Susmit Shannigrahi wrote:
I want to know how do we get involved in some event without depending
too much on presentation.
What should there be excepts demos and presentations?
I means what are the ways to get involved ?
I can understand that if better if you can give one or two examples how
in previous events (Presentation and demos are ok..But what beyond that?)
* Demonstrate/show off cool features. Keep the talk interesting and dont
just read off slides but use them as hints to guide yourself and the
audience. You can reuse and derive from
. Anecdotes, stories,
personal experiences (How and why you got involved, What has been
interesting?), humor etc that fit into the context help. Get them
interested in Fedora and Free software.
* Engage the audience. Call the audience to participate and do a task.
Ask questions, hand out shwag. Remember to keep track of time and stay
on topic. Offer to discuss other questions off stage.
* Demonstrate a Live CD and hand them a few.
* Explain to students what the benefits of Free and open source software
and how Fedora fits into this experience.
* Walk them through a set of a steps on contributing. Encourage that.
Point out http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/HelpWanted
For students, the breadth of technology and the wide variety of choices
with the ability to use and contribute in a transparent fashion with
complete source code would be interesting. Might consider talking to
professors about getting their students involved in real life Free and
open source software projects.