Events FAD 2010 Action Items

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Things that we want at every FUDCon

  • FUDcon's need different regional foci
    • Based on dgilmore going to Brazil, 95-99% of the people were users, very different from a NA FUDCon. Developers disappeared and did not appear for the rest of the conference
  • Encourage presentation of new/controversial/unprecedented ideas
  • Reasonable walking distance and transit options
  • Broad representation of areas within Fedora
  • A place for parts of the Fedora community that do not ordinarily interact to do so
  • Get developers talking to users - presenting information and education
  • A suffciently wide variety of people from around the region in order for people that do normally see each other to do so.
  • Some sponsorship available for attendees
    • At least one person should be sponsored, so that someone that is not otherwise able to get there should be able to get there
  • Social event for attendees - a way for people to interact that is not around a keyboard
  • Good, reliable Internet connectivity at site, as a variable value depending on region.
    • How do we gauge this?
    • Minimum from facility is 10Mbps (this would be in NA)
    • At other conferences,
  • Options for diniing around the site, taking into account various dietary restrictions and variety.
  • Variety of room capacities and configurations
    • One of the rooms must a large auditorium that will seat everybody registered.
    • Sufficient A/V support at negligible cost

RFE's

  • Make North American FUDCon 4 days long
    • This will fix:
      • Make BarCamp two days
      • Fewer simultaneous BarCamp tracks
    • This might fix:
      • Clearly defined user and developer tracks
      • Developers one day, users other day
  • Welcome packet at the hotel
    • This will fix:
      • Start on time all the time
    • This might fix:
      • People showing up on time
  • Admin staff
    • This will fix:
      • Tour guides so that new users don't get lost
  • Add women's shirt sizes
    • This will fix:
      • No women's shirt sizes at previous FUDCon's
  • Conference software
    • This will fix:
      • Online registration
      • Wiki no longer workable
    • This might fix:
      • Better organized content in advance (while preserving BarCamp)
      • Participatory limits, do we need them? (i.e. SW may allow us to declare slots and not have too much content for our audience/time)
      • Budget process/travel sponsorship (FIXME, Mel: What does this mean?)
  • FUDcon Marketing Plan
    • This will fix:
      • More exposure to outside folks
    • This might fix:
      • Online survey available at the event
      • Survey before and after
      • Effective questions for the survey
  • Have a "Family Friendly" owner (Karsten + Mel willing to kick off?)
    • Maybe fix
      • Be Family friendly