Louis Suarez-Potts wrote:
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.
Okay. It's good to have this spelled out right up front.
What if any collateral is already available?
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
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.
What budget will you have for getting brochures printed and
similar expenses? It sounds from a later comment in this note
that you'll be relying on CD-ROM suppliers to donate them. Will
you also be relying on someone to donate the printing of brochures?
What about a banner for the booth? Is one available? Should the
booth have one? Does the art project have a banner design? I got
a very nice 2'x6' full-colour banner for US$72 for the
ODFellowship booth at SCALE, from ultimatebanners.com; you might
like to use them if you don't already have another supplier.
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 :-).
Good grief! Why ever not? That's what community members are for!
If you give people the impression that you're always going to do
everything yourself, why should anyone volunteer to take on some
of the responsibility?
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.
I can't help there at the moment, as I'm having to work offline
almost all the time, just collecting and sending email a few
times a day.