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Today

paulb added a comment to T7464: Akademy 2018 Sponsorship Brochure.

Yes, I understand. There is a problem, though, in that if you make the orange darker, it turns to brown and literally looks like... well... poop. To try and avoid this problem I have experimented with up of 30 different colours and. if you go dark like the rest of the pages, the overall result is very drab, uniforme and non-inviting. I you go light, the writing has to be black or it is hard to read. This is the best compromise I could come up with. I'll play around a bit more, but I don't think I will be able to come up with anything better. If anybody can suggest a good colour combo, I would love to try it.

Tue, Dec 12, 11:27 AM · Akademy (Akademy 2018), KDE Promo

Yesterday

paulb added a comment to T7464: Akademy 2018 Sponsorship Brochure.

As promised,

Mon, Dec 11, 8:23 PM · Akademy (Akademy 2018), KDE Promo

Sun, Dec 10

paulb added a comment to T7464: Akademy 2018 Sponsorship Brochure.

Yeah... Nothing's final yet and the text needs proofreading. @skadinna will probably do that. Agree on the white con yellow... I haven't figured out what I am going to do with that yet. That said, changing colours is like a 2 minute job, so I want to get it all done and then do the tweaks.

Sun, Dec 10, 9:37 PM · Akademy (Akademy 2018), KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7464: Akademy 2018 Sponsorship Brochure.

@derkits : Yes, I am nearly finished. I have (re)written and laid out most of the text-heavy pages (see below).

Sun, Dec 10, 7:53 PM · Akademy (Akademy 2018), KDE Promo

Wed, Dec 6

paulb added a comment to T7464: Akademy 2018 Sponsorship Brochure.

Take a look at a draft of the first three pages of the sponsor booklet. I could not find an attractive way of reproducing the olde formatte, so I said, "f**k it", broke out my design books and tried something different. As this is does not have to be printed, the size of the page does not have to be a standard portrait A4 so we can be a bit bolder...

Wed, Dec 6, 8:54 PM · Akademy (Akademy 2018), KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7464: Akademy 2018 Sponsorship Brochure.

@derkits Oh! Ok... As we mentioned the hosting institution last year, I supposed it was the done thing.

Wed, Dec 6, 8:49 PM · Akademy (Akademy 2018), KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7464: Akademy 2018 Sponsorship Brochure.

I would need some info about Fachschaft Informatik (FSINF) too, please @hetzenecker.

Wed, Dec 6, 8:39 PM · Akademy (Akademy 2018), KDE Promo

Sun, Dec 3

paulb updated subscribers of T7450: Promo Sprint: Place.

I changed my choice. I now prefer Barcelona over Berlin because @apol has found a nice, free space for us to carry out our sprint. This solves a lot of admin for us, hence my preference for Barcelona.

Sun, Dec 3, 2:24 PM · KDE Promo

Sat, Dec 2

paulb added a comment to T7464: Akademy 2018 Sponsorship Brochure.

Out of curiosity... Wasn't anything done for 2016? But, yeah, more communication. That said, the 2017 version was shared from T5817 ... several times, including a link to the source files.

Sat, Dec 2, 10:48 AM · Akademy (Akademy 2018), KDE Promo

Wed, Nov 29

paulb updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Wed, Nov 29, 12:24 PM · Goal settings 2017

Tue, Nov 28

paulb added a comment to T7470: Supporting the KDE End of Year 2017 Fundraiser.

Stuff we have to (re)write:

Tue, Nov 28, 8:40 AM · Fundraising Working Group, KDE Promo

Fri, Nov 24

paulb added a comment to T7464: Akademy 2018 Sponsorship Brochure.

Thanks, @hetzenecker. That is very useful.

Fri, Nov 24, 7:46 PM · Akademy (Akademy 2018), KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7464: Akademy 2018 Sponsorship Brochure.

texts about the location or Vienna in general, our local infrastructure

Fri, Nov 24, 5:36 PM · Akademy (Akademy 2018), KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7464: Akademy 2018 Sponsorship Brochure.

