[Ubuntu-US-CA] OSCON Booth Planning

Jack Deslippe jdeslip at berkeley.edu
Mon Jun 15 04:11:48 UTC 2009

Darn, I didn't see this email until I sent mind.  Hope you don't mind.  
In order to stay organized, I will paste the text of my other email here 
so people can respond to this thread.

Here is a quick summary of what I would personally like to contribute to 
the OSCON table and my opinions on the questions about the booth that 
are still under discussion.

I would like contribute the following:

A video showing off the ubuntu desktop (compiz / look-feel / etc) and 
key apps that can be run on the ubuntu desktop (OO.org, Firefox/Hulu, 
Wine, Banshee etc).  I will upload the video to youtube tomorrow; so, 
people can comment on it and we can improve it.  I can provide a 22 inch 
lcd screen (at least) to show this on if it is accepted.

I will print a large reusable banner.  I would like to discussion the 
dimensions of this and where to get high resolution stock ubuntu images.

I will contribute up to $60 for power as it is obviously necessary for 
my video demo idea.

About the major questions of interest:

Should we have network: -1  (I don't think it is worth $400 and 
hopefully enough smart phones are present)

Should we have power: +1 (I think this is absolutely necessary to have a 
professional looking booth)

Should the space be split 50/50: +0  If it is possible to do it so that 
it does not misrepresent Ubuntu as being a local group or a casual 
organization than I am for it.  If it takes away from the professional 
aspect of the booth, I am against it.  Which ever way it is decided, I 
pledge my time both days to help make the Ubuntu and LUG booths be a 

Should LUGs be promoted: +1 At the very least Ubuntu's booth should hand 
out flyers and perhaps present a poster showing locations of places 
where you can get help in the California area (i.e. LUGS).



Neal Bussett wrote:
> As spillover from our meeting on the 14th of June, we're moving OSCON
> planning discussion here.
> So far: We don't know about electricity (but won't have network access).
> And we will be, at the very least, supporting the LUGs by having flyers
> available.
> Everyone involved in that discussion during the meeting should post their 
> opinions here, even if you've already stated them at the meeting (since 
> some of us have bad memories, and others weren't there).
> Neal Bussett
> Ubuntu California

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