Staffing of an OLPC Booth at PyCon, volunteers needed

Mike C. Fletcher mcfletch at vrplumber.com
Thu Jan 31 13:10:59 EST 2008


Edward Cherlin wrote:
> 2008/1/29 Noah Kantrowitz <kantrn at rpi.edu>:
>   
...
>> We are holding open an OLPC booth, as someone had  mentioned that they
>> wanted one. Can anyone confirm this?
>>     
>
> A number of OLPC volunteers will be at PyCon, myself included. Does that work?
>   
We're told by the PyCon organizers that they require an official request 
and a commitment to staff the booth throughout the conference hours in 
order to get the space reserved.  They have the entire Expo hall 
"bookable", so we're competing with people paying for the privilege of 
displaying their "wares".  We need to get the request in ASAP to avoid 
losing the booth (i.e. yesterday-ish).

We'd probably need 5-6 people to man the booth throughout the conference 
days without asking someone to spend the whole conference behind the 
desk.  I'm certainly willing to take a half-day or more.  We should have 
a good selection of XO's available.  Would be nice if we had a table, 
maybe a couple of posters and the like, but realistically I don't have 
enough time booked for OLPC before the conference to get that done.

If we can get 5-6 volunteers to commit to it I'm willing to put together 
an official request and move forward.

Take care,
Mike



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