On Monday 10 May 2010 12:48:08 Vincent Untz wrote:
Le lundi 10 mai 2010, à 06:20 +0200, S.Kemter a écrit :
How far users travel depends really at the program. I dont travel to Nuremberg that shows me a Jan Weber some computers with openSUSE on it. I dont travel for one talk (except the topic is very interesting for me) but when there are mor talks the interest me so that I have a reason to stay the whole day, then I travel 240km to Nuremberg ;)
That's fair. But I think the point is that we won't reach end-users that are not part of our community anyway. The users who will attend the conference and who are coming from more than 100km are advanced users who care about the distribution, follow the news, etc. They are already part of our community and they know the basics of the project. So to attract them, we shouldn't talk about "What's openSUSE?" but "What's next in openSUSE?", "How can you help?" or "Current state of the project".
Agree, these active, engaging topics are catnip for contributors, whereas the descriptive 'what is openSUSE' or 'new features in KDE/GNOME in openSUSE 11.x' talks belong only at general purpose shows.
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