[FOSDEM] FOSDEM needs your help

Emanuil Tolev emanuil at fosdem.org
Fri Feb 3 23:51:10 CET 2017

Hi all,

Build-up went incredibly well today, we're all finished with setup. We've
still got quite a few holes in the volunteer schedule, some quite serious.

What remains is to just run the entire conference. So with that in mind:
http://volunteers.fosdem.org/tasks/ .

In order of priority, highest to lowest:
- Heralding tasks with 0 in them. You can ignore the opening talk.
- Heralding tasks with 1/3. Sometimes people can't come or they need help
with the most popular talks - it's best if we have 2 people per room.
- Cloakroom tasks with numbers in red (Sunday).
- InfoDesks on Sunday are quite understaffed, so please grab shifts there
after looking at the previous priorities.
- Signage on Sunday morning needs just 1 more person. In an ideal world, 2.
- "per building video team" - these slots we should really have 5/5 people
in. We have 5 buildings, so this is just 1 volunteer per building!
- Finally, if none of the above, then pick individual video tasks. I and
Mark would have liked to have these fully filled, but I'm not sure enough
people are volunteering for this to be realistic this year. You can prove
me wrong though ;).

Overall Sunday is staffed far less than Saturday.

Please consider volunteering. Thank you for coming to FOSDEM either way!


On 26 January 2017 at 18:07, Emanuil Tolev <emanuil at fosdem.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> As you are surely aware, FOSDEM is coming up again on the 4th and 5th
> February next week. As always, we will need volunteer help to serve several
> thousand members of the FLOSS community.
> You can find and pick your favorite task(s) via the following link:
> https://volunteers.fosdem.org/tasks
> There are a lot of tasks that can use more volunteers and every
> contribution is appreciated. Right now are missing a lot of:
> - heralding volunteers. They moderate talks by helping the speaker finish
> on time and prevent rooms from getting too full and becoming unsafe.
> - video volunteers. They help take care of the cameras and the boxes used
> for livestream and recording.
> - InfoDesk volunteers on Saturday afternoon and Sunday. They take
> donations, give directions and generally help attendees.
> You need to register and sign in before you can fill in any tasks on the
> volunteers tool.
> Check out the updated FAQ, especially the Communication section where you
> can find out about IRC, the volunteers mailing list, and other ways of
> getting in touch during the event. https://volunteers.fosdem.org/faq/
> Finally, O'Reilly have generously offered a free ebook AND a heavy
> discount on certain technical books to FOSDEM volunteers. It will be easy
> to take advantage of their offer: just sign up to the tool and volunteer
> mailing list, we will send more information shortly.
> Hope to see you at FOSDEM.
> Kind regards,
> The FOSDEM volunteers team
> P.S. If you've already signed up, thank you - we can't wait to see you
> next week!
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