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1. Social Event
On Thursday we are organizing a social event, which is meant as
large gathering between exhibitors, speakers, project members and
visitors. This year's social event will take place in a museum of
modern and interactive (computer) arts. I haven't seen it yet, but
it is said to be a rather cool place where the visitor is invited
to touch and use everything. And this everything includes old 2600
consoles and Amigas, for example.
Unfortunately there is only a limited number of tickets available.
Because of this you'll have to register for a ticket in time if you
want to participate in the social event. You can purchase the
ticket on Wednesday and Thursday in the LinuxTag office, if you
tell us that you're a project member (so we don't mix things up
with other exhibitors). Please note that there is only a limited
number of tickets, and the amount actually reflects the number of
people who have registrated for the social event.
Since I'm unable create more tickets on Wednesday or Thursday,
you're probably in trouble if you haven't registered in time but
decide to attend later. I'm told that there's no way for you to
get a ticket then. I'll forward registration by Sunday (June 2nd)
2. Exhibition Network
There will be an exhibition network to connect all projects to the
internet (sponsored by Web.de and Datacare). In order to be able
to plan the network properly, please check how many computers you
plan to hook and update the number in the Edit-Form. The more
precise the numbers are, the more helpful they are to us and the
better we are able to plan the layout of the network.
To the technical implementation, you should probably take cables
and hubs with you. At least one cable should be long enough to
connect one side of the booth with the opposite side in case there
will only be one tp connector on one side (which is not yet decided
btw.). The network will most probably be masqueraded, so there'll
be enough internal ip numbers for you. There will most probably be
one or more wavelan networks in the exhibition area that you'll be
able to make use of.
Please also note that you will need power cords and power
expanders. Last year, I had to hand out my personal backup which
left me with a gap in the office. This year, I don't have a backup
again (dunno if they got lost or are used currently, though).
Hence, please take enough long power cords and power expanders with
Please consider the exhibition network as insecure and don't use
any unencrypted network connections over which passwords are
transmitted. I.e. don't poll your mail with POP3 or IMAP without
tunneling it through SSH, don't use non-anonymous FTP, don't use
telnet or rlogin, don't use any Web Content Management System
(including the system I use for keeping projects information
up-to-date). If you need to, please ssh into a network which you
consider secure and use the services from there. And please note,
that there are even exploits for exposing ssh connections, so you
should probably not do that as well. :-)
I've also received an acknowledge that there will be IP
connectivity in our workshop rooms. If you want to, you may use it
during your presentations.
3. Sleeping at the Gym Hall
Thanks to the people who already noted that they need a space in
the gym hall. This has helped us calculate the need. However,
since only half of the gym hall is used, we are probably going to
offer space to the general public. So if you haven't yet decided
if you would like to sleep in the gym hall or somewhere else,
please make up your mind soon. You can also find out who of your
collegues signed up for the gym hall with this link.
4. Exhibitor Passes
Just a small note on this topic, a long version is in the FAQ:
You'll need exhibitor passes or regular tickets. Exhibitor passes
can be received on Wednesday in the LinuxTag office.
5. Booth Arrangements
I hope that we are now able to provide an exhibition map which is
about final. I'm awfully sorry that it has taken so long.
However, we had to struggle with some problematic booth
arrangements and restructuring. Even this arrangement may not be
final but the impact of further changes are hopefully only minimal.
Here's a general map of the exhibition and here's an overlay
for your booths.
6. Tables and Chairs
Currently, it looks like we're low on furniture. If you should
happen to be able to carry tables and chairs to LinuxTag, please do
so. It would help preparing your booth.
7. More Concerns?
If you need to know anything else, please don't hesitate to ask me.
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