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KDE at FOSDEM 2014

FOSDEM 2013, 1-2 Febuary, ULB Campus Solbosch, Brussels, Belgium

  • KDE will be part of the cross desktop devroom on Saturday only, talks organised by Pau Garcia i Quiles
  • KDE will have a stall in building K, Level 1

People

Please add yourself and your details if you are coming

Name Available to help on the stall? Saturday meal? Accommodation? Phone number
Pau Garcia i Quiles Sunday
John Layt Both days "I'd like to attend at least 1 talk for a change"
Boud not sure if he'll be there
Kevin Krammer Saturday and Sunday
Jonathan Riddell Saturday and Sunday but giving talk Saturday 13:30 Yes Ibis +447941 938 912

Devroom

Cross Desktop Room with Gnome, LXQt and Unity. Accepted talks are in the schedule.

Stall

We will have a stall in building K first flood

What? Who? Status
Name badges Jonathan Riddell
Work out what to demo XXX XXX
Table cloths - 2 x large blue (was Claudia in 2013)
Flag (was Claudia in 2013)
Swag (T-shirts, etc) (was Claudia in 2013)
Posters Jonathan Riddell JR got a poster stand
Manifesto Business Cards (was John Layt in 2013)
Join The Game forms (Jonathan has some, was Lydia in 2013)
FLA forms (was Lydia in 2013)
Krita DVDs & Books (was Boud in 2013)

Equipment

What? Who? Status
21" wide Touchscreen monitor John Layt Bringing from UK, possibly use as large Plasma Active demo
17" standard monitor John Layt Able to bring from UK if needed
HTPC x 2 John Layt Bringing from UK
Nexus 7 with Plasma Active John Layt Bringing from UK if needed
MacBook with KDE MacPorts John Layt Bringing from UK
Windows computer jriddell ooh KDE on Windows
Improv jriddell if it arrives in time
KF 5 and Plasma 2 demos jriddell and shadeslayer needs neon 5 image

Posters

What? Who? Status
KDE jriddell poster stand arrived
Kubuntu jriddell poster stand arrived

People and Accommodation

Albert and Jonathan have booked into the Ibis hotel

Friday Drinks

FOSDEM will hold the usual beer event at Delirium again on the Friday evening from 18:00. See you there, please try to wear something KDE to raise our visibility (also: a badge with your name will make identification easier!)

Post Event Review from 2013, to be considered for 2014

  • New venue from 2012 now allows posters to be stuck on glass walls
  • No ethernet in new venue, make sure all hardware has working wifi
  • Tablets popular as flashy "attract-mode" gadgets, but ExoPC's became unstable from prolonged use.
  • Flag made a good impact, was hung from string cellotaped to glass walls (masking tape too weak)
  • Mostly worked that people pitched in when about, but would have been nice to have a list of attendees who were able to be more coordinated. Asking people to commit to a whole days booth duty is too much, asking for just 1 hour may get a better response.
  • Use G+ Events to try invite and co-ordinate people
  • More announcements 2-4 weeks before via the Dot and social media and to call for volunteers
  • Perhaps enable use of @kdecommunity twitter and G+ account by someone in attendance to post messages during event
  • Swag sold out too quickly and new products popular, discuss with Claudia around numbers and variety as to what is feasible. Needs someone coming by car or local to Brussels if we want more swag, otherwise too hard for one person.
  • Make sure have FLA and JTG forms
  • Any printing needs lead time of 2-4 weeks to keep costs down, so needs to be decided at least a month out. Any planning must start in November/December
  • Was good to have Qt booth next door, lots of mutual traffic and help
  • 2014 will be a good chance to have KDE Frameworks 5 as the focus, push their cross-desktop nature, maybe feature a couple of key apps. One suggestion is a live-drawing demo with Krita, maybe sell digital caricatures?

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