[RIPE-Parents] excited to discuss plans for Ljubljana and Odessa

Sascha E. Pollok sp at iphh.net
Wed Nov 2 16:34:17 CET 2011

Hello Todd, et al,

I am pretty sure you are all enthusiastically listening to the RIPE NCC 
Services WG. So let me take the chance to introduce my little family.
We live in Hamburg (Northern Germany). Finja is 6, Matilda is 3.
I never brought them to any meetings so far especially because they
all conflicted with Finja going to school and we can not take her off
school for a whole week.

Also for next RIPE Meeting, it is one week before school's out in our
area of Germany. So we still need to make a decision here. Maybe only
spend the weekend before/after with the family or only with one daughter
or .. no idea. I am pretty sure there are parents with similar problems.
I'd love to bring Rebekka and the kids to one of the upcoming meetings, 

Unless this gets solved, the only one I have to entertain during the week
is me :)


On Wed, 2 Nov 2011, Todd Underwood wrote:

> i haven't read the archived, but i'm very, very exited to see this
> group put together.
> i have brought my children to networking industry events for several
> years (most recently at a ripe 2+ years ago in amsterdam).
> not sure what other people are interested in, but i figure
> understanding each other's circumstances and interests will help, so
> i'll start:
> i have two kids, Agatha aged 7 and Beatrix aged 4.  We live in the
> eastern part of the united states (pittsburgh, about 700km west of
> NYC.
> my kids have been to NANOG meetings in the US, one RIPE meeting in
> amsterdam and when Agatha was *really* young on a peering cruise.  i'm
> excited to get them the chance to go to other places.
> the challenges that i've seen in the past are housing, childcare and
> balance between fun at the event and seeing/caring for the kids.  one
> solution we found was to bring my partner's mother with us to
> amsterdam and rent a house.  my partner took care of our kids during
> the day (i took some time with them as well) and then her mama took
> care of them at night while we went to the socials.  it worked really
> well.
> who else is planning on (or thinking about) bringing kids to either
> Ljubljana, Odessa or both?
> cheers,
> todd underwood
> toddunder at gmail.com

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