# Sage at the joint meetings in New Orleans, 2011

We are planning to have a booth this year.

The meeting is January 6-9, 2011.

AMS website for the meeting: http://www.ams.org/amsmtgs/2125_intro.html

People who will be at the meetings and can help with the booth:

- Jason Bandlow (Depending on my interview schedule, but I can likely help at least one shift)
- Rob Beezer (I'll commit to a half-day shift, and will likely be around more)
- Karl-Dieter Crisman (pretty much all of Saturday, possibly other times)
- Burcin Erocal
- Marshall Hampton (most of the time)
- John Perry
- except Friday 1-3p, Saturday 2.30-4p

- Flavia Stan (about half the time)
- Dana Ernst (I can be available for a few hours on Friday; I'll swing by on Thursday to see when I'd be most useful)

The exhibit hours are

- 12:15-5:30 Th
- 9:30-5:30 Fr
- 9:30-5:30 Sa
- 9:00-12:00 Su

# Photos of the Booth (January 8/9)

Flavia Stan, Visitor, Burcin Erocal, Vistor, Tom Judson, Marshall Hampton

Jason Grout, Visitor, Rob Beezer, Visitor

Stiched panorama with the Judson Twins and a Ghostly Burcin

# Notes for the Next Meeting

Notes, ideas, reminders for the next iteration, in no particular order.

- Pay for a small table (small was less of a barrier, but barely sufficient)
- Pay for two chairs (even though expensive)
- Have 3d glasses---they drew lots of people to the table and into conversation.
- Business cards were popular and ran out, these are critical
- Take a projector to have a large screen
- Or arrange for a local to bring a flat-panel screen (with stand)
- Hooks or string for banner
- Decorations (helium balloons, bright candy, etc)
- Stickers (slide into name-badge, then affix at home)
- Sage-related textbooks
- Have a 5-step Quickstart guide to using Sage:
- Log into sagenb
- Find a quick-start published worksheet
- Evaluate a cell
- Create a new cell and evaluate 1+1
- Create a new cell and evaluate a cool plot
- Create a new cell and calculate rref of a matrix

- Advertise ask.sagemath.org (on business card?)
- Info: sagemath.org
- Use: sagenb.org
- Questions? ask.sagemath.org