< USA Notes 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. Fests/Conventions LinuxCon - We have a booth every year! Oscon - Maybe have a BoF? What are we trying to do? Grow KDE in the USA Impossible!? 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 TODO 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." 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. Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=USA/Akademy2012BoF&oldid=22467" This page was last edited on 2 July 2012, at 16:26. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.