On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 7:56 AM, scott mcbrien <smcbrien(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all, wanted to provide the links to the meeting details from last
02:21:03 <cwtucker> Texas indeed
02:21:03 <cwtucker> VileGent: yes, sorry internet issues for a min
02:21:09 <inode0> oh, not on the events page
02:21:17 <VileGent> exactly
02:21:35 <StabbyMc> inode0: what is the purpose of a Fedora Ambassador Day?
02:21:39 <inode0> I'm sure it just isn't there yet
02:21:51 <xm4nfedoralinux> so we are still on the events before Texas
02:22:03 <inode0> xm4nfedoralinux: yes, hold on
02:22:15 <xm4nfedoralinux> ok. brb
02:25:08 <mock> makfinsky: the cake is a lie
02:25:28 <inode0> We are going to have a nice presence at the 1st
Texas Linux Fest I hope
02:25:54 <inode0> Anyone interested should sign up and chat with me or
David Duncan (davdunc) about helping
Apologies for not making the meeting. I have a class that ends just
after the meeting begins.
02:26:10 <cwtucker> Definitely interested, and will be
02:26:17 <inode0> CFP is in progress now so if you plan to go please
consider proposing a talk
02:27:00 <inode0> I have set aside 400 pieces of F12 media to ship to
TLF pending talking to David about the appropriateness of that number
02:28:08 <inode0> We need the ground troops to tell us what is needed
in terms of other swag and booth help
I spoke with the coordinators just yesterday. They have two ticket
prices and the higher price ticket comes with a goodie bag. They have
requested that we contribute a flier for the bag if we can and
possibly some stickers. They are expecting the ticket price with
schwag to be affordable, probably around $45 for the whole thing.
I did not find an updated flier at
perhaps there is somewhere else to look?
02:28:14 <cwtucker> Expecting a fairly large turnout
02:28:16 <inode0> We will definitely have a booth
.org booth fee is $100.00. Standard booth fee is $500.00
I assume we are going to submit for the former?
02:28:59 <VileGent> is a event box or banners needed
02:29:12 <inode0> on a tangent to TLF I'd like to encourage people
there to nose around and make as many contacts as possible with a site
for a future FUDCon in mind :)
will do. Matt Domsch has been really helpful to me and has offered a
lot of personal support for organizing this. I suggest the same
location where the Lone Star Ruby Conference has been held in the
past, the Norris Conference Center. They have reasonable rates and a
very helpful staff and catering.
02:29:22 <cwtucker> I will get with David and see where/what he
me to do to help him
Thanks cwtucker. I believe that our responsiblities will lie in booth
setup and participation on the floor.
The conference really needs paper submissions. 45 and 25 minute
presentations are ideal. If anyone would like to present, that would
02:30:00 <inode0> Austin always comes up as a place for FUDCon
one thing that seems to hold it back is not having a suitable site for
the event itself
02:30:51 <inode0> shall we move on?
02:36:31 <threethirty> inode0: good point, South By would be a
place to show off what we (royal we) do
02:36:53 <inode0> it is a bunch of events and one of the big ones is
the interactive part
02:36:58 <threethirty> StabbyMc: its expanded to many other things but
yes its *that* sxsw
02:37:09 <inode0> http://sxsw.com/interactive
02:37:30 <inode0> this would be interesting to designers, right mizmo?
02:37:53 <mizmo> inode0: absolutely
02:38:05 <inode0> anthro-diana: ping if you are available just
chime in here
02:38:22 <mizmo> it would be a good opportunity to present a case for
free software to the design community
02:38:28 <mizmo> which we have not done much of
02:38:28 <anthro-diana> There is a very large design faction and even
a bit of a design tract at the conference
02:38:50 <ke4qqq> so we could potentially garner talented capable
02:38:56 <anthro-diana> I as a designer have attended for the last 2 years
02:38:58 <anthro-diana> Yes
02:39:01 <inode0> so this isn't the normal event for us, but it would
promote Fedora, it would benefit Fedora contributors, and it would
reach an audience that is likely sympathetic to us but perhaps not
aware of us
I see a lot of big interactive projects hosted on Red Hat and CentOS.
I have not seen any on Fedora. Linux is gaining ground in ontology
hosting. I think that Fedora is important to them. Is anyone doing
something like an OWASP spin or using Fedora-Commons on Fedora? It
would be great to see something semantic or security related in our
02:39:14 <anthro-diana> There is also a large open source
02:39:26 <ke4qqq> who is that contingent?
02:39:36 <anthro-diana> it differs from year to year
02:39:42 <anthro-diana> not necessary sponsored by any company
02:39:50 <VileGent> we are to spread fedora even to places that we
might not be the most comfortable
02:40:05 <threethirty> like macworld :)
02:40:15 <anthro-diana> There are the usual players as well
02:40:27 <inode0> actually I think SXSW would be very comfortable with Fedora
02:40:29 <anthro-diana> but software is definitely a focus
02:40:51 <inode0> it just isn't a place we normally show up
02:41:21 <crossbytes> so has someone been to this SXSW it looks very
02:41:30 <xm4nfedoralinux> so who is attending TLF
02:42:29 <inode0> crossbytes: anthro-diana just talked about attending
02:42:38 <threethirty> crossbytes: i havent been their personally but
i have follwed it on the net and it looks like a cool event, ive been
wanting to go for years
02:42:54 <anthro-diana> there is also the side event of Bar Camp Austin
02:43:03 <inode0> ok, there is a second part of this story ... oops
02:43:13 <anthro-diana> :)
02:43:13 <makfinsky> Bar Camp?
02:43:22 <makfinsky> As in making drinks?
02:43:46 <inode0> so there is a barcamp we can have a normal presence at
02:44:16 <inode0> Is everyone ok with spreading our event wings a bit
to try to reach some new audiences?
The BarCamp is great here. The problem is that it usually forms and
happens within a 2 to 3 week period and it is over in one weekend.
Very little planning time from event announcement to start date
historically. We need to be ready before they announce - if they do.
02:44:22 <StabbyMc> bar camp, the concept:
02:44:51 <inode0> http://barcamp.org/BarCampAustin
<- last year's link
02:44:51 <makfinsky> inode0: Agreed.
02:45:07 <cwtucker> inode0: sounds good
02:45:43 * inode0 asks mizmo and anthro-diana to come up with a plan :)
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02:49:47 <anthro-diana> the barcamp is like the open source
version of SXSW
02:49:50 <StabbyMc> Any other event based items that were not on the agenda?
02:50:02 <anthro-diana> SXSWi is generally cost prohibitive to many people
02:50:07 <nullsys> I do have something small, but I dont know how much
it will affect US people.
02:50:20 <anthro-diana> so a lot of people just go to Austin to attend
the BC that benefits from the overflow of SXSWi
02:50:52 <StabbyMc> anthro-diana: I can see that; travel to
around the time of SxSW is also rather prohibitive.
02:51:17 <anthro-diana> I've found roommates on Twitter just so that I
could attend :)
02:51:51 <anthro-diana> My badge is comped this year, so I am already
going, I also have a suite already reserved in hopes to be able to
share it with roommates
Travel to Austin around this time must be planned in advance - way in
advance. I have had trouble flying to even Birmingham AL during SXSW.
AMTrack is an easy ride down from Dallas, though. It has wireless
internet all the way.
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