[OSGeo-Conf] OSGeo Booth success

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 03:06:34 PDT 2016

Would it be better in the FOSS4G handbook? Expanding the section on the OSGeo booth at https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Handbook#Exhibition

> On 1 Sep 2016, at 07:51, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) <astrid_emde at osgeo.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> what do you think about putting the information at the wiki page with some pictures from the booth.
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2016_OSGeo_Booth
> Like this we get a good impression about how the booth was.
> For people who organize the next FOSS4Gs they get an impression how an OSGeo booth should/could look like.
> We can find for sure some photos on flickr
> https://www.flickr.com/groups/foss4g/pool
> Astrid
> Am 2016-08-31 16:30, schrieb Venkatesh Raghavan:
>> Hi Marc and all,
>> Thanks to you and all for great job at the booth.
>> Perhaps, we could have set a slide show using
>> a video projector at the booth and have short
>> video talks from local chapters, project PSC etc.
>> The AGM was a big rush, we need to allot more
>> time to that. However, several people came up
>> to talk during the AGM without advance notice
>> and it was difficult to manage.
>> Best
>> Venka
>> On 8/31/2016 11:00 PM, Jody Garnett wrote:
>>> I was impressed by all the volunteers, special call out to Anita for doing
>>> so much sticker based outreach :)
>>> One surprise I had when volunteering at the booth was an organizer asking
>>> what "osgeo wanted to do with our sponsor slot in the speakers corner". I
>>> kind of wished we had set up a longer format schedule for the local
>>> chapters, or even used this opportunity for our annual general meeting
>>> (which was a bit rushed due to boat).
>>> --
>>> Jody
>>> --
>>> Jody Garnett
>>> On 31 August 2016 at 05:18, Marc VLOEMANS <marcvloemans1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Dear All,
>>>> Many thanks for helping out with the (wo)manning of the OSGeo booth.
>>>> Some info on our présence:
>>>> - we had the best location on the floor (of course), although the maximum
>>>> size 2x2 meters was somewhat small
>>>> - all marketing collateral was sufficiently available.
>>>> - 250 OSGeoLive USB's were distributed, of which 40 speciale for
>>>> students/volunteers
>>>> - Happy hour (in collaboration with LocationTech) on the first day reaped
>>>> an equally happy crowd around our booth.
>>>> - 200 OSGeoLive stickers and 200 (obnoxiously large) OSGeo stickers were
>>>> distributed
>>>> - Interest form Norway, Israel, Iceland and Denmark (last is hear say and
>>>> needs confirming) to set up a Local Chapter
>>>> - considering the many personal conference-agendas of each of us, we
>>>> managed to fill in for each other quite flexibly, including other
>>>> OSGeo-members who happily joined in
>>>> If you have funny stories, insights, experiences etc to share. Please feel
>>>> free, so we can improve our présence with our booth in the future.
>>>> Kind regards,
>>>> Marc Vloemans
>>>> Mobile +31(0)651 844262
>>>> LinkedIn: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/marcvloemans
>>>> Twitter: http://twitter.com/marcvloemans
>>>> http://www.slideshare.net/marcvloemans
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