Handing out Ubuntu CDs
Better late than never, this Saturday Ubuntu Denmark finally got around to hand out Ubuntu 10.10 CDs in a mall in Aarhus.
It’s been more than a year since we did it the last time, and the LoCo team had undergone some fundamentally changes in the meantime, and has been quite inactive. So the event was of great importance – not only to the spread of Ubuntu, but to the local community in general as well.
The day was quite a success. We handed out about 120-130 CD’s which we’ve received from Canonical in the 6 hours we were there, and, just as importantly, showed the Ubuntu name and brand to thousands of people. I also think we “recruited” a lot of people to attend our bi-monthly Ubuntu meetups, where people can get technical help, listen to presentations and contributing to Ubuntu.
But what I think was an even greater success story, was the fact that about 15 people from the community turned up, and at least half of those was “new” community members, who never before have contributed to the community! A lot of old community members, who in the pas has been very active, are not so active any more, and it’s vital that new members take over.
This event shows that not only are there new members who wants to contribute, but also that we will end up with even more active contributors!
We have already evaluated it and what we want to improve, and we will repeat the event in May – hopefully other cities in Denmark will do the same
A special thank you to Carsten, who coordinated much of the event, Troels who built the booth you see in the above picture, Britta and Anders who came all the way from Copenhagen to participate, Henning and Poul who took the journey from Southern Jutland to Aarhus, and of course all the rest of you who were there
See more pictures here (Carsten Aggers blog)