[FOSDEM] Nametags

Pau Garcia i Quiles pgquiles at elpauer.org
Mon Feb 3 22:25:49 CET 2014


Hello,

Some projects already have blank tags, usually at their booths. It's been
the case for KDE for years, and IIRC also for Mozilla and others.

But yes, I do agree a proper badge is better. I usually bring one from some
other conference.




On Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 9:08 PM, Jeremy White <jwhite at codeweavers.com> wrote:

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