FUDCon3 in SF?

Jeff Spaleta jspaleta at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 14:00:32 UTC 2005

On 6/10/05, Greg DeKoenigsberg <gdk at redhat.com> wrote:
> 9. See Jef Spaleta jump the fountain at Caesar's Palace!

There's a funny story about me and the fountain on campus in
college..... but i digress

I'm not sure the sequential numbering makes the most sense. If
Fudcon's start happening in rather diverse places around the year...
even if its just 4 of them a year which could happen.. its going to
get confusing.  Especially if fudcons are sort of repeating events for
a geographical region.  You will probably find that it makes sense to
make each event lean in focus towards areas of interest for
subprojects in the Fedora umbrella where local leadership is present
to guide discussion.  Does it make sense to have a focus on "desktop"
for each geographical area.. can you get a desktop project "leader" to
each one of them?

I think the best approach long term is to identify Fudcons by
geographical regions and by a year and season (or month). Over time..
most likely.. a fudcon for a geographical region will act as workshop
meeting for specific areas.  Sure the intitial fudcons in a region are
more overview affairs because they are 'new' but overtime i think you
want to diversify the content to specialized areas where you can
consistently have a leader present to guide.
So for a long lived location.. you basically know who is going to
attend..so you know what the area of expertise is... but.. you dont
put the area of expertise in the name..to allow the area to drift over
time somewhat based on who is available locally.

So for naming examples:
Fudcon Northeast Spring, 2005
Fudcon Westcoast Fall, 2005
Fudcon EU Summer, 2005
Fudcon Southeast Asia Winter, 2007
Fudcon Carnival Cruises Fall, 2009


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