Fudcon North America 2011 -- bids opening!

Nelson Marques 07721 at ipam.pt
Tue Apr 6 16:30:04 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-04-06 at 09:05 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 09:06:46PM -0400, Mel Chua wrote:
> > On 04/05/2010 08:50 PM, Nelson Marques wrote:
> > > Paul,
> > >
> > > Can this be done by people outside Ambassadors? Let's say that if I
> > > wanted to organize a FUDcon for 2011... would I need to be an
> > > Ambassador?
> > >
> > > That's the only question I have.
> > 
> > There's no listed requirement that the planners have to be Ambassadors.
> > 
> > I've actually never run an event booth as an Ambassador, and I helped 
> > with the last FUDCon. Prior FUDCon experience and prior event-running 
> > experience were things I found valuable for my own ability to help with 
> > the organization - but then again, those aren't listed requirements either.
> Being an Ambassador is not a hard and fast requirement.  Much of the
> work in planning a FUDCon has nothing to do with representing the
> Fedora Project's values or mission.  It has much more to do with
> organization and dealing with vendors.
> Having said that, a good FUDCon would also attract and involve
> Ambassadors in the region.  In fact, I wouldn't foresee a FUDCon being
> successful without any Ambassador involvement at all.  By the way, I
> don't think Nelson was suggesting that!  Having a bigger planning team
> naturally makes the work more efficient, of course.
> If you were looking to bid for a FUDCon for 2011, you simply respond
> to the opening of bids for your region.  For the Europe/Middle
> East/Africa (EMEA) region, this is due to happen around the fall of
> 2010.


 Just to clear a couple of things:
 * I'm not going rogue or am against Ambassadors. Just to know if the
possibility of this can be done by someone who is not an Ambassador.

 * +1, Ambassadors need and should be involved from my perspective, as
this events have impact on local economies as well. Having Ambassador
support to deal with some local institutions that can help us is a must,
I would say.

 * Don't know for sure if I want to kick in so soon. I would like to
attend first to a event, speak with people who organized it and see how
it works before going deeply.

 * I've shown interest since the first moment, and I might start working
for it, maybe for 2011, but this also depends on my professional life by
the time it goes on.

 Thanks in advance to all.

 PS: I would like to clear that I support heavilly the work developed by
EMEA and Ambassadors, and I dont want people to believe that I am in
route of colision with them. Such a thing is not true, neither was in
the past. They have all my admiration and respect for the great work
being developed.


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