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Re: [Debconf-team] volunteering for the debconf by non-locals - queries.

Hi shirish

Thank you for your interest in DebConf16.

If there are members who contacted you from the three team groupings
you mentioned, this would take priority. The video team always needs
help, but this is more during the event itself.

We have also made the volunteers procedure an agenda item for our
meeting tonight on IRC, which you are also welcome to join, to improve
how we interact with potential volunteers [1].

I am involved with the Open Weekend [2], and could use help in two areas:
1. Information Art Exhibition - using Debian to make art, in any way
(posters, graphics, knitting, 3D printing, anything!)
2. The ShowMeBox initiative [3]
These are still rather open-ended and could use input from people with
experience mixing Debian work and play.

Generally, we can always use marketing, tell EVERYONE! :D
Our brochure: http://media.debconf.org/dc16/fundraising/debconf16_sponsorship_brochure.pdf
Our flyer: http://media.debconf.org/dc16/fundraising/debconf16_sponsorship_flyer.pdf

Let me know if any of these interest you and if you'd like more info.

best regards
Bernelle (indiebio)

[1] - https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16
[2] - https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16/DebianDay
[3] - https://wiki.debian.org/ShowMeBox

On Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 9:52 PM, shirish शिरीष <shirishag75@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Before I start, at the outset, I have asked for both sponsorship for
> both accommodation and travel. Also I'm not subscribed to the list so
> please CC me if somebody is replying on the thread.
> With that out of the way, I saw the debconf wiki page and saw the bit
> about volunteering but there seem to be no information about what a
> non-local volunteer is supposed to do and how much s/he can do
> remotely.
> https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16
> There are three subsets or teams being shown there :-
> a. Infrastructure team (NOC)
> b. Video team
> c. Attendee Support team
> Apart from the Video team, nothing is known about the other two teams.
> Could somebody elaborate on the other two teams so potential
> volunteers do know what sort of people and skillsets who are
> organizing debconf are looking for ? The only work right now seems to
> be able to shoot and review raw video but there are other roles that
> have not been spelt out. There may be some work that could be done
> remotely in the other two teams, while some roles which require to be
> in-situ (on-site) which leads to my next query.
> For roles which require in-situ (or on-site) presence by volunteers,
> how many days before debconf they would need to be on the venue to be
> of value to debconf ?
> Also being a volunteer, does it mean that s/he would have to volunteer
> for the entire duration of the debconf ? Are there possibilities of
> volunteer of before and after the conference. I ask as somebody who
> has volunteered in smallish foss events in the country, volunteers
> don't get to attend all the workshops or listen to lectures. Hence for
> a potential first-time attendee, it probably would be a bad idea to
> volunteer for the conference. Could somebody clarify on that ?
> For instance, I would love to help out on the Debian Open Weekend
> sharing what little experience I have about using Debian for work as
> well as fun.
> Look forward to hearing from the team.
> --
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