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openSUSE @ LinuxCon Europe 2012

 The openSUSE Project is planning to attend LinuxCon Europe 2012

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This page is part of the Ambassador Events. On the link you can find more events where openSUSE is, will be or has been present.

General Information

 Event website LinuxCon Europe 2012
 * Location: Hotel Fira Palace · Barcelona, Spain
 * Date: 2012-Nov-05
   ** Booth Setup: Yes
   ** End: 2012-Nov-09
 * Opening Times: 08:00–17:00
 * Schedule : Schedule
 * Attendees : Attendees
 * Speakers : Speakers
 * How many attendees does the event have?
 * Who is organizing this event? Linux Foundation
 * What are the target visitors for this event? Software Developers, Linux IT Professionals, Corporate End Users, Senior Business Executives, IT Operations Experts, System Administrators, Students, Media and anyone else with an interest in the Linux ecosystem.
 * Registration required? If yes, link Registration
 * Who is organizing this event from openSUSE?

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What will be there

  • SUSE talks:
    • Ralf Flaxa - Vice President of Engineering - SUSE, Forward-Looking Development: The Next Evolution in Enterprise Linux Software Development Ralf Flaxa
    • Hannes Reinecke - SUSE, Trawler: A New Approach to SSD Caching Hannes Reinecke
    • Lars Marowsky-Brée - SUSE, Disaster Resilience on Linux Lars Marowsky


Of course, events need to be promoted! Social media:

  • See our social media contacts page to get the official openSUSE channels to promote your event
  • what's the hashtag of the event? Tweet that #openSUSE is coming!
  • what is the facebook event page?
    • openSUSE facebook event page, if relevant? Do some openSUSE posts!
  • mail to project, marketing and ambassador mailing lists done?
  • blogs: blog 1 blog 2 blog 3

Attendees, presence and travel info

 Who will attend from/for openSUSE?
 Please fill in your name if you're going. And arrival & departure date & time so maybe you can share a train or cab, and we might organize a hotel together. In case you need travel support (see * below) fill in your estimated travel costs.
reimbursement needs*
Helps at booth
Gives a talk (about)
User:Zoumpis Madrid,Spain Sunday (4/11/2012) 15.00 Thursday (10/11/2012) 15.00 Hotel Of course! It's my pleasure! -
User:Diomidis Athens, Greece Sunday (4/11/2012) 15.00 Friday (9/11/2012) 15.00 Hotel YES! -
User:Diamond_gr Thessaloniki, Greece Sunday (4/11/2012) 15.00 Friday (9/11/2012) 15.00 Hotel YES! -


Some material is needed for the booth setup. Please add things you are able to provide:

How much?
openSUSE DVD's User:Zoumpis 50 I can booth with openSUSE DVD's!

After the Event

Try to answer the questions below and get us the answers to help us improve our support for you!

LinuxCon Europe 2012 // Event report edit

  • About the visitors:
    • What kind of people come to the event? (Business people, students, developers?)
    • How technical is the event? (Are there talks about kernel development and hacking, or is it more about using Linux?)
    • How much is it about 'open source'? (Do most people know what Free and Open Source is, or is this a more general event?)
  • Attendance Details
    • Tell us about the event (what did you do and how did it go?)
    • Did you have a booth and how did that work?
  • did we meet noteworthy people? (from the community, other projects, SUSE or other companies or the government)
      • follow-up needed? (Contact the marketing team or others who might help!)
  • What can we improve for the future...
    • Would you go again?
    • What more can you do to make it better?
  • Other Comments, like:
    • The booth/team operating well?
    • Any interesting topic you heard:
    • Any feedback from outside:

Talking points

  • Were you aware of [1]?
  • and if so, is there anything to improve? If not, how can we ensure people DO know about these?

Posters The posters have three goals:

  1. get people intrigued
  2. draw them to our booth to ask questions
  3. give something to our ambassadors to talk about to booth visitors
  • note that ambassadors are often not as knowledgeable as the openSUSE developers are about what openSUSE does, so this is there to help you!


  • did you see people read the posters?
  • did they lead to questions, did ppl come to the booth?
  • did/can the booth people use the poster texts as 'talking points'?
  • anything else?


The flyers have three goals:

  1. give people something they can take home to study and find links to further information (we used to have people photograph the posters, that is why the flyers have the same information on them!)
  2. get people intrigued and get them to ask questions
  3. give something to our ambassadors to talk about to booth visitors
  • note that ambassadors are often not as knowledgeable as we are about openSUSE and need this


  • did people take the flyers, read them?
  • did they lead to questions?
  • did/can the booth people use the flyers as 'talking points'?
  • anything else?

More stuff

  • We also have DVD's, stickers and pluche geeko's and t-shirts. We know the pluche geeko's are popular. How about the DVD's, T-shirts, stickers and other things? Do you think they're worth the effort? Can we improve? What do others do?

Common Questions Asked edit

Please tell us what commonly asked questions you've got!

  • Question 1
  • Question 2
  • and so on...

LinuxCon Europe 2012 About the presentations edit

Presentation materials go here if you have anything to share. Note that it is important to have things (translated, too!) in our github repo under marketing slides!

  • What talks did openSUSE give
    • name, topic,
      • was it well attended?
      • link to slides
      • link to video
  • did we do a BoF
    • topic, attendees, results
  • did we do a workshop?
    • number of attendees

Recordings of the event edit

(more recordings or links to pictures)