[Sugar-devel] Regarding Stand at FOSDEM [1-2 February]

Peace Ojemeh perriefidelis at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 16:57:27 EST 2019

Yes, I will be applying for my visa soon... if it gets approves I’ll be at
FOSDEM as I will also be giving a talk.

I will be more than happy to join the stand for Sugar Labs.

On Tue, 17 Dec 2019 at 8:27 PM Vipul Gupta <vipulgupta2048 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Devin, for the vote of confidence. I will get started right on
> that. I think planning is needed and as we enter this new decade. It would
> surely help out a lot.
> Some Updates regarding FOSDEM,
> I have forwarded emails containing information about stands received from
> FOSDEM to @Alex Perez <aperez at alexperez.com> and @Samson Goddy
> <samsongoddy at gmail.com> as they are both confirmed to go. We also have
> tentatively @Peace Ojemeh <perriefidelis at gmail.com>. I am not sure if I
> can make it as I am still looking for a way to reach there. Maybe next
> year. Folks for updated information, you can also check this
> https://fosdem.org/2020/stands/. Currently, our stand location has been
> updated. So, check that out as well. Let me know how I can help more. I
> would have forwarded the message from FOSDEM to the list, but its really
> long so didn't.
> Thanks! Looking forward to helping out!
> On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 8:29 PM Devin Ulibarri <devin at ulibarri.website>
> wrote:
>> Hi Vipul,
>> Thanks for all this.
>> On Thu, 2019-12-05 at 19:18 +0530, Vipul Gupta wrote:
>> > Thanks, James, I went through the logs. I concur with the views put
>> > forward by MrBIOS and Samson. I think conferences help.
>> They most certainly can.
>> As a new org, with a new set of responsibilities, what we need is the
>> following:
>> 1. Strategic Planning
>>   * Where do we see ourselves in 3, 5, and 10 years
>>   * Marketing Strategy (which can include conferences, etc.)
>>   * Business Model (what are our revenue sources and how we get them,
>> what are the inputs and outputs for our resources--time included)
>> 2. A Budget
>>   * Given our current situation, what can we afford
>>   * Based on different assumptions, what might we be able to afford if
>> we meet our goals.
>> This is a top-down approach. A bottom-up approach is "I found an
>> awesome opportunity, let's go for it." I have found, through my
>> experience, that both are important.
>> > Regarding funding, that I would leave the SLOB to decide on case by
>> > case basis. It would really help out if people can suggest other
>> > conferences as well and move forward in a planned manner.
>> We should come up with a budget and allocate resources for things like
>> conferences, which I think we all agree are important. However, I
>> advocate strongly that it be in the context of a larger plan.
>> Whoever wants to help us with these tasks, I am all for hearing your
>> input.
>> Best,
>> Devin
> --
> Best,
> Vipul Gupta
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Peace Ojemeh(Perrie)
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Email: perriefidelis at gmail.com
peaceojemeh at sugarlabs.org
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