Organising events that suck: 2 - Give out awards

16 May 2011

While working on FSCONS for the last four years, we've learned a lot about organising events. We've also learned what you should definitely avoid doing at all possible costs. Watch this space to learn the 10 ways to organise an event that suck!

2. Give out awards

Photo:; Simon Josefsson

Simon Josefsson by Andreas Tolf Tolfsen / CC BY.

Another good way of making sure your event sucks is to give out plenty of awards. If everyone is there only because they receive an award, that's a great boost to your suckyness. At FSCONS, we only give out one, possibly two, awards. The most prominent is the Nordic Free Software Award. We're so bad at organising it though, that by tradition it becomes a very low-key event in the whole scheme of things.