Sorry guys, but that is not the latest version. The latest version is the 2017 one and we (@skadinna and I) are working on the texts for 2018. Also note that when we re-did the layout, we formalised it with master pages and styles, which no earlier layout had. Hence we would prefer to use last year's version of the layout, since it will be simpler to produce a new version just be tweaking the styles and templates.

Fri, Nov 24, 4:39 PM · Akademy (Akademy 2018), KDE Promo

Wed, Nov 22

paulb added a comment to T7450: Promo Sprint: Place.

I don't want to nag you guys, but saying

Wed, Nov 22, 12:49 PM · KDE Promo

Sun, Nov 19

paulb updated subscribers of T7470: Supporting the KDE End of Year 2017 Fundraiser.

if a may add to this:

Sun, Nov 19, 11:43 PM · Fundraising Working Group, KDE Promo

Wed, Nov 15

paulb added a comment to T7450: Promo Sprint: Place.

1.- Málaga
2.- Berlin
3.- Munich / Barcelona (don't care, either or)

Wed, Nov 15, 8:33 AM · KDE Promo
paulb created T7450: Promo Sprint: Place.
Wed, Nov 15, 8:30 AM · KDE Promo

Tue, Nov 14

paulb added a comment to T7317: Promo Sprint: Time and Place.

Plus the weather will probably good.

Tue, Nov 14, 6:46 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7317: Promo Sprint: Time and Place.

How would people feel about doing it in... Málaga? We have a good well-connected, international airport, so getting here shouldn't be too hard, and I could set it up so that everybody would be well-housed, watered and fed during the sprint.

Tue, Nov 14, 6:45 PM · KDE Promo

Nov 8 2017

paulb added a comment to T7318: Promo Sprint: Topics.
  1. Develop a comprehensive, but simple checklist that will allow project managers know if there web is audience-friendly
  2. Develop an event that will help more end users become familiar with KDE apps and environments
  3. Develop a list of things to do to boost our presence at technical-events held by others, based on experience at QtWS 2017
  4. Brainstorm and develop ways of having a presence in non-technical or, at least non-FLOSS specific conferences and events
  5. There is a proposal in T6895 that suggests trying to make KDE the default tech solution for research and academia. Brainstorm more specialised fields we could attack and how to go about it involving developers
  6. Brainstorm more actions to reach end-end users
Nov 8 2017, 12:27 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7317: Promo Sprint: Time and Place.

Thanks @zimmerman. Pity you can't make it. You can help us with the topics, though. Head over to T7318 and share your wisdom!

Nov 8 2017, 8:29 AM · KDE Promo

Nov 7 2017

paulb added a comment to T6919: Purism Phone Campaign.

Oops, that's actually Bulgarian :)

Nov 7 2017, 7:08 PM · KDE Promo

Nov 1 2017

paulb added a comment to T7317: Promo Sprint: Time and Place.

Careful! Remember FOSDEM is the first weekend of February.

Nov 1 2017, 10:45 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7317: Promo Sprint: Time and Place.

Yes, let's do this.

Nov 1 2017, 6:35 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7317: Promo Sprint: Time and Place.

Yeah. It looks like it.

Nov 1 2017, 3:55 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7317: Promo Sprint: Time and Place.

It looks like it is gonna be hard to please everybody... :-(

Nov 1 2017, 3:35 PM · KDE Promo

Oct 26 2017

paulb updated the task description for T7324: Qt World Summit: Postmortem: Checklist.
Oct 26 2017, 10:13 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7315: Qt World Summit: Postmortem.

Thanks @hein and @jensreuterberg. Adding to the list of things to do at T7324 for the next time around.

