[Evangelism] Lessons learned from the first World Plone Day

Nate Aune natea at jazkarta.com
Sun Nov 9 16:01:29 UTC 2008

Nate Aune - natea at jazkarta.com

On Nov 9, 2008, at 1:31 PM, Karl Horak <KEHORAK at sandia.gov> wrote:

> Donna,
> Consider connecting with computer science faculty at a local community
> college.  They often have free access to unscheduled facilities when  
> the
> general public does not.  Partnering with faculty can also drive up  
> interest
> with students.
> As an adjunct professor at the College of Santa Fe, I have free use  
> of a
> mega-classroom (~125 seats) and four 20-seat computer labs, all with
> projection equipment.  CSF-Albuquerque focuses on evening and weekend
> classes, so daytime use is easily worked out.  Then again, I may be
> incredibly fortunate to have such a cool benefit from CSF.
> (BTW, look for an ABQ Sprint next year to take advantage of CSF  
> space as
> well.)

Great! Maybe we could organize a marketing sprint?

> Also, some public libraries have available public meeting space for  
> groups your size.

Yes, after several unsuccessful attempts to find space in Boston, we  
found a library just around the corner which had a multipurpose room  
that could seat 100. And it was free!

So definitely check with the libraries in your area as they often have  
these facilities available for public use at no cost.


> Best of luck,
> Karl
> Donna Snow (SnowWrite)-2 wrote:
>> The event was expensive for me (nearly $1,000 when all was said and  
>> done).
>> It's difficult to find free space in this area. Google wasn't  
>> willing to
>> provide a space and most universities I contacted (believe it or not)
>> wanted
>> to charge an hourly rate for the event. The other thing I realized  
>> is we
>> (the Plonista's in this area) really need to get out there and  
>> promote the
>> living daylights out of Plone. We are not as "Plone" friendly in  
>> this area
>> (unlike some of our European counterparts). So next year we start  
>> earlier
>> and I try harder to find a location that is free (or very low cost).
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