Organizing KDE's presence at FOSDEM 2020
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Description

This is the main task for all FOSDEM-related plans and actions we want to take and discuss.

FOSDEM 2020 takes place in Brussels, Belgium, on February 1st and 2nd (Saturday and Sunday).

The wiki page for coordinating activities: https://community.kde.org/Promo/Events/FOSDEM/2020

Booth

  • Recruit staff
  • Brainstorm theme? (Will we have a theme like last year?)
  • Merch
    • Find out what we already have got and who has got it
    • Stickers
    • Beer mats (< popular)
    • T-shirts
  • Banners, tablecloth, etc.
    • Find out what we already have got and who has got it
    • Standup banner (@paulb has got one)
    • Tablecloth
    • Flag
  • Targets
    • Get X number of people to sign up for KDE IDs?
  • Devices
    • Embedded device (maybe from @toscalix and @vkrause)
    • RISC V board
    • Plamo Phone
    • Slimbook/Tuxedo/... laptop
    • Pine[book|phone]
    • Librem 5 developer kit
  • Krita showcase

Talks

Ideas for topics:

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adridg created this task.Oct 7 2019, 9:57 PM

(Assigned to Ivana because she had the FOSDEM 2019 one, but that shouldn't mean that this is her job)

paulb added a subscriber: neofytosk.Oct 8 2019, 5:47 AM
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ognarb added a subscriber: ognarb.Oct 8 2019, 7:08 AM
neofytosk added a comment.EditedOct 12 2019, 1:51 PM

I've already sent the CfP in the community and devel mailing lists, no response so far. We should probably bump it closer to the deadlines.

Lydia and I plan to send a talk for our Goals initiative.

I did submit a talk for the main track, and will submit that to the privacy dev room too now that their CfP is open, I didn't report that on the mailing list though, sorry.

duffus added a subscriber: duffus.Nov 2 2019, 1:14 AM
lydia updated the task description. (Show Details)Sun, Nov 10, 6:09 AM
lydia added a subscriber: lydia.Sun, Nov 10, 6:23 AM

@skadinna Should you be the assignee of this task? Are you handling anything for FOSDEM?

@skadinna Should you be the assignee of this task? Are you handling anything for FOSDEM?

No, Adriaan just added me by default because I was assigned for the previous event. The way things are looking now, I won't even be able to attend FOSDEM :( So it's probably best to reassign the task.

lydia removed skadinna as the assignee of this task.Tue, Nov 12, 6:55 PM
lydia added a subscriber: skadinna.

If nothing unexpected happens, I should attend Fosdem with a friend. So I can probably help a bit ;)

apol added a subscriber: apol.Wed, Nov 27, 5:38 PM
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paulb updated the task description. (Show Details)Fri, Nov 29, 9:43 AM

Thinking of the Apps goal, are there any other apps we could demo that would draw a crowd? I am not sure this would be popular, but I have been quite impressed by the travelling assistant features Kontact has acquired recently, although I doubt that would make for a very enthralling demo. I am sure there are other applications (Kdenlive?) that would make for visually appealing demos.

neofytosk added a subscriber: hein.Sun, Dec 8, 9:01 PM

Kirogi, that @hein demonstrated in Akademy 2019, might be a crowd pleaser. Perhaps hard to do a live demo, but maybe a video of it in action?