Oct 26 2017, 10:11 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T7324: Qt World Summit: Postmortem: Checklist.
Oct 26 2017, 10:01 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T6841: Design flyer from Backlog to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Oct 26 2017, 6:44 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T7315: Qt World Summit: Postmortem from Backlog to Doing on the KDE Promo board.
Oct 26 2017, 6:43 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T7324: Qt World Summit: Postmortem: Checklist from Backlog to Doing on the KDE Promo board.
Oct 26 2017, 6:43 AM · KDE Promo
paulb created T7324: Qt World Summit: Postmortem: Checklist.
Oct 26 2017, 6:42 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7315: Qt World Summit: Postmortem.

You are right, @davidedmundson: this is a rather big oversight that should not happen again. Also, there were QR codes on the cards, maybe there should have been some on the flyers too. Like that, visitors only carrying their mobile phones would have been able to visit our sites easily.

Oct 26 2017, 6:36 AM · KDE Promo

Oct 25 2017

paulb added a comment to T7315: Qt World Summit: Postmortem.

When you say "Little book", do you mean the flyer didn't have any URLs printed inside it?

Oct 25 2017, 11:46 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7315: Qt World Summit: Postmortem.

For those who have attended this event before, did you have the impression you interacted with more people than in prior editions? I am aware you didn't have the means to count the visitors and there is no record of the number of visitors at prior events, but a general impression would be helpful. Also if other attendees could share their thoughts.

Oct 25 2017, 5:41 PM · KDE Promo
paulb created T7318: Promo Sprint: Topics.
Oct 25 2017, 6:58 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7317: Promo Sprint: Time and Place.
  1. Málaga (Spain)
  2. Before the middle of December
  3. A long weekend (arrive on Friday, leave on Monday)
Oct 25 2017, 6:57 AM · KDE Promo
paulb created T7317: Promo Sprint: Time and Place.
Oct 25 2017, 6:56 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T7316: Promo Sprint.
Oct 25 2017, 6:51 AM · KDE Promo
paulb created T7316: Promo Sprint.
Oct 25 2017, 6:50 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T6919: Purism Phone Campaign.
Oct 25 2017, 6:48 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T5780: [Events] Randa Meetings from Doing to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Oct 25 2017, 6:46 AM · KDE Promo
paulb created T7315: Qt World Summit: Postmortem.
Oct 25 2017, 6:45 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T6844: Qt World Summit: Demo loops from Backlog to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Oct 25 2017, 6:43 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T6845: Qt World Summit: Wall posters from Backlog to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Oct 25 2017, 6:43 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T6846: Qt World Summit: Booth from Backlog to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Oct 25 2017, 6:43 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T6892: QtWS biz cards from Backlog to Done on the KDE Promo board.
Oct 25 2017, 6:43 AM · KDE Promo

Sep 18 2017

paulb added a comment to T7021: Purism Phone Campaign: Counteract the negativity.

Yes, a niche market like the one you describe would be ideal for this project. Maybe we should start brainstorming organisations wealthy and patient enough to find this project attractive.

Sep 18 2017, 3:05 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7021: Purism Phone Campaign: Counteract the negativity.

Good points, @apol. Will take them into account.

Sep 18 2017, 5:58 AM · KDE Promo

Sep 17 2017

paulb updated the task description for T7021: Purism Phone Campaign: Counteract the negativity.
Sep 17 2017, 9:35 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T7021: Purism Phone Campaign: Counteract the negativity.

Initial thoughts for counterarguments:

Sep 17 2017, 8:14 AM · KDE Promo
paulb created T7021: Purism Phone Campaign: Counteract the negativity.
Sep 17 2017, 8:06 AM · KDE Promo

Sep 16 2017

paulb added a comment to T6919: Purism Phone Campaign.

