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Re: GNUstep @ FOSDEM 2010 6th and 7th February 2010

From: Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf
Subject: Re: GNUstep @ FOSDEM 2010 6th and 7th February 2010
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 00:36:41 +0200

Am 17.10.2009 um 10:21 schrieb address@hidden:

I think we may just not ask for the stand this year... just ask for a
dev-room. And only do a few talks (i.e., "State of GNUstep 2010") and
keep hacking the rest of the time.
Put posters pointing to the dev room in the hallway, and that's it!

When looking at the recent growth of new members of this list, I think
there is a lot of more interest in GNUstep than before. Probably by
new iPhone developers who want to extend their newly gained experience
to GNUstep and want to learn what it is and how it can be used

currently only 4 people (including myself) have declared intend to come to FOSDEM 2010. This is not to overwhelming if you ask me. Btw, how about you, Nikolaus? Are you planning a FOSDEM presence? I am also looking for some co-organisers for our FOSDEM presence. You did already this two (or more?) times in the past so I'd appreciate your experience here.

Therefore, we should have some "Introduction to GNUstep & tutorial"
talk that is done only once every day (e.g. Sat 14:00, Sun 14:00).
This needs a DevRoom and is IMHO more important than a stand. And it
should be the only formal "presentation" we do. All other activities
can be code sprints, hacking, discussing, meeting, etc. We can also
set up a "demo & brochures" corner.

I think a good mixture out of some presentations (I guess we need at least some to get the dev-room and those make people from outside our group interested in GNUstep) and the more GNUstep internal activities (code sprints, hacking, discussing, meeting and such) would be the best. All our talks and presentations last year were well visited, our room was never empty. Of course the value of this is more on the marketing side, making GNUstep known between developers (and those are the people that write our future killer apps ;-)). But I am still waiting for input here (also on the "GNUstep-internal" activities).

And, lingering around all the day in a devroom may be more healthy
than manning a stand in the cold hallway with a air-conditioner in the
back :)

That's true. Most people at the stand had only cursory interest while people sitting in a dev-room talk/presentation/lecture could be impressed much more sustainable.




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