This year we managed to get a booth on a very popular student job fair called Konteh. (Thanks to Boban Poznanovic, one of the event managers)
Konteh is an annual event where local companies send their recruiters to find young, educated students who would be good candidates for open positions at their companies. As it is primarily a job fair, at first I wasn’t sure if this is a place where Fedora would benefit from a booth, but the number of people asking about what is it, what do we do and how to join certainly changed my mind.
This year Konteh took place on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 March at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Our booth was on the second floor of the main venue. I had some leftover Fedora goodies (DVD’s were a hit!) from previous release parties, so this was a good opportunity to share it with a great number of CS students.
We had a couple of Fedora users there, who asked about new releases and some issues they are having, but most of the people were new to Fedora. Since the audience was mostly CS students, almost all of them heard about Linux and knew the benefits already.
We also talked about how can someone get involved with Fedora and what are the easiest ways to join the project. I printed a couple of generic Fedora brochures as well as some useful links for new contributors: whatcanidoforfedora.org and join.fedoraproject.org. Sadly I forgot to print out one for easy fixes in Fedora, but I mentioned it to several people. There were also questions about Google Summer of Code which definitely isn’t talked enough about on our University.
We could only stay one day, but it was very useful and I think we did a very good job. I would also like to thank everyone who came to the booth to say hello, and I hope we see each other next year! 🙂