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Subject: [hangout] LinuxWorld Expo: General info
From: Ron Guerin
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Date: 11 Jan 2002 03:10:54 -0500
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Once a year, the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo (LWE or LWCE) comes to
the Javits Center. This year, Expo will be in New York from January
29th to February 1st.
Conferences start on January 29th.
The Expo floor opens on January 30th, from 10:30am to 6:00pm, except
Friday, when the show closes at 4pm.
Registration opens no later than 8:45am, and 8am on Monday.
The expo management makes available to the Linux/Free Software community
booths from which we may promote our groups, ideas, and causes. This
year, we are fortunate to have booths for the following local groups:
In addition, there is a multi-group booth where who you see will depend
much upon when you go there. Local groups as well as groups from out of
town will be participating there. (drop a note if you want to exhibit
in the multi-group booth, ron-at-vnetworx.net)
Although many vendors of Free Software/Linux/Open Source products have
been battered a bit over the last two years, our community, _your_
community, is alive, well, and in fact, thriving. It would be a great
thing if we came out in a show of force and make the Expo our own. I
fully expect we will indeed leave our mark on this Expo.
Volunteers will be needed for the following:
Set up (Jan 29, before the expo)
Booth duty (Jan 30 - Feb 2)
Break down (Feb 2 at 4pm _sharp_)
Gear! (*see below)
_Nothing_ is worse than an empty booth! Continuous coverage is a must
for the credibility of your favorite groups. Volunteers do NOT need to
be experts, or technical. The only thing a volunteer needs to bring is
This year we hope to ensure optimal volunteer coverage by using a new
volunteer signup/scheduling application. The links to volunteer will be
posted here shortly. If for some reason the Web application cannot be
used, please drop Joe Grastara mail (joeg-at-mrbrklyn.com) to volunteer.
The show presents an annual opportunity to actually speak to vendors,
touch hardware, play with new technologies, and learn about the many
groups and organizations that make the community such a rich and
rewarding one to participate in. There are also BoF (Birds of Feather)
meetings and vendor-sponsored after-hours events.
*FREE* passes to the show are still available! On-line registration is
still available as of this moment (approx. 3am Friday)
On-line registration is best if it works with your browser. (it does
_not_ work in all browsers) This will speed your entry to the Expo. If
you cannot use the on-line registration, you can print out a pass here:
In addition, we expect to have a pile of paper passes available shortly.
You need a regular attendee badge, even if you volunteer to work the
booth. Please note also that the Expo will likely be enforcing the same
pseudo-security measures common in NY these days. Bring photo-ID.
Bring as little as possible with you to the show. Given how much stuff
one leaves the expo with, you shouldn't bring much with you regardless.
And on a personal note, it was _hot_ in there last year (imo). I had to
take my sweater off.
* NOTE: "Gear volunteering" means you have stuff to lend if the booth
needs it. Last year we got to the booth and discovered we had no power
supply for our hub. Two volunteers brought us a hub to get the booth in
operation. Please note that we cannot guarantee the safety of any gear
you bring to the booth. Nothing was stolen last year, and the show
provides perimeter security, but the possibility remains that something
could get stolen.
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