On 2006-02-22, at 21:51 , Jean Hollis Weber wrote:
Louis Suarez-Potts wrote:
OpenOffice.org has been given booth space at both the LWE Boston
(4-6 April) and SF (15-17 August). Yippee!
What we need now is people to help staff the booth.
I can give some advice and will try to coordinate the schedule as
well as collateral, but would love help in this. For the Boston
event, I'm very likely to be there, as I may be giving a
presentation there, anyway.
if you are interested in helping out in whatever capacity, please
let me know!
That is good news. Have you mentioned this on a list with a wider
readership? I suspect that some potentially valuable volunteers
might not be reading this list.
What if any funding will be available for travel and accommodation
for people helping out? That could make a lot of difference to who
might be potentially available to assist.
Probably zero. I am scrounging around for my own funding, but that
is not certain. What usually happens is that local people, ie,
Bostonians, or whatever, help out.
What if any collateral is already available? And, errr.... just to
make sure we all understand the terminology, what exactly do you
mean by "collateral"? It's not a familiar term to me and I may be
guessing wrong as to just what it includes.
To be frank, I've not investigated this yet. We used to have cdroms
and brochures, or at least the digital versions of these, and I'm
hoping to use those.
What level of help are you looking for?
So far, getting the collateral we might have together. I can probably
do the scheduling and maybe even drum up support.
You mention people to staff the booth, but how about planning and
preparation? You mention you will try to coordinate the the
schedule as well as collateral; would you prefer to have someone
else handle all of that, considering how many other things you are
Of course :-) But I'd never wish to impose such a burden :-). I'll
try to get interest going in this so that we have sufficient booth
bodies available and put a call out to the cdrom list for cdroms. But
we do need the brochures and any other material. I can also (or
anyone else can) start a wiki for the scheduling, as that may be
easiest to manage.