As of today, almost 40 talks (not counting any manager-volunteered talks)
have been registered.
While some of these talks promise true execellenece, a few people still
need to work on they focus of their talks. We have contacted them
privately about this.
There had been a few comments about the talk tracks, and we have updated
the names to make them clearerm and also added a few to add more focus:
As we expect a serious influx of talks post Diwali, the managers have been
working on an enhanced talks registration system that will provide more
flexibility to the speakers. Existing talks will be merged into the new
database and speakers will be informed, so don't hold back waiting for it
to come up.
- System Administration
- Users and Applications
- Business and Corporate
- Emerging Technologies
- Governments and Education
- Community Topics
Tons of Volunteers have registered, of course. Note that we will be
addressing volunteers only shortly before the event, so please don't send
mail to the managers bugging them for more info on volunteer related
The official invitiation to the various LUGs around the country have gone
out, and has resulted in a number of new members to this list - welcome
all! Hit the archives
(http://groups.yahoo.com/group/linux-bangalore-2002/messages) to see what
has been discussed so far.
As we get closer to the event, we are going to depend more and more on
members of this list to discuss various aspects of the event, suggestions,
etc. This is because the managers are going to be buried in details as
they bring the event to life, and may miss stuff. As an example - last
year they almost missed the food angle! ;-) So everyone - please pour in
your suggestions and comments, and discuss them threadbare.
Remember - potential sponsors are watching this forum to see how things
are going. There is a lot of interest, but as we all know, it takes
more than interest to make someone part with their money ;-)
We also need a lot of input from non-Bangalore members. What is it you are
looking for, what is it you expect? What is it you are willing to do to
help us out?
One way a lot of people can pitch in is in publicising the event - stick a
note on your organisation's bulletin/notice board, let your HR people
know, simnply point people at http://linux-bangalore.org/2002 !
As one member (Ashwin) has pointed out - a great way to publicise the
event is to include information in your email signatures (as I have done
below) - think of all that mail you send out every day - each one could be
an ambassador for the event, without being rude or interruptive - simply
additional information in a message dealing with something completely
And if you work for any of the big companies (such as Wipro, Infosys, IBM,
etc.) - please suggest sponsorship to the right people in your
organisation! Information can be downloaded from
This weekend is a long one - for people in Karnataka, it has in fact
already begun (November 1st is a holiday here) - so it is likely that many
of you will be taking off for some well deserved rest and relaxation. We
hope you come back full of new ideas and comments!
The managers of Linux Bangalore/2002 wish everyone a Happy Deepavali!
Technology for a Free World
December 3/4/5, 2002