On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 1:13 AM, Pockey Lam <pockey beijinglug org
> Hi Mario,
> Have we sent emails to every registered / attendees to ask them to
> upload pictures in different media , with the same tag of gnome.asia
> And also blog about the event :)
> Besides, where can we find the speakers' presentations as I haven't seen
> them in the gnome.asia
website yet... some audiences are asking. Thanks!
> On Thu, 2009-11-26 at 00:47 +0800, Emily Chen wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> This is the meeting notes of GNOME.Asia Committee member meeting.
>> Add your comments and new ideas after this summit 2009.
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Stormy Peters <stormy gnome org
>> Date: 2009/11/22
>> Subject: notes from our meeting
>> To: Emily Chen <emilychen522 gmail com
>> GNOME Asia Summit Meeting, 10:45am-11:40am
>> Past year, this year, next year
>> About everything
>> Past year is already done.
>> Is GNOME Asia just for the event or do we want to do something else
>> like users group? Or do we want to position ourselves with the other
>> desktop environments.
>> * promote gnome technologies
>> * raising awareness
>> * for developers and users
>> Beijing GNOME User Group:
>> * Beijing is the beginning
>> * GNOME is new to people
>> * Promote GNOME in Asia, get developers together
>> * Then can target users
>> * Build GNOME community in Asia
>> * Asia is different because everyone doesn't speak English
>> Follow the model of Debian with DebConf
>> * Difficult to establish all the relations, ask for sponsors, all at
>> once. Thing is to establish the relationships.
>> * DebConf has a global team with sponsors each year.
>> * Local partners for internet, rooms, food, ...
>> * The money is gotten on the global level. The same sponsors join
>> again and support it.
>> * 150 volunteers come one week before the event to set it up.
>> * 5,000-6,000 attendees, all developers
>> * There was a mini debconf in Taiwan, 40-50 attendees, AsianDeb, next
>> year in Thailand
>> * Hosts make the application 2 years before
>> * Do the call soon. Get the spot for next year and immediately put a
>> call for 2011.
>> * Candidates for next year:
>> * Singapore (Emily talked to Alfred, talk to Red Hat, Eugene), good
>> community, hosting at a university
>> * Taiwan, Thailand, maybe India, Cambodia,
>> * talk to local communities first
>> * send out call for hosting the event. ACTION OWNER: Emily
>> * after the call goes out, contact the local teams. ACTION OWNER:
>> Emily & others
>> * If people don't want to sponsor this year, we should ask them to
>> consider future years
>> * Sponsors
>> * We need to ask for money as soon as we know where it is
>> This year's event feedback:
>> * Lost time on the website (was hard to do remotely)
>> * DebConf local team owns website. GUADEC too but it is an issue.
>> * Connection to US made the website very slow
>> * Professional solution (expectation, pentabof)
>> * Why is there no open source solution for events
>> * Mediawiki (event organization), wordpress (event blogging) and
>> pentabof (Registration)
>> * Very short time to prepare
>> * Paperwork is difficult
>> * Must be a local company to organize an event in Vietnam
>> * Verify that the GNOME Foundation is a real company is difficult, we
>> got a stamp
>> * Might be easier if you have one strong international open source
>> company in that country
>> * More international than Beijing. Cambodian, Signapore, Chinese, ...
>> * Volunteers were great
>> * Gathering the press articles
>> * Has people walking around collecting pictures
>> Other ideas:
>> * Ask people to write blog entries before to advertise
>> * Gather flickr, twitters, etc in one site (Did it in Beijing, have
>> * Have signage to tell people how to tag, twitter, etc
>> * Write a how to have a GNOME Asia (put in gnome.org
>> * Have a conference planning hackfest
>> * Have GUADEC stuff (not always relevant), have How to Plan a Software
>> Freedom Day event in Beijing
>> * Schedule, website, announcements in the morning (about
>> food, ...), ...
>> * Flexible but some stuff (like announce what it is even whatever it
>> is) should always happen
>> ACTION: ask all sponsored people to blog OWNER: Emily