OSCON2009

OSCON is a convention of open source developers, activists, and other interested people created by O'Reilly Media. Ubuntu California has talked with the organizers, and is confirmed for a booth in the convention's expo hall (along with a lot of other cool groups!).

Location and Times

This year, the convention will be at the San Jose Convention Center (Google Maps, SanJose.org) in San Jose, CA. Our booth is at location T4.

Show Schedule as grid

Onsite info and the event schedule have useful information for attendees.

The Expo Hall will be open 10:00 to 17:00 on July 22rd and 23th (Wednesday and Thursday). We'll also be around for a few hours before and after those times to set up and take down the booth. Wednesday the floor opens at 7:30 AM for exhibitor setup.

Booth Activities

Current ideas for activities that Ubuntu California people will be doing at the booth include:

  • Passing out Ubuntu CDs
  • Demonstrating Ubuntu using laptop computers (since we probably won't have power)
  • Talking to people and giving them information and links to address questions and concerns
  • Taking signups for our mailing list or Ubuntu's news mailing list (or some other mailing list?)
  • Using the Staffers page answer question about the presentations and attendance of Ubuntu and Canonical staff.

  • Your idea here (feel free to edit this page and add one!)

Volunteers

If you're going to attend OSCON and want to volunteer to help at the booth, please add your name to the following list to give us an idea of how many people we'll have available. You don't have to be 100% sure right now, and we'll hopefully have enough people that you don't have to be there the whole time (which is good, because the other booths look really cool too).

You can register with O'Reilly for an expo pass (free). I'm not sure if there's a limit on attendees, so it might be good to do that just in case.

Possible volunteer list

People who specifically added their name to this page, or said they might show up in meetings, on the mailing list, etc:

Schedule

Date

Time

Volunteer 1

Volunteer 2

Others

Wednesday, July 22nd

10 am - 2pm

Joe Smith

Grantbow

Robert Wall jdeslip

2pm - 4:30 pm

Robert Wall

Jack Deslippe

Jake Peters

6 pm - 7 pm (reception)

Robert Wall

Thursday, July 23rd

10 am - 1:30 pm

Joe Smith

Vivek Ayer

1:30 pm - 5 pm

Joe Smith

Grantbow

Vivek Ayer

Booth Materials

If you think of anything else (large or small) we need, please add it to the list. If the reason it is needed/wanted isn't obvious, explain the reasoning in the description area. This should be an all encompassing list, from duct tape to computers to scratch paper. When in doubt, add it and mention you're unsure in the description.

If you can provide something, please sign your name in the volunteer column (more than one person per item is fine). If you have anything else to say about it (like, "I'm 60% sure I have one of these") use the comments field. If you're providing a part of something (a computer but no monitor) make sure you mention that as well.

If you can't figure out the wiki formatting, just add items/comments underneath, and someone else will come wikify it.

Feel free to make any comments/suggestions/additions!

Materials Provided

  • Booth
  • Tables?
  • Chairs?

Stuff We Need

Item

Description/Info

Volunteer

Comments

Power Strips

RobertWall and dragon_

I'll bring my five-outlet Powersquid. Will that suffice? ~Robert

Table Cloths

Joe Smith

Demo Box 1

Joe Smith

Dell Inspiron E1505 (Laptop)

Demo Box 2

jdeslip

eeepc

Presentation Box

Youtube

jdeslip

22" monitor, Dell Inspiron (Laptop)

Router

dragon_

Belkin F5D7230

Monitor

Preferably large, to loop slides

CD Sleeves

nbusset2 design

Pre-Burned/Verified CDs

Multiple Arch/Flavors

RobertWall (50 Ubuntu i386 Desktop)

Pre-Burned/Verified CDs

Ubuntu i386 Desktop

dragon_ (20 count)

Can burn more

Fliers/Pamphlets

Fliers/Pamphlets

leaflet-front.jpg leaflet-back.jpg

Electricity

500W/5A

Grantbow

Paid $110 Thank you http://www.ragga-wear.com

Banner

Banner.jpg

jdeslip

Grantbow will deliver

Stickers

These will be provided in our Conference Pack

Grantbow

received

Stuff We Want

Item

Description/Info

Volunteer

Comments

Business Cards

Ubuntu-California specific (contact info, channels, etc)

"Cheat sheets"

Quick topical reference cards

We use these notes on various topics to jog our memory so we can remember things people will want to know like "What's new in Jaunty" and "How many ways can I install Ubuntu?"

Name Tags

Fun badges to wear in the booth

I think nhaines mentioned he'd provide these.

Projector

Demos for large audiences

Projection Screen

Speakers

dragon_

Chairs

Plastic Trash Bags

More Tables

'Buntu Stand

Finish this for CDs!

Discussion elsewhere

Media

Pictures

Videos

CaliforniaTeam/Projects/OSCON2009 (last edited 2009-07-27 01:30:45 by vivek-ayer)