On Monday 19 November 2012 17:52:31 Drew Adams wrote:
On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 3:07 AM, Kostas Koudaras
> 2012/11/16 Drew Adams
>> On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM, Andres Silva <anditosan1000(a)gmail.com>
fantastic. Our tram could design something. Although we
need to know the banner size and if the project approves of a
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Thanks, the help would definitely be welcome. I was thinking about
going through one of those online companies that make banners for
cheap... all we have to do is provide the graphic and give them a bit
of cash. I found this place:
They do a 3ft by 8ft sign for $50. I don't know what the dementions of
the booth is going I don't know if anyone has ever used that company
or had success with another company but it should be simple, no matter
who I go though.
As for getting it approved, I think we should come up with something
first and then submit it for approval. Getting an approval when we
don't have anything seems like we won't get too far to me. Do you like
the idea of a California theme though?
I think that this is a really great idea, Scale is a big event and
deserves its own banner, plus that the past 2-3 years we have a
constant presence there. Do we have any openSUSE pressentations
happening this year?
What else are you thinking of having as promotional stuff? Please have
in mind that TSP can aprove a small amount for making promotional
stuff for the event. let me know your ideas and maybe then I can make
some contribution to it :)
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Exactly what I was thinking... we have been at SCaLE for several years
in a row and so long as I live out here I plan to continue working
it... it is a larger event in the US and I think it would really get
local people interested and want to come talk to us.
As far as TSP support for promotional stuff, I was thinking about
maybe getting some openSUSE shirts made up with a similar California
theme as the banner... to draw even more people to the booth.
I really these efforts to help draw people to the booth. I am not
going to make the mistake that I made last year... I am going to make
a huge effort tell people about our growing local community and tell
them about our Southern California openSUSE Meetup group. This way we
can stay in communication with them beyond SCaLE and possibly involve
them in Launch Parties and such in the future. This way, next year we
might have a broader local pool of openSUSE users that might be
interested in working the booth.... rinse repeat!
I really believe helping people feel more connected to the project by
showing a local community who is there and proud will help people want
to get engaiged and stay engaged with the overall community (both
locally and internationally). The more people feel connected and
engaged the more likely they are to want to contribute in whatever way
they can... and that is what it is all about for me.
Yes, yes and yes. I fully agree - I even have some tips, see:
Hope it helps.
On to the more practical side of SCALE 11x:
* To help things get going I have set up a SCALE page:
And Drew, I put you on there as organizer as you initiated this and clearly
want to organize it. If you can't, for some reason - let some of the others
who are interested in helping know so ppl can pick things up, of course.
* The TSP (travel support program) can reimburse costs for events up to $100
so now you need a design and a quote on the costs and you can do the banner
I'd suggest to try and put things on that wiki page to make them easier to
find and follow.
Loads of hugs,
Member & Ambassador,