Red Hat Summit 2009

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Information

If you're a contributor going to the 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

Attendees

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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
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
015 Leandro César 2009-09-01 10:45 2009-09-04 15:45 O'Hare (ORD) Staying at the Hilton Hotel

Agenda

Booth

Fedora has 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.

Schedule

Time at the booth has been organized to fit the Summit schedule as closely as possible.

Time Personnel Notes
Tuesday, September 1
15:00-18:00 Paul W. Frields inode0 HowardJ Booth setup, only registration is happening at this time. Setup should not take 3 hours, especially if a few people can help. We'll go the welcome reception afterward!
Wednesday, September 2
07:30-08:30 Paul W. Frields[1]
08:30-10:30 Closed for general session (keynotes)
10:30-11:50 Paul W. Frields
11:50-13:00 WE NEED YOU (shift work over lunch break)
13:00-14:10 Paul W. Frields + WE NEED YOU (Paul at interviews 14:00-16:00)
14:10-15:20 WE NEED YOU
15:20-16:30 inode0 (Paul on speech prep + delivery starting 16:00-17:30)
16:30-17:40 inode0
17:40-18:50 Paul W. Frields Estimated close time 18:50, then we go to the party!
Thursday, September 3
07:30-08:30 Paul W. Frields
08:30-10:00 Closed for general session (keynotes)
10:00-11:10 Paul W. Frields
11:10-12:20 Paul W. Frields
12:20-13:30 WE NEED YOU (shift work over lunch break)
13:30-14:40 Paul W. Frields
14:40-15:50 Paul W. Frields
15:50-17:00 WE NEED YOU (Paul doing press interviews 16:30-17:30)
17:00-18:30 WE NEED YOU Booth stays open for happy hour in partner pavilion, then we go to the party!
Friday, September 4
09:00-11:30 Paul W. Frields, + WE NEED YOU Breakdown and goodbyes
  1. Paul will be around as much as humanly possible. He has a session to give on Wednesday afternoon, and interviews on Wednesday midday and Thursday late afternoon, 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 has arranged this with the Summit organizers at Red Hat. Each Summit attendee will receive a 2 GB USB key with Fedora 11 (plus updates and yum-presto) installed. There is also an instruction sheet included with each attendee's badge kit to help them use the key.

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)

  • The dinner's been scrapped because there will be a party every night that we can attend and enjoy as a group. --stickster 14:55, 26 August 2009 (UTC)