[Ambassadors] Event Box Revisited

Robert M. Albrecht romal at fedoraproject.org
Mon Jun 2 04:51:47 UTC 2008


the KDE event box is regional only too.

It contains posters, ... and a display, keyboard, ... but not a PC.

I would advice against including hardware in the Fedora event box. HW adds 
some heavy weight and everyone has a laptop or PC availiable, so I don´t 
think shipping a PC aroun is very usefull.

After Cebit we shipped the KDE eventbox from Cebit (Hannover Germany) to 
Bern (Switzerland) which costs 220 Euros.

Problem is, on the Hannover fair grounds, Fedex has an exclusive contract 
as shipping partner. So we had no choice but to use the very expensive 
Fedex service.

If we ship the box five times a year, we have about 1000 Euros. For that 
amount of money we could simply equip all ambassadors with a collection of 
posters, ... and create a very small and leightweight event box (perhaps 
including an OLPC ...)

cu romal

Jeffrey Tadlock schrieb:
> One of the topics that has come up in the weekly Fedora Marketing
> meetings is the topic of the Event Box [1].  The event box is an idea,
> heavily borrowed from the GNOME Project, that could make organizing a
> booth at an event much easier for an Ambassador.  It would be a decent
> sized shipping container that contained the basic materials necessary
> to organize and run a Fedora booth at a small to mid-sized event.  For
> larger events it would be starting point, but would probably need
> supplemented by additional materials.  The items currently suggested
> for an event box are listed on the wiki page [1].
> Shipping a box of this size is not cheap, so if successful there would
> likely be an event box assigned to a major region - based on the
> success of the first event box.  Even though the cost of shipping is
> high, I think it will allow an ambassador to free up time to get other
> event preparation done without the need to track down basic materials
> for every event.  It also helps make sure that a Fedora Booth at any
> event at least has the basics covered.  It seems we repeat a lot of
> work for every event we do (at least it seems that way for events in
> North America).
>> >From the marketing meeting we wanted to bring this discussion up again
> with the Ambassadors.  Please visit the Event Box wiki page [1] and
> read up on it if you have not seen the proposal before.  It covers
> more of the details than I have here.  Once you have done that, please
> comment on whether you would find an event box useful in your event
> preparation.  And also feel free to suggest changes to the contents of
> the box as well.
> Thanks!
> Jeffrey
> [1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/EventBox
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