Re: Linuxdays in Austria
Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> I'd like to inform you of another interesting upcoming event, the
> Linuxdays in Austria. Information about this event can be found on it's
> homepage under <http://www.linuxdays.at/> (which is currently in a more
> bad than useful state: e.g. the entry-fees will be noticeable lowered).
> The quick info for the horny: Wed 20th and Thu 21th of June, in St.
> Poelten (capital of lower austria)
> Last friday there was "Lokalaugenschein" (uhm, ding doesn't find
> anything useful; it was mainly for viewing the location, and also a
> first coordination meeting).
> So, what will be done? It is planed to have an exibition from more or
> less interesting/big linux companies (we are e.g. in contact with IBM,
> Fujitsu Siemens), some booths are also reserved for community members to
> present their projects. And there will be a room where install-parties
> will be held, with different distributions.
> So - it might be that we will get a booth. But I don't know what
> usually is done at such a booth? Merchandising? As far as the
> discussion goes it might be a problem to sell things on a community
> booth - but I might discuss that part...
Then don't sell things. You don't have to.
Quick info for running a booth:
1. One table
2. One chair
3. A connected power cable
4. One machine with monitor
5. Get a banner or a poster
6. Get two people to staff the booth
7. Be around at least one hour befor it opens
8. Be prepared for stupid questions and a lot of talking
IP connectivity is optional, get more people and space if possible,
table cloths always look nicer than a naked table, running X and
something impressive is helpful, don't forget your power splitter
> And, currently I'm the only one that will go there. It would be nice
> if one can assist me.... Especially it will be appreciated if one could
> hold a talk, it hasn't to be a debian-specific, talks are always
Two people should be considered minimum staff so one person can leave
the booth for a moment.
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