On Sat, 2012-01-28 at 16:37 -0800, Sri Ramkrishna wrote:
> The chair of OSCON used to be a GNOME contributor.  We can probably ask
> him regarding any confusion on the criteria.  I'm not that bullish of
> manning the booth but I will if it will help the cause.
> sri

I wouldn't want to see anyone stuck manning the booth.  But surely
within Portland and the nearby areas, there are people willing to
volunteer to help staff the booth.  A well-scheduled rotation makes
"boothing" enjoyable and gives everyone a chance to do other things
instead of feeling like it is all work and no play.

As I recall, there's about 3 days of exhibit hall time.  And it kicks
off with a general meet n greet within the exhibit hall the first night
incl horsey doors. (No I cannot spell that appetizer word to save my


> On Sat, 2012-01-28 at 18:25 -0600, Bryen M Yunashko wrote:
> > On Fri, 2012-01-27 at 18:00 -0800, Sriram Ramkrishna wrote:
> > > Is it worth registering a booth at OSCON?  I guess, if we have
> > > applications to show then perhaps it might be better.  We could also
> > > try to get donations for a11y as well.  Anyways, let me know what
> > > people think.
> > > 
> > > I'd like to to have a meeting on how to deal wtih conferences.. what
> > > conferences we should be going to etc.
> > > 
> > > sri
> > 
> > I'll be going to OSCON this year on behalf of openSUSE.   The procedure
> > has changed this year for getting an OSCON booth (which the procedures
> > have always sucked.)  In the past it was first-come, first-served for
> > dotorgs to get a free both.  This year, they will open up an application
> > process in March and then consider which ones qualify for a free both.
> > 
> > No word on what the criteria will be.
> > 
> > OSCON has promised they will contact me as soon as the application
> > process is opened. I'll be sure to let the GNOME team here know when
> > that happens so you guys can figure out a booth.
> > 
> > We could also consider doing shared booths in order to increase dotOrg
> > presence at these events.   Worth thinking about.
> > 
> > Bryen
> > 

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