Fudcon North America 2011 -- bids opening!
robyn.bergeron at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 16:41:50 UTC 2010
On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 9:30 AM, Nelson Marques <07721 at ipam.pt> wrote:
> 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
> 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.
I'd recommend going to the FUDCon in Zurich this fall, if you want to
get a feel for these events and - more importantly - do awesome Fedora
things and meet awesome Fedora people while you're there. :)
Registration is already open.
> 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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> Nelson Marques
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