This will be my first time organizing a Software Freedom Day (SFD) awareness campaign. There are tonnes of events and festivities going on in the city and I’m trying to find one I can piggy back off of. This would obviously amplify our efforts since larger crowds would prefer to come out for a large festival rather than just having a single booth in a random area.
After searching high and low – I found the perfect event! And its in high density primo location here in the city. Park (ing) Day 2011 in collaboration with Vancouver Public Space Network. I hope this all works out… a first time at anything tends to be ‘interesting’ – hahaha…
In addition, this will be our first year to try to get some media coverage either by local radio/tv/papers.
I’ve been reading the SFD start guide and it suggests to have a theme to help keep the promotions and marketing focused. I’ve got just the ‘right’ theme 😉 No not going to tell you yet. Just have to wait till September for the post.
Recently, I’ve been reading up on flash mobs. A kissing flash mob was done here just last Saturday and I was told a few years ago a pillow fight. I wonder if there was some way to create Ubuntu flash mob that would attract people?
Some food for thought.