New England InstallFest

Brian DeLacey bdelacey at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 17:23:33 BST 2007


I'd echo Jerry's description of E51 - that area and building seems ideal.

E51 is also just a short walk from the Kendall Sq MBTA station.

- Brian

On 8/21/07, Joshua McGinnis <jmcginnis at maileig.com> wrote:
>
> Thoughts everyone (@mailinglist)?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jerry Feldman [mailto:gaf at blu.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 11:55 AM
> To: stevenj at math.mit.edu
> Cc: stevenj at fftw.org; Joshua McGinnis; John Abreau; mako at atdot.cc;
> doctormo at gmail.com; mel at melchua.com
> Subject: Re: New England InstallFest
>
> The 3rd floor of E51 has a large lounge area outside of the rooms we
> used last spring, 376. Additionally there are plenty of tables in the
> hallway outside of the rooms we currently use.
>
>
> The classrooms are not really good for installfests except for room 061
> that has regular tables and chairs.
>
> Additionally, building E51 has the front parking area with the
> wheelchair ramp and elevator. None of the other buildings on campus are
> really accessible from a parking lot except maybe building 66 from the
> east parking lot.
>
>
> On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 10:33:20 -0400 (EDT)
> "Steven G. Johnson" <stevenj at fftw.org> wrote:
>
> > I would suggest one of the 3rd floor rooms in the MIT Student Center.
> > They are big enough for 30-40 people, easily, and have the huge
> advantage
> > of being easy to find for non-MIT people.
> >
> > (Something to check: The whole campus has wireless, but I'm not sure
> > offhand if those rooms have ethernet drops.)
> >
> > On Tue, 21 Aug 2007, Joshua McGinnis wrote:
> >
> > > Hi John,
> > >
> > > We're fine with doing a joint event. Let's proceed.
> > >
> > > As for dates, the team has decided that it we'd like to shoot for
> > > holding the event on October 13th. That'll give us some room for
> > > preparation.
> > >
> > > We're anticipating 30 - 40 people and we'd like to hold the event
> from
> > > 9am to 5pm. I don't personally know the campus well enough to
> specify a
> > > building and room preference. As long as the room is accessible, has
> > > internet access, and enough room, we'd be fine with whatever you
> choose.
> > >
> > >
> > > Our team leader is CC'd on this e-mail, so I'll let him chime in if
> he
> > > has any thoughts.
> > >
> > > Thanks for your help John,
> > >
> > > Joshua
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: John Abreau [mailto:jabr at blu.org]
> > > Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 5:40 PM
> > > To: Joshua McGinnis
> > > Cc: stevenj at math.mit.edu; morzinski at mit.edu; gaf at blu.org;
> > > stevenj at fftw.org; mako at atdot.cc; doctormo at gmail.com
> > > Subject: RE: New England InstallFest
> > >
> > > Hi, Joshua.
> > >
> > > It looks like MIT Scheduling is saying that I can ask for a room
> > > if the event is a joint BLU/Ubunutu event. That's fine with me;
> > > let me know if you want to proceed on that basis.
> > >
> > > Less than a week's notice may be difficult, and before I ask,
> > > I need to know how big a room the event will need. The room we use
> > > for the BLU Installfests has space for about 10 PCs at a time, so I
> > > don't want to ask for that room unless you confirm that this is
> > > enough space.
> > >
> > > Did you already have a specific building and room in mind?
> > >
> > >
> > > On Mon, August 20, 2007 11:10 am, n42site at MIT.EDU said:
> > >> Hi Joshua
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Unfortunately we are unable to reserve space for groups without an
> MIT
> > >> sponsor.  If John wants to take this meeting and make it his
> > >> responsibility
> > >> and a part of his group that is fine however since John is not an
> MIT
> > >> affiliate he cannot sponsor you.
> > >
> > >
> > > On Mon, August 20, 2007 7:44 am, Joshua McGinnis said:
> > >> Thanks Steven for the contact.
> > >>
> > >> I've added a couple of other folks to this e-mail in hopes of
> reaching
> > >> the right party.
> > >>
> > >> @Jacob, John, and Jerry: I'm trying to organize an Ubuntu
> InstallFest
> > >> for the Ubuntu Massachusetts Team. After speaking with some of the
> > >> faculty, it seems that in order for MIT to let use their facilities
> > > for
> > >> our event, we need to be associated with an existing MIT group or
> > >> organization.
> > >>
> > >> Would you guys be at all interested in helping us reserve and hold
> the
> > >> event at the campus?
> > >>
> > >> Joshua McGinnis
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: Steven G. Johnson [mailto:stevenj at fftw.org]
