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Late last year we got a very generous offer to host the 2006 Lua
workshop in Venlo at the headquarters of Océ.

In order to make the 2006 Lua workshop a reality we need a commitment
from more people to attend. In particular last year's workshop saw 60
attendees yet so far we only have 17 people registered for this year's

We also need to start nailing down dates a little more, so I am
proposing that we consider the week of the 15th May.

Also, in order to make the workshop actually work, we need more
volunteers for presentations and talks, workshops etc. So far we have
myself offering to speak about Aranha and Mike Pall offering to speak
about LuaJIT. Last year, in only a two day conference, we saw around
fifteen different talks ranging from one about the internals of
LuaSocket, through uses of Lua with molecular biology and into the
realms of games and embedding.

We can't get anywhere without support from the community. If we're
planning for a two day event like last year then we need many more talks
and attendees to register before we can commit to doing this.

Last year's workshop was detailed here:
Current plans for this year's are here:

If you can't use a wiki then you can ask me directly to add you to the
page, although I'd prefer it if you added yourself.

To help organisation I've added info on timings, three new columns to
the talks table and a new column to the attendance table. For the talks
table the columns are "min time" "max time" and "talk vs. workshop". The
min/max time should be obvious -- I.E. the minimum amount of time you
want for your talk and q/a and the maximum amount of time you feel you
can keep the audience interested in your presentation/workshop. The last
column is quite simply the level of audience participation expected.
E.g. you may simply give a straight presentation with a q/a session in
it, or you may instead be doing an interactive tutorial. The latter
would require that attendees have a laptop or be prepared to share
laptops (unless Océ can offer us a lab of PCs to use or something). The
added column to the people table is simply whether or not the proposed
timing for the conference is acceptable.

Please help us to get this show on the road by registering your
intention to attend and where possible any talks you'd be prepared to

Thanks in advance,


Daniel Silverstone               
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