Tuesday 19 July 2005
- we were very active on the booth, talking to people and trying to not hide behind computers ;-)
- the big GNOME poster was fantastic.
- we also brought some other posters, to make our booth even more visible.
- we offered some "Why Choose GNOME?" flyers.
- we gave a lot of Ubuntu CDs. Many many many thanks to the Ubuntu guys for sending us so many CDs for free. This is really a great way to promote GNOME because it looks nice, it's free, we have a lot of them and people can test it.
- we had a nice 19" LCD screen at the front of the booth, attracting people.
- running on the screen, we had a french version of Glynn's 101 Things to Know about GNOME (thanks Glynn!).
- we gave some small talks on the booth, e.g. "What's new in GNOME 2.12?", "GNOME-Love, how to contribute to GNOME?", "How to translate GNOME in French?", etc. I believe this was really appreciated by people.
- we also made a small example of how to contribute to GNOME: we needed a feature for evince (an automatic mode, so that Glynn's slides could be running without the need of someone always pressing space), and so we created a small patch. We invited people to look at how to make a patch. And I'm glad to see that some of the people who were in the audience have started to contribute!
- we sold some nice t-shirts and gave the GUADEC bags we still had.
- and probably some other things I forgot.
As a result, our stand was voted the second best booth (the first one was the stand of the local LUG, and we obtained as many votes as Lea-Linux, also second).
I'm really happy of what we did. I don't think we ever had such a great stand in France (correct me if I'm wrong!).