Stormy’s Update: Weeks of March 29th and April 5th, 2010
This is my update for work done for the GNOME Foundation. For a higher level overview for what I do as the Executive Director, see What do I do as Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation? or my earlier updates.
- Friends of GNOME ruler was a great success! We met our goal for hiring a sys admin. (My work was just to provide updated numbers frequently and to dent and twitter. And sending thank you notes to all our generous supporters!)
- Talked to InitMarketing with Paul Cutler about how they might be able to help us with some of our marketing tasks.
- Planned the Desktop Track at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit with Zonker and Dave Neary.
- Attended the board meeting.
- Met with Rosanna.
- Met with Jonathan Corbet from LWN.net to discuss partnership opportunities.
- Met with Jeremy Allison, our newest GNOME Advisory Board member.
- Had a meeting with the folks going to the events in Africa representing GNOME and some of the other board members.
- Started a conversation on the mobile list about how best to use the funding from Nokia.
- Had lots of exchanges with events looking for me to speak at them. (In all cases I asked for lots more info. In one case I offered to speak in exchange for a donation to the GNOME Foundation.)
- Started working on my write-up for my 6 month evaluation.
- Spread the word to recruit a few people for the GNOME press team.
- Created the GNOME wish list.
- Agreed to pay Texas Linux Fest a nonprofit $100 booth fee. (Zonker and the Ubuntu team will be running the GNOME booth.)
- Followed up with a few potential GUADEC sponsors.
- Sent and received a record amount of email!
- Taking some vacation – going to the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans! (Also took a day the week of March 29th to get some stuff done.)
- Catch up on email from vacation.
- Attend the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit and chair the Desktop Track along with Zonker and Dave Neary.
- Continue to follow up with GUADEC sponsors.
- Help Paul Cutler with prep work for the marketing hackfest.