Where 20 2010

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Where 2.0 2010

Event Owner
Brian Hamlin (darkblue_b)
When
week of March 29, 2010
Where
San Jose, Ca
What
OReilly Where


Brady / Yvonne at OReilly provided a pro-bono booth

EMail call for volunteers sent 20181216194954


we have now confirmed at the 11th hour, a presence at Where 2.0 .. There is a cocktail table in the Exhibit Hall with our name on it..

So I am now calling for volunteers for the event - you know who you are! If you choose to volunteer, you will get an Exhibits Only pass, which unfortunately does not include OReilly lunch The time slots are as follows:

Wednesday, 31March

  • Morning break - 10:15 AM
  • Lunch Break 12'ish
  • Afternoon break
  • Evening Reception in the exhibit hall

Thursday, 01April - no kiddng

  • same as above, but ends at 4:30 pm

Signage Note: as a cocktail table, we won't be able to use the big table 'skirt' but there is an ID Sign, 7"x44" on the drape behind us.. the primary color of the event is BLUE

  • the contract for the event says that OReilly will print the sign.. I trust this will happen even at this late date

also as a cocktail table, there is really no room for a demo laptop IMO I suggest a fishbowl or something .. I would like to make some kind of game related to coding.. with the result of, if you can do X simple thing, you get an OSGeo Y simple handout thing ideas welcome!


Followup-

great show - was likely over 900 attendees.. industry announcements brought business people and tech people alike. OReilly as always did the media very well, with professional grade stage, video and sound. Special thanks to OReilly staff May and Yvonne. The OSGeo booth was in the hallway outside the small'ish exhibit hall, and got plenty of traffic. The buzz was far less "us versus them" as in the past and far more simply about the latest developments. About half (in my experience) of people had not heard of OSGeo. Very good connections made with some USGS folks and several startups. Many OSGeo'ers involved in the show presentations and throughout.

Demos

  • Live DVD r3 running under VirtualBox was a great demo
  • rburhum slideshow of OSGeo misc

Equipment

  • table was 30" diameter
  • rburhum brought external LCD monitor
  • three laptops among us

Volunteers

  • darkblue_b
  • rburhum
  • glennon
  • pramsey

Materials