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Re: [IMPORTANT] OSCON 1 or 2 booths?

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
Cc: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Robert Bernier <robert(dot)bernier5(at)sympatico(dot)ca>,PostgreSQL Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [IMPORTANT] OSCON 1 or 2 booths?
Date: 2005-06-08 00:01:01
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On Tue, 7 Jun 2005, David Fetter wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 02:49:03PM -0300, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> On Tue, 7 Jun 2005, Robert Bernier wrote:
>>> There's a lot to be said having two booths at the same convention
>>> but on thinking back at Linux world this past February I realised
>>> that having more than one kind of group working the booth was one
>>> of the factors that made it work, For that matter, last year's
>>> OSCON had guys from all over the place which I think really added
>>> to it's success too.
>> One thing that works against this, though, is crowding ... by having
>> two booths, one would hope that things wouldn't *look* crowded ... I
>> tend to avoid the crowded booths at a show, and come back later when
>> there are hopefully less ppl, so that I can talk to someone, instead
>> of listening to someone else talk ...
> Although I have a similar feeling about crowded booths, I think that
> from an advocacy point of view, it's better to have crowds than
> one-at-a-time religious conversions, however profound those might feel.

If one could ensure "3 per booth" at all times, then that probably 
wouldn't be a big issue, but Josh does bring up a strong point about how 
hard it will potentially be to get 3 for one booth, let alone 3 for two 

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