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

On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 10:38 PM, Brian Gupta <brian.gupta@brandorr.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 5:11 PM, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> 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.
>>> === 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.
> o/ (Will help where I can.)
>> 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.
> I'm thinking a "Portland logo" should incorporate Evergreens, Mt Hood,
> and a cityscape. (And obviously the Debian logo.) I threw together a
> quick "back of the envelope" idea [1].  If you like it, please feel
> free to get a designer to flesh it out. (I'm willing to coordinate
> with designer, if needed).
>> Just as a quick brainstorm of things that we might incorporate into the logo
>> (pick one):
>>   - one of the bridges
>>   - Mt. Hood
>>   - roses
> Cheers,
> Brian
> [1] - https://wiki.debconf.org/upload/6/63/DC14-draft-logo-bgupta.png

So based on vorlon's IRC feedback that my sketch might not translate
well to a logo, I took another pass to show that there is room for
stylization. [1]

I believe that a designer could take the stylization much further if
we gave them our color restrictions, and expected uses. (t-shirt,

The real question I think, is do we like the idea of a logo that
captures Mt. Hood, Evergreens and the city skyline?


[1] - https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/File:DC14-draft-logo-bgupta2.jpg

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