[Ambassadors] Ambassadors Meeting EMEA - Summary 2008-08-20

Francesco Ugolini fugolini at fedoraproject.org
Thu Aug 21 20:33:14 UTC 2008

2008/8/21 Fabian Affolter <fab at fedoraproject.org>:
> === News from FAmSCo ===
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> === Events ===
> ==== FrOSCon ====
> MaxSpevack will be there, along with RobertAlbrecht, and a few others. He is
> giving a talk on Saturday.  He also have a bunch of Fedora 9 Live CDs (the
> nice ones, same that we had at LinuxTag).  We were hoping to have the new
> t-shirts for this event, but they are not ready in time. That is his fault,
> and he apologize. ChristophWickert asked about accomondation because the
> hotel wasn't able to tell him if they have reservations for Fedora.
>  MaxSpevack said that they have a bunch of reservations for "FrOSCon" but he
> is not sure if we were taken into account
> ==== FUDCon ====
> FUDCon will be in 16 days.  Everyone who is coming should already be signed
> up.  If you signed up for hotel, that will be fully paid for 100% by Fedora
> and MaxSpevack hope that everyone will have a WONDERFUL event.  It has been
> a long time since we had a FUDCon in Europe, and this will be the first of
> an annual EMEA [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon/FUDConBrno2008 FUDcon].
>  There are 110 registered attendees.  MaxSpevack don't know the exact
> breakdown of Red Hat employees from Czech Republic, Red Hat employees from
> Germany or other parts of Europe, and Fedora contributors, but he think
> there is a very good mix.  Next year, we will pick another location in
> Europe.  It will move around :)
> GeroldKassube said that a possible option could be Linux Solution Paris.
>  Fedora Project will certainly support LinuxSolution Paris, but MaxSpevack
> don't think we want to do one FUDCon in September and another in January.
>  Too close together.  Also, the budget has already been decided through the
> end of February 2009, and there isn't money for another FUDCon.  But it is
> important that we continue to support the French ambassadors, which is why I
> had a meeting with MrTom and all the others a few weeks ago.
> ==== OpenExpo ====
> So far there are $1000 USD (approx. 650 EUR) budgeted for this event. The
> confirmed booth person is MaxSpevack, TimeaRusz, and FabianAffolter.
>  FabianAffolter invited all Swiss Fedora contributors to attend but the
> feedback is unsatisfactory.  Red Hat will be there too.  The accommodation
> is still not fixed, CDs are fixed, stickers are fixed.  We will bring some
> of our new t-shirts, which hopefully we can sell to make the money back.
>  The budget is 650 EUR, but it would be nice if we could not use all of
> that, because MaxSpevack think that we will be happy if we have some extra
> money that we can use for other EMEA events later on in the quarter.
> ==== LinuxDay Italy ====
> The Italian Ambassadors are organizing the attendance at this events.
> Linuxday in Italy does have owners, and therefore it does have budget.
> ==== LinuxDay Austria ====
> This events have no budget if we still want to do the event, then we will
> have to take budget away from other events.  FabianAffolter will think about
> his attendance
> === Stickers ===
> MaxSpevack think we probably need to get more stickers made at some point,
> that we can use at different events in EMEA.  If someone wants to take care
> of that, we can use some budget to pay for it, as long as we agree on all
> the prices before we have them produced.  He would like to get more stickers
> made for general EMEA usage.  GeroldKassube will ask MarcoZiesing to care
> about the stickers.  The budget will be around 200 EUR.
> === PoloShirts ===
> GeroldKassube said that maybe we should try to figure out who else need the
> Ambassador Polo and try to order at least for FAD 2008.
> === FAD EMEA 2008 ===
> SandroMathys already sent out a reminder to the people who did not yet
> confirm their attendance.  He hope to get the outstanding answers soon if
> there's some questions or an issue, feel free to contact him, he'll try to
> help as good as he can.  Unfortunately, we're very limited on budget.  The
> new budget plan says we have $2000 ($2000 = about 1250 EUR), which is ok for
> the hotel but won't pay for food or travel. SandroMathys hope...if people
> try not to spend all their event budget, the budget can get bigger after
> all. We might also get a little somewhat from Fedora EMEA e.V. and there's a
> company in Switzerland that might sponsor us a little.  If FUDCon comes in
> under budget, we will take some of that for FAD EMEA and MaxSpevack is doing
> everything he can to get FUDCon in under budget by at least $1000.
>  SandroMathys is trying to find fun events that are free of charge but still
> a lot of fun - He already have one very good idea there (surprise).
> === Sponsorship ===
> SandroMathys knows a company in Switzerland, he just dropped them a line to
> ask for some $ and they are really thinking about how much they can spend.
>  If you know of such a company in your region, why not ask them too?
> Particularly, if you have contacts to somewhere working there.
> FrancescoCrippa Is not sure about opportunity to save money on LinuxDay...
> actually they're looking for extra sponsor to reach all the 100 events in
> Italy.... -> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/Sponsorship
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Thank for the meeting summary.


Francesco Ugolini

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