[Ambassadors] Helping UP Institute of Chemistry

Heherson Pagcaliwagan herson at azneita.org
Tue Jul 27 00:49:58 UTC 2010

Just want to update the list that we're no longer pursuing this as a
Fedora Event and we're moving on to other things.

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 3:03 PM, Heherson Pagcaliwagan
<herson at azneita.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 6:43 PM, Mel Chua <mel at redhat.com> wrote:
>>> * Can you think of anything that's missing? Thoughts so far:
>> Notes from a conversation in #fedora-ambassadors just now with rsc:
>> * We need a clearer picture of what this will look like. What, exactly, is
>> the cost? What, exactly, is the benefit to Fedora? These sorts of things
>> should be on the budget request to Ambassadors.
> The cost would be the event sponsorship fee + cost for producing
> media, other incidental costs will be covered by local ambassadors.
> Benefit to Fedora - this will be our biggest presence so far in the
> university and although the organizing committee is from IC, the
> project is geared towards the whole UP Community (students, alumni,
> partners and friends) so there's still a good chance of meeting people
> from your usual CS+Engg crowd.
>> * Try negotiating with the university so that we *don't* have to pay a booth
>> fee. Argument: our presence with our booth is our free time, our hobby, just
>> fun - and that we don't have to do this - even if we like to do that. We're
>> already bringing them the benefit of a "Fedora Chemistry Remix."
> This would be hard to sell. The event is a fundraiser and although
> they probably could, I just don't want to ask.
>> * Idea: Propose that Fedora pay for the production of media, but that we
>> don't put forth the booth donation (we get the booth for free), and instead
>> set up a donation bucket where people can (optionally) pitch a few pesos in
>> for the CD they're picking up, and the proceeds from that go to the
>> university at the end of the night in lieu of us paying a sponsorship fee
>> for the booth.
> Unfortunately, this won't raise much money.
>> * Question: If we do sponsor the event, is Fedora getting mentioned
>> somewhere in the event publicity? Fedora has given money to events in the
>> past, but it needs to be a successful event and we need to get something in
>> return (publicity, etc).
> Now we're talking :)
> For PHP 15k, we'll have (1) acknowledgment by the hosts during the
> event, (2) plain text acknowledgment on presentation, (3) tertiary
> billing on all promotional materials, (4) 10 second video commercial
> during the event, (5) flyers to 80% of attendees, (6) option to set up
> a booth, (7) 3" x 4" banner in the venue.
>> Herson, your thoughts as event owner?
> I think the event is worthwhile because of two reasons: (1) it's a
> good cause (helping IC get their bearings back after the fire) and (2)
> we'll be putting the Fedora Project in front of a lot of professors,
> students, alumni and university officials.
> I want to add more but for brevity's sake that's what's on my mind.
> --
> Heherson Pagcaliwagan
> http://project.azneita.org
> +63.908.885.5428

Heherson Pagcaliwagan

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