[lug] CSTIE show - BLUG needs booth volunteers

PC Drew drewpc at colorado.edu
Wed Apr 5 17:01:14 MDT 2000

Just for shits and giggles:

I'm just a lowly 'ole student, but I'd be more than happy to help with
some of the "behind the scenes" stuff, like getting the network up and
running.  Email me offline and let me know what I can do to help.

PC Drew

Thus spake Wayde Allen on Wednesday, April 05, 2000, 6:05:57 PM:

WA> On Wed, 5 Apr 2000, John Edwards wrote:

>> At 02:46 PM 4/5/00 -0600, you wrote:
>> >
>> >I don't see anything stopping a PHD candidate from showing up.  Just don't
>> >go as a PHD candidate looking for job leads.
>> >
>>       Well, said PHD Candidate could not attend, should they be under 18 (and
>> I've known one, briefly)

WA> I don't really see much point in belaboring this item.  It is quite simply
WA> their show, and we've been invited to participate. 

WA> This is a high visibility event for the business community specifically
WA> targeted at IT executives and buyers.  To give you an idea of what is
WA> going on here, the Colorado Secretary of Technology
WA> <http://www.state.co.us/govoit/sectech.htm> will be there to talk about
WA> Governor Owen's Initiative on Technology.  To see what other items will be
WA> discussed, check out http://www.techshows.com/Denver/denver-seminars.htm. 
WA> As you can see, this show is about the "business" of IT technology, and
WA> less about the technology itself.
WA> It has often been lamented on this list and elsewhere, that although the
WA> technical crowd likes to run Linux, it is hard to get it deployed at the
WA> enterprise level because Linux simply isn't on the radar screen of the IT
WA> executives and buyers.  The whole point of us being there is to make Linux
WA> visible to these people.  I'm hoping that we can do this without spending
WA> our time bickering about the fact that the business community has this or
WA> that "silly rule".  Quite frankly the business community has LOTS of silly
WA> rules.  I can't change that, but maybe, with your help, we can show these
WA> people that Linux is a serious contender in the business world.

WA> Right now, Ferdinand Schmid, Robert Harris, and myself are the only people
WA> committed to this project.  Ferdinand and Robert have already volunteered
WA> to speak at the convention, and Ferdinand is working to create a
WA> heterogenous network to show off Linux.  We could really use a few more
WA> people to help us out here.  We'll need some people to man the booth, and
WA> ANYONE can help us get the network running.

WA> - Wayde
WA>   (wallen at boulder.nist.gov)

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