Am Montag, den 10.05.2010, 12:48 +0200 schrieb Vincent Untz:
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".
I am not asked for talks like "Whats openSUSE" that isnt necessary to make, for this they can travel to other events like LinuxTag, CLT or a other linux events.
I heard last year a talk from Spevack. It was called "Innovations from fedora project" on the end the headline was wrong I spoke about transform users to contributors
the talk is available as mp3 and ogg ;)
I think also more on topics like
*packacking with OBS *how to use bugtracker
some entry workshops and talks for programming for transforming users to contributors. Atract free developers
(Note that those topics are of interest to all contributors anyway ;-))
The CfP looks okay -- I like the main theme. I'm unsure about the tracks yet, but as said earlier, this will depend on the submissions, so it's okay to wait here to be sure. What's important is to make it clear that all openSUSE-related topics are welcome, and that we also want upstream to come and talk about what they're doing that might impact a project like ours. Maybe add something like:
"We encourage upstream communities to come and present the latest developments of their projects, as well as to come to learn about the openSUSE project. We want upstream to feel comfortable with openSUSE, and the openSUSE community is always excited to see what will be coming next thanks to upstream!"
(needs to be reworded, I guess)
Oh, we probably need some text about "getting sponsored", or a link to a page about that so that potential speakers know if there will be sponsorship opportunities.
-- Les gens heureux ne sont pas pressés.