[clug-talk] Repost: The *BIG* One
jason.k.louie at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 12:26:02 PST 2004
Since this was initially posted just before the list died, I'd thought
I'd post it again.
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From: Jason Louie <jason.k.louie at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 20:48:30 -0700
Subject: The *BIG* One
To: CLUG General <clug-talk at clug.ca>
Okay this was mentioned in the Exec. Meeting and now brought to the
list for more ideas and brainstorming.
The execs have agreed that we should have a yearly BIG event. Not an
not a meeting but a full blown CLUG fair. The event we were thinking
of would have to be held in a community centre or a gym where booths
and/or sections would be set up for diffrent things.
What would make this better than other events?
o The event is held once a year and thus giving a time period that
would generate a desire for such an event.
o This type of event is more appealling to bigger sponsors. Redhat,
SuSE, Mandrake.... would be more inclined to offer support, (products
and maybe even finiacially,) for an annual event rather than a monthly
o More people can be pleased more often.
o This will be held on a weekend so more people can attend, (not on a weekday.)
o Local sponsorships would have oppertunity to show their stuff,
o It's the BIG One!
What can the event have?
o Sponsors - We should have them there with booths as a thank-you for
their current support. Sales booths, presentation booths, (maybe
videos and such.)
o Presentations - A stage can be present to have various presentations
through out the event.
o Sections can be done for Education / Business / Development /
Installation (this is not an installfest but having a section for
installations might be nice)...
o Linux boxes - Have 10 computers with vairous distros, not just the
big named but some smaller names too.
o A CLUG challenge - have teams of people, give them an area where
they need to finish a number of tasks. 4 hour challenge to get
web-server, file server, centeralized authentication, firewall... We
can make this very interesting.
o Food - Generally we need some sort of food outlet for these things.
What would be needed?
o A place that would be big enough and with a place big enough we
would probably be spending some money on this. But hopfully sponsors
can help out with this. Maybe charge $20 a booth. Also having a
entrance fee of $2 would also help. Fees may vary and will later be
detirmined when things are more solid.
o Sponsors - we can approach more sponsors on this.
o Computers - Sponsors can be apporched with this.
o Generator - with the number of computers that might be running a
generator might be needed for power consumption.
o Presenters - This is where you come in. :-)
o Volunteers - This is where you come in. :-)
What do you guys think on this? I'm thinking it will take at least
6-8 months of planning and organizing for such an event. I would
project that at LEAST 60 people would attend an annual event since
that is our monthly group turn out and I'm sure that we'll surpass
this with proper advertising and with bigger sponsors.
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