[Ambassadors] report on BASIS SoftExpo 2010
M Yakub Mizan
123mizan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 16:08:17 UTC 2010
Hope you feel better now. :)
i agree to join the Free Media . i can provide Live Gnome and DVD for my
area . will add myself soon!
Looking forward to join the Release party this month!
On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 10:57 PM, Frankie Mangoa <frankiemangoa at gmail.com>wrote:
> congratulations!seems like a success to me.
> 2010/2/18 mak <mahayalamkhan at gmail.com>:
> > Dear All,
> > We had a great event. We enjoyed a lot all through 5 days of the
> > We arranged FAD in that Expo and almost all Fedora Ambassador from
> > Bangladesh met for the first time in a place.
> > The first day expo had less visitors, it might happened due the extra
> > security for the Finance minister who inaugurated the expo. Almost all
> > visitor of that day were other booths/stalls attendees. Our Fedora DVD
> > (locally produced) was very catchy and everybody was asking price of the
> > medium and were excited to get one free. We distributed only DVD and kept
> > the T-Shirts for the other crowded day. Earlier this month we received a
> > OLPC XO laptop from George Hunt, which we kept in our booth for display,
> > fetched lot of kids to our booth.
> > The second day plenty of Linux users flocked in front of our booth,
> > via newspaper about our Fedora Both. They were telling about there
> > and troubles, few brought their laptops and told they couldn't manage to
> > connect mobile broadband, we tried to make them happy. In this day we
> > distributed DVD and Fedora Stickers along with our Fedora handbills. We
> > setup a PC to burn DVD for those who brought blank media.
> > 3rd day was public holiday. The expo had the record number of visitors in
> > it's history and we were exhausted. Fedora Ambassador Rejaul Islam
> > me and shared half of the pain :) He proved to be very good at preaching,
> > and later I found he is a man of Marketing. This day we finished almost
> > of our DVD and other swags. We were happy to introduce Fedora to lot's of
> > school boys, Rejaul informed them about the Fedora Scholarship and
> > to apply.
> > 4th Day was public holiday too, but schools were open. Crowd was limited
> > everyone was stopping by our booth to get a free DVD, the word must have
> > spread via various Bangladeshi mailing lists. we had adopt
> > prize-for-the-quiz before giving a free DVD. We just inquired if they use
> > any Linux distro or if they have heard about Fedora, even asked what are
> > 4 Fs and so on. But, the most important part of this day was the first
> > real FAD for Bangladesh. We had already announced that long ago through
> > mailing lists, and FB event page was there. Almost all Fedora Ambassador
> > Bangladesh showed up along with Fedora Users. Imtiaz Rahi told us about
> > fedoraproject and it's various sub projects and inspired us to join other
> > sub projects as well. I told them about l10n subproject and found that
> > everyone wanted to do some localization. We met Rana Khan, who planned a
> > Fedora 12 Release party at his University, he was asked to make an entry
> > the event page. I decided to give 50 DVD for his party, all other
> > agreed to attend his event. We agreed to arrange series of events through
> > out 2010 and thought. Imtiaz Rahi also requested to step ahead for the
> > Media project and asked to mail him if anyone is interested. Mizan agreed
> > that from his city Chittagong. At the end we distributed DVD, T-Shirts,
> > Stickers, clicked group photos and had food. Here is a photo stream:
> > http://www.flickr.com/photos/ankur_bangladesh/sets/72157623334524467/
> > 5th and last day was a less happening cause it is the starting day of the
> > week in our country, though we finished all our DVD (except 50 for the
> > release party). A group from workshop named WALCOM(!) held in an
> > came to our booth and discussed technical things.
> > Later I became ill, standing throughout the 5 days of the expo and hence
> > reporting lately. But I was excited to meet all the Ambassador of my
> > for the first time, this is the time I had the one of the F (friends); I
> > want to do this again and again.
> > regards
> > Mahay Alam Khan (mak)
> > Fedora Ambassador
> > Bangladesh.
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