After consultation with the various user groups and parties interested in SFD it was decided to hold SFD at a location somewhere in Midrand. We estimate the venue size should be able to accommodate 50-60 people. We are still looking for venues but the following have been suggested:
- Vodaworld(Sven to report on costs)
- The Forum at The Campus in Bryanstone (not Midrand but another suggestion of a venue that would fit our needs)
ICT@innovation can provide logisticallly support in sourcing quotes for venue and general admin/logistical support. (George Nyambuya firstname.lastname@example.org )
- TODO:- To obtain venue Quotes including catering and all facility support i.e projectors, plugs, power etc.
Organisation of the event
The plan is to have various tracks for the day and organise talks for these tracks. Track may run in parallel but its not necessary for a track to fill every time slot on the day. So far the following tracks have been suggested:
- Java(Micheal Willams)
- Analysing Big Data with Hadoop
- Glassfish - An Overview
- JBoss - An Overview
- Linux (Ross Addis?)
- Drupal (Willem Van Straaten)
Open Source Hardware & Hackerspaces
- Hackerspaces - House 4 Hack
- Arduino - Open source hardware
Arduino & Android - Droid Orb Project
- Open Source Electricity Meter Project
- Access control using your smart phone - SHAC project
- Government and FOSS (Karl Fischer?)
- Business and FOSS(George Nyambuya) :Presenting selected FOSS Business Models.
LPI Exam Special - 1/2 price on LPIC-1 and LPIC-2 exams. Also Jumping Bean Offering discounted LPI Linux training for SFD event
Setup a web site that is hoped will be come the focal point of the FOSS community.
We agreed to setup a web site for people to register to attend the event. (Not compulsorary) We want to get an idea of numbers but more importantly we would like it to become a central site to link to the various foss user groups and where we can aggregate event information such as user group meetings etc.
- We don't want it to be location specific, other than South Africa, but will probably have a break down by province in the long run. To make sure we don't end up in any corporate politics we want to ensure all corporate sponsors etc and mentions only on one page.
Willem can you help?
Suggested domain for web site?
www.sfd.org.za I bought this last year Karl
yeah, yeah - corny names but feel free to suggested others
Please add links to your team(s) name here:
- Drupal User Group
- Linux User Group
- Java User Group
- Google User Group
- House 4 Hack
We are to follow up with possible sponsors