Re: fosdem stand
- From: "Lucas Rocha" <lucasr gnome org>
- To: "Erik Snoeijs" <stratos stratos-online nl>
- Cc: marketing-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: fosdem stand
- Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 14:42:47 +0200
I can stay on the stand for some hours. Do you have any timetable with
the volunteers allocation per day?
2008/2/14, Erik Snoeijs <stratos stratos-online nl>:
> Now Vincent already mentioned this a few weeks ago on this list, but
> this year there will be a gnome stand at FOSDEM. Which is great and
> But currently on the sign-up page only 4 people have signed on to help
> attend to it and one of those has already noted that he won't be able to
> do this full time. Full time in this context meaning, i presume standing
> there all day and perhaps having a few breaks to visit some talk or
> Now normally i'm quite used to this, and most of the time a 3 man crew
> will be enough to man a stand. However this isn't one of the small
> conferences i normally visit, this is FOSDEM. GNOME is a high profile
> project that will hopefully/probably be pretty busy throughout the day.
> 3 People might be a bit more of a minimum then a maximum.
> So what i'm basically trying to say is, we need more people!
> Manning a stand isn't hard, although the fosdem crowd is a bit more tech
> oriented then most other events, no in depth technical knowledge is
> required. As long as you can tell the 5-ilionth person asking "if GNOME
> or KDE is better", that it's all a matter of taste, and that if they
> have good taste they should use GNOME*, you're pretty much set.
> And being xenophobic also isn't a problem, most visitors are more afraid
> of you then you are of them. Let alone that they would touch the laptop
> with the sign next to it "feel free to use".
> And while i'm mad enough to dedicate most of my day being at the stand,
> you don't have to. Because if only 10 people (out of the hundreds** that
> will be there) help out for just a hour, i would be extremely
> So if your not afraid of badly dressed geeks ogling the stand, and
> bearded maniacs who try to explain why a graphical desktop will never
> work. Please, sign up and help out.
> Erik Snoeijs
> * Although the people using KDE seem to disagree on that bit.
> ** i have no idea how many gnome-ish people are at fosdem really.
> *** Not all the same hour please.
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