KDE at FOSDEM 2017 wrapup

Riccardo Iaconelli riccardo at kde.org
Wed Feb 15 17:08:14 UTC 2017


I also gave away about 500 stickers I bought from moo.com - they were cheap
and nice, lots of people were taking it!

Bye,
-Riccardo

On 15 February 2017 at 16:17, Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:

> I also gave away £113 worth of KDE stickers I bought from
> handylabels.co.uk.  These were very popular and all went on Saturday
> morning.  The same quantity of lower quality stickers from vistaprint
> have never gone as fast before.
>
> Jonathan
>
>
> On 6 February 2017 at 12:16, Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:
> > FOSDEM 2017 Wrapup
> >
> > We had a pleasingly successful FOSDEM this year with a KDE stall and
> > Desktop devroom and KDE Slimbook launch party meal/drinks.
> >
> > We had 19 people at the Saturday party.  I asked for 200euro of food
> > and charged people 20euro each which worked perfectly with enough
> > money left over to buy everyone a beer.  Sadly no women at the party
> > again which was commented on social media, la presidencia stood us up
> > for VLC.  It was at http://www.magic-rubens.com/ which is owned by the
> > same guy who runs the venue I've used in previous years but that's
> > currently under repair http://www.lepaon.be/
> >
> > We ran a stall, only 1 table again which is tight for space but we
> > managed.  Our notes say we sold:
> >
> > KDE India 2-shirts €20  24
> > Vinyl Sticker €2   6
> > 20 Years Book €12   12
> > Neon Shirts  €25   6
> > Cap  €5   4
> > USB drives  €5   6
> > Canvas bags  €5   3
> > Lanyards    €2    6
> > Mug   €5   4
> > Neon Fez    €5    6
> > Part of the Solution t-shirt   €15   2
> > Krita DVD   €15   4
> >
> > These figues are not accurate, unfortunately we often forgot to write
> > down what when sold so they are a large under-estimate.  We had a
> > surplus of €935.40 which I've given to Lydia to bank.
> >
> > Stall demos were Slimbook, Docker images, Snappy package, Plasma
> > Mobile and WikitoLearn all of which were popular.  We had signs with
> > an intro on it for the stall.  The fezes gave us more visibility and
> > despite David Edmundson's skepticism about their connection to
> > anything whatsoever KDE they did sell out.
> >
> > I spent about €120 on KDE stickers from Handylabels which we gave out
> > for free and were very popular so we ran out by Saturday afternoon,
> > maybe ration them a bit next year.
> >
> > I only got to one talk on Subsurface which had a full room.  Other KDE
> > talks were on Slimbook, Kube and Flatpak/Snappy which was a good
> > proportion of all the desktop room talks.  Pau managed the room all
> > himself and deserves hugs.
> >
> > FOSDEM continues to grow and be an impressive event. Looking at
> > various unscientific metrics KDE presence at the event continues to
> > remain strong and steady even while the rest of the Free Software
> > movement continues to grow.
>



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