If you're interested in volunteering, we can certainly use the help. Volunteers don't get in for free but they do get a free H2K2 volunteer shirt for their efforts. If you're interested in helping out, just email email@example.com.
Except where noted, no particular experience is required
to be a volunteer at H2K2.
Do you have a cool head? Stay calm under pressure?
Maybe you'd like to work with H2K2 security. Security
will work around the clock to ensure a safe conference for
everyone. Minimal time commitment: 12 hours.
Volunteers are needed for set-up and tear-down,
and to run the sound and light boards. Are you good
with a camera? We especially need volunteer camerapeople
to record speaker sessions. Some
experience desired. Minimal time commitment: 8 hours.
The stage management team will oversee
smooth operation of speaker sessions. Interaction with A/V
and speakers, as well as assisting with conference
attendees' needs. Minimal time commitment: 8 hours.
Got network skills? Know how to splice cat5? Ever
programmed a VLAN? Consider volunteering your time to
work with the network team. The team will set up a large
in-house network, manage network security, and ensure a
good flow of data within and around the Hotel Penn.
Minimal time commitment: 8 hours.
Must have knowledge of streaming formats and ability
to set up and operate the server software and operate
encoding stations. Will coordinate with the network and
web teams to deliver content to the H2K2 conference and
the world. Minimal time commitment: 6 hours.
H2K2 will have a 24-hour information desk on
the 2nd floor of Hotel Penn, for everything from wireless
access instructions to band-aids. Minimal time commitment:
H2K2 will have a variety of speaker sessions, panel sessions,
workshops and demonstrations. If you have an idea
see the speakers section of this site
for more information.
Got stuff? H2K2 can use equipment. Everything will be
insured by the conference, and treated as nicely as
||Computer projectors. We need bright multimedia projectors, the kind that cost a fortune to rent and work in daylight.
||Pro sound and light. Do you own professional sound, DJ gear, lighting, etc.? Want to make it available to H2K2? Get in touch!
||Digital video (DV) cameras, for recording sessions.
||Hubs and/or switches.
||Power strips and extension cords.
||Wireless base stations.
||About 8 pc's and 4 tv tuner cards (needed for handling the AV streams).
||LOTS of cat 5 (At H2K, Bernie S saved our skins by bringing 7 spools of cat 5).
H2K2 set-up is scheduled to start Thursday, July 11 and
take-down will end Monday, July 15. The conference itself
runs from Friday-Sunday. Most volunteer teams will be working
from set-up through take-down, but the real action,
for most, is Friday-Sunday.
If you can help out in any of these areas, please email
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