LinuxWorld SF 2008

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Why

Fedora's purposes for attending this show, in order of importance:

  • Meet people from other prominent projects and look for collaborative opportunities
  • Represent the Fedora Project to newcomers at the booth

Where

  • Location:
  • Flight:
  • Hotel:
  • Mass trans:

When

  • Expo floor is August 05, 06, and 07 2008
    • Tue 05 Aug 10 am to 5 pm
    • Wed 06 Aug 10 am to 5 pm
    • Thu 07 Aug 10 am to 4 pm
  • Setup/booth duty schedule below

What

  • Fedora Booth in .Org Pavilion on Floor
  • Fedora BoF (schedule unknown yet) ???

Swag

Karsten is receiving this in Santa Cruz and bringing up on Tuesday morning.

  • (20) Fedora tshirts (L)
  • (20) Fedora tshirts (XL)
  • (10) Fedora tshirts (M)
  • (300?) Fedora 9 Live CDs
  • (300?) Fedora 9 DVDs
  • (15) shirts (cruft line item?)
  • (40) stickers
  • (15) 2G USB keys (OSCON + Karsten's kit)
  • (15) pens (OSCON + Karsten's kit)

ISVs, providers, and projects we want to chat with about getting in to Fedora

  • ZaReason
  • Untangle

Who

(T) indicates a Traveller to the event; (L) indicates a Local.

How

Booth Schedule and Setup

We need volunteers to man the following schedule. If everyone takes a 2-hour session once a day, we should have more than enough booth coverage.

  • Setup, Tuesday 8am: Karsten; Larry
  • Tue. 10am-noon: Larry; (name2)
  • Tue. noon-2pm: Karsten; (name2)
  • Tue. 2pm-5pm: (name1); (name2)
  • Wed. 10am-noon: Larry; (name2)
  • Wed. noon-2pm: Karsten; (name2)
  • Wed. 2pm-5pm: (name1); (name2)
  • Thu. 10am-noon: Karsten; (name2)
  • Thu. noon-2pm: (name1); (name2)
  • Thu. 2pm-5pm: (name1); Karsten
  • Teardown, Thursday 5pm: EVERYBODY :)

Booth Duties

  • Hand out what swag we have on hand.
    • Live CDs and DVDs until we get to the last ~50, then consider timing and if we need to save for various reasons to ensure we have some until show end
    • T-shirts can only go to people who contribute to Fedora, due to limited supply.
      • Tell your contributor story on video?
      • Otherwise give an endorsement?
      • Tell us why we should use Fedora, maybe earn a 1/2 hour at the booth
      • Etc.
  • Hand out collateral: WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN FEDORA (need to create)
    • Still do this?
  • Install on USB keys for those who are interested
    • who is providing machine to do installs?
    • Have a limited supply of live USBs pre-built, either to swap or give away for select situations
      • Journalists, active contributors, etc.
  • Walk new contributors through signup process.
    • Is internet access available on the floor? Last year you had to pay for it

TODOs

  • Keep track of budget below (Jack)
  • Write and design collateral (Jack)
  • Come up with the detailed list of everything we need to have for setup (Jack)
    • Marketing slicks
    • Posters
    • Booth banner
    • USB station
  • Get details on BoF (Jack)
  • Figure out final schwag requirements (Jack)
  • Figure out advertising strategy (Jack)

Budget

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