FUDCONIII Preliminary Planning WAS [Re: Fedora Booth and BOF instead of FUDCon3 for SF?]

Jeremy Katz katzj at redhat.com
Thu Jun 16 19:04:10 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 14:44 -0400, Jack Aboutboul wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 11:09 -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > Seems that with FUDCon2 being just before, and budgets being rather
> > flat, and Aug being bad for universities, should we scrap the idea of
> > FUDCon3, and instead focus on the Fedora Booth for LWCE and a BOF?  We
> > can still do some presentations IN the Fedora booth, with limited
> > attendees (:
> Well, here is what I've been working on.  Ok, so budgets are indeed
> tight mainly because Fudcon2 and FudconIII would be in the same fiscal
> quarter.  That seems to be the main blocker right now.  I put out that
> request for places on fedorapeople and got back someone from berkeley
> about possibly doing it there.  
> However, this is what I was thinking.  A little company named Google is
> not that far from SF and would be willing to let us have FUDCon there.
> So, I say we see what they have to offer, with budget being thin and
> all, and figure out what we can put together.  Also, maybe we could get
> some sort of shuttle service from the bay area to google.

Although having a facility is one part of the puzzle, it's hardly all of
it.  I really think that we're going to be straining the "what is FUDCon
for" by having tons and tons of them.  Not to mention difficulty of
getting speakers to do tons of places or tons of talks being written.  


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