FreeBSD poster template for "Google Code-In" and "Summer of Code" events #3 FreeBSD
Status: Closed Time to complete: 192 hrs Mentors: Wojciech A. Koszek, Jakub Klama Tags: pdf, poster, advertising, freebsd, gimp

Description of a task

The purpose of this task is to advertise Google Open Source programs among young people and college students.

Participant will create a template of a poster for advertising FreeBSD in the context of Google Code-In and Google Summer of Code programmes. The poster must be ready to be sticked to the university's front door. It must be something very easy to read and simple (simple as in 'Artistic minimalism' not as 'Do this task as quickly as possible').

The poster must be something you would like to see on your own school's wall with advertisements.

Technical proposal

You must create a layout (preferably white, since it always plays nicely with other colors) which will be able to accomodate two logos: GCIN/GSoC logo and FreeBSD logo.

Sample logos

Logo must be easily replacable. Think of your template to be used over next 5 years. We must be able to take the template, be able to copy & paste new logos for 2014 and render it nicely. In other words: your template to be valuable must be reusable.

Mentor of this project is not a judge. Use your own imagination. The poster layout must be practical. Look at previous GCIN/GSoC logos. Take a look at their sizes (they vary). Take a look at colors (they vary too). Come up with something attractive.

Participant must be fluent in GIMP or any other FREE graphics program. She/he must be technically skilled and artistically talented.

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted 5.4 KB December 01 2011 22:03 UTC 117.1 KB December 03 2011 20:35 UTC 687.1 KB December 03 2011 20:41 UTC
n00l3 on November 30 2011 01:52 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

n00l3 on November 30 2011 01:54 UTC q

Is the purpose of the poster(s) to advertise GCI/GSoC, or mainly FreeBSD?  To advertise well for GCI/GSoC, I would include the logos of the other participating projects, so that those interested in GCI/GSoC would know those projects are interested and they could work with them too.  Thanks.

Wojciech A. Koszek on November 30 2011 18:01 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Violet Lin. You have 192 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Wojciech A. Koszek on November 30 2011 18:03 UTC More on advertising


We'd like to advertise FreeBSD presence in GSOC/GCIN.

In the perfect case, you'd deliver a template, which could have GSOC/GCIN

logos replaced with each other, and which would have FreeBSD always.


Imagine a poster explaining what FreeBSD is (briefly), and what GSOC/GCIN

is (briefly), and some information about events.


In other words: we want to show, that FreeBSD as a project participates in

these events and we want to encourage people to get to know FreeBSD more.



n00l3 on December 1 2011 22:05 UTC Attachment

I have attached a black-and-white and coloured version of the template poster for the Google Code-In poster.  I have yet to do one for GSoC, but I was wondering if this was the kind of thing you were looking for.  Thanks~

n00l3 on December 1 2011 22:13 UTC re: Attachment

and sorry about the i being off the page;  I am just asking right now if this is what you're looking for.

n00l3 on December 3 2011 20:36 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Wojciech A. Koszek on December 4 2011 11:16 UTC Task Closed

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