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Re: [Debian-portland-soc] July Beering and DebConf Planning

On Fri, Jul 05, 2013 at 02:11:49PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> [Cc:ing debconf14-team@, which is where debconf14 discussions should be
> happening :)]
> On Fri, Jul 05, 2013 at 09:43:12AM -0700, Patty Langasek wrote:
> > Hello happy Debian Portland People!
> > === July Beering ====
> > So, now that we're well into July, it's time to figure out when the monthly
> > beering should be. Fair warning, end of July is insane for me, and I wont'
> > be able to attend or plan either of the last 2 weeks of July.
> > Is there interest for the beering to be the week of 15 July? Tuesday seemed
> > kinda quiet, so I'm thinking about moving back to Thursday (18 July).
> > Thoughts?
> The Tuesday turnout seemed reasonable compared with the times we've held it
> on Thursday, and has the HUGE advantage of us not having to fight for elbow
> room at the tables in Lucky Lab.
> Are there people who think they would make it to a Thursday beering, but not
> to the Tuesday beering?  If not, I think we should either stick with
> Tuesday, or else find a better venue where we don't have to worry about
> finding space.

I much preferred Tuesday as well. Much easier to get a table and hear each other.


> > === DebConf14: Call for Logo Design ===
> > And! DebConf14 planning - there are a few things we need to get up and
> > going; think about sponsorship and anyone who might want to give us money.
> FWIW, we have started gathering a partial list of local sponsors in a google
> doc.  Kees, how goes the process of getting that doc synced to the
> debconf-data svn?
> If anyone wants to be involved in working on sponsorship, please raise your
> hand and we'll make sure you get access to this (either in the debconf-data
> repository or the google doc).  It's not open to the public because it
> contains private contact information for venue contacts etc., but anyone
> involved in DebConf organization can (and should) have access to it.
> One potential sponsor I think we need to reach out to is the City of
> Portland itself.  In the past I know they had a budget to help encourage
> technical conferences etc. here in Portland; I don't know if that's still
> something they're doing, but it's definitely something we should look into.
> Benjamin, you'd mentioned before that you were interested in helping out
> with the sponsorship team - are you willing to drive this wrt local
> sponsors?  We can all help brainstorming for prospects, but probably very
> few of us are willing to make the phone calls that need to happen. :)
> > And... we need a logo.
> > Calling all designers! We need to come up with a DC14 logo for our
> > sponsorship brochures, for our DC14 talk next month, and for everything
> > DC14-related. Each DebConf has had its own logo that has incorporated Debian
> > in some capacity (swirl, lamp, whatever) with something unique to the host
> > city/country. You can find various teams' attempts at http://debconf.org.
> > Current (Dc13) logo can be found at debconf13.debconf.org. Last year's at
> > debconf12.debconf.org; 2011's at debconf11.debconf.org, etc.
> > If you have questions, let me know. We'll need to get some designs up to
> > choose from and schedule a time to vote on the best design very soon.  I'd
> > like to have a design selected before we officially present DC14 to DebConf
> > on 17 August in Vaumarcus.
> FWIW, you don't have to be a designer to help us here.  Feel free to
> contribute ideas about what would be a good logo that captures the essence
> of Portland - there are designers around in the DebConf community who can
> help us with turning those ideas into a design.
> Just as a quick brainstorm of things that we might incorporate into the logo
> (pick one):
>   - one of the bridges
>   - Mt. Hood
>   - roses
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
> Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
> Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
> slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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Kees Cook                                            @debian.org

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