||2 - Can be eliminated first if budget is tight. Cost incl. hotel and rental car.|| |
|March 10-12, 2009||FOSE 2009||Washington, DC||1 - Booth work, but good for metro area marketing. Cost is just a couple commuter train tickets and sundries.||$0|
|May 12-14, 2009||F11 marketing||Raleigh, NC||1 - Meet with Red Hat marketing personnel to ensure F11 press coverage is thorough and effective.||$600|
|June 13, 2009||Southeast LinuxFest||Greenville, SC||1 - Trying to get keynote. An event much like OLF, with representatives from some major FOSS communities like Mozilla and Novell.||$800|
|June 17-19, 2009||Open Source Bridge||Portland, OR||2 - New event, better alternative to OSCON||$1000?|
|June 21-29, 2009||LinuxTag 2009||Berlin, Germany||1 - Major European event, complete with FUDCon EMEA 2009||$2200|
|Late July?||Office visit||Westford, MA||2 - Can be eliminated first if budget is tight||$1200|
|September 1-4, 2009||Red Hat Summit/JBoss World||Chicago, IL||1 - Major customer/partner/ecosystem event, Fedora presence (possible FAD?)||$1400|
|September 19, 2009||Atlanta LinuxFest||Atlanta, GA||2 - Fedora presence||$700 (Max to fund)|
|October 8-10, 2009||Utah Open Source Conference 2009||Salt Lake City, UT||1 - Major regional event, Fedora presence (possible FAD?)||$1000|
|TBD||FUDCon NA 2010||TBD||1 - Major Fedora North American event||$1000? (funding covered)|
- Why not stay with someone for BOS visits? Because that means I get radically less work done. The extra cost is the difference between getting things done, and starting off the next week almost a week behind.
|April 1-3, 2008||FOSE 2008 - Largest Federal government trade show. Relatively local, only costs a couple train tickets, maybe $20-30 total. Appear at Tux.org booth and promote Fedora to potential FOSS users, including DoD, NASA, DoE, other places where we know Linux uptake is very high. Super-low cost since it's local, under $100 for the duration?||Washington, DC||No-brainer for the cost||$200|
|May 26-31, 2008||LinuxTag 2008 - Top 4. It's VITAL that we energize the EMEA community this year, not just from CommunityArchitecture perspective but because of everything we see on the maps . The Ambassadors have already secured space for a day-long FUDCon at LinuxTag; this will be a MAJOR event. Spot currently has technical talks scheduled, and I've been asked to do a talk or FUDCon keynote.||Berlin, Germany||Vital for FPL|| $2000 |
MaxSpevack (will already be local)
|June 19-21, 2008||FUDCon Boston 2008 - Top 4. I'm listing this because I might not have moved to New England and thus there may be a cost associated with my attending this event. I don't think anyone sees this as optional! ;-) The cost depends on whether I've moved by then. Max: also, Paul is my co-organizer for the event.||Boston, MA||No-brainer|| $1000/$200 |
Lots of Fedora folks
|July 21-25, 2008||OSCON 2008 - I've already submitted a conference talk on building and improving community in FOSS distros, but have not heard about acceptance yet. This conference reaches a much wider audience than just Linux users. Also features influential thinkers from other communities of use. Co-located with "Ubuntu Live," so we are making our presence felt by attending. A "big thought" conference, and other than the Top 4, the one I most want to attend. Nevertheless, we have JackAboutboul attending from CommunityArchitecture, and JohnPoelstra is also local. Update: Talk rejected, so less pressing to go.||Portland, OR||Would like to go|| $$-$$$ |
|August 4-7, 2008||LinuxWorld 2008 SF - Large commercial show. Usually lots of .org pavilion action too. JackAboutboul is attending.||San Francisco, CA||Not vital for FPL|| $$-$$$ |
|August 28-30, 2008||Utah Open Source Conference (UTOSC) 2008 - Community Leader Panel. This is the latest entry on my calendar. Bigger than the last FUDCon and attracts people like Matt Asay as keynoters. Out of the two "community leader panel" shows, this is my preference since it will likely seed more Fedora grassroots work. We don't have any other RHT folks going yet.||Salt Lake City, UT||Would like to go||$800?|
|October 11, 2008||Ohio LinuxFest 2008 - Top 4. One of the (if not the) biggest community Linux shows in North America. Excellent local leadership potential. Huge audience and developer interest potential here, so Fedora must have a big presence at this show. It would be nice if Spot (or another engineer) could attend as well, given the size.||Columbus, OH||Vital for FPL|| $600? |
|October 23-24, 2008||FSOSS 2008 - Top 4. Sponsored by the group with whom CommunityArchitecture is piloting a funded FOSS university syllabus. The on-site professor, ChrisTyler, is involved in Fedora, and this would be a good opportunity to extend our search for university-based talent.||Toronto, Canada||Vital for FPL||$800?|
|January 2009||FUDCon Boston 2009 - Community event to be held at BU or another Boston-local location. Because of coordination requirements and the commute, I probably need to stay at the hotel, splitting a room with someone.||Boston, MA||Vital for FPL||$600?|
|Monday||10:00 am||Community Architecture meeting||Phone|
|Monday||3:00 pm||John Poelstra re: program status||Phone|
|Tuesday||2:00 pm||Fedora Project Board meeting||Phone|
|Wednesday (alt)||9:00 am||Tim Burke re: status reporting||Phone|
|Wednesday||3:00 pm||Fedora Documentation meeting||IRC #fedora-meeting|
|Thursday||10:00 am||RHEL 5 product managers meeting||Phone|
|Thursday||4:00 pm||Fedora Marketing meeting||IRC #fedora-mktg|
|Friday||10:00 am||Engineering staff meeting||Phone|
|Friday||11:00 am||Fedora program meeting||Phone|
|Friday||3:00 pm||Red Hat Summit meeting||Phone|
|1st Thursday||7:00 pm||FredLUG meeting||IRL|
|4th Saturday||9:00 am||FredLUG meeting||IRL|
Trying to combine Engineering + Community to minimize overlap
FUDCon Boston & RH Summit
- All the Westford locals come to FUDCon, obviously (no travel costs).
- Paul Frields comes to FUDCon (engineering travel $).
- Mike McGrath must come to FUDCon (engineering travel $).
- Max & Greg will be there as well (community travel $).
Linux Fest Northwest
- Jesse Keating (no cost to Tim's budget).
- Paul Frields (local, almost zero cost to attend).
- Karsten Wade (local, Marketing pays for Karsten anyway).
- Greg & Spot (community travel $ pays for both).
- Max (will already be in Europe).
- Paul (critical for the FPL to be in Europe once per year, requires engineering travel $).
- Max will handle everything else in Europe.
- John Poelstra (local)
- Jack Aboutboul (community travel $)
- would be nice to have 1 of Paul/Mike/Spot at this event (requires engineering travel $).
Ottawa Linux Symposium
- Spot (requires engineering travel budget).
- Jesse (shouldn't require any of Tim's budget).
- Who else from Tim's org is going? It's normally very well attended.