Lanyards or no lanyards?
So… You’ve been to a conference. If you were lucky you took a goodie bag home. If you weren’t all you got was a branded lanyard.
Tell me about the neat things you saw or would have loved to see in your bag. After all it’s the Holiday Season. ;)
Qt-towel, MeeGo umbrella, rubber duckie debugger were all pretty neat :D
Goodies get bonus points if they are:
*useful or just neat/pretty
*subtly branded enough that you’re not ashamed to use them after the conference
*somehow related to place or theme of the conference
*are something to talk about
*not too big to carry home
Question to think about: Does one goodie fit all?
i would like to echo the voices above speaking of the debugging duck – it is one of the quirkier things that i’ve had in a goodie bag, and it’s also one which is spoken about. It’s cute (see what i did there? ;) ), it is the sort of thing which makes you stop and go “…eh?” for a moment, and it is even useful. Not in the traditional sense of “Yay, toy!”, but as an actual productivity aide. It is, after all, the objectification of a technique, rather than a thing in its own right. It is this sort of profoundness which shows someone thought about it, as opposed to someone just going to a store and saying “Yup, I’d like our logo on item number six” :)