On 2006-02-22, at 21:51 , Jean Hollis Weber wrote:

Louis Suarez-Potts wrote:
Big news:
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.

Not yet.

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 responsible for?

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.



Cheers, Jean

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