- A list of things of what is going on
- Conferences, who is going to what, whats in the area
- We're somehow not reaching other people
- Only four developers came to Akademy 2012.
- There are more, but we can't find them.
- Two Akronites came to the 4.5 release party, not counting tdfischer
- Why is it popular in europe?
- Parties in bars? Probably not. We should have 100 by now.
- At Linux Fests, people talk about Linux. We should be a grassroots movement by going to all the fests (all of them) and finding people.
- LinuxCon - We have a booth every year!
- Oscon - Maybe have a BoF?
What are we trying to do?
Grow KDE in the USA
- Outreach, yes. Talking to people, yes.
- Linux Action Show
- No way to gauge involvement success
- "If you want to do amazing stuff with this amazing organization, KDE is the place for you."
- Somehow encourage people to get involved after we meet them at the conventions.
- Come to our parties. Srsly.
- Have a sign up. Do you use KDE? Do you know C++? "What better place could you volunteer than KDE?!"
- LUGS??? (answer: yes.)
- "Its not a puzzle what we're trying to do. We want users, developers, and companies who are using KDE and are open to something about it."
- We need goals for this ^
- Developers: Want to make a difference in your life? Know about bugfixes or C++? DO YOU LIKE TO PARTY AND/OR ROCK? Contribute to KDE.
- Are you sick of the tea party? Join KDE!
- The KDE tracks are usually full at conventions.
- Who goes to them?!
- Until we figure this out, making a non-profit organization is a waste of time.
- We need an elevator pitch. See Multimedia/PR Notes for notes from the Akademy/2012/PRWorkshop
- Some would give us money if we were a non-profit.
- Advertising expenses are something sorta tax deductable
- Maybe talk to Thiago about funding KDE-USA
- It would be awesome to the KDE e.V. if KDE-USA paid for USA trips
- GSoC presentation is very low. Very very low.
- Alumni should give talks and promote
- Elevator pitch
- Our strong points:
- There's a real face behind the software
- Strong, tight-knit community
- High quality, made in the open
- Free as in beer and freedom
- "<ABC> is the <special or best> <thing> for <certain kinds of people> who want <something awesome>, <in the way they want to do it>."
- "KDE is the amazing community for people who want powerful software, made by real human beings."
- Our strong points:
- Banner design
- Next convention: OSCON July 16-20th
- Promo people: get business cards
- Check whats left in the booth box
- Get some kubuntu/fedora/suse/mint/chakra cds
- Put together some words, Carl can wordsmith.
- Secret cabal of poster designers. WHO ARE THEY HOW DO WE FIND THEM?
- Soandso and Soandso have $500 of KDE USA cashmonies floating around. Its in a fire safe somewhere maybe hopefully. Ask Blauzahl.
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