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This page is incomplete as we build some organization around this event. There will probably not be major funding for event attendance, but those details are TBA.


If you're a contributor going to this summit (e.g. for your company), you may want to add your name to the list below. This might help everyone to travel together (to their domestic airport, to the USA, to Chicago and to the hotel) and of course to see what fellows are going to be there one could join for a beer. Other activities will be added as appropriate.

Quick Facts

  • When:
    • Tuesday to Friday, 2009-09-01/04


Add yourself at the end of this list if you're planning to attend the summit.
Please also indicate the scheduled arrival/departure times at the local (international) airport.
# Name Arrival Departure Airport Comments
001 Sandro Mathys 2009-08-31T15:35-0500 2009-09-07T19:15-0500 O'Hare (ORD)
002 Matt Domsch TBD TBD O'Hare (ORD) Not confirmed.
003 John Rose 2009-09-01 14:30 2009-09-04 19:15 O'Hare (ORD)
004 Jeroen van Meeuwen TBD TBD O'Hare (ORD) Not confirmed.
005 Brian Powell TBD TBD O'Hare (ORD)
006 Paul W. Frields 2009-09-01 13:50 2009-09-04 16:49 O'Hare (ORD) Speaker (first slot)
007 FrancescoCrippa TBD TBD TBD Bond, James Bond
008 Howard Johnson 2009-08-31 11:55 2009-09-06 16:15 O'Hare (ORD)
009 Mark Clanton TBD TBD TBD
010 Scott McBrien Sat Aug 29 17:00 Sat Sep 5 17:30 O'Hare (ORD) Staying at the Blackstone Hotel
011 Michaell Stahnke TBD TBD O'Hare (ORD) Speaker (second one)
012 Ray Van Dolson TBD TBD TBD
013 Chris St. Pierre Tue, 1 Sep, 11:33 AM Fri, 4 Sep, 5:05 PM ORD
014 Máirín Duffy (mizmo) TBD TBD TBD Will be working as a volunteer



Fedora is to have a table where we can greet attendees and provide information, technical assistance, and anything else appropriate. Paul is responsible for the booth staffing, since he is accountable to Red Hat for our overall presence at this customer-focused event.


Time at the booth has been organized into approximately 2 to 2.5-hour blocks to make coverage flexible.

Time Personnel Notes
Tuesday, September 1
15:00-21:00 Paul W. Frields Booth setup, only registration is happening at this time. Setup should not take 6 hours.
Wednesday, September 2
07:00-09:30 Paul W. Frields[1]
09:30-12:00 Paul gives his session 10:50-11:50
12:00-13:30 Closed for lunch
13:30-16:00 Paul W. Frields
16:00-18:30 Paul W. Frields
Thursday, September 3
07:00-09:30 Paul W. Frields
09:30-12:00 Paul W. Frields
12:00-13:30 Closed for lunch
13:30-16:00 Paul W. Frields
16:00-18:30 Paul W. Frields
Friday, September 4
09:00-11:30 Paul W. Frields, ? Breakdown and goodbyes
  1. Paul will be around as much as humanly possible. He has a session to give on Wednesday morning but will be basically available other than that. He is required to meet with press, customers, and partners as needs arise, but will try and conduct as much business as possible at the booth.

Live USB keys

Paul is arranging this with the Summit organizers at Red Hat. The goal is to provide each Summit attendee with a 2 GB USB key with Fedora 11 (plus updates) installed. Red Hat might include other materials the Summit organizers want to distribute in a folder outside the Live image.

Other freebies

Live CDs
We may want to also provide Fedora 11 Live media at the event in the form of CDs. The Summit attendance is usually quite high, around 1400 people in 2008.
Other inexpensive schwag
Other paraphernalia would be a good idea, especially stickers, tattoos, case badges, and so on. (Other low-drag ideas? --stickster 17:55, 14 July 2009 (UTC))
Event Box
We will have one of the North American Event Boxes at this event. The precise contents will depend on what promotional materials are available at the time but it is sure to include Fedora media, t-shirts, case badges, tattoos, buttons, and stickers. It also will include one HP mini-note courtesy of HP and one XO laptop courtesy of the OLPC project for our use at the booth as well as other assorted booth supplies. --inode0 03:45, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Stand-up banners

The booth should have the new stand-up banners installed if possible. (Do these already exist, and can they be shipped to/from the event? --stickster 17:55, 14 July 2009 (UTC))

Update: These were ordered last week, proofs to sign off on next week, delivery in time for the Summit is dicy but possible. --inode0 19:45, 09 Aug 2009 (UTC)

Fedora Dinner

A Fedora dinner for us all to gather and enjoy a meal is being planned, likely around the time of booth setup on Tuesday evening. Details will be posted as they emerge. --inode0 20:00, 09 Aug 2009 (UTC)