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Re: [opensuse-marketing] Fwd: Follow report on Utah Open Source Conference
  • From: Jos Poortvliet <jospoortvliet@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 12:35:10 +0200
  • Message-id: <201010141235.10996.jospoortvliet@xxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 12 October 2010 16:22:17 Stephen Shaw wrote:
This is something I wrote to an internal ML and was asked to forward
it to oS-Marketing.

Cheers,
Stephen

| Just wanted to post a follow up report on our experience at the Utah Open
| Source Conference this past weekend (Oct 7 - 9).
|
| First, I'd like to thank Alan and Darren for the time they spent at the
| booth. Its nice not running a booth by yourself :)
|
| The MVP of our booth would have to go to the suse studio team and their
| kiosk. I think I talked to more people this year than I have the last 3
| years combined. Looking back on the last several conferences I've
| attended the top question asked, with some variations, is "Why should I
| use openSUSE?" or "What makes openSUSE better than Fedora or Ubuntu?".
| With the kiosk the top question became, "What is this?". There was a
| very positive response with many compliments to the project. By the end
| of the conversation many commented on the fact that they hadn't used
| openSUSE in a while maybe they'd try it again". It was definitely a
| draw for those that hadn't used linux before.
|
| There were also those that were, are, or might be future customers of our
| enterprise products that we were able to talk to as well. I believe that
| this benefited both the openSUSE project as well as our enterprise
| products.
|
| Mike was great enough to donate bags to the conference again for the 3rd
| year now (if I remember correctly). I've had many people come up and
| thank us for supporting the conference and providing the bags. It feels
| like the attitude towards us is becoming more friendly, so a huge thanks
| to Mike for this.
|
| Also, a big thanks Alexia for helping put this together and providing all
| of the swag and making sure everything arrived at the conference. And
| not to forget the warehouse crew for helping us and giving up part of
| their Saturday.
|
| All in all, I think the booth was a huge success and highly recommend
| having suse studio kiosks at future conferences.
|
|
| Thanks again to all,
| Stephen Shaw

Thanks. Looks like it was a good conference. Also looks like we should work on
answering the questions people have on
http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Talking_points

:D
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