More English:

Sep 16 2017, 4:25 PM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T6919: Purism Phone Campaign from Backlog to Doing on the KDE Promo board.
Sep 16 2017, 4:23 PM · KDE Promo

Sep 14 2017

paulb added a comment to T6919: Purism Phone Campaign.

https://liliputing.com/2017/09/purisms-librem-5-linux-smartphone-will-support-gnome-kde-software-launches.html
https://tweakers.net/nieuws/129603/librem-5-smartphone-van-purism-gaat-kde-plasma-mobile-draaien.html
https://www.pro-linux.de/news/1/25152/kde-verk%C3%BCndet-zusammenarbeit-mit-purism-f%C3%BCr-offenes-smartphone.html

Sep 14 2017, 3:18 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T6919: Purism Phone Campaign.

More (thanks @jensreuterberg):

Sep 14 2017, 2:54 PM · KDE Promo

Sep 4 2017

paulb added a comment to T6919: Purism Phone Campaign.

Just leaving this here as a reminder so I don't have to look for it later.

Sep 4 2017, 6:09 PM · KDE Promo

Sep 3 2017

paulb added a comment to T6919: Purism Phone Campaign.
Idea is, you highlight a problems, and then give a subtle hint that we are providing a solution to it.
Sep 3 2017, 12:23 PM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T6919: Purism Phone Campaign.
Sep 3 2017, 12:33 AM · KDE Promo

Sep 2 2017

paulb updated subscribers of T6919: Purism Phone Campaign.
Sep 2 2017, 8:11 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T6919: Purism Phone Campaign.

My initial, very rushed thoughts on what we should talk about with the people from Purism:

Sep 2 2017, 8:10 PM · KDE Promo
paulb created T6919: Purism Phone Campaign.
Sep 2 2017, 8:01 PM · KDE Promo
paulb reassigned T6892: QtWS biz cards from paulb to jensreuterberg.
Sep 2 2017, 7:56 PM · KDE Promo

Aug 25 2017

paulb added a comment to T5780: [Events] Randa Meetings.

@duffus Good point. Sharing the spreadsheet only with selected parties now. As for the stories, we will consult with attendees before publishing their names.

Aug 25 2017, 10:24 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T5780: [Events] Randa Meetings.

I've cleaned up the list of participants that @fux sent us (to @skadinna and I) on 18/08/2017:

Aug 25 2017, 8:05 AM · KDE Promo

Aug 24 2017

paulb added a comment to T5780: [Events] Randa Meetings.

Please check out edited version of the email above!!!!

Aug 24 2017, 7:42 AM · KDE Promo

Aug 23 2017

paulb updated subscribers of T5780: [Events] Randa Meetings.

More organisations I haven't contacted yet (thanks @colomar):

Aug 23 2017, 11:12 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T5780: [Events] Randa Meetings.

EDITED TO INCLUDE BETTER VERSION. Thanks @colomar for the pointers.

Aug 23 2017, 11:09 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T5780: [Events] Randa Meetings.

So I got first feedback today from the European Disability Foundation. I had asked them for 3 things:

Aug 23 2017, 5:22 PM · KDE Promo

Aug 22 2017

paulb added a comment to T6841: Design flyer.

Thanks.

Aug 22 2017, 3:22 PM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T6840: Qt World Summit.

Would you say KDE is a like a tree trunk from which many technologies branch out from? If so, we can go with a nice relaxing forest theme.

Aug 22 2017, 8:31 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T6840: Qt World Summit.

I think we should consider the entire presence as a whole - just get all communication goals in place so that we this year have one solid communication and our presence is aimed at one specific thing

Aug 22 2017, 8:13 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T6846: Qt World Summit: Booth.

I like the idea of doing something that comes out of the left field. Maybe we should brainstorm as few more ideas, though, however wacky.

Aug 22 2017, 8:12 AM · KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T6841: Design flyer.

I have ~150 KDE frameworks flyers.

Aug 22 2017, 8:07 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T6842: Kde.org overhaul.

Building Digital Freedom Together

Aug 22 2017, 12:40 AM · KDE e.V., KDE Promo

Aug 21 2017

paulb added a comment to T6842: Kde.org overhaul.

To me this "together" is what makes KDE unique.

