Whoops, I just found this rather old mail, it was already dusting and
Marko Schulz wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 01:04:13PM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> > Michael Bramer wrote:
> > > > 1.2 How are we going to solve the staff-visitor ratio (so it's
> > > > less than 10 Debian people for one visitor).
> > >
> > > Sorry, I don't see a real Problem with this.
> > Well, if only 20 people fit on the booth, machines and monitors are on
> > the back end, and 18 people of 20 already are Debian people, something
> > is going severely wrong...
> So the best would be if the booth could be split up:
> - One booth for 10 people where actually 14 developers crowd together
> (a tight developer come-together)
> - Another booth for 10 people where actually 4 Debian people present
> something to 2 visitors and still have space if more people drop
We can't get two booths, I was told. So this is just a dream without
connection to the reality.
Maybe I should add the method how the KDE project solved this problem.
You can guess that they would probably suffer from the very same
Firstly, they defined shifts for all day.
Secondly, they assigned a booth master for every shift.
Thirdly, they associated n people with each shift who would actually
staff the booth, demonstrate the wonderful bits of KDE, talk to the
Fourthly, they created the policy, that the booth master may send away
any KDE developer who is at the booth but don't have to be there
because it's not his shift.
From what I saw when I saw the booth, it seemed to have worked.
-- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
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