Exploration: Ubuntu summary

Caleb Marcus caleb.marcus at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 22:35:51 GMT 2008

Well, it was nice to hang out with some other like-minded people and
talk to Ubuntu users, but I think our first installfest did a better job
of getting people in who were new to Ubuntu or wanted help setting it
up. Perhaps it was the snow, but I remember our first one attracting a
lot more new members of the Ubuntu community. So, yes, I think that we
should try to focus more on marketing, and perhaps a little less on the
technical details, because I think we did fine with that. We did a great
job of setting up the place with wireless and wired network connections
and power, but not many people actually ended up using it.
On Sun, 2008-02-24 at 17:09 -0500, Steve Pomeroy wrote:

> I don't know about y'all, but I had a great time at our Exploration:
> Ubuntu event yesterday. Everything went smoothly and we did a great 
> job helping everyone who came in, helping each other get our various
> machines in order, promoting Ubuntu and generally making it a great
> party.
> Going forward, we should try and get together a small team for doing
> team marketing. I'd really like to see a group do some research and
> determine exactly how to bring more people to our events, especially
> people who may not yet know that they want to come to them.
> We should also look into the possibility of piggybacking on other
> MA-area events and using those as promotional venues. By letting other
> people invite everyone, we can really focus on getting a good pitch to
> get people interested in Ubuntu.
> A summary, in pictures!
> Cam, Martin and other folks repaired a broken suspend:
> http://gallery.ubuntu-ma.us/?g2_itemId=559
> Leftyfb and others showed off cute computers:
> http://gallery.ubuntu-ma.us/?g2_itemId=529
> Sara made a delicious Ubuntu cake:
> http://gallery.ubuntu-ma.us/?g2_itemId=550
> Leftyfb showed off his Freedom Toaster:
> http://gallery.ubuntu-ma.us/?g2_itemId=556
> And everyone came together to make it a great event:
> http://gallery.ubuntu-ma.us/?g2_itemId=517
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