Interested! Will sponsor! -- Re: [LUNI] Re: [ChicagoLinux] Chicago Free and Open Source Conference
Mark Stuart Burge
mark at msbrepairs.com
Thu Aug 23 15:14:32 CDT 2007
I second that, if there is something there to make the whole thing
Might be worth getting some vendors involved and have some hardware on
sale and being demonstrated (they can then add their advertising muscle
Advertise to soho users and set up some areas where they can learn the
benefits of linux on the desktop.
Set up the audio/video/multimedia for the conference completely on linux
boxes (ubuntustudio) and allow that to become part of the display.
Set up an ubuntuCE demo and then promote the event on moody radio
(90.1FM) which will target families all over Chicago who want a
free/safe operating system and thus you will also promote it to church
offices in the neighborhood who are a prime candidate for linux desktops.
Get the promoters of 'One laptop per child' http://olpc.com/ to get
involved, as it ties in with the first large scale rollout of the olpc
laptop in September.
JEFF at gerhardt.org wrote:
> A suggestion.
> This has worked well in other areas of the country. I suggest that if
> you do not want your conference to be one where people are preaching
> to the choir, that you establish a strong secodary hook to the event.
> The obvious is gaming.
> A half Linux half Gaming Con has worked well all over the US. It
> would draw in people from other "con" genre as well.
> It would also provide the LUGS across Chicago opportunity to share by
> setting up a wine based gaming lan. Starcraft is having a huge
> resurgence now that the new version has been announced for 08 or 09
> and is a game that can be played fairly with radically disparaging
> systems. Legal licenses can be obtained free or near free.
> D. Wade writes:
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