[NBLUG/talk] InstallFest; February 25th
greg at nblug.org
Wed Feb 8 09:02:55 PST 2006
Please note that this InstallFest is at O'Reilly. Please see below for
information on the exact location and directions. All future
InstallFests will be held at O'Reilly, the same place as general
WHEN: Saturday, February 25th - 10:30AM - 4:30PM PDT
WHERE: O'Reilly in Sebastopol; http://nblug.org/genloc
WHO: Anyone wanting help in installing Linux onto their computer URL:
WHAT DO I DO: Go to http://www.nblug.org/installfest/ to signup!!!!
What is an InstallFest and who can come?
Instead of putting all of the usual "what is an InstallFest" info in
this and future announcements, we have a link up on our website as to what
a NBLUG InstallFest entails and how to participate. If you point your
browser of choice to http://www.nblug.org/installfest/ ,
you'll be presented with all the info you ever wanted to know about
what goes on at an InstallFest, and how you can get the most out of
Anyone is more than welcome to attend. If you need help or just want to
hang out and talk, you are more than welcome to show up. They are
always totally free; you might want to bring a few dollars for pizza,
How do I sign up?
We will again be taking signups for this InstallFest, so please be sure
to visit that URL if you plan on attending. Those who signup and
reserve a time slot, are first in line. We've found that by taking
signups, we can help more people in a timely fashion. We can also make
sure that enough helpers are available for those wanting help. If you need
help at the last minute, you can still just show up and we'll probably be
able to help you, but it really helps us if you register first, preferably
more than 48 hours in advance so we have a chance to beg for more helpers
if we need them.
What if I want to offer help?
If you're interested in helping out, please contact
installfest at nblug.org; if you've successfully installed Fedora (or
or Mandrake or SuSE or Debian or FreeBSD or OpenBSD or YellowDog or
...) before, you can probably help out. We can even use a bit of help from
somebody helping people bring their heavy equipment in. Besides, it's fun
to come hang out with all the geeks. ;)
For helpers, the schedule is a little different:
8:00AM - Breakfast (optional) at an undecided location.
10:00AM - Setup tables, network, etc.
10:30AM - Installs begin (event start)
4:00PM - Installs should be done by now.
4:30PM - Installs must be done by now.
5:00PM - Room closed; alarms go off, doors lock, police show up.
We always need helpers, and we can usually use more helpers than we
get. It's a good way to "give back" to NBLUG and it's a geeky good time.
(If you're interested in helping out but can't do an
InstallFest, please consider giving a presentation, contact
speakers at nblug.org )
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