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

Hi shirish

> I decided to give the IRC way a miss for number of reasons :-
that's fine :)

>> 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!)
> Do you have somebody who is dedicated to interviewing people, asking
> their motivations why they chose to do whatever art installation they
> did and from where they got the inspiration. If I am there, I would be
> interested to document it either via my blog or document it on a
> debconf blog after somebody proof-reads it as I'm not an native
> english speaker/writer.

That would be great! Would you mind if I contact you with ideas around
marketing the concept, soon? Could you help with spreading the word
and thinking it through?
>> 2. The ShowMeBox initiative [3]
>> These are still rather open-ended and could use input from people with
>> experience mixing Debian work and play.
> While I haven't used SBC's for anything more than running Debian off
> it, I do know quite a few people who use foss libraries to interpret
> and share interesting data points related to different opendata
> initiatives by the Indian government. While the quality of stats vary,
> people have been able to get some interesting data from them. I would
> be meeting some of them this very week-end so could ask that then. If
> things turn out well, I would use one of their presentations sharing
> their contact details at the end, and I would just be a sort of
> in-between person for the purpose of showing that data/visualization.
> If that is ok, would pursue that.
That's fine. We are still working on a good way to grow this concept
organically. As above, if you're keen I'd like to stay in touch to
discuss things.

> Some thoughts on the videoteam -

I've created a new thread for this.

> I was looking at the Transport part,
> https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16/Directions , there is talk of
> the  'Jammie' shuttle service, what is not clear if that service is
> supposed to be within the university campus only or would it extend to
> getting people from the airport. That point needs to be clarified.

I've made some edits here, please check if it's clear enough?

> Lastly, on the Logistics part , it would be nice to have a bit more
> information about money. There is almost no information about ATM's ,
> International Debit Cards or any other alternative means which are
> safe and secure which could be turned to liquid money should the need
> arise urgently. The only part given in FAQ is the currency exchange
> rate
> https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf16/FAQs#Money

Good point. I've made some edits, please look it over.

> Are there any tips when exchanging local currency to South African
> Rand, what multiple is good so that it's useful but doesn't raise any
> unnecessary eye-brows ?  This isn't meant to offend or hurt anybody
> just being practical for the self.

I'm confused what you intend here. We don't have a black market (that
I know of ... yet ... ) where you can argue for different rates, so
the currency exchange rates you see in web searches is what you get,
plus the bank's mark up... Am I misunderstanding what information you
need here?

> Look forward to having more information on the above.
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