[Scale-planning] Connect Week in Pasadena Oct 20-28, 2018
mrsiltanen at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 18:36:43 UTC 2018
Previously we're passed out the IPASA discount code to the Innovate
Pasadena people. If it is still functional then I would use that.
On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 7:37 AM Lan Dang <ldangmlist at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am working on an Open House for the SGVTech meetup group as a way of
> showcasing our subgroups, our regular meetings and our projects. Since
> many of us volunteer with SCALE A/V, we would also use the event to recruit
> volunteers to grow our team. We will also encourage folks to submit to the
> Call for Papers and register for SCALE.
> If you want us to be better equipped to promote SCALE 17x, we could use
> promotional material, a ConnectWeek related promo code and maybe something
> concrete to say about how the pricing will increase over time, so they
> should register early.
> Some organizations organize happy hours or tech crawls. Or talks or
> Or just attend some of the events and network.
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2018, 3:21 AM Mx Siltanen <mrsiltanen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It is as easy as setting up as a user group meeting for a night, or a day
>> long event.
>> Naturally a 2-3 hour event would be easiest.
>> 1) Venue:
>> Innovate Pasadena assists with arranging the venue - I can introduce you
>> to the team which helped me.
>> You can also source your own venue if you like during the time period and
>> Innovate Pasadena would be happy to partner w/event sharing their mission.
>> Some venues will have everything set - including A/V, chairs, ... .
>> Others more raw unused space ( waiting for someone to lease it, one spot
>> I looked at had 2 large raw spaces - which would be good during the day,
>> but at night you'd need to bring lights. They did have 40 chairs and some
>> rectangular plastic tables - but no A/V. )
>> Naturally the raw unused space typically is larger, however may require
>> renting chairs, A/V,...
>> IP mentioned they have ~30 venues which have offered to host events.
>> There was a nice conference room I was shown which can hold 40 people w/a
>> "kitchen" and had a bathroom next to it. Looked like a good space for a
>> presentation or workshop ( would need to bring power strips and extension
>> cords for a work shop imho ).
>> Pasadena City College I was told may also have some space available (
>> iirc a large room, perhaps the one they do the IP luncheons? ) - which
>> would be a nice option also as they have plenty of affordable parking.
>> 2) Marketing event:
>> Innovate Pasadena will help market by putting the event on their calendar.
>> If you have a user group or meetup you'd want to also post it there or at
>> other usual locations you post your meetings.
>> 3) Food:
>> You'd need to find a sponsor for food if you like
>> 4) Content
>> Naturally you'd want to line up your content. ( presenter, workshop, .. )
>> - Innovate Pasadena may have some connections to assist, however for most
>> of us we've got better technical connections than they may have for the
>> typical content we like to share. Still worth asking them, they've
>> surprised me at times with some of the connections they have.
>> As long as the content is "innovation, tech, arts, science" and it is
>> about sharing information and knowledge it should fit well with their
>> Thank You
>> On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 9:38 PM Ilan Rabinovitch <ilan at socallinuxexpo.org>
>>> Thanks Matti. What is involved with running a connect week event? How
>>> can the folks on this list help?
>>> On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 2:17 PM Mx Siltanen <mrsiltanen at gmail.com>
>>>> Just a reminder, some I've pitched this idea directly to you during
>>>> We can organize an event(s) during Connect Week to help promote SCALE
>>>> There are some nice venues available.
>>>> Connect week(+) Oct 20-28, 2018 in Pasadena:
>>>> Innovate Pasadena ( a non-profit to promote innovation, tech, arts, and
>>>> science in Pasadena ) is helping community events do events / meetups
>>>> during that period by assisting with connecting us with venues. Many of the
>>>> venues are donating their spaces. ( Connect Week will also assist with
>>>> marketing )
>>>> So, that makes it very easy for us in the community to organize events!
>>>> We would still need to find food / coffee sponsors.
>>>> I highly encourage anyone interested to do something.
>>>> There are spaces available for weeknights, weekdays, and weekends.
>>>> This is an annual event, and thus we should be able to utilize the
>>>> opportunity to build partner community run events which Innovate Pasadena
>>>> will assist us with.
>>>> We can use this opportunity to do something in Pasadena to support our
>>>> regular user groups and larger conferences / events.
>>>> If you need an introduction to the IP folks who can assist you, please
>>>> let me know.
>>>> Thank You
>>>> ps - I have RSVP'ed a venue for a "product" day on Sat 10/27 and now
>>>> will need to secure a food and a coffee sponsor and a couple more
>>>> presentations / content. There appeared to be a number of larger venues
>>>> available to handle 30-100+ people, and I see a lot of great opportunities
>>>> for us to build a stronger community.
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