Re: Disappointment about the appearance of our CLT booth

From: Michael Mohn <>
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 14:32:43 +0100

Am 22.03.2009 um 14:11 schrieb Jan Wagner:

> On Sunday 22 March 2009, Michael Mohn wrote:
>> Am 22.03.2009 um 09:34 schrieb Andreas Tille:
>>> as the person who became responsible for the booth 5 days ago
>>> before the event started I feel obliged to answer here. At first
>>> I admit I see your point and I admit that it might not have been
>>> the best presence of Debian at a booth. The reasons split up
>>> into four parts.
>> there were only 5 days pre-flight? why? is such an event not sheduled
>> at least a year before it takes place?
>> thats hard.
> The problem was, that the origin organisator of the booth droped out
> just 6
> days before the event. Such things can happen ... in this case, the
> planed
> equipment wasn't available anymore and it lacked in communication.

okay, thats hard. in that case it was a great work to get it going at

>>> 1. Stuffing the booth with projector and posters.
>>> 2. Stuffing the booth with T-Shirts and other fan stuff
>>> 3. Attention to visitors.
>>> 4. Handing over CDs/DVDs
>>> In short: The Debian project did not made the best job at CLT his
>>> year but I wonder whether it is rectified to only blame the
>>> booth people for this. And we should think twice whether we
>>> should really try to copy "professional booth" behaviour for
>>> events like this.
>> i think it is not about copying everything. but instead everyone
>> should learn their part. it's all about communication. and a
>> communication friendly environment.
> Yes, the communication caused the problems for the preparation and
> stuffing.

yea, as always... thats the biggest of all problems i know ^^
but not only in organization. as when it come to serving the visitors.



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