On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 4:39 PM, Kévin Raymond
Hi there !
I am happy to announce you that we had a release party on Saturday
December 4th in Paris!
There where about 70 people, 2 talks (Puppet and LaTeX) and one
workshop (our accessibility group manage to fill some Paris
We were also interviewed by a french radio during more than 1 hour
about Open Source, GNU/Linux and Fedora.
We distributed many Live CD and dispatch many other to french
ambassadors (about 300 Live CD). Pictures could be seen here and
Our goal was to interact with interested people, to install Fedora
when they brought their laptop or showing them how to make a LiveUSB
(and how to use it).
We also had people interested in OLPC, it was a pleasure to explain
the project, speak about the XO, and of course Sugar on a stick!
For this event, Renaudt has joined us. It is studying communications,
therefor we had some good tools:
* The event page was there to organize the event,
* The communications plan was there to focus our communication
* we have just added the results of our communications plan on its page
We also wrote a press release targeting the written press, and a press
kit which was sent to very famous french blogs (followed by *many*
peoples). Alright, we sent this too late to be very efficient, but we
have got the template for next release!
Next time, we will start communicating 3 months before the event,
using a new communications plan based based on this one.
We also plan to have a two days event, where the second day would be
mostly contributors and experienced users oriented.
Awesome report! I especially like the part of outreach concerning the
"radio interview" and the posts around blogs
It seems like you have done quite a job on the wiki page! I believe we
can learn from that, try to consolidate it a little bit and be part of
our F15 Release Party How-to.
Keep up the good work!
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