Re: First draft of the LinuxTag-booth

From: Joerg Jaspert (
Date: Sun May 05 2002 - 14:27:27 CEST

Thimo Neubauer <> writes:

> I've started planning the booth and those are the constraints we have IMO:
> - besides the demo computer only 2 or 3 extra computers are
> needed. Not every question has to be answered by typing in strange
> commands :)

If you look at you
see that we have some more :)
8 computers now, 5 Architectures.

> This is a draft sketch of how I think the booth could be:
> 3-4m 3m
> |______|______|_
> | |
> | B | 4m?
> | |
> |SSS D |
> ---------------
> D is a high table ("Stehpult") or shelf with a computer on it for the
> shows and for explaining stuff, B is the approximate position of the
> Beamer which should be somehow mounted to the ceiling[1]. The free
> space on the right wall would be perfect for the "DDs all over the
> world"-poster. I don't know yet if D should point inside or outside
> the booth, both versions have advantages.

If outside then there must be some space between D and the end of
booth. So that you dont stand in the floor.

> T would be a long table with more computers on it, mainly the Alpha
> and the PowerPC. Above them, some posters about our 11 architectures?
> S is the selling-point where we hand out CDs and sell T-Shirts.
> By the way: we do need some kind of booth master: the one with the key
> to the cash box. This should also be the person standing behind S to
> keep confusion and asking around at a minimum level.
> This booth-plan looks a bit boring but S has to be at the front and
> the demopoint needs a lot of space... or I missed something. Please
> improve the plan :)
> I intend to start collecting information about who could be manning
> the booth when. Thus, everybody should think about what talks he wants
> to listen to so that we can assign shifts. Of course, the shifts won't
> be completely static but IMHO we should have a rough plan to avoid the
> too-many-DDs-problem. If noone objects I'll start asking those wanting
> to help in the booth by personal mail when they'll have time.
> We have to talk about the demo computer a bit more: I guess that
> anyone showing something special on the machine needs a specific
> install on it. Do we have a good solution for this problem? Do we
> prepare several partitions on the evenings before the show! Or do we
> use something like mondo to quickly put a new install on it? Anyway,
> there should be nothing important on the harddisk at all...
> Ok, that's it for now, I almost certainly forgot something. Heck, I'll
> do a self-reply in that case ;-)
> CU
> Thimo
> [1] Sorry, I didn't have a opportunity to check for mounting
> connections on the beamer yet, I'll probably do that on monday

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