Not everything goes as planned…

TL;DR Version: PRODUCTISE.IN isn’t happening in January 2012, will now happen in our regular event slot in December 2012.

The long version:

For the past 10 years or so, I have had things mostly work as planned for my projects. In 2001, I had to scrap the original Linux Bangalore event plans when things didn’t fall in place, forcing us to reschedule to December 2001, which worked out very well.

Unfortunately, those were different times – with no established expectations or precedents.

We had originally planned to hold PRODUCTISE.IN in December 2011 (our regular slot for the now discontinued FOSS.IN), but the short notice made it difficult for speakers from abroad to make it.

So we rescheduled to January 2012, moved the venue booking, and started planning.

Then the venue owners informed us that they may not be able to give us the venue, as some internal event was happening around that time. They said they would let us know for sure by mid-December, but didn’t. In panic, we started scrambling around looking for an alternate venue, but everything was booked, or unsuitable.

The team had a discussion about this, and we realised that it was now too late. As it is, the event preparation time was ambitious (October to December, about 70 days originally). Shifting the date once more by a month was not possible (most of the team members are not available post January until mid-2012), and even I have prior commitments in February (our 25th wedding anniversary and my 50th birthday being among them).

We do have a firm venue booking for December 2012 for what was supposed to be the primary PRODUCTISE.IN event, but it is clear to us that the Event Curtain Raiser in January 2012 is not possible now.

So it is with long faces that we must announce that the PRODUCTISE.IN event planned for January 2012 stands cancelled. The event will now take place in our usual event slot in December 2012.

Details about the December event will be made public by March (and ONLY after we have everything carved in stone), giving everyone plenty of time to prepare for the event.

We apologise to everyone who looked forward to the event, and do hope to see you all at PRODUCTISE.IN/2012 in December 2012.