X.Org Developer's Conference: content needed

Michael Larabel michael.larabel at phoronix.com
Mon Sep 5 13:39:10 PDT 2011

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


The tentative schedule for XDC2011 Chicago has been published @ 

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 

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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