Dear Friends, I have been writing on and off for itsfoss.com for about a year now. Due to forgetfulness, I forgot to announce debconf18 on itsfoss.com which I hope to rectify before the end of the week.
While talking with my editor about the debconf article I was asked by my editor if there is possibility about becoming media partner and if so then I'll have the responsibility of covering debconf.org First I dunno how Debian would look at it and if it they like it, what sort of expectations would be from them ? The way I look at it, while the opportunity does it have upsides, talking to all the sponsors and highlighting the synergies with Debian, talking to various presenters about the talks they are and would be giving, covering the wine-cheese party as well as the open day :) Much as I would like to take the opportunity, it will definitely cut down both on the 'me' downtime as well as number of talks/workshops I have proposed, would have to sacrifice something somewhere. I am not sure what would be a good way forward in making the Debian folks happy, my editor happy as well as myself. Hence have also addressed debian-publicity as Laura has considerable experience and expertise as she has been handling debian-publicity for quite sometime now and Gunnar being the content head may probably have a tip or two for me as well. If somebody has done some similar initiative before, it might be helpful in figuring the above. If people feel the conversation should be continued off-list I'm also happy with that, just let me know what would be a good way going forward, would continue therein. I am open both ways. -- Regards, Shirish Agarwal शिरीष अग्रवाल My quotes in this email licensed under CC 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ http://flossexperiences.wordpress.com EB80 462B 08E1 A0DE A73A 2C2F 9F3D C7A4 E1C4 D2D8