I am ParadoxGuitarist! I'm interested in going to LFNW, but I'll need to
check with the wife before I can commit.
I really like your idea about the USB drives, here are some challenges that
might pop up:
- I haven't had a lot of luck with persistent storage option when
creating usb drives. SoaS I've heard works well, but I'm not sure how well
it works with Jam.
- I also don't know if they decide to install from that USB if their
music will transfer with them.... Though, hopefully they're savvy enough to
know how to find it on the disk and copy it over, but if not it could give
them negative impression of Fedora or Linux.
- Jack sample settings could also give a bad impression if they're not
the same either when they reboot.
- If possible it might be good to shoot for running the session on their
actual laptop. There's been a few times where I've given disks to someone,
and due to a kernel issue, that version/kernel of Fedora caused major
issues. If the sticks are persistent, we could help them fix it, or at
least be aware that there's a current bug, so it's not a disappointment
when they try to boot it later. Of course there are few things more risky
than doing a demo like this and having it fail with someone, so there's a
- I don't have a ton of USB drives, but maybe we'll have ordered more by
then, or can get some from one of the other peeps like award or nb.
I don't think these are insurmountable, I just wanted to try to think all
the possibilities, the end-user experience, and help with planning. All in
all, *I think it's a great idea*.
Looking on Google it looks like I could potentially fly into Bellingham
directly for abut $30 more, I don't know if that would be easier or not. I
have the event box, so I could bring that with me too. Let me know what
you're thinking would be good time-frame wise, what days to fly in/out, so
I can look at my schedule and give you a definite answer.
On Thu Jan 29 2015 at 12:40:44 PM Jeff Sandys <jpsandys(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Are you paradoxguitarist on the ambassadors chat?
I like your proposal for SCaLE on the Fedora Music List. What I was
thinking is put Fedora Jam on USB sticks, boot the stick, do the session
with the guest, save it to the stick and give it to them. Unlike passing
out disks or USB drives, you are pretty sure the guest will boot the drive
to show off their creation to someone.
Would you be interested in working the Fedora booth at LinuxFest NorthWest
with me? The reason I ask is that I am not a "live" musician and do most
of my work in PD and other music programming environments. I like what you
are planning at SCaLE but feel that I would fail if I tried to implement
the same thing. I have all the equipment we would need, guitars, bass,
mikes, speakers, keyboards. And I could put you up in the Seattle area
before and after the event.
If you could attend I would get the 10 foot table, actually like a 10x10
booth space in the center of the exhibit hall. Otherwise I'll get one of
the 5 foot tables that line the walls. If you are interested add a travel
and hotel expense to the budget. I would enjoy the time with you to
discuss the possibilities of making Fedora the premier Linux distribution
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