[Linux-aus] [LACTTE] Notes for Council Meeting 2010/02/03

Steve Walsh steve at nerdvana.org.au
Mon Feb 15 11:49:47 EST 2010

Peter Lieverdink wrote:
>> I'd be interested to know what the reasoning was behind this. I ran
>> the last Education Expo stand for LA (in Sydney) and I thought it was
>> very successful.
> Much like Donna already asked, how do you measure success?
> I've been on the stand at the Melbourne education show and really all we achieved was to hand out some CDs. People are enthusiastic enough at the show, but back in the classroom they face the reality of not having any teaching materials for the FOSS software we gave them and not having the time to develop any.
I think we're comparing chalk and cheese here.

The Sydney Education expo [0] is run for Students[1] and their Parents 
[2] to look at various schools and afterschool activities, and also 
happens to target teachers [3], with stands for Chickadee to get 
cafeterias to pick their Chiko rolls et al, sports wear companies 
trolling for business, etc.

The Victorian Education Show [4]("*Showcasing the latest products, 
resources and services for schools and featuring an extensive 
professional development program") * is for Teachers, and caters 
directly to them with Gym equipment suppliers, textbooks sellers, 
Schoolbag makers, etc[1], as well as a short PD program[6].  Having 
worked on a stand for both (Sydney Ed Expo in 2006, and Victorian 
Education Expo in 2007),

I think that of the two, if we are going to "Endeavour to engage with 
and expand the community through events and out-reach programs", then 
the first one is the one we should be aiming at.

my 2 cents worth.


[0] http://www.edexpo.info/
[1] http://www.edexpo.info/edexpo/for_students.htm
[2] http://www.edexpo.info/edexpo/for_parents.htm
[3] http://www.edexpo.info/edexpo/for_teachers.htm

[4] http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/
[5] http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/to_exhibit/
[6] http://www.theeducationshow.com.au/seminars/

Steve Walsh, RHCE
Some random guy who does things with linux and conference networks

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