#183 Software Freedom Day (Frederick, MD KeyLUG)
Closed: Insufficient data 3 years ago Opened 3 years ago by rlucente.

The Frederick Maryland LUG (KeyLUG) is hosting a Software Freedom Day event at Frederick Community College on Wednesday, September 6th as part of FCC's student Welcome Back event. We should have access to hundreds of college students.

Can I get a Fedora swag kit for this? If possible, do we provide bootable USB sticks in lieu of CD's? These seem to be more with the times as many laptops no longer include an optical drive. If not, I'll get some sticks on my own and make them bootable for students to try Fedora.


Metadata Update from @jflory7:
- Issue priority set to: normal
- Issue set to the milestone: Fedora 27
- Issue tagged with: meeting, request

3 years ago

Hi @rlucente!

The Frederick Maryland LUG (KeyLUG) is hosting a Software Freedom Day event at Frederick Community College on Wednesday, September 6th as part of FCC's student Welcome Back event. We should have access to hundreds of college students.

I think this is something we can discuss / vote on at our next meeting on August 10th, 21:00 US EDT. I've tagged this ticket with meeting so we will be sure to cover it.

Can I get a Fedora swag kit for this? If possible, do we provide bootable USB sticks in lieu of CD's? These seem to be more with the times as many laptops no longer include an optical drive. If not, I'll get some sticks on my own and make them bootable for students to try Fedora.

USB drives are still, sadly, ridiculously expensive. We're exploring alternate options for the entire global community, but not there quite yet. For now, you could probably use the Fedora Media Writer or multiple ones at once with MultiWriter.

Also, you had originally put your private information (address, email, phone number) in this ticket, but it's a public ticket! I wasn't sure if you knew that or not. We have a special ticket tracker for confirmed requests here, where you can file a private ticket and only region leadership will have access to your private info to coordinate shipping. Once this ticket is voted on, you can file a new one there with private info.

Metadata Update from @jflory7:
- Issue set to the milestone: Fedora 27 (to Nov. 2017) (was: Fedora 27)

3 years ago

Thanks for scrubbing out the personal info!

This could also be a great place to test a Federator if the NA ambassadors want to be involved in that project. I encourage you all to ping @sanqui if you do so he can make sure there are parts there for the after hours hack session.

@rlucente emailed me asking about this ticket. I'm not sure whether this was discussed in the above mentioned meeting. Is Rich going to receive some media for this event?

@rlucente you will need to fill out a FAmNA request for shipping items and list your information as a private ticket with addresses. Also when is the event, when do you need the shipment. There needs to be a little more information for us to help you out.

@award3535 Please provide the correct link to provide that information. I had included it in the original ticket, but Justin Flory scrubbed that out (thanks!) since it was a public site. The event will not coincide with Software Freedom Day 2017 but instead take place on the Frederick Community College campus on September 6th from 11 am to 2 pm. This coincides with new student orientation so there will be a lot of foot traffic that day with hundreds of young people. I may have to travel to support a customer in Boston, so I'm also providing the link for the Frederick Maryland LUG [1]. Mark Caldwell Walker is the organizer of that LUG and this event.

[1] https://www.meetup.com/KeyLUG/

Metadata Update from @award3535:
- Issue close_status updated to: Insufficient data
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

3 years ago

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