X.Org Developer's Conference: content needed

Michael Larabel michael.larabel at phoronix.com
Sat Sep 10 06:44:11 PDT 2011

Here's a few more last minute XDC2011 details / notes for those interested.

- For those looking to meet-up with other attendees on Sunday, again, 
the name of the place is "Snickers" and I and some others will begin 
showing up around 2:00PM and will likely be there for a few hours. The 
location is 448 N State Street. It's about one block from the CTA Red 
line train stop named "Grand" and is very easy to find. It's on the 
corner, across the street from a "Rock Bottom Brewery", and has a green 
awning on the front. There's 100+ different beers plus a full bar of 
other drinks, decent prices, etc. Plus there's many other bars and 
restaurants in this area for going to afterwards.

Google Maps: 

- The event begins at 9.00AM on Monday at IIT's McCormick Tribune Campus 
Center (MTCC). Take either the CTA Green line to 35-Bronzeville-IIT or 
the Red line to Sox-35th. The green line station is right next to the 
MTCC itself while the Red line may run more frequently but is a longer 
walk, but I think still should be easy enough to find. You can transfer 
from the Red line to Green line at the Roosevelt station.

Wikipedia Link For MTCC w/ Photos: 

- If anyone has any travel problems or looking to meetup with others 
this weekend (I'll be showing a few people around the downtown area 
today [Saturday]) or other issues, I can be contacted (including SMS) at 
+1.601.871.0456 (US) or +49.089.8091.2991 (DE)

-- Michael

On 09/07/2011 10:14 PM, Michael Larabel wrote:
> Here's likely the final pre-XDC2011 update.
> For those arriving into Chicago early, on Sunday at around 2:00PM (and 
> will likely be there for several hours thereafter) there will be 
> several X.Org developers meeting up at Snickers, a fairly traditional 
> and decent American "dive bar". The location is quite ideal (located 
> at 448 N State St and one block away from a Red line CTA train), 
> there's several other bars and restaurants within easy walking 
> distance to go after meeting up, a good selection of alcohol with 
> decent prices, friendly bartenders, and we should have nearly the 
> entire bar to ourselves.
> Snickers: http://www.yelp.com/biz/snickers-chicago
> Google Maps: 
> http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=17973169954687798724&q=Snickers+Chicago&gl=us&ved=0CBEQ-gswAA&sa=X&ei=q-JnToWkMZugMuv_4LYE
> If there's interest a Saturday meet-up, there might be a non-sponsored 
> gathering then too, as I'll already be showing some of the attendees 
> around the city that day.
> It doesn't look like there will be a sponsored dinner/gathering this 
> year, unfortunately, as the usual corporate sponsor doesn't have funds 
> available. However, on Tuesday during the afternoon talks there should 
> be free beer (just waiting on the venue to approve the alcohol 
> application form, etc) that's sponsored by Phoronix Media.
> == VENUE ==
> As a reminder, XDC2011 is being held at the ballroom at the McCormick 
> Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) at the Illinois Institute of Technology 
> (IIT). It's not to be confused with Chicago's McCormick Place 
> convention center. MTCC/IIT can be easily reached via Chicago's public 
> train system by taking either the Red or Green lines. The Green line 
> stops directly at MTCC or the Red line is a short walk away if getting 
> off at the Sox-35th exit.
> If anyone has any further questions or concerns, please let me know.
> -- Michael
> On 09/05/2011 03:39 PM, Michael Larabel wrote:
>> Here's a near-final pre-XDC2011 update for attending the event in 
>> Chicago from 12 to 14 September.
>> If you will be attending the event but haven't added your name to the 
>> Attendee list, please do so: 
>> http://www.x.org/wiki/Events/XDC2011/Attendees
>> Also, if you are attending and haven't added yourself to the events 
>> mailing list, please do so as it will be the mailing list used if 
>> there are any last minute changes - 
>> http://lists.x.org/mailman/listinfo/events
>> == PROGRAM ==
>> The tentative schedule for XDC2011 Chicago has been published @ 
>> http://www.x.org/wiki/Events/XDC2011/Program
>> If you are a speaker and have any issues with the schedule, please 
>> let me know. If you still would like to propose a talk, there are 
>> still slots available, just add it to the Ideas area of the Wiki page 
>> and it will be worked into the schedule.
>> As many of the attendees are arriving by the early weekend, an 
>> informal meet-up is being figured out for Sunday afternoon at a pub 
>> in the downtown area for those interested. More details should be 
>> available later in the week. Likewise, on Saturday I'll already be 
>> showing a few of the attendees around Chicago, but the exact plans 
>> are unknown at the moment.
>> If you have any further questions, please let me or the board know.
>> -- Michael
>> On 09/01/2011 05:41 PM, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>>> Two weeks from today, we should all be satisfied that we just spent
>>> three days at a useful, fun, and well-run X.Org Developer's Conference.
>>> However, in order to make that happen, we need your help!
>>> http://www.x.org/wiki/Events/XDC2011/Program currently does not have
>>> 3 days worth of content on it.   Isn't there something you could add?
>>> We don't require abstracts, camera ready papers, or long writeups.
>>> All we require is a half hour to hour of talking (depending on what 
>>> sort
>>> of slot you sign up for).   You don't even have to do all the talking
>>> yourself - discussion sessions are accepted as well as presentation.
>>> Slides, demos or other visual aids are good, but also not required.
>>> Topics should be somehow related to X, Mesa, DRI, Wayland, or other
>>> usual suspects.
>>> Students may want to consider this a free chance to get experience
>>> in public speaking in a small friendly venue of people who already
>>> have some understanding of the subject matter.
>>> Attendees whose travel expenses are being subsidized by the X.Org
>>> Foundation should also remember that providing conference content
>>> is one of the best ways to show your appreciation for the chance
>>> to attend our conference.
>>> Any questions?  There's lots of previous attendees on the mailing
>>> list and #xorg-devel IRC channel who can answer.

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