during the last EMEA irc meeting, I proposed that we should make sure all active
communities within our region are equipped with basic booth equipment such as
roll-up banners and tableclothes.
Currently, there is just one or two tableclothes for the whole region. Not every
community has its own roll-up banners and while some do, these are not anymore
in a proper working condition (e.g. colors have started fading out, stands are
showing signs of heavy use).
Spending budget on such an initiative can be considered a good investment, since
the equipment produced will last for years and will enable our communities to
look overall more professional when representing the project during events and
conferences. We still have a significant amount of the current fiscal year's
budget unspent and we can definitely use some of it.
Does your community lack some booth equipment? Please visit the following wiki
page and let us know:
Ideas, thoughts, feedback?
giannisk on irc.freenode.net
Like all years, we will discuss the available bids to define the venue
of our premier event Fudcon, this discussion will be held on IRC in
the channel #fedora-meeting-2, at February 6th, 2016 as part of the
topics of the weekly of the Latam Ambassadors Meeting. For all the
candidates countries; may the force be with you
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Hey Ardian, thanks for stepping up.
Yes, it makes sense that in some cases it might be cheaper for communities to
produce stuff locally.
If people are willing to do so, they may get quotes, produce stuff locally, then
ask for a reimbursement.
I don't think we need to have separate wiki pages for this, I have merged the
content and updated the previous page we had.
Should you get quotes from local vendors, go ahead and update that table w/ the
giannisk on irc.freenode.net
In our last EMEA Ambassadors meeting we had a discussion on booth
equipment, one of the points mentioned was the problems some communities
face with customs. One suggestion is to produce the stuff locally, this
might be also cheaper in some countries maybe ?
I have created a wiki page where every community/country can add the
prices. Feel free to add new stuff to the list.
Tonight at the Fedora Ambassadors of North America meeting, we went over
Ticket #131, which proposes a new event for Ambassadors to attend in
BrickHack is an annual hackathon event at the Rochester Institute of
Technology in Rochester, NY, where students from around the country
flock to RIT for a weekend of programming and contest. They create
things, solve practical problems, compete for prizes, and interact with
sponsors. As of January 28th, 2016, there are over 500 people confirmed
and registered to attend. There is still another month of registration.
This event also holds potential to connect with hundreds of students and
teach about open source, Linux, and Fedora, which pairs nicely with the
University Involvement Initiative proposed by the Council earlier in 2015.
At our meeting, we were hoping to find out about any Ambassadors local
to the area or interested in attending the event. As part of the
sponsorship level we are able to have, it allows us to bring mentors to
the event to help provide advice and assistance to students about
programming help or problems.
If you are interested or available, please add your name to the wiki page.
Justin W. Flory