Aug 21 2017, 11:57 AM · KDE e.V., KDE Promo
paulb created T6846: Qt World Summit: Booth.
Aug 21 2017, 11:34 AM · KDE Promo
paulb created T6845: Qt World Summit: Wall posters.
Aug 21 2017, 11:32 AM · KDE Promo
paulb created T6844: Qt World Summit: Demo loops.
Aug 21 2017, 11:29 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T6842: Kde.org overhaul.

Re: Plasma slogans

Aug 21 2017, 11:11 AM · KDE e.V., KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T6842: Kde.org overhaul.

Great idea to have the KDE vision under the logo:

Aug 21 2017, 10:03 AM · KDE e.V., KDE Promo
paulb updated the task description for T6842: Kde.org overhaul.
Aug 21 2017, 9:50 AM · KDE e.V., KDE Promo
paulb created T6842: Kde.org overhaul.
Aug 21 2017, 9:46 AM · KDE e.V., KDE Promo
paulb updated subscribers of T6840: Qt World Summit.
Aug 21 2017, 9:34 AM · KDE Promo
paulb created T6841: Design flyer.
Aug 21 2017, 9:34 AM · KDE Promo
paulb created T6840: Qt World Summit.
Aug 21 2017, 9:30 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T6481: [Analytics] Find tools to collect data from social media accounts from Backlog to Doing on the KDE Promo board.
Aug 21 2017, 9:27 AM · KDE Promo
paulb moved T5780: [Events] Randa Meetings from Backlog to Doing on the KDE Promo board.
Aug 21 2017, 9:27 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T6481: [Analytics] Find tools to collect data from social media accounts.

As long as we don't have a solutions, I am collecting data by hand and putting it into a spreadsheet shared on share.kde.org.

Aug 21 2017, 9:26 AM · KDE Promo
paulb added a comment to T5780: [Events] Randa Meetings.

Sent emails to

Aug 21 2017, 9:24 AM · KDE Promo
paulb renamed T5780: [Events] Randa Meetings from [Events] Randa Meeting to [Events] Randa Meetings.
Aug 21 2017, 9:16 AM · KDE Promo

Aug 13 2017

paulb added a comment to T6722: [Randa Fundraising] Create social media/content plan.

Tweets for...

Aug 13 2017, 11:05 AM · KDE Promo

Aug 10 2017

paulb updated subscribers of T6742: Week 1 - Social Media Activities.

1x throwback post to old Randa

Aug 10 2017, 6:18 AM · KDE Promo

Aug 9 2017

paulb added a comment to T6722: [Randa Fundraising] Create social media/content plan.

+ come up with the official fundraiser hashtag DONE

Aug 9 2017, 6:04 PM · KDE Promo

Aug 2 2017

paulb added a comment to T6646: evaluate participants survey.

Also we cancelled the last lighting talk on Saturday the same day but i really don't think anyone realized.

Aug 2 2017, 10:22 AM · Akademy (Akademy 2017)

Aug 1 2017

paulb added a comment to T5969: [Content] Brainstorm topics.

Good stuff. Some we are already doing, but this is definitely good and I am taking notes. Thanks @James and @neofytosk.

Aug 1 2017, 6:56 PM · KDE Promo

Jul 31 2017

paulb added a comment to T6690: [Randa Fundraising] Promo Material for the Website.
  • What is the general road map for the e.V fundraising for Randa?
  • What goal should be achieved? What fundraising levels at which date? What are countermeasures if levels aren't reached like it what happened in 2016?
  • How will donation goodies be handled (Post cards that sadly weren't ordered by many)? Is there a solution to that problem, maybe with CiviCRM? (Heck I need a new mousepad, the old one with a picture of my parents shouldn't be used at all)
  • What is the current state of alternative funding platforms? Afaik there was a discussion about that, but I also might be wrong
Jul 31 2017, 9:34 PM · KDE Promo
paulb assigned T6690: [Randa Fundraising] Promo Material for the Website to laysrodrigues.
Jul 31 2017, 9:24 PM · KDE Promo