Interested! Will sponsor! -- Re: [LUNI] Re: [ChicagoLinux] Chicago Free and Open Source Conference
special.kevin at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 15:46:53 CDT 2007
On 8/23/07, Mark Stuart Burge <mark at msbrepairs.com> wrote:
> 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
> to it)
You have to be careful with this or else your conference turns into
one big advertisement and I know I don't want to go to a conference
like that. If they sponsor and have a booth then they can show off
and sell products at their booth.
> Advertise to soho users and set up some areas where they can learn the
> benefits of linux on the desktop.
Can you explain what soho users are and what areas of linux would be
suit their needs.
> Set up the audio/video/multimedia for the conference completely on linux
> boxes (ubuntustudio) and allow that to become part of the display.
This was the plan, maybe not with Ubuntu Studio but with some linux distro.
> 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.
I am all for having a talk on safe computing for families. If anybody
knows who would be a good person to ask to talk about this please let
> 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.
I really would like to see a talk on the OLPC and will be contacting
them about a talk when we get into that stage of planning.
- Kevin Harriss
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