[IAEP] SCaLE 17X March7 -10, 2019

Alex Perez aperez at alexperez.com
Thu Dec 20 18:10:50 EST 2018

Caryl & others,

I have removed all of the recipients who are already members of the IAEP 
mailing list from the CC: list, so they do not receive duplicate e-mails.

I will be in attendance at SCaLE 17x, along with my wife, who is 
currently a first grade schoolteacher, and has taught second grade, 
kindergarten, and pre-K here in California. Since this is a 
volunteer-run, kid-friendly event, it has a fairly different emphasis 
than a lot of other Linux-oriented conferences.

Since there are nearly 240 subscribers to the IAEP mailing list, I would 
like to propose we peel off the discussion of the specifics to a 
general-purpose "events" mailing list, with only the people who actually 
wish to be involved in the specifics of this discussion. I can set one 
up easily, and we can continue discussion there. Thoughts?

On the subject of the banner, see below...

Caryl Bigenho wrote:
> We also need to decide on a possible new banner for the booth or 
> whether we might just use the one we already have. See the attached 
> photo of the booth at SCaLE 15X. If we want a new one, we should get a 
> design and order it right away. It always costs less if you order 
> early. The one in the photo lists most, but not all, of the various 
> organizations and projects that are offshoots from, or related to, the 
> old OLPC organization. Thus, the title "olpc 2.0."
I am strongly in favor of _not_ re-using this banner, for a few reasons:

- It has at least one domain on it that is no longer functional
- planet.sugarlabs.org lacks quality content these days, and I really 
don't think we should be encouraging people to visit it
- "OLPC 2.0" is a bit of an odd term, and since this was a 
proposed/prototyped piece of hardware at one time, if people googles the 
term, they get nothing useful. Furthermore, since the OLPC Foundation 
still is a legal entity which exists, and holds a current, valid 
trademark on OLPC,  I am against using it on signage, without the 
express written consent of OLPC, Inc, which is based in Miami.

I would personally prefer to emphasize "Sugar Labs" logo, and have it be 
most prominent. If I print the banner, are there any objections to that? 
Do you or does anyone else know who created the banner used at SCaLE 
15x? Just curious.
> SCaLE is in Pasadena again this year. There are a couple of hotels 
> close by and they usually offer a small discount to conference 
> attendees. There is also the possibility of some of us getting 
> together and renting a large house in the area via AirBnB or one of 
> the other rental companies. Availability for these right now is 
> excellent, but I expect they won't last long. If folks would like to 
> do this, we need to move on it soon.
> Let's make this happen!
> Caryl Bigenho (unofficial SCaLE 19X booth chairperson... unless 
> someone else wants to do it!)

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