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Re: Intro

On Tuesday, June 01, 2010 7:43:10 am Jonathan Niehof wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 3:03 AM, Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I sent an email to the list (right before my intro email) about Ohio
> > LinuxFest's Call For Presentations.  It hasn't hit the list archives yet
> > so umm... *confused*  Maybe it's just delayed?  Or there's "hey look
> > someone just subscribed *moderate*" in play.
> I saw it on U-W only. It definitely had the d-w address in the list
> (so it got tagged Debian OMM and I was wondering why nobody else saw
> it...)

At least I'm not imagining having sent it :)  Here's what it said;

Hey everyone,
In the past, I've been involved with Ohio LinuxFest, held in Columbus, OH each 
autumn.  This year it's September 10-12.  I'm not one of the organisers this 
year, but I'm still intending to attend and submit to the CFP, which brings me 

The Call For Presentations is open for exactly one month more!  

Prior speaking experience is *not* necessary.  It was the first place I ever 
gave a technical presentation, and the crowd is very welcoming of first-time 
speakers.  This conference's audience is very broad, so the speaker committee 
tries to get a nice spread of topics.  System administrators, developers, and 
desktop users all attend, and really, over the last two years I've noticed 
it's the desktop-user focused talks which are really lacking in the proposals.  
So, if you think you can't possibly have something technical enough to say in 
front of all these people without sounding silly...stop worrying!  A howto 
presentation for using some really cool software (last year there was a 
Blender presentation) or anything else for home users is totally fine.  I, for 
one, would really like to see more presentations of the sort my brother would 
find interesting (because I keep trying to drag him along, and if there aren't 
any normal-user talks, that becomes hard).

Oh, and yes, if you want to do a "team" presentation or a panel, that's cool 

Submit your proposal here: http://www.ohiolinux.org/cfp10.html

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo

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