[Ubuntu-ch] Report draft - OpenExpo
oeffentlich at gmx.ch
oeffentlich at gmx.ch
Sun Sep 28 20:00:48 BST 2008
As far as I can see, she only wrote that we sold Debian T-shirts and
that we might consider selling Ubuntu T-shirts next time, but not that
people actually asked for Ubuntu T-shirts. I know it's only a detail,
but I didn't find a "more important" point.
On a different subject: Is it actually in order if we sell Ubuntu
merchandise at OpenExpo? Or is selling things at a free booth against
the rules of OpenExpo? Just wondering.
Am Sonntag, den 28.09.2008, 17:31 +0200 schrieb Silvan Gebhardt:
> I think you need to read her text again - she wrote about it
> Silvan Gebhardt
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> Am 28.09.2008 um 17:26 schrieb "oeffentlich at gmx.ch"
> <oeffentlich at gmx.ch>:
> > Hi Myriam,
> > Thanks for your extensive work, it looks great to me. The only thing I
> > could think of that you could add was that several people asked for
> > Ubuntu shirts when they saw the Debian ones.
> > Best regards,
> > Manuel
> > Am Samstag, den 27.09.2008, 14:39 +0200 schrieb Myriam Schweingruber:
> >> Hi all,
> >> Find below my report for the OpenExpo in Winterthur. Please, Daniel,
> >> Manuel and Silvan, complete what's missing! We will then put it on
> >> the
> >> wiki
> >> The booth was on Wednesday and Thursday, 24/25 September at the
> >> Eulachhallen in WInterthur .
> >> During these two days, Daniel Stoni, Manuel Schmid, Silvan Gebhardt
> >> and myself presented Ubuntu and it's variants to the public.
> >> We mainly gave away the Swiss Remix DVD which really is a great
> >> promotional tool! We received a pack from the ch-open guys and almost
> >> all are gone. Luckily they also include KDE and Xfce so we could
> >> answer nearly all the demands as we only had very little Kubuntu 8.04
> >> left and none of the official Ubuntu 8.04. Only very few people asked
> >> for CD's (as they didn't have a DVD slot).
> >> Great thanks to ch-open and Matthias Stürmer in particular who
> >> had
> >> this brilliant idea!
> >> We also had some Kubuntu KDE 4 remix CDs which we had to hand out
> >> carefully as it includes a KDE 4.0 aimed at developers and people had
> >> to upgrade ASAP to 4.1.2, currently aimed at advanced users. We have
> >> to be very careful with the upcoming Kubuntu 8.10 as it will include
> >> 4.1.2 and it definitely is not a "beginners" version. This will be
> >> done with 9.04 which will include KDE 4.2 considered as final.
> >> There were a few demands for the Server Edition and we pointed them
> >> to
> >> the download page as we didn't prepare any ISOs for that. ToDo for
> >> next time.
> >> Idem for Edubuntu, as we had a some people willing to spread it in
> >> schools. Surprisingly we had a few people asking for the "Children's
> >> Edition", one even expected it to include Internet filters for small
> >> children... we reminded him that filtering is something the parents
> >> should do and every browser includes such tools. I did a small
> >> presentation of Gcompris to one of the persons too.
> >> There also were demands for support, either professional or for
> >> individuals. Problems which could not be saved at the booth ("what do
> >> I do if the printer stops working?") were oriented to the contacts
> >> list in our wiki and I sent one professional request to Puzzle Inc.
> >> who also had a booth and who are listed in the Ubuntu marketplace
> >> .
> >> Sorry if I missed another booth of Ubuntu partners.
> >> ToDo: our website should be worked on ASAP to include links to
> >> support
> >> partners and present Ubuntu in Switzerland more obviously than the
> >> wiki page.
> >> @Daniel, are you still interested in working on that?
> >> @Patrick: how fare are you with the website?
> >> Another request was for training classes. I showed the LPI courses
> >> available in his region (Migros school, etc.), pointed this person to
> >> the LPI booth and explained the Ubuntu certification. He was more
> >> interested in beginners classes and this should be considered too in
> >> our website.
> >> @Wiki contacts in the Lucerne region, you might get some support
> >> requests!
> >> @those interested in offering training: there is a new program by
> >> Canonical which a friend of mine is coordinating. Talk to me if you
> >> need to get in touch!
> >> We also met Philipp Gassmann, who wrote an introduction to Ubuntu (in
> >> German) for his Matura work. He will put it on his wiki as soon as
> >> it's finished. He won a well deserved OSS Award Switzerland in the
> >> Youth category . Congratulations, Philipp!
> >> ToDo: link to Philipp's excellent work ASAP!
> >> Some thoughts about the OpenExpo in general:
> >> Catering was awesome! The tables could be larger, especially if we
> >> consider selling T-Shirts for next time (I picture an Ibex and the
> >> ubuntu-ch logo, doesn't this sound nice?). Now where does this idea
> >> come from? Well, Debian.ch registered a booth and didn't have the
> >> necessary people to man it, so we agreed to sell their T-Shirts .
> >> One more way to give back to Debian ;)
> >> Parking should be available for free and that's where Winterthur is
> >> not necessarily an ideal place for such an expo, as the parking
> >> available was totally taken by the Topsoft booth people unless one
> >> arrived 2 hours earlier. Thanks again to Debian.ch for sponsoring our
> >> parking ticket on Thursday!
> >> Hope I didn't forget important things, please, booth mates, complete
> >> what's missing so we can publish that on the wiki and the
> >> LoCoReportPage.
> >> Greets
> >> Myriam
> >> PS Big thanks also to Silvan who offered bed and breakfast for Mark
> >> and me and another thanks to Carlos who organised a dwelling for the
> >> Free Software booth people in Winterthur!
> >>  http://www.openexpo.ch
> >>  http://www.ch-open.ch
> >>  http://webapps.ubuntu.com/marketplace/europe/
> >>  http://www.ossaward.ch/
> >>  http://madduck.net/blog/2008.09.26:ubuntu-giving-back/
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