[ubuntu-uk] LinuxWorld London 2006 Update for 24th September
nik at butlershouse.co.uk
Sun Sep 24 17:27:11 BST 2006
Afternoon all. So its been a quiet week on the list regarding the
exhibition but that does not mean we have not been hammering away
behind the scenes.
First off thanks to Alan Helmore-Simpson and Paul Sladen for keeping the
Ubuntu Tablet demo project moving forward. By now Paul should be in
possession of the tablet so I will await his response.
Ana, has suggested being able to help out with Videos and reporting for
the day , is there anyone else whom wants to help on that side of the
More people have signed up to help out on the stand. You can expect me
to be asking the commitment question next week to ensure we can start
planning who will be where and if equipment will need to be moved and
how we can start to plan that.
The Ubuntu people have contacted me to confirm that the request for
SHIP-IT CDs is confirmed. Ive requested 600 CDs with at least 400 as PC
based and the remaining set broken down amongst 64bit and Mac versions.
I have also had the confirmation about the conference pack being sent
through. Speaking of marketing . Id like to order up some Polo Shirts to
wear on the day as well as Sell can I get a Commitment for at least an
order of 20 , since I can get the price reduced on larger quantities and
I can get 25 for £10.00 each so guess what .. if we can get an order in
early we can sell the rest at the show and start putting our Ubuntu-UK
team pot together. The lead time on the order is two weeks so the
deadline for getting in orders is next week !
Ive spoken to the Ubuntu marketing peeps and they will be contacting me
next week to let us know if theres anything they are looking to focus on
at the stand.
Things im still waiting for suggestions/content/materials/confirmation
of a good idea on ; keeping it simple theres just a couple of things:
1. Things to Show/Demo during the two days.
So yes we can show the desktop and we can show it working with hardware
thats a given but should we maybe plan to do some presentation, lighting
talks or Ask the Ubenteros moments ?
2. Things to talk to people about on the day .
Other than CDs and Posters what topics do we all want to promote. The
Ubuntu Loco Team UK and its groups are a given here so why not build
around that , and how ?
Id like to ask you all to help with committing to hardware ( even the
small stuff like cables and power bricks ) that will be available for
the show and how it will get to the show and I will be asking for this
prior to end of September.
Im still waiting on comments from Brian about the stand dimensions ,
fascillities and access so we are still working to a rough note here.
Thats all for now, thanks again to those of you whom have committed to
helping out for the show your efforts are all much appreciatted.
oh one more thing..
Shall we all head out for a Drink and a curry on the evening of the Set
up ? Nothing to harsh for the evening but a good way to get to know
faces and people and ideas before the show. Im sure they'll be another
one after the event..
Thanks for reading .. have a good one, now its time to see if Gilmore
Girls has started its new season !
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