On 4/24/12 9:41 AM, Lee Fisher wrote:
> On 4/22/12 5:14 PM, Andrew Kvalheim wrote:
>> LinuxFest Northwest 2012<http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/> is next weekend,
>> and we have an exhibition table reserved. Who's planning on attending and
>> would be able to volunteer at the table?
> I will be there Saturday, giving a BOF in the afternoon.
> I can volunteer at the table pre-BOF, maybe noon-2?A follow-up to my brief booth duty Sat 12-2:
Besides the basic newbie Linux questions, the Ubuntu main
1) the new Desktop being so unconfigurable. (I agree completely.)
2) problems dual-booting with Windows.
Everyone was using 11.x or 10.x, nothing current.
Besides those, the only interesting issues/occurrences were:
1) multi-monitor problems.
2) a few local consultants wanting some more official-looking discs and
stuff to include with their client.
3) a few people asked what local Ubuntu community does, besides this
booth, and occasional release party dinners. I wish I'd had more answers
to give them.
4) a local Canonical ex-employee dropped by. He should have been on
other side of table...
Comments on booth swag:
1) The other booth volunteers, as well as adjacent GSLUG staff, were
burning various Ubuntu 12.04 releases, which were welcomely-received by
novice attendees. Having a sleeve to give them, along with the bare
CD-R, would have been a bit nicer.
2) Nobody took any of those small cards with questions on them.
3) Multiple people asked for a sticker. (All the other distros
exhibiting had at least one sticker.)
4) The LFNW Raffle people kept dumping old issues of Ubuntu magazine.
Which was nice, but outdated (usually included an 11.04 disc). A stack
of the current issue would have been very welcome.
So, my advice next outreach booth:
1) Show ARM-based Ubuntu running on a PandaBoard.
2) hardcopy handout, describing current main new features in current
release, why to upgrade.
3) hardcopy handout, describing the various Ubuntu desktop/server
versions, ARM offerings (directly and via Linaro), and support
offerings, including local support/training/etc offerings.
5) pre-burned CDs with professional-looking artwork would be nicer than
the hand-drawn ones. With a sleeve.
6) A stack of current Ubuntu mag.
7) Perhaps a few things from official Ubuntu Store to sell, or in Raffle.