When? Where? What?


  • Thijs (hfsdo)
  • Lennert Holvoet (schwarz_p)
  • Jan Claeys (JanC)
  • Lieven Baes (yanu)
  • ?


  • 38 € in fees paid by: (gifts?)


  • IRC meeting for coordination:
  • Promotion of the booth within Ubuntu-be community and outside:

Stuff needed

paper, attachments, various

  • Banner Belgian LoCo Team: Jan Claeys

  • Posters "Ubuntu highway to freedom is now open", "Free your PC", "Linux-Tux": Jan Claeys
  • Flyers ubuntu: Jan Claeys
  • Flyer use of live-cd: Jan Claeys
  • Sheet Informatie-Information_Ubuntu.odt :
  • Pen's: Jan Claeys
  • Tablecloth: Jan Claeys (brown paper)
  • 1 inflatable Tux:
  • x figuurtjes Tux:
  • Contribution urn:
  • Duct tape and other buro material:
  • 1 or 2 long power extension cords : Jan Claeys (1), Lieven (2)
  • power strips (4 sockets minimum): Jan Claeys (1), Lieven (2)
  • anti-theft cables for laptops, Lieven (1 met 2 aansl)
  • ...


  • cd's (originals, blanco) + paper bags: Lennert Holvoet: 15 originals.
  • PC: Lieven : desktop + monitor crt 17" om cd's te branden
    • Lieven : desktop dell om te installeren
  • laptops: Lennert Holvoet(Packard Bell Easynote SL35; Ubuntu9.04),
    • Thijs (1 medion), Lieven Laptop ibm X40 (8.04)
  • netbook: Jan Claeys (Asus EEE 900; Ubuntu NBR 9.04)
    • Lieven Asus EEE 900 (9.04)
  • additional flat screens: Lieven (2 x 19")
  • eID card reader: Jan Claeys
  • beamer + screen: Jan Claeys (projectiescherm), Lieven (beamer)
  • Audio set:
  • External cd writer:
  • continuous slideshow Ubuntu_short_presentation-NL.odp
  • iso's on a stick (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Alternate, 64 bits, etc..):
  • ...
  • Possibility of WiFi connection: WiFi via Fonera-2.0 via Mobile Vikings (Lieven)

What else?

  • Digital camera: 1 Lieven
  • ...


The fair wasn't really big, but a lot of people came by at our booth. Some of them already knew of the existence of linux/ubuntu, some already used (or tried to use it), and ome had no clue at all. But what they all had in common was a big interest in Ubuntu. Some people came with specific question, e.g. how to set up the keyboard, or which packet they had to repair. Others just wanted a small demonstration of Ubuntu. All the questions we had, we tried to give an as good as possible answer, and all the people got away satisfied with their answer. The four of us ( hfsdo, schwarz_p, JanC & yanu)had brought with us the following equipment fot the booth: 2 desktop PC's, one for burning CD's, one for an installation demo (with both Jaunty & Karmic); an IBM Thinkpad, with XP in Virtualbox; 2 Asus EEE netbooks, one with a beamer on it; 2 laptops, one Medion, one Packard Bell. With the beamer we displayed the Ubuntu-Be Impress Presentation and Big Buck Bunny. When we explained to people we showed that movie because it was completely created with Free Software, they were impressed. Most of the people were gratefull for the LiveCD and promissed to test it at home, other, I think, took it because it was free (the beer-like way), but who knows, one day they still test it out.


BelgianTeam/ComputerFairs/Kortrijk_2009-10-04 (last edited 2009-10-13 19:30:54 by lennertholvoet)