On 2007-09-14, at 04:19 , Jean Hollis Weber wrote:

Of particular interest, given the marketing priorities we've identified for OOo2.3, is this:

"... newly added for SCALE 6X is a Friday conference on education: “Open Source in Education” which focuses on opportunities for Open Source in the field of education."

A natural for OpenOffice.org, I think! -- if anyone is available to speak on the topic.

I wish I could. Normally, I can't make it then but let's see. So far, my calendar looks open then.

OOo could also probably have a (free) booth, if we had people to work at it. I am unable to attend next year's SCALE.

I'm always of two minds when it comes to booths-- a lot of work and doubtful payoff. As well, we really don't have many in the area, at least afaik.

I've attended one SCALE, in 2006, and thought it was good venue for reaching users as well as developers.

So I've heard from others.

The OpenDocument booth had copies of the OOoAuthors books on OOo, among other items, and they were quite popular. ALthough SCALE is a Linux conference, many people asked questions related to encouraging Windows users to switch to OOo.

Thanks for the info.


My default reaction at this point (as opposed to my kneejerk one) is to suggest we create a wiki of events that all the community--not just the anglophone one--finds interesting. We can divide these by region/country, and call it, "..../events.html . We can then link this to Marketing wiki and Marketing homepage.


Louis Suarez-Potts wrote:
Scale is an interesting and worthwhile event, from what I have heard from those here who have attended and from those in other projects who have gone. AFAIK, there are very few OOo community members in SoCal, however. I doubt if we would have funds for subsidizing anyone to go to it, but it may be worthwhile to see if there is enough interest in the new and expanded community.
Begin forwarded message:
From: Ilan Rabinovitch
Date: 10 Sep 2007 1:04:07  EDT (CA)
Subject: Call For Presentations - SCALE 6x

Dear Louis Suarez-Potts,

I would like to bring to your attention the 2008 Southern California
Linux Expo's Call For Papers. We would like to encourage the OpenOffice community to participate in this year's call for papers. Our 6th annual event, SCALE 6x will be held on February 8-10, 2008 at the Los Angeles
Airport Westin.

SCALE is an annual technical conference held in the Southern California
area.  We are a non-profit event organized by USC, UCLA Linux Users
Group, and the Simi-Conejo Valley Linux Users Group. SCALE's goal is to
bring together all three pillars of the Linux community: open-source
users/developers, businesses and academic institutions. Each pillar is critical to the success and growth of Linux and open-source. SCALE has
been called  " .. one of the few good grass-root level technical
conferences for Linux" by Linux Kernel Developer Robert Love.

If you are interested in presenting on a topic related to Linux /
open-source, please see the call for papers on our website at:
http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale6x/conference-info/calls-for- papers/

Past presentations are available online (including slides and audio): 2007 - http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale5x/conference+info/ speakers/
2006 - http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/past/2006/hours.php
2005 - http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/past/2005/hours.php
2003 - http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/past/2003/presentations.php
2002 - http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/past/2002/presentations.php

We hope to see you at SCALE 6x!

Best regards,
Ilan Rabinovitch
Conference Chair
Southern California Linux Expo

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