The Fedora Ambassadors EventBox, while in its early stages of creation, has made the rounds to several Events in North America. Currently, two EventBox exists, others are slated to be completed by 2009 in North America. It also appears that plans to create some in EMEA are underway. The hope is to have a few in each major region for use to set up booths, etc.
- 1 What exactly is the purpose of an Event Box?
- 2 Where did this idea come from?
- 3 Is this Event Box the only thing I need to organize an event?
- 4 Can I use an Event Box for my Event?
- 5 What if I have an idea for the Event Box?
- 6 How many EventBoxes are 'Live' in the wild?
- 7 Suggested contents of the Event Box
- 8 Suggested ways to handle getting the Event Box from point A to point B
- 9 Discussions about the EventBox
What exactly is the purpose of an Event Box?
The goal is to provide a way to allow a Fedora Ambassador to have a turnkey solution for setting up a booth at an event. This box contain materials to allow a somewhat uniform and professional appearance of Fedora at events Ambassadors attend. This is one part of helping lower the hurdle of taking on organizing a Fedora presence at a local event.
Where did this idea come from?
The idea is heavily inspired by the Gnome Project's Events Box .
Is this Event Box the only thing I need to organize an event?
No. The Event Box is just one piece of the puzzle. The goal of the event box is to ease the burden of event organization by supplying Fedora Ambassadors with a "booth in a box". A Fedora Ambassador will still need materials (Fedora brochures explaining what Fedora is about, handouts highlighting upcoming release features, etc.) and arrange schwag to distribute from the booth.
Can I use an Event Box for my Event?
Yes, you sure can. If you are in North America, we have already made this a reality. With Two EventBoxs currently in circulation and 2 more planned by 2009, it's likely you can have one for your event!
To make a request for an Event Box, make a request on the FedoraEvents page and when the events are evaluated (approximately one month before the fiscal quarter begins), we'll let you know the schedule.
What if I have an idea for the Event Box?
Have an idea for an item that should be in this box? Add it to the table below. Do you have another idea for this Event Box? Create a section and add it to this page.
How many EventBoxes are 'Live' in the wild?
The origional was created in North America to be used for events in the Western United States. Because there was only one currently, the EventBox made rounds across all of North America. As more are created, the EventBoxes will settle down into a more stable system, traveling shorter distances between events.
What's in the 'Live' EventBoxes?
Where have these EventBoxes Been?
Here is the History of the Live' EventBoxes.
Suggested contents of the Event Box
|Event Kit Item||Cost (in US $)||Status||Notes|
|Shipping Container||$180||obtained||Pelican 1610 (lifetime warranty)|
|Fedora Banner||-||in box||Should already have one.|
|Fedora Tablecloth||-||lost||Max bought one for Ohio Linux Fest|
|EEEPC or similar||$225 (or free possibly)|
|XO||-||suggestions? preferably something small form factor|
|USB Stick Creation Kit||$5||Under Construction||Should be ready by FOSDEM 2009 along with EventBox EMEA|
|Heavy Duty Ext. Cord||$20|
|Ethernet Cables||$0||3 in box||donation|
|Pens||$5||dozen pens (could be nice to get fedora branded ones|
|Tape||$7||60 yard roll of painters tape is best|
|Hooks (to hang banner)||-|
Suggested ways to handle getting the Event Box from point A to point B
Given the amount of contents currently suggested in the Event Box, there are issues to consider logistically. Shipping this box will cost money due to its size. The positive to this is that it helps ensure well put together Fedora booths at events and help free up time for event organizers to focus on other areas of event preparation.
Ideally the event box would be shipped from event to event. If there is a substantial time gap between events the event box should probably be sent back to a central location for safe keeping.