[clug-talk] LinuxFest 2007

Kin Wong kwong at csa-pdk.com
Fri Aug 31 13:20:25 PDT 2007


Got another volunteer from presentation on spam and email from CUUG.

Just a thought, the format should be of mix lengths so that people can select a hour or two hour format depending on subject and need.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kin Wong" <kwong at csa-pdk.com>
To: "CLUG General" <clug-talk at clug.ca>
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 2:17:04 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
Subject: Re: [clug-talk] LinuxFest 2007

Yes, logical and sequential thinking - very good.  I will play around with some formats so that we can propose them for Tue next week.  I likely won't get a response from Sait until after 3 and before 5 on specific location of meeting.


----- Original Message -----
From: "sgrover" <sgrover at open2space.com>
To: "CLUG General" <clug-talk at clug.ca>
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 2:02:07 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
Subject: Re: [clug-talk] LinuxFest 2007

I think we need to issue a "Call for papers/presentations".  See a) who 
wants to present, and b) what they want to present.  We'd need a 
deadline for this so we can do planning/promotion accordingly.  End of 
September?  That would leave us with near a month to organize the results.

Here's a sample for the Ohio LinuxFest: http://www.ohiolinux.org/node/65
(Keeping in mind their deadline has passed and things have moved on from 
there.  The application form for the speakers is no longer in place...)

And here's a sample for the LinuxFest NorthWest: 
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8815.

I think we also need to decide on the length of the presentations before 
issuing this call....

My thoughts.

Shawn

Kin Wong wrote:
> We got a reply from our first speaker, Aaron.
> 
> I was asked about topics confirmation - open to discussion but I think we need to know speakers and topics at the latest Sep 30 but will need to publicize topics, speakers and tracks as soon as humanly possible.
> 
> Also just had a long talk with Chris from CUUG -- he is on board.  My message for Ruby on Rails is being forwarded to the other two key people and nothing from CJUG.
> 
> If you got any contacts, please let me know or cc me on your communication.  Hopefully next week we will have a proper coordinator for this area.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Kin
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "bogi" <khangyi at shaw.ca>
> To: "CLUG General" <clug-talk at clug.ca>
> Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 1:04:51 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
> Subject: Re: [clug-talk] LinuxFest 2007
> 
> The bigger we can make it the better, the more participants that can make it 
> the better, but here are limits as to what can be done in 60 days.
> I am with you all the way, so whatever needs to be done, i will be glad to do.
> Cheers
> Szemir
> 
> On August 31, 2007 11:12, Kin Wong wrote:
>> Sorry, Szemir -- we are thinking too small -- we want big success and the
>> inclusion of other user groups.  I know we can run 2-3 tracks ourselves,
>> but depending on what other user groups are willing to do, 3-5 tracks would
>> not be unreasonable.  For the more popular speakers and local celebrities,
>> we may need to have the same talk a couple of times to compensate for the
>> size of the rooms.
>>
>> At this point we still need to be fluid as we do not know the level of
>> participation from the other user groups, nor the amount time that speakers
>> want, nor the number of speakers, nor the number of tracks, nor the level
>> of attendance.  All this will manifest itself quickly as the ball starts to
>> roll.
>>
>> I have sent invites to 3 user groups already and have 2 replies for
>> sponsorship (this does not yet include myself).
>>
>> For those of you that are thinking of Aaron, I have already sent an
>> invitation to him.
>>
>> Hope to see you there (btw, the train comes right to Sait's door as well if
>> you can get a lift to the station).
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Kin
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "bogi" <khangyi at shaw.ca>
>> To: "CLUG General" <clug-talk at clug.ca>
>> Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 10:55:39 AM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
>> Subject: Re: [clug-talk] LinuxFest 2007
>>
>> So we have a main room 300 seats and 2 small classrooms, say 50 seats each,
>> this sounds more workable, i might be able to make the meeting on the Sait
>> around 5 on Tues, Sep 4 next. Now if someone can pick me up, i am carless
>> at the moment, wife takes the car.
>> I think we should have a very basic single track of speakers, maybe we can
>> get 4 or 5 people to speak, and use the other 2 rooms sor sponsor product
>> displays and maybe a workshop / installfest setup. I can think about maybe
>> Aaron can do a presentation about kde4, hopefully he can quick squeeze some
>> time for us, and .... well, i guess we have to do some more presentations,
>> 60 days is extremely short notice for any of the usual speakers, but you
>> never know.
>> Cheers
>> Szemir
>>
>>> week at Sait.
>> On August 31, 2007 09:55, Kin Wong wrote:
>>> We have all been waiting with abated breath, but we now have something
>>> that is workable.  We were working on Oct. 27 at Sait with the ability to
>>> run 2 tracks.  The proposed rooms that held 150 per room and could be
>>> merged to a single room of 300 for the plenary session was exactly what
>>> we needed (not exactly as we were going to try for 3 tracks).
>>>
>>> Unfortunately, that space is being converted partly to offices in Oct. 
>>> So we have a single room in the John Ware building that will easily fit
>>> 300, but only a single track.  With the involvement of other groups like
>>> Cuug, PHP group, Java group, Ruby on Rails group, etc -- I don't see it
>>> as workable.
>>>
>>> It was a short notice to a meeting that we had yesterday at Sait so
>>> invitations did not go out to anyone else, however I was meeting with
>>> Shawn about an unrelated topic and our timing mishaps with the Bank
>>> offered an opportunity to tag along.
>>>
>>> We now have 3-4 classrooms that will hold 30-50 people in addition to the
>>> John Ware space.  Vendor displays are welcomed -- so we now have trade
>>> show space.
>>>
>>> Because it is a very short lead time to the event, there will be very
>>> little latitude to entertain debate or possibilities.  We need to stick
>>> to what we know works and add improvements thoughtfully.
>>>
>>> We are planning to have a meeting with Sait around 5 on Tues, Sep 4 next
>>> week at Sait.  Key supporters are encourage to attend as this is more
>>> high level planning and creation of committees.  (If you have a keen
>>> interest and want to take charge but can't make the meeting, let me
>>> know.)  A general support meeting will happen shortly thereafter (maybe
>>> the day after our monthly meeting.  In preparation to the meeting, I
>>> would like to have contacted all the key Open-Source user groups, LUGs in
>>> Western Canada including CUUG, etc to participate.  To that end, if you
>>> know of contact names, phone numbers or emails for people in these
>>> positions, please drop me a note off-line.
>>>
>>> We should all start thinking about speakers that we should be
>>> approaching. I would like our contact to be coordinated but not
>>> bottlenecked.  This would apply for sponsorship as well.  We need to have
>>> a centralized list that shows who is to be contacted, decide whether it
>>> is something that we want and then who will be doing the contacting so
>>> that we don't duplicate effort.  This effort need not fall on specific
>>> shoulders.
>>>
>>> To make this event successful and a hit in Western Canada and to include
>>> other groups, this can not be a CLUG event but CLUG certainly will be a
>>> key supporter.  So let's put our heads together and pull off another
>>> success. It is clobbering time!!!
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Kin
>>>
>>>
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