Software Freedom Day 2011 Boston/Checklist

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Before leaving home, bring:

  • Power strip
  • Laptop, laptop power cable
  • Cell phone, cell charger
  • Digital camera, with working SD card
  • Box of Windows-oriented DVDs, and Ubuntu CDs, and Mac-oriented DVDs

At 9 AM, get to venue.

While there, ask about:

  • Printing welcome sheet, x100 [1]
  • Printing drink tickets

At 9:30 AM, configure mizmo's laptop to do VGA out.

At 10 AM, start getting Ignite talkers to find me and give me slides. Configure freedeb's laptop to do VGA out.

At 10:30 AM, introduce the event (BRIEFLY) and freedeb and mizmo.

At 11 AM, introduce Ignite format.

Old stuff


  • Friday: Find a second projector
    • Asheesh will bring Mako's!
  • General: Get a stool so dpic doesn't have to stand
    • Deb will bring one from home on Saturday.
  • Sound: We have 2 microphones.
    • Do they work?
    • Do they put sound into an appropriate place in the room?
      • If not, we can make a plan to bring an amp or speakers.
  • Buy power strips and/or extension cords (CC is providing some)
    • Visit the space to find out what we need (Or we can call Jane)


  • Drink tickets?
    • Deb will make them at home and bring them on Saturday to the venue.
    • Will we hand these out during registration, when people arrive, or at the party?
  • Make time during the After-party to get all the volunteers into the same corner and say thank you


  • We need to replace Jesse Vincent.
    • Either with nothing, or with a surprise talk by Robot101.
    • Asheesh asked Robot101. If he says no, we can:
      • Give mizmo 15 more minutes
      • Make lunch 15 min longer
      • Make Show&Tell 15 min longer. Ta-da!


Printed materials

  • FSF will bring... what, precisely?

Old list

(Deb's comments in parentheses)

  • Make sure the schedule on the wiki is final
  • Make a PDF version of it
  • Check that my laptop can join the wifi
    • If not, escalate quickly (there will be a person at the front desk, although you could try tomorrow too)
  • Find out who will unlock the door at 9am, (there will be a person at the front desk)
  • Find out Deb's story for drink tickets (I'm making them at home)
  • Ask for Ignite PPTs (or similar) from people
  • Create auto-progression slide deck
  • Burn 30ish Ubuntu CDs
    • if ( paultag.canFind(key) ) paultag can bring a USB key w/Ubuntwo
  • Burn (baby, burn!)
  • Does VGA at the venue work?
  • Whose laptop are we going to project the Ignite talks from? (I don't mine being used)
    • mizmo's?
  • Burn something for Mac OS