Yesterday a small team of the Greek openSUSE community decided to go on a Christmas roadtrip. We traveled about 2 and a half hours to go to the beautiful border town of Florina. We were invited by teachers of The Educational Computer Association of Florina to help them promote FOSS. In the central square of the city they hard wooden houses with different themes (you can see the pictures).
openSUSE Greek team with KLUG and a very active elementary teacher, Mr Ioannis Kaskamanidis, were informing people who was interested in what we do. Mr Kaskamanidis, brought his students with their XO laptops. Kids were showing their laptops with pride and giving away info packs (PromoDVDs, stickers, brochures). We also met with a local doctor, Dr Evangelos Tsoukas. He translated and supports the Electronic Medical Records program called openEMR.
openSUSE team was pretty happy about promoting our distro to citizens of Florina. We didn't mind that we drove 200km to reach the city or the soft rain that made us to put all our equipment inside the wooden house. What is left from this event was:
We did our job and we had fun!!!
Pictures from the event:
* Event Date: December 24, 2010
* openSUSE Ambassadors: Efstathios (diamond_gr) Iosifidis, Kostas (Warlordfff) Koudaras
* Helpers: Efstathios Agrapidis, Christos Soultidis
* Event Details
o Tell us about the event, What did you do? We helped teachers of The Educational Computer Association of Florina to organize at the center of Florina their wooden house promoting FOSS. People we spoke, didn't know that there's another OS than windows and can use it the same way they use windows. Most of them were end users, using their computer for fun and office productivity (Internet, office). It was good experience for us to meet new people, not only people involving FOSS but locals.
o How many DVDs taken and distributed? About 40 DVDs. We also used the file Greek help flyer. We gave about 60 DVDs to KLUG for their LUG and events.
o How many people were there at the event. About 100.
o Did you have a booth? Yes
o Who staffed the booth? Efstathios Iosifidis, Kostas Koudaras
o Would you go again? Yes
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