2. Roles

People involved in an installfest will assume one or more of the following roles


contact for all other participants


has the connection to the location


represents an organization that provides the location, equipment, network, materials, food, beverages, etc. to the installfest


needs assistance installing a Linux distribution or solving a specific problem


  • greets people as they come in, gives them a name tag and has them sign a waiver

  • can direct people to the restrooms, the nearest computer store

  • orders food and beverages

tier 1 support

people who are knowledgeable about Linux and are willing to share their knowledge and provide hands-on assistance to users

tier 2 support

sets up and maintains network hardware and services (DNS, DHCP), mirrors of Linux distributions