[Talk-in] demo stall

PlaneMad thePlaneMad at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 15:23:37 GMT 2009

excellent idea. if this has been done in other countries maybe we can source
existing material instead of starting from scratch.

On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 1:35 PM, Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I gave a talk on OSM at fossconf09 at Madurai. There was a packed hall to
> listen - about a 100 people, and I got one definite and about 10 possibles.
> But
> on the 3 days of the conference about 2000 people attended, and I only
> reached
> a 100 of them. 1900 are still living in blissful ignorance of OSM. I now
> realise that I should have taken a demo stall - and reached all 2000 of
> them.
> Which means in the Pune conference I reached about 15 people and missed the
> remaining 800. In future I propose we have a demo stall in any conference
> where we can get a foot in. Which means preparing the material. This means
> slides, a set of sites which show what can be done, printouts of the area
> in
> which the conference is taking place. Potlatch and JOSM open on machines so
> interested people can get hands-on experience. We need to gather up all the
> resources in a wiki page, along with a list of volunteers giving which
> parts
> of the country they are willing to cover.
> --
> regards
> Kenneth Gonsalves
> Associate
> http://nrcfosshelpline.in/web/
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