View Full Version : Monroe HAM Fest

February 20th, 2008, 11:18 PM
There seems to be a lot of discussion about the booth at the Monroe HAM fest going on. This is probably going to take a significant amount of resources. Let's try to coordinate that all here.

We'll need some computers running Ubuntu, fliers, cds and a ton of other things. We also will need volunteers to staff the booth. Along those lines, what size booth will it be? We need to make sure that we have enough people staffing the booth, but not so many that we can't move around or function.

We should also move this project to its own wiki page so we can document things there.

February 21st, 2008, 02:09 AM
Copied straight from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoComputerFairHowto (paraphrased a little)


2 computers compact powerful keyboard mouse
2 computers compact slow no keyboard mouse
4 big monitors
audio player
multi card reader
high quality speakers
USB mass storage thing with real life example documents: .xls, .doc, ...
anti theft cables
ethernet cabling & switch
wifi bridge


2 long power extension cords
2 power strips (4 sockets minimum)
10 pens
contribution urn (tip jar)
table cloth (our booth will be 3 tables so we would need 3)
2 foldable 3m poles (for a banner perhaps?)
2 candy bowls
anti theft cables
20 empty plastic badges with room for name tag
strong reusable banners
Sample documents
free magnatune music
Elephants dream movie


pressed 32 bit Ubuntu CD's
10 empty news subscription lists
10 empty volunteer subscription lists
duct tape
transparent tape
empty CD-r's
paper CD bags with window
cheap candy
Ubuntu stickers
locoteam contact information

Obviously this is just a suggestion. I think there are several things we might not need and possibly things we would need to add.

It would be nice if we had a ham radio we were able to connect to one of the computers to show off the software available, but we would need someone licensed to do that....and the radio. Of course, that's if they even allow that at the fest at all. I don't see why they wouldn't but I've never been to one so I wouldn't know.

I don't think networking the computers would be very beneficial considering the target audience. I think they are more likely to be interested in the software available for user with ham radios.

I think r2 mentioned he would be going to one of the meetings before the event so maybe he or someone else could ask about that sort of thing?

April 24th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Hamfest setup is tomorrow, who's gonna be in Monroe this weekend?