[Marketing] SL at NECC 2010
mel at melchua.com
Mon Jul 27 12:15:16 EDT 2009
Kevin, Anurag, Mike, Luke, Jeff - (please forward to SL folks from NECC
that I missed... also copying sugar-marketing for broader discussion)
Was thinking recently about the kind of NECC presence Sugar Labs ought
to have next year, and was wondering about your impressions of how
things went this time around.
* Being able to tell people about SoaS rocked. It seemed like most
people still associate Sugar with "the stuff that runs (only) on XOs" -
perhaps having only one XO at the booth next year, alongside a host of
demo netbooks and laptops and maybe even a desktop running Sugar (and
all collaborating) would make a compelling demo to the contrary. If
Sebastian is in town (unlikely given geography, but... I can dream!), he
should stop by to show off SoaS.
* SoaS press releases awesome! Wish we had more swag. Stickers, etc.
would be rockin' - but I'd settle for a stack of SL business cards for
someone to take (I should have thought of making a bunch of these). I
wish Sean could have come, too.
* We need to have an education person (off the top of my head: Caroline,
Walter, and/or a deployment teacher) run a Sugar workshop next year and
show folks how it can be actually used in a classroom. Pre-load Sugar on
the thin-client lab image, have people play with it.
* I don't know what big developments are likely to hit in the near
future, but if the "use Activities online, in browsers!" thing works,
then we have a *huge* winner to demo.
If we come up with solid things to propose, then we can ask around for
resources and funding to make it happen. What should we do? What did you
think of our showing at this year's NECC?
--A Somewhat Belated Mel
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