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Re: [stands@fosdem.org: feedback on stands]

begin  quotation  from Joost van Baal-Ili?? (in <[🔎] 20120213091528.GA6787@beskar.mdcc.cx>):
> On Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 03:51:39PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > ----- Forwarded message from FOSDEM Stands Team <stands@fosdem.org> -----
> > From: FOSDEM Stands Team <stands@fosdem.org>
> > Subject: feedback on stands
> > Message-ID: <4F313401.3030605@fosdem.org>

> I've been helping staffing the Debian booth this year.  Of course, I speak for
> myself.

Same for me... ;-)

> > Thank you for manning a stand at FOSDEM 2012, we hope you enjoyed it!
> > 
> > This year, we changed quite a few things for the stands: we cleared
> > out the H building for safety reasons, halved the number of stands in
> > AW and tried out a new setup in the new K building. The total number
> > of stands was 10% less than the year before.
> > 
> > I have tried to talk to each of you, and I think I already have a
> > pretty good idea of what was better or worse. Nevertheless, I would
> > like to ask you to take some time and write us how you experienced
> > FOSDEM and the current setup. That way, we can also take it into
> > account when planning the stands next year.
> > 
> > If possible, we would especially like to hear your opinion about:
> > - how was it compared to last year (if applicable)?
> Better, being in the spacious K building was much better than
> the awfully crowded and packed AW hallway.

> > - what was your general impression?
> Good as ever.

Same for me, in both cases.

> > - what could we improve next year?
> Can't think of anything now...  Guess it was next to perfect :)

I can: We (as the rest of the stands) were asked to dismantle the stand
about 2 hours before the end of the finishing talks, and as far as I can
see nobody of us was aware of this timing. This had the effect that quite a
big number of people possibly missed us as they expected to chat with us or
buy some T-Shirt or so after the finishing talk. I feel there are 2
possible improvements:
- Declare the time of dismantlement of the stands more prominently so we
  can tell people in time when we will be gone.
- Or even better let us dismantle after the last talk finishes.

But, to repeat my above comment: My overall impression of the event was
great - this is one of the two Free Software events I like most (the other
is FrOSCon).

Keep up the good work,

[...] If you don't want to be restricted, don't agree to it. If you are
coerced, comply as much as you must to protect yourself, just don't support
it. Noone can free you but yourself. (crag, on Debian Planet)
Arne Wichmann (aw@linux.de)

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