Re: Disappointment about the appearance of our CLT booth

From: Michael Mohn <>
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 17:24:06 +0100

Am 21.03.2009 um 17:01 schrieb Julien BLACHE:

> Michael Mohn <> wrote:
> Hi,
>> What about a real booth? with counter and so on?
> That would be best, of course, but it's often overkill or not
> possible for a variety of reasons.

naa, i meant not overkill, but just something like a desk i a
convenient height for standing on it. and maybe something like a
backdrop with debian-logo to hide the whole "sitting and talking"-area
behind it. (or completely leaving that out, if not enough room)

>> it's killing communication if you can't show the passers-by something
>> on their level (meant to be: NOT sitting on a desk and so on)
> In this case, the table and chairs were provided by the organizers and
> everybody had the same thing on their booth, I think. Which is often
> the case.

but one HAS to use that stuff? or can you opt-out of using that
furniture that just fills up the booth?

i would suggest having no sitting-stuff arround, because it is not a
room to rest but a small booth. if there are real talks going on, i am
shure there will be some place where you can take the people then.
and some nice light and a sympathic banner that states clearly
readable what project there is. that would be enough to draw some
attention. maybe there could be some sort of demo machine like a
laptop on the "counter" but that would be enough, as its an event
mainly focused on gathering together, social contact and so on.
the main part is, to get the people talking and listening, to get
feedback and maybe stay in the minds of one or two visitors as a
project, that really has community and not only one big protegé-verdor
like Sun, Novell or any other.
another hard part cleary is, to have someone on the counter, that can
interact in the right way with the visitors.
how about that part? are there volunteers for the booths? are there
enough? are these volunteers competent in debian AND socializing with

bye bye,


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