[Haifux] W2L discussion

Zvi Devir zdevir at cs.technion.ac.il
Wed Sep 3 17:53:06 MSD 2008

Hi All,

Two suggestions regarding advertising:

A. When I was in still in the faculty, I used to advertise Haifux 
activities on the faculty billboard. I was sending Rivka an announcement 
a few days before the lecture, and she had a template prepared for 
Haifux. If some one want to take the responsibility, I will ask Rivka to 
resume announcing Haifux lectures on the faculty billboard.

B. It is possible (or at least used to be possible) to advertise the 
lectures in advanced in Factor, ASAT bulletin. However, announcements 
should be given three or four weeks in advanced.

Just my 2 Agoroth.

Eli Billauer wrote:
> Orr Dunkelman wrote:
>> If this is of any interest, please raise your hands 
> Doesn't look like there are too many hands to count. And I'm not so 
> surprised. I see the decline in W2L activities (instaparties in 
> particular) as a natural response to Linux becoming a mainstream issue. 
> It's not a secret thing anymore, but rather something any serious CS 
> student is "welcomed to" during his or her studies.
> What we need, is to catch those who have tried Linux, liked it, and have 
> no idea that there is some activity in the Technion. I've said this 
> before, and I say it again: We need simple and recurrent advertising.
> We need a constant slot on the Technion's billboards, electronic or 
> non-electronic. Maybe we could put an invitation as a wallpaper of the 
> Linux computers in the CS farm? In particular, the one which appears 
> before logging in? My hunch is that all we need to do is to ask.
> So, will anybody who studies in the Technion volunteer to spare some 
> minutes to talk with whoever has the authority to advertise a message 
> saying "Liked Linux? www.haifux.org" or something like that? Someone?
> (And I didn't mention Haifa University, because that could be taken as a 
> personal hint ;)
>     Eli

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