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openSUSE @ POSS 2018

The openSUSE Project is planning to attend POSS 2018 (Paris Open Source Summit)

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.

Logo POSS.png

General Information

 Event website Paris Open Source Summit
 * Location: Paris, France
 * Date:
   ** Booth Setup: TDC (decembre 2018)
   ** End: TDC (december 2018)
 * Opening Times: 9 am - 6 pm (10h - 18h)
 * How many attendees does the event have? ± 3000
 * Who is organizing this event? POSS
 * What are the target visitors for this event? FOSS professionals, students, FOSS contributors and compagnies, FOSS pro users
 * Registration required? Yes (IT pro only)
 * Who is organizing this event from openSUSE?
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What will be there

  • openSUSE booth with live demo


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

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)
Sogal openSUSE France / Alionet 1st day 9:00 Last day 18:00 Nope Of course !


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

How much?
laptop with 17" screen Sogal 1
openSUSE Stickers remaining from other 2018 events Sogal TBD
booth cover Sogal 1
openSUSE + Alionet flyers Sogal 100 + 100
USB Keys Sogal TBD To be prepared with Leap 15
openSUSE Baseball Caps Sogal TBD (if some remain)

Please add the things which you may require from the international team. Be sure to share this with the -marketing list!

The international team can (depending on how much time there is and where you are) send you booth kits. These contain at least 100 openSUSE DVD's per box and depending on availability also:

  • 50 laptop stickers
  • 100 flyers
  • 3 posters
  • some pluche geeko's and/or other small goodies
  • green table cloth
  • bootable openSUSE USB stick with marketing materials and ready-to-go demo setup

On average, you need 1 kit per ~400 visitors (???).

# booth kits
# t-shirts
# other things?
2 15 beer!

After the Event

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

POSS 2018 // 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...

POSS 2018 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)