[Marketing] Marketing Meeting

percy percyd at pdx.edu
Tue Feb 19 18:32:46 EST 2008

Good question! When the IBM folks contact Bart, I'll find out what the 
exhibitor pass situation is. Maybe we'll already have enough to share 
and OSGEO can buy some food and/or drink for the BOF...

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
> 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.
> Others?
> Tyler

David Percy
Geospatial Data Manager
Geology Department
Portland State University

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