This page is meant to help GUADEC 2017 organizers plan for the newcomers lunch on the opening day: Friday, July 28, 2017.
Before Opening Day
Print out table top signs that say "Reserved for GUADEC Newcomers"
Print out a large sign that says "GNOME Newcomers". This sign could appear in pictures to help us with engagement purposes
Identify and invite oldcomers that can be available to have lunch with newcomers so that we at least have some. Possibly include: Sri, Carlos, Bastian, Nuritzi, Neil, Alberto, Julita.
On Opening Day
Announce Newcomers Lunch during the opening ceremony. Say that we will meet at the front door (or location TBD) and walk over together 5 mins after lunch time begins. If people miss the group walking over, they can meet us at the cafeteria. Oldcomers can still join
Place reservation signs on two cafeteria tables at least ~15 minutes before lunch
Walk over as a group. Walk to the cafeteria promptly at 12:05 pm (<-- time TBD, should be 5 mins after lunch lets out), since lunch is short we can't wait too long to walk over. Hold the sign so people can identify you