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2004 Jun 13 14:19

LUGOD at the Government Technology Conference 2004

What Is It?

[GTC] LUGOD had booth space at the 2004 Government Technology Conference (GTC West 2004) in Sacramento. Government Technology Conference is "the nation's largest and most respected technology conference for state and local government."

Reports from GTC:

Also check out the photos of our booth

The kinds of people who attend GTC include: Agency Executives, Chief Administrative Officers, Chief Information Officers, City Managers, Computer Operations Managers, Contracts Managers, County Administrators, Data Processing Managers, Department Directors, Deputy Directors, Elected Officials, Finance Officers, IT Directors, MIS Directors, Procurement Officials, Program Managers, Programmers, Project Managers, Senior Program Analysts, Telecommunications Managers, and Web Managers. See also: 'Who Attends', at GTC's website.

We had a booth in 2003, as well. Check out the photos from our 2003 exhibit .

When Was It?

The exhibit hall was open from Wednesday, May 12 through Friday, May 14th.

The hours of the show were 9:30am-4:00pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and 9:30am-2:00pm on Friday.

We set up our booth on Tuesday. Set-up hours that day were 11:00am-7:00pm. Volunteers arrived between 12 and 1pm to begin setting up.

Where Was It?

GTC was held at:

Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA.

(Interactive map at Maps.Yahoo.com.)

We have received booth 1632 on the exhibit floor.

(Exhibit floor map (PDF).)

Our Purpose:

  • To talk to people about Linux, and get the word out about the local Linux user community and user groups

  • To hand out pamphlets containing information about LUGOD, Linux and Open Source

  • To hand out CDs containing useful software:
    • Knoppix
      A no-commitment, bootable 'Live CD' of Linux.

    • TheOpenCD and GNUWin II
      Collections of popular Open Source software, but compiled for Windows

    We purchased a set of discs from CheapBytes.


  • Bill Heitman
    May 12. Can probably stay the entire day. (Unable to help set up) (Also bringing 30 discs)
    (Coming from Auburn)

  • Chuck Polisher
    4-hour shift. First day preferred.
    (Coming from Sacramento???)

  • Scott Tyson
    2pm-4pm, May 13, 14
    (Coming from Sacramento???)

  • Govind Tatachari
    Can work all of May 13th.
    (Coming from Bay Area?)

  • John Marcotte
    (Pick a slot for him)
    (Coming from Sacramento)

  • Michael Dunham
    (Pick a slot for him)
    (Coming from ???)

  • Jim
    Highly available. Located in Sacramento. (Oops, but not during the weekdays!)
    (Not coming)

  • Matt Simonsen
    (Pick a slot for him; contact a day or two in advance. He cannot commit any further in advance.)
    (Coming from 209 area code???)

  • Rob Rogers
    Helped move Michael Wenk's tables. Can break down on Friday.
    (Coming from Citrus Heights)

  • Matthew Lange
    Avail. a few hours, except Thursday.
    (Coming from ???)

  • Seth Nagao
    Can probably help with Tuesday setup. Will try to make the rest of the week.
    (Coming from Sacramento)

  • David King
    Can volunteer Tues, Thur or Fri, after 2 or 3pm.
    (Coming from Vacaville)

  • Edward Elliott
    Can do the OSS presentation (May 12th)
    (Coming from west of Davis)

  • Bill Kendrick
    Volunteer Coordination
    (Not coming!)

  • Mike Simons
    Coordination with GTC
    (Coming from Dublin or Davis, if he's coming!)

  • Michael Wenk
    Lending two 8' tables. Rob Rogers has picked them up.
    (Not coming)

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For a significant contribution towards our projector, and a generous donation to allow us to continue meeting at the Davis Library.