[sf-lug] Fwd: Linux World Installfest

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Aug 8 15:52:55 PDT 2006

Quoting ron (rondosxx at yahoo.com):

> I guess I've not been reading everything, I find the
> format of this site unfamiliar, and frankly, annoying.

Yes.   If memory serves, IDG outsources it to a generic e-commerce
fulfillment house.

> LW is for how many days? 

Four, and the first one is just for high-roller attendees of expensive
all-day conferences.

> I have my first day of math
> class next wednesday at 8 am in San Mateo, and then
> digital electronics at 6 pm. So wednesday I could be
> there 10-4. I don't have a class on thursday until 6
> pm, so I can go in that day. I can only attend one
> weekday, but could do all day on saturday.

They're moved out, before then.

IDG's conferences are unfailingly like that:  They're primarily pitched
at IT middle-managers who can attend on the corporate dime.

The very first LWCE, 1998 in San Jose, didn't suck -- and, if you'll
pardon some immodesty, the reason was that IDG had merged their event
with the then-planned LINC conference that a number of us local Linux 
activists had in the offing (scheduled for spring 1998 at the San Jose
Doubletree), and IDG ran _our_ lecture & tutorial programme as theirs.

Subsequent LWCEs have been more like generic IT trade shows.

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