[FOSDEM] Nametags

Jeremy White jwhite at codeweavers.com
Mon Feb 3 21:08:09 CET 2014


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FOSDEM is amazing; the organizers are excellent people.

But it would be even better if there were name tags with affiliation.

Every other great conference I've been to does this; FOSDEM
is the sole exception.

And name tags are a source of great joy.  They allow people
to strike up a conversation with you (as many did this
weekend when seeing my WineHQ name tag).  They allow you to
figure out that the guy next to you in the beer line is
a guy who graciously helped you fix a flaw in your patch - and
now you can buy him a beer to say thanks!

I know name tags are hard and fiddly.  But the reward for doing a fantastic job
is being asked to do more <grin>.

Maybe the booklets could have a preprinted punch out name tag?

Maybe each room could have a stash of blank tags by the door with pens,
or just have a table in each of the main buildings?

Last year, Benjamin Henrion publicly volunteered to do the work[1],
but was silently ignored.  

Cheers,

Jeremy

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[1] https://lists.fosdem.org/pipermail/fosdem/2013-February/001794.html


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