On Wed, 08 Feb 2006 08:04:43 -0600, James Walker <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Louis Suarez-Potts wrote:

LinuxWorld Expo Boston is coming soon: 3-6 April.

I think it is very important that OOo be fully represented there. Not only is Massachusetts leading the fight for the government use of the opendocument format, which OOo uses, but a lot of media attention has been focused on that fight. I figure the LWE this year in Boston will be more than normally saturated with media.

I would like to have a booth focused on OOo and possibly more. I have not checked but am checking now it Sun is planning a booth that would include OOo. If you are interested in helping out with managing the booth, let us know by responding to the [EMAIL PROTECTED] list.
As of right now, I am considering going to this, however I cannot make a total commitment to it yet. What is available to get there? If I go, I will more than likely drive, even though it is 16-18 hours one way. If I do drive it will allow me to bring 3 computers total. One running Suse Linux, one with Windows Media Edition 2005, and a laptop with XP. If it is needed, since this conference is a Linux one, the laptop could have Suse Installed for the conference but the other cannot.

Slapping a Knoppix CD can make the 3 computers run Linux without needing to install on them.

What we would need besides your presence:

* collateral
* cdroms
* banner
* t-shirts
* giveaways?
* anything else?
I can burn 50 to 100 CDs for this, these can go even if I cannot make it.

I think the best contact will be Sam Hiser who lives in NYC and he might be able to pull together a buch of swag.

What would be really great is if we could do a demo of OOo there. We need a professional demonstration of what OOo is and what it does. If you want to help here, please! Be creative, be original, and make it fun :-) The basic idea: A presentation or scripted demo that demonstrates OOo's ease and power.

yes I will also suggest to do 'recruiting material' simply because a lot of Linux (OOo-users) will be there, they might already know the suite, but getting them exciting about participating in the community might go a step further.

If someone can create the demo's in Impress, it would not be a problem to run it on one of the above mentioned machines.



Please keep in mind, I am not 100% sure I can make it to this, but I am trying to work everything out.

OOo has been in many LWE so far, so repeating attendies might know OOo, but learning about it's community and ways to help might have a more informative result.

James Walker
Central US MarCon
Alexandro Colorado
CoLeader of OpenOffice.org ES

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