Monday, December 20, 2004

LinuxWorld and FedoraCon

Ok, here's the deal. So earlier today I had a teleconference with gregdek and crew regarding the LinuxWorld plans and a possible FedoraCon. As it stands now, we have a Fedora Booth at LinuxWorld (.org pavilion booth #7) and we will have DVD/CDs and maybe some other schwag to throw around. Systems will be provided by Pogo Linux as usual with RH providing signage and the other goodness. The only thing left to do is to formalize our marketing strategy for the show and figure out what schwag is doable as handouts. Additionally, it would be nice to know who (developers) plan on showing up. Some are confirmed, the rest are up in the air and there may even be a few surprises. Either way, LinuxWorld should go off without a hitch.

After that, we discussed the possibility of FedoraCon, which we initially planned on having somewhere in the Hynes Center, and now are considering MIT. Personally, I like the MIT plan because it allows us to put together a more formal set of events and ensures that we wont get anyone there that gets there by mistake- meaning that it will be more of a developer forum will dev issues and project issues discussed as opposed to the BoF which is supposed to be more user oriented. Starting tomorrow, I'll start asking people who intends on coming. The more of a hard number we have, the better, because that will allow us to put together something like a dinner.

Dates of Interest:
LinuxWorld, Feb 14-17 2005, and the Fedora BoF is on Thursday the 16th from 5:15 - 6:45. Ideally, the BoF would end at 6:00 or 6:15 which would allow us to have any FedoraCon event(s) starting at 6:30 or 7:00.

FedoraCon, tentaively Feb 16 and 17. The 16th at 6:30-whenever and the 17th sometime after LinuxWorld is over. This might, and probably will change as people decide what they want to do. We need to avoid certain conflicts such as the RH dinner and whatnot else. Another thing to take into consideration is the fact that some people who fly in might require a Saturday night stay, so maybe Saturday is a viable day for FedoraCon as well. It sure sounds better.