I am so so very sorry I didn't make it... Jet lag
kicked in and it was
more powerful than my alarm clock! I apologize for that (and yes, next
time feel free to call me).
Thank you, only if it's really urgent.
I will happily participate in Program Committee as well as help out
with announcement drafting, OSEM, etc.
Great news, thank you! :-)
Now the only other person we need is a Suse representative for the
Also it could be a good practice to make a call for
the things you
need, for example call for program committee, call for volunteers,
That way, people that couldn't make it to a specific meeting can stil
sign up for tasks :)
[Let's make sure that such emails go both to project and conference
Going through the meeting's logs (btw for whomever didn't attend and
is anxious to read: http://paste.opensuse.org/94788412
) I have made
some notes (or rather draft notes that is) which you can find here
It's a long text but I think you will find at least some of that
information quite useful.
Oh boy, this sure is a useful stack of information,
I have also seen that you are super anxious about the website (I
totally get it, I was like that too). Don't be.
As soon as we prepare some moto and logo and straighten up a few
things, the website might even magically appera one sunny morning :)
My point being that we already have the infrastructure set (unlike
other conferences) and we can't really have the new looks of our
website until we have some actual content to put in it.
Just to make sure we are on the same page... We need to:
- start drafting announcements (oSC14 dates, CfP opens...),
- find a moto/theme for oSC14 (I would again suggest having a separate
email thread for that so that all our community can get involved),
- finalize artwork (first of all logo and then some promo material for
FOSDEM - poster, cube perhaps...),
- have website & OSEM up&running with the above info.
Well, maybe not super
anxious about the website, but I am anxious to
provide information on booking flights and accommodation for community
members that will go to the conference - but that might be because there
are no accommodation deals yet.
We'll know more after Tuesday - when Tomo finishes first negotiations
with the City of Dubrovnik about sponsorships and the city's help with
Regarding sponsorships that were also discussed, I am happy to help
out on that as well. I do have some experience with sponsors in
general. Let's discuss more about it at some other point and get
started. In my opinion, there should definitely be a local person
keeping track of things (probably the same person approaching local
sponsors) and we can together set sponsorship levels and what we can
offer to our sponsors.
Speaking of which, I am all for having a business track, keeping in
mind that this is an openSUSE Community conference and as such the
talks must somehow relate to the opensuse and its community. We don't
even have to name it as a business track if it makes people
uncomfortable. But our sponsors could in fact have something
interesting to present to openSUSE community.
I think we should clearly communicate 2 things to sponsors:
- that their sponsorship does not guarantee them a
presentation/workshop slot and that they should apply for it like
everybody else (through osem) and have the program committee (which is
independent from the sponsors committee) decide.
- and that their talk/workshop should definitely have to do with open
source and relate to openSUSE.
Yes, and we should define what are the conditions
for them to get a
booth at the conference. We should definitely write a more detailed
guidelines to send out to potential sponsors.
I'll add a few of these things to Trello.
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