On Sun, Apr 28, 2002 at 12:15:49PM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> > > - normally about 3 persons manning the booth, up to 6 in the rush hour
> > > (just invented the numbers to get a discussion going). I fear that
> > > we should assign shifts because otherwise we'll just crowd up as
> > > usual... and shifts would help to always have certain specialists of
> > > ours around (like, e.g. always a networking guru in the booth).
> > I don't now see the crowed problem... See on the list, who is on the
> > LT...
> You're about to forget that only 10-20% have signed up yet...
btw: you miss grisu in your list ... :-)
> > > - hopefully one or two tables to sit down when talking with the visitors
> > no, please not. We are not a company and we don't make contracts, we
> > don't need tables. Tables need some a lot of size of a booth.
> "We don't need tables." May I count on that? It'll make booth
> planning much easier and cheaper. :)
We need tables/demopoints, but we don't need tables for "sit down when
talking with the visitors". (IMHO)
> > we should show debian all the time!
> Err... Did anybody planned to show something different?
a 'sit down when talking with the visitors' is not showing debian...
> > > - one white wall where we can project stuff
> > >
> > > I think that regular and small shows would e quite nice. Maybe once
> > > an hour there could be a _small_ demonstration of about 10 minutes
> > > with questions afterward. That's what I imagined when I offered the
> > > laptop-networking talk...
> > 1.) you talk:
> > can't you make a 'real talk' for the debian day?
> You'll have to distinguish between a different audience. Attendees at
> the Debian Day will most probably be Debian Developers or experienced
> Debian users, while visitors at the booth will most probably be
> newbies and Debian fans (well, and lots of Debiand developers...)
yes. This is a difference
to Thimo Neubauer:
make you a 'Debian on Laptops' talk on the debian day too?
> > 2.) I like shows with a beamer on the booth...
> > let draw something:
> > ----------------------------------+==== white wall ====+-
> > |
> > -----+ |
> > Moni.| |
> > and | ^ |
> > PC | +---------+ +---|-----+ |
> > | | Monitor | |beamer | |
> > -----+ | PC | |PC witout| |
> > | | |Monitor | |
> > Someone is all the time on the demopoint with the beamer and talk
> > with visitors and show debian (apt-get, update-menues, all the
> > stuff). All without a programm.
> > from time to time we can use the beamer for a extra scheduled talks,
> > a installation demo etc. (max 3 per Day ?)
> > Comments?
> Sounds good. However you'll have to ensure three additional things:
> a) The distance between the white wall and the beamer needs to be
> large enough. I have to admit that I don't have enough experience
> with different beamers to tell you how much space is required in
to Thimo Neubauer:
can we get some numbers?
How much must the distance between the white wall and the beamer to
get a 1.20x1.5 Screen on the wall?
> b) The space between the beamer and the white wall needs to be free.
> There must be no people between them. Well, even while this
> sounds logical, former Debian booths at LinuxTag have proven that
> there are a lot of people around. Please check some pictures
> from last years.
yes. I know this.
We must put the beamer station at one site of the booth. This site must
have a Wall and we must seperate this whole site with something. Maybe
a small table, a shelf or 'Flatterband'....
> c) Make sure nobody is able to crash the beamer.
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