, that pic is awesome waffles! –  Troggy Dec 7 '09 at 2:55
    
:D :D :D :D :D :D –  alex Dec 14 '09 at 1:59
    
Australia developers desperately need something like this. –  Alex Dec 21 '09 at 16:20

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What's next? Please come to South Africa! Russia!

What about Austria? Egypt? Poland? or stackoverflowers in India?

Don't worry, I am sure Australia is somewhere on their list. ;)

I agree though, more dev days are needed in the areas where SO traffic is most common. At the rate SO is growing, this could become a reality soon. So tell your friends!

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Its in direct response to the podcast ... they were talking about making it happen ... so im trying to get some support for it. besides Australia is the most neglected of all the geos when it came to devdays having quite a big percentage of SO users. –  waffles Dec 7 '09 at 1:29
    
@waffles: You need some more pics containing famous Australians. ;) And I agree, more dev days are needed in the areas where SO traffic is most common. –  Troggy Dec 7 '09 at 1:32
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I could always add a picture of melvin gibson I guess :p –  waffles Dec 7 '09 at 1:36
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They've already been to Canada: stackoverflow.carsonified.com/events/toronto –  Kyle Cronin Dec 7 '09 at 1:55
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i fixed that image just for you troggy –  waffles Dec 7 '09 at 1:57
    
@Kyle: Thank you, I swear I thought they went at least somewhere in Canada, but couldn't remember exactly where. My bad, canadians got some love. –  Troggy Dec 7 '09 at 1:58

I think it is important to note that, in addition to the beautiful summer weather we have in February, it is also Rainbows and Unicorns Season in Sydney.

Something everyone should see before they die.

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With pony rides, kangaroo steaks and a rabid Australian developer community, this is just one more reason to bring Devdays to Sydney.

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*Disclaimer: You have to bring your own acid if you indeed want to see the unicorns. Seeing rainbows, on the other hand, does not require chemical enhancement. –  Igor Zevaka Dec 14 '09 at 3:15
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imgur.com/RX4JC.jpg –  alex Dec 14 '09 at 5:35
    
... why is there a canadian flag ontop of the bridge? I'm looking out my window right now and I clearly see the Australian and NSW flags... –  Mark Henderson Jan 29 '10 at 3:54
    
@Farseeker I have no idea, it must have been a thing. –  RedBlueThing Jan 31 '10 at 2:46

OK, so what do we need in order to make this happen? I have zero conference organisation experience, virtually no money and a tiny bit of time. What can I do to help make this happen.

Now that I've written that I realised the answer to that would be finding people that have those three things.

Seriously, can we get this off the ground?

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I would welcome them, but Jeff has to stop the Koala and Kangaroo hate! At least try a Kangaroo steak first! Maybe we could invite the 2 programmers from New Zealand over too? :)

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If he goes to NZ, he could try a kiwiburger. Small flightless birds ... it tastes like chicken. –  Andrew Grimm Dec 7 '09 at 4:09
    
I never liked the Kiwi... Although, It would make a great photo op to see Joel and Jeff doing the Haka :) –  Dan McGrath Dec 7 '09 at 4:26
    
Kangaroo steak is an experience... –  alex Dec 14 '09 at 2:02
    
Both if cooked correct and if cooked badly. :) –  Dan McGrath Dec 14 '09 at 3:38

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