> > >> Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 1:29 PM
> > >> To: Samuel Klein
> > >> Cc: Joshua McGinnis; Steven G Johnson; Benj Mako Hill;
> > > morzinski at mit.edu
> > >> Subject: RE: New England InstallFest
> > >>
> > >> I could probably reserve a room, but I think you'd be much better
> off
> > >> (from both a logistical and a publicity standpoint) coordinating
> this
> > >> with
> > >> one or more of the computing groups at MIT.  I'm cc-ing Jacob
> > > Morzinski
> > >> (morzinski at mit.edu), an friend of mine who works in Academic
> > > Computing,
> > >> as
> > >> a possible contact.
> > >>
> > >> Perhaps the primary people to coordinate with, however, would be
> the
> > >> Boston Linux & Unix user group:
> > >>    http://www.blu.org/
> > >> I notice from their web page that they are already holding an
> > >> installfest
> > >> this Saturday (18 August) at MIT in E51-063.
> > >>
> > >> Regards,
> > >> Steven G. Johnson
> > >>
> > >> On Wed, 15 Aug 2007, Samuel Klein wrote:
> > >>
> > >>>
> > >>> Joshua,
> > >>>
> > >>> This sounds like fun.  Steven, can we reserve an MIT room for an
> > >> Ubuntu
> > >>> installation party?  Mako could be an MIT-affiliate to look after
> the
> > >>> event... it's coming up in two Saturdays.
> > >>>
> > >>> Peace,
> > >>> SJ
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>> On Wed, 15 Aug 2007, Joshua McGinnis wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>> Hey SJ,
> > >>>>
> > >>>> I hope you'll be able to make it. It should be quite fun.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> I don't know if you caught this in my original message, but we're
> > >> still
> > >>>> hoping to hold the event on the MIT campus. You mentioned that
> you
> > >> could
> > >>>> help with reserving a room/place for the event.
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Would you still be able to help with that?
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/2007-newenglandinstallfest01
> > >>>> MailingList (we'll be using the MATeam group mailing list for
> > >> updates:
> > >>>> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-ma)
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>> -----Original Message-----
> > >>>> From: Samuel Klein [mailto:sj at laptop.org]
> > >>>> Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 1:56 AM
> > >>>> To: Joshua McGinnis
> > >>>> Cc: Samuel Klein; mako at atdot.cc; mel at melchua.com
> > >>>> Subject: Re: New England InstallFest
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Awesome.  A saturday, hmm... I'll be moving that day, but will
> try
> > > to
> > >>>> come
> > >>>> by.  Do you have a mailing list for it?  Sounds like fun to me. I
> > >> have a
> > >>>>
> > >>>> few machines that need a RE-install of some sort since they keep
> > >> causing
> > >>>>
> > >>>> trouble...
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Mako : I have boxes of books for you, and some bookcases!
> > >>>>
> > >>>> SJ
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>> On Mon, 13 Aug 2007, Joshua McGinnis wrote:
> > >>>>
> > >>>>> Hi Everyone,
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> How's everyone?
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> I just wanted to shoot this e-mail out to some folks I had
> talked
> > >> with
> > >>>>> about putting together the first New England Area wide
> InstallFest.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> We've chosen a date: 8/25 (alternative: 9/1). Now, I need some
> > > help!
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> SJ, you mentioned that you would be able to book a room for us
> at
> > >> the
> > >>>>> MIT campus? Is that still possible? We are anticipating 40 ish
> or
> > > so
> > >>>>> people.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> @Mako: Hi Mako. A couple of folks from the Mass Ubuntu team
> asked
> > > me
> > >>>> to
> > >>>>> shoot you an e-mail. We are in need of some official live cd's
> and
> > >>>> they
> > >>>>> heard you might have some. I also heard that you might be able
> to
> > >>>>> contribute some of the Ubuntu books to the InstallFest. Would
> you
> > > be
> > >>>>> able to offer any assistance in those areas?
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> Lastly, everyone involved would love for someone from OLPC to
> > >> attend,
> > >>>>> bring an XO, or participate in some way. Would someone be
> > >> interested?
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> Thanks all,
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> Joshua
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>
> > >>
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Brian
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