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Re: LinuxTag

On Sat, Apr 27, 2002 at 09:08:55AM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> Sorry to disturb you, folks, but would you mind, stopping the
> flamebait and bogus posting and actually going back to *organizing*
> and *maintaining* our presence at LinuxTag this year?  It's only one
> month left and many questions are still unanswered.

One of the most important questions being: what should the b ooth look
like: Joey, can we get a plan of the booth? Well, at least the size of
it so that we can plan a bit on what to place where?

I imagine the following for the booth:

- several posters on the wall pointing out great features. I'll
  personally create one about "Europe's fastest cluster running
  Debian". More ideas are:

   + list of all woody-architectures with little images of computers

   + the usual world-map

   + "Debian is the only disto made by volunteers, ... , n-thousand
   packages, ... blah, ... open BTS, ...". A poster like this should
   be placed at the front of the booth so that the visitors can
   quickly inform themselves.

  Anyone wanting to create posters?

- normally about 3 persons manning the booth, up to 6 in the rush hour
  (just invented the numbers to get a discussion going). I fear that
  we should assign shifts because otherwise we'll just crowd up as
  usual... and shifts would help to always have certain specialists of
  ours around (like, e.g. always a networking guru in the booth).
  I think that the booth is mainly for those who don't know Debian yet
  and/or aren't experienced enough to cope with simple problems. Of
  course, we've got a whole lot of fans who just want to talk some
  tech on LinuxTag. IMO it would be perfect if we got some place
  (maybe a small room somewhere?) where could set up a coffee machine
  and keep the professional discussions there. Some place where all
  DDs can hang around if there are enough persons in the booth and
  naturally this would be the place for the techie-visitor to ask
  freaky questions. Opinions?

- hopefully one or two tables to sit down when talking with the visitors

- one white wall where we can project stuff

  I think that regular and small shows would e quite nice. Maybe once
  an hour there could be a _small_ demonstration of about 10 minutes
  with questions afterward. That's what I imagined when I offered the
  laptop-networking talk... 

> If people don't step forward and work on certain issues on their own,
> in a way that will fit well together with the work of others, there
> will be only a crowd of Debian people somewhere but nothing
> interesting for people, except a crowd of hackers.

If I get a booth-plan I'd like to plan the layout; I could also
collect ideas for a daily booth-schedule if you like the idea. 

Ah, I just read Joey's organisation.html again so I'm offering to do:

| 7.  Who is going to plan the booth, including size requirements,
|     furniture, computers etc.

But beware: I think that we don't need many computers; thus, if you
think that this is wrong, speak up and discuss or take the job
yourself :)

Ok, that's it for now, please comment on the ideas.


P.S.: Just had a look at the staff-page: I'm from Heidelberg
      (Germany), ZIP is 69

Thimo Neubauer <thimo@debian.org>
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 frozen! See http://www.debian.org/ for details

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