[Pycon-volunteers] Greetings Volunteers!

Yarko Tymciurak yarkot1 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 18:32:16 CET 2013

On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 11:16 AM, Joel Garza <joelgarzatx at me.com> wrote:

> Hi, Doug.
> I signed up for a few of the slots and will try to fill in a couple more
> based on need. Quick question, for tutorial host do you hang around beyond
> the 20-before/20-after to help with non-TA duties for the duration?

Hi Joel -

     I'm sorry this was confusing (I realized no one was signing up for
Hosting, so recently added the hosting signup sheet).

     Would you sign up for Tutorial Host slots at http://goo.gl/p8cDt?

     Thanks for signing up for Tutorial T/A! :-)  If an instructor asks you
to hang around the duration, that will answer your question.

     Otherwise,  there is no specific need to hang around Tutorials beyond
the initial 40 minutes.
     If there are immediate needs,   Stewart or Doug or I  will ask for
willing volunteers on the spot.
     You can always contribute to the registration desk.

    Thanks for Volunteering!

- Yarko

> Also, anyone know of any off-list room shares available for the evening of
> the 13th? I was hoping for something closer to the venue for that evening.
> I am covered on the 12th and 14th - 18th.
> Thanks!
> Joel
> On Mar 9, 2013, at 9:45 AM, Douglas Napoleone wrote:
> *Welcome Volunteers!*
> Thank you, all, who've stepped up to volunteer - you are the foundation of
> the PyCon community!
> There is a speaker and volunteer orientation, Thursday evening, at 8:00pm,
> after the swag bag stuffing party, in the Green Room. If you are unable to
> attend the meeting, that is fine. Instead please stop by the Green Room,
> preferably in the morning between 7:00am and 9:00am. The Green Room is
> located in the 212 meeting room on the second floor above registration.
> Small deeds can make a big difference.
> The Lunch room has changed for Wednesday and Thursday , and all the signs
> and print materials are wrong. We'll need some help directing people for
> lunch on Wednesday and Thursday.  <1hr.  You will not miss lunch yourself.
> Signup: http://goo.gl/V1Ilr
> We still have 15 open Session Staff positions for both runners and chairs.
> If you have not, please considersigning up for one of the remaining slots.
> While you're at it, grab some Tutorial Host slots too - same deal:  direct
> people to get to the right rooms on time.
> Short; easy; helpful.
> Here are low commitment needs we have:
>    - WED-SAT:  Registration desk (an hour or two at the peak times can
>    really make a difference);
>       - http://goo.gl/y5cXA
>    - WED-THU: Tutorial greeters - help get people to their tutorials;
>     <1hr
>    - WED-THU: Lunch Hosts (direct people);  <1hr
>       - http://goo.gl/V1Ilr
>    - THU 4-8pm: SWAG - *Stuff 10 Bags!*  (~1/2 hr; but can be fun,
>    addictive!); -* just show up!*
> Links to information and signups are at
> http://us.pycon.org/2013/about/volunteers
> Check current needs at http://goo.gl/P3CAm
> Don't take on too much - what you do helps and is enough!
> Remember to encourage others to volunteer.
> My first PyCon someone tossed me a volunteer shirt:  "I'm not a
> volunteer."   "You are now!"
> A half-hour or hour of time isn't much, and it's a great way to meet
> people you might not otherwise meet.
> Remember to have lots of fun.   Don't forget to check "events"
> on guidebook (guidebook.com).
> See you in Santa Clara!
> --
> Regards,
> - Yarko
> PyCon 2013 Volunteer Coordinator
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- Yarko
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