[FOSDEM] First time attendee

Samantha Kosko samantha at 10gen.com
Fri Jan 13 23:13:36 CET 2012


Thanks everyone!  :)

2012/1/13 Måns Rullgård <mans at mansr.com>

> Pascal Bleser <loki at fosdem.org> writes:
>
> > On 2012-01-13 21:34:27 (+0000), Samantha Kosko <samantha at 10gen.com>
> wrote:
> >> Hi... my name is Samantha and I am trying to finalize all of my
> companies
> >> plans for FOSDEM and we are all first time attendees.  We have been
> >> selected to have a stand and the event and wanted to get some feedback
> on
> >> what we should do with giveaways and staff for the stand.
> >
> >> We have a limited number of people in EMEA that can attend and I want to
> >> make sure that i am using my resources as best as I can.  If anyone has
> any
> >> information they can help me with on this ... i would be forever
> thankful!
> >
> > Hi Samantha!
> >
> > Hm, well:
> > - expected a *LOT* of people showing up at your stand
> >
> > - if you plan to bring along swag, in order to give you an order
> >   of magnitude:
> >   * most stands bring along stuff in quantities of 1000 items or
> >     more
> >   * we give out over 1500 booklets to visitors
> >   * our estimation on the total amount of visitors is around
> >     5000 (and that's a minimum)
> >
> > - a very large proportion of the visitors at FOSDEM are people
> >   who are already contributing to open source projects in one
> >   way or another (most of them hackers, I'd say) so rather
> >   expect pretty technical or at least deeper questions and
> >   discussions, certainly much more than "oh, what's MongoDB?" ;)
> >
> > - the atmosphere is very relaxed, you're amongst friends :)
> >
> > - in general, we recommand to have at least two people at a
> >   stand at all times, if feasible; I'd recommend to plan some
> >   rotation amongst your people, as everyone will have quite a
> >   long list of sessions they would like to attend (we will have
> >   between 300 and 400 sessions during the weekend)
>
> All great points, but you missed one:
>
> - come to the beer event on Friday evening if you can.
>
> --
> Måns Rullgård
> mans at mansr.com
>



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