Exploration: Ubuntu summary

Caleb Marcus caleb.marcus at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 23:01:41 GMT 2008

Well, Cam's laptop was out and set on random, so perhaps it's just his
taste in music :)
Next time perhaps we could ask him to set up a playlist of happy,
uplifting music. Actually, I don't think I helped things by turning off
random and turning on Pink Floyd halfway through the event, so sorry
'bout that... :P
On Sun, 2008-02-24 at 17:54 -0500, Martin Owens wrote:

> I agree, as a team we're technical geniuses, but as PR agents we're
> slacked jawed yokels. We don't know enough people to contact, either
> in the city press, tv news media, online advertising and educational
> press.
> I think we need a strong leader of PR, we should talk about this at
> our next meeting, not only because we need to do more PR events but
> because we also need to co-ordinate it all.
> Things I would look at for the next Exploration: Ubuntu other than PR:
>  * Getting the big TV in again, it was great last time and provided a
> focal point (Mr Delacy?)
>  * Having a solid demonstration on the TV, including having Aaron and
> Theresa play DDR
>  * Considering getting a second banner to go inside
>  * Music should be managed to be more uplifting, the music this time
> was a little more drab
> Persona note:
>  * Please keep hold of your ID badges, we'll be using them for all
> public events :-)
> Best Regards, Martin Owens
> On 24/02/2008, Caleb Marcus <caleb.marcus at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >  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.
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