[Ambassadors] OSCON booth questions and ideas

Larry Cafiero larry.cafiero at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 18:37:06 UTC 2010

Actually, Mark, it's a self-serve list at
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/OSCON_2010 -- go ahead and add yourself to the

Thanks for stepping up.

Larry Cafiero

2010/7/2 Mark Terranova <mark at gidgetkitchen.org>

> I can help out at the Fedora table for at least a few hours. Put me on the
> list :)
> 2010/6/30 Larry Cafiero <larry.cafiero at gmail.com>
> Speaking of the OSCON booth, I need to get to O'Reilly a list of names of
>> people working the booth by Monday. Going by the list on the wiki, I have
>> the following people on the list:
>> Me (with Mirano as well)
>> Matt McKenzie
>> Tom Callaway
>> Mel Chua
>> John Poelstra
>> Kevin Higgins (and Tammy?)
>> Robyn Bergeron
>> [Karsten Wade w/ Malakai and Saskia -- I don't see your names on there . .
>> . :-) ]
>> O'Reilly originally said that booths get four passes each, but they're
>> willing to give us as many as we need to staff the booth. However, in order
>> not to abuse the privilege granted to us, I'd prefer to request booth passes
>> for those who do not have admission to the expo floor for some other
>> OSCON-related reason (i.e., you're already a presenter, etc.).
>> As an aside, the expo floor admission to OSCON is free, meaning you can
>> register for admission here:
>> http://en.oreilly.com/oscon2010/public/register
>> and you can still get in to the expo floor area (and still help out with
>> the booth, too!).
>> Incidentally, there is one session pass that goes with the booth, so that
>> can be passed around and I'd like to make it a requirement that if you use
>> the pass for a session, you have to put in some time -- at least an hour? --
>> at the booth. Fair?
>> So . . . if you're on the list above, you're on the list for the booth. If
>> you're already got admission to OSCON because you've already registered or
>> are presenting (or for whatever reason gets you on the expo floorI ) =and=
>> you're on the list above, I'll make a note of it.
>> Thanks, folks.
>> Larry Cafiero
>> 2010/6/28 Karsten Wade <kwade at redhat.com>
>>>  On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 10:51:40AM -0700, Kevin Higgins wrote:
>>> > > During open floor hours at OSCON (when conf attendees can go out to
>>> > > walk around), schedule a series of short informative talks at the
>>> > > Fedora booth.
>>> Sorry, slow to reply to my own thread.
>>> >  I think the idea sounds great. We do need to take into
>>> > consideration that Each 10x10 Booth Space Includes:
>>> >
>>> > * 4' draped counter (pop-up booths are allowed)
>>> > * One counter-height stool
>>> >
>>> > SO even though we have a 10x10 area it sounds like we are being
>>> > supplied with a 4' counter area "table?"
>>> I was thinking of a design where the speaker was outside of the booth
>>> space, directly in front with a semicircular crowd.  This is based on
>>> what I recall about how OSCON booths were designed last time, which is
>>> rather typical for any show.  You have a single table/counter that is
>>> about 42" on top (higher than a kitchen counter by a foot.)  We can
>>> move it to any configuration.
>>> I threw up a few ideas in this SVG image:
>>> http://quaid.fedorapeople.org/fedora/events/OSCON-2010-booth-config.svg
>>> The rectangle is the counter (tall table) and the square is the
>>> counter-height stool.  In the first config I put it on the outside,
>>> which is one way of making sure at least one booth person doesn't get
>>> buried behind "The Desk" and is out front to talk with people.  In the
>>> second config things are more opened, which invites people inside of
>>> the area making it harder for Ambassadors to "do stuff" in the booth
>>> except talk with people.  (Harder to do a live USB station in the
>>> second config compared to the first config, for example.)
>>> In both situations, the speaker is just forward enough to give room
>>> for existing activities to occur at the front of the booth.  Ideally
>>> not conversations (2' away) but sometimes it will be.  Then folks are
>>> really in a semi-circle and a few deep around the front of the
>>> speaker, but I drew in the full circle to give the bubble that we'll
>>> need.
>>> Based on my experience in the past, that may work to not obstruct
>>> people walking by.  I'm confident enough that we can make it work no
>>> matter what that I think we should just proceed with that plan and
>>> adjust on the fly if an OSCON staff notices we need to make a change.
>>> > I do have a 6x2.5 fold up banquet table that we used for our Release
>>> party
>>> > but i do not know if that is a 'pop-up booths are allowed'
>>> Hmm ... Is it a hassle to bring it down if we don't end up using it?
>>> Have you read anything from O'Reilly about what we can bring?  Can I
>>> bring camp chairs or other stools because 1 is not enough?  Tables,
>>> etc.?
>>> > > We can get this on the various RSS and mblog feeds (#oscon, etc.),
>>> > > clear signs, and other things that occur as we are there.
>>> >
>>> > I think this would work well if we have the wifi Iknow that we
>>> > have to pay for the wifi this year. Would have to get with Larry about
>>> > if we have
>>> > payed for Wifi.
>>> I think John is right that we had a wired drop, and the West Coast
>>> Event Box should have a wifi AP (running OpenWRT).  If it doesn't,
>>> it's my fault, so I'll find it and bring it.
>>> What is the cost of connectivity?  Are they only providing wireless or
>>> are wired drops optional?
>>> > > This started in my mind because I want myself or Mel to give a short
>>> > > info talk on POSSE[1] at least once every hour.  There will be other
>>> > > people at OSCON involved in the Teaching Open Source community, and I
>>> > > would like to see some of them come give talks, too.
>>> >
>>> > I think it be great since Portland's Graduating class from High school
>>> > this year is only 68% {don't quote me on the stat but I know it was
>>> > in the 60 percentile} of what it was last year; and since Washington
>>> > state is committed to education reform and with Gov. Gregoire's
>>> > announcement that Tacoma Public Schools is to join Washington’s Race
>>> > to the Top application.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> http://www.governor.wa.gov/news/news-view.asp?pressRelease=1490&newsType=1
>>> > http://www.waracetothetop.org/
>>> >
>>> > This would be great to promo to the school boards and such I can work
>>> > on some of that
>>> > localy.
>>> OK, we can start putting the word out.  I'll get organized with the
>>> Teaching Open Source (TOS) folks, write-up a few wiki pages, etc.
>>> > Are any of these 'Lightning Talks' going to be in the
>>> Not per se, although I know some edu folks who submitted for these
>>> Ignite talks.
>>> > I think given the space and some time to work out details this would
>>> benefit
>>> > both Fedora and POSSE given there is a direct tie in such as the OLPC
>>> > is based on Fedora.
>>> > Just my thoughts but of course would have to get with the others also.
>>> +1 thanks for the support!
>>> ciao - Karsten
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