Re: [kde-promo] Where do we put events an booth on the websites? was Re: Fwd: Call for Participation für Projekte: OpenExpo 23./24. September 2009

Wendy Van Craen wendy.vancraen at
Wed May 27 19:40:59 UTC 2009

Hi Myriam
there was a thread about this some days ago.  Cornelius came up with
the idea to make a new website: (wiki)

this would than be used only for community related stuff, like
how-to's ...   It would have a promo-section and as well an
event-section.  on the event section we would have ALL events listed
with a calendar (to which we can subscribe) and a task-section in the
events.  Everyone could assign a certain task or create a new one.

Well this is something more about the events-section, but it could do
so much more!

I started a google-doc about this.  First important thing is to get a
CLEAR structure about what needs to be on this wiki and what not.  If
everyone agrees, then we can move on to the real website.
Unfortunately (as usual) since I launched this idea of mine, no one
seemed to be interested anymore in :-(

I could always use a hand in this, especially from you, since you
always seem to have a very good view on thing :-)


Wendy Van Craen
KDE Promotion & Events


2009/5/27 Myriam Schweingruber <schweingruber at>:
> Hi all,
> As this is in direct relation to the website, I subscribed kde-www to
> that and opened a new thread.
> 2009/5/23 Alexandra Leisse <leisse at>:
>> 2009/5/22 Dan Borne <danborne.kde at>:
>>> Be sure to add it to !
>> I put in a placeholder which can be filled with content on the go. :)
> Ok, I put in some stuff there, but basically there is a big mismatch
> on where things should be put apparently:
> LinuxTag2009 in Berlin is listed here:
> OpenExpo Winterthur 2009 is listed here:
> That makes absolutely no sense at all, as both are conferences with
> talks & booths, so they should be at the same place.
> And IIRC there is also a wiki lying somewhere with event entries. Oh,
> and didn't we also have a What difference is that
> again? Not promo but marketing but not events or conferences? Why does
> everything have to be in so many different places? It's a bit as if
> every time something comes up we discover a new place where to put
> stuff. It's totally confusing IMHO, and I'm sure not only for me.
> Proposition:
> Could we have a plan where to put things? We should clearly state
> * what is deprecated and should not be used anymore (and should be
> locked then to deny anybody adding new things)
> * have one single place for all the marketing, and IMO events, and
> talks and booth and merchandise should all go in the same place. There
> still is possibility to make sub-pages, so a proposition could be:
> - Events (where we still can make a distinction between types of
> events if really necessary, like Dev conferences or General Public
> events (CeBIT for example)
>  - Booth (logically a sub-page of events, as these booths are always
> in relation to some event)
>  - Talks (given during events, with links tot the slides, docu, etc.)
> - Marketing (which again needs a tad more clarification on what has to
> go in there and why it is called Promo elsewhere)
> - Merchandise (which will certainly have to be somewhere, too, and as
> it is used in conjunction with events and booths...)
> I'm willing to give a hand to clear that up, but with help and a clear
> line on what goes where. And a list of all things lying around
> somewhere that should go elsewhere since ages, etc.
> Hope this doesn't come over too much as a rant (which it is, in a way,
> ..) but today I had to make corrections on two events and got confused
> over that.
> If, on the contrary there already *is* such a plan and I am just not
> well informed, please disregard this mail. But since I am on this list
> (about a year now) the events/booth/conference pages have changed at
> least 4 times in four different locations and its really not easy to
> find a way through all this.
> Regards, Myriam.
> PS. Is there a map of the webpages available that could help sorting a little?
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