On 02/13/07 11:33 -0800 Thomas Chung wrote:
Here is my report on SCALE5X - Fifth Annual Southern California Linux
According to recent announcement, there were over 1000 attendees in
this year's event.
Close to 70 exhibitors including Non-Profit Organizations,
Commercial Vendors and User Groups. This is my second year
participation for Fedora Project and I feel this year is much
improved and crowded event than previous year. Also I was told this is
the first time Red Hat's participation to this event.
Our booth was manned by myself alone this year since I could not find
any help or volunteers. Although a nice folk from CACert Booth (right
behind our booth) was very helpful and even offered me to cover our
booth while I need to take a short break. Also I would like to give
special thanks to Jeff Carlson from SCALE staff who checked on me
everyday if I need anything.
This year, we've decided to accept contributions for Fedora Core 6
DVDs (x86, x86_64 and ppc) which was Max Spevack's idea. We accepted
$1 for each DVD and $5 for custom built Fedora Updates DVD and Live
CD. There were several people who just made donation without taking
any media. We also offered a Drawing of Free Fedora T-Shirts for
those contributed for media but most of them just wanted to order on
the spot to support Fedora Project and Fedora Free Media Program
which all proceeds will go to this program.
Overall, I had a great time even though I suffered a minor backache
and lost my voice. Here are some photos I took. The last photo is
me in our booth sitting alone thinking how can we get booth babes, I
mean more volunteers just like Google booth which was right next to
our booth. :)
Thanks for your great work at SCALE, Thomas!
As you know I was there as well but I was working the Red Hat booth. We have
already spoken with the SCALE folks to make sure that next year the Red Hat and
the Fedora booths are together in one large booth. I think having us so far
apart was an unfortunate situation. It's very exhausting work and it's way too
much for one person to do all alone. So, again, sorry I could not be more
helpful to you. I really appreciate having you there and I know everyone else
does as well.
On the upside - I think SCALE was a very big success for both Red Hat and
Fedora. My report is here:
Sam Folk-Williams, RHCE Red Hat Global Support Services
Phone: 919/754-4558 GPG ID: 1B0D46BA