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From: "William L. Thomson Jr." <wltjr@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@g.o, gentoo-nfp <gentoo-nfp@l.g.o>, gentoo-user@g.o, gentoo-dev <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] OT Florida Linux Show 2008 call for help
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2008 19:49:43
1 Last minute notice and call for help.
3 The Florida Linux Show being held February 11th, 2008, this coming
4 Monday at University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. In UNF's
5 University Center complex.
9 Due to other events this month, and a shortage of Gentoo devs in the
10 South Eastern United States. Combined with those near the region having
11 other obligations and not able to travel to the event. Presently have a
12 booth staffing shortage.
14 I will be there, as I initiated the process and reserved the booth. But
15 Gentoo did pay for it. Gentoo will have a presence there, and I will do
16 my best to put on a strong and professional appearance for Gentoo at the
17 show. However I could use some help.
19 Since no developers other than myself are able to make it to the show. I
20 figured I would extend the call for help to anyone running or using
21 Gentoo. That is also a Gentoo evangelist, and is willing to help man the
22 booth. Answer questions, etc. Must be knowledgeable wrt to Gentoo.
24 Really would appreciate it. I considered getting a booth for my own
25 company and staffing that. But for the area and for Gentoo. I decided it
26 would be best for Gentoo to be there, verses my own company. Although
27 without some support. Really would feel more comfortable representing my
28 company by myself, rather than Gentoo. Damn hind site :)
30 Mostly because I don't think many realize what's going on in this area
31 business wise. Much less with regard to Linux. Best way I can express
32 that is using RedHat as an example. RedHat does NOT attend Linux World
33 Expo anymore, no 06 or 07. RedHat also has their very own, and very
34 large JBoss world next week in Orlando. Days after the Florida Linux
35 Show. However despite that, RedHat will have a STRONG presence at the
36 Florida Linux Show. That is for a reason, and did not happen on
37 accident. Or because there was no market here.
39 FYI Forbes[1] ranks Jacksonville 3[2], and Orlando 4[3]. Jacksonville
40 uniquely not effect as much by mortgage industry problems.
42 If interested in helping, please contact me OFF LIST. I will be
43 un-subscribing to some like gentoo-user, so won't see replies there. But
44 do welcome all the help I can get, if any. Much appreciation in advance,
45 and no worries for all those that want to come, but can't. :)
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54 William L. Thomson Jr.
55 Gentoo/amd64/Java


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