Going out to public spaces to promote KDE and its projects
Open, Needs TriagePublic

Description

When promoting KDE to people outside the bubble, going to public spaces and talking directly to the people and showing them our efforts will have quite a big impact.

For this we would definitely need:

  • a few KDE members, at the best with speaking skills of the national language
  • a booth
  • devices to demonstrate the software on
  • permission from the city administration / the owner of the public space
  • a good place where many people pass
  • good weather
  • a good day where many people are at public spaces (in Europe, saturday is quite a good day because most people do not work and the shops are opened)

We could expand the promotion with the following things:

  • uniform KDE t-shirts for the people presenting the community and the software
  • if there are not enough national language-speaking community members we could ask members of the local (GNU/) Linux user group, people from the local hacking space, people from related communities or students either they want to help us
  • flyers and / or cards to give away
  • balloons for the kids and / or the grown-up kids (people walking around with a KDE balloon would further promote KDE without any extra efforts because the ballon is seen by everybody)
  • maybe some other promotion materials like paper bags, pencils, sweets or other things with the KDE logo, the vision and / or the url to the website on it
  • (bootable) cds with KDE Neon or other software to install from
  • somebody who finances the whole activity