[Marketing] Marketing Meeting

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitchell at osgeo.org
Tue Feb 19 18:25:10 EST 2008

On 13-Feb-08, at 3:42 PM, percy wrote:

> IBM sponsors a booth for PSU every year, usually. Bart Massey from  
> our CS dept is in charge of it (and, incidentally, Goog SOC), and  
> he gets student volunteers to staff the booth and talk about OS at  
> PSU. Also, Oregon State's Open Source Labs (OSL) is usually at that  
> booth. This year Bart has agreed, over lunch today, to have us  
> focus on open source GIS. So I will help corral some students and  
> we'll talk about our web-mapping products. I assume we'll put up  
> the OSGEO banner and have pamplets.

This sounds like a great opportunity.  I can send you the pop-up  
banner if you like.

> Tim Welch from EcoTrust has also offered to help. He was one of our  
> PSU student volunteers last year, and now has a real job doing  
> development using most OSGEO tools. (maybe he should be a case study).
> Anyway... I think a BOF where we show off some cool apps, maybe do  
> some lighting talks would be nice. Perhaps OSGEO could pay for some  
> food or drink for that, and rent a projector...
> And a pass to the conference that we could all share would be a  
> nice perk!
> :-)

Do you think we need to purchase a pass, or would one of your  
associates have at least some exhibitor passes available?  Can you  
give us a ballpark cost for helping support what you suggest above?   
It's a good show to be at, in my opinion, so would support the effort.



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