FOSDEM2013: DevRoom or not?
jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org
Fri Sep 28 09:07:08 PDT 2012
On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 17:44:27 +0200
Luc Verhaegen <libv at skynet.be> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 11:35:12AM +0200, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 03:50:16PM +0200, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > The FOSDEM organizers have sent out a call for devrooms. FOSDEM this
> > > year is on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of February 2013.
> > >
> > > After the success of this formula last year, where, for the first time
> > > ever, we had a properly filled devroom schedule when the deadline hit, i
> > > am going to re-apply the same formula:
> > > * By the 28th of september, i need 6 committed speakers, otherwise i
> > > will not apply for a DevRoom. 6 people need to apply for a talk slot
> > > who _definitely_ will come to FOSDEM on February 2nd and/or 3rd 2013.
> > > This "definitely" means:
> > > * Don't knowingly plan anything else for this weekend.
> > > * Come to FOSDEM even if your corporation does not fund you (though
> > > feel free to contact the board individually for funding)
> > > * Make sure that you are allowed to travel to the shengen area in
> > > february.
> > > * Catastrophies excluded of course. Such catastrophies include
> > > things like train-derailments and such, but explicitely excludes
> > > hangovers :p
> > > * Scheduling based on timeliness of application: the earlier you apply,
> > > the better slot you get.
> > > * FOSDEMs final deadline for the full schedule is likely around 15th of
> > > january 2013. But do not count on that deadline, we will only do
> > > hourly slots, to keep people from running around between devrooms like
> > > headless chickens. Only 12-16 slots will be available, first come,
> > > first serve.
> > >
> > > I will set up a wiki page tonight, at http://wiki.x.org/wiki/fosdem2013
> > >
> > > I hope we get a nice devroom like we had last time. That new building we
> > > were in was really amazing, even though it took a while before all
> > > FOSDEM visitors found it.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Luc Verhaegen.
> > Just a heads up guys, we have a week left and not a single speaker yet!
> > Given the timing of XDC and the FOSDEM deadines, this is not too
> > surprising, but still, with XDC2012 in its final day it is high time
> > that we start thinking about FOSDEM. I will later on shout at people
> > here in the room too :)
> > All we need now is people who will definitely come to FOSDEM, and who
> > are willing to talk in the DevRoom. If a vague idea of a topic is
> > already known, then great, but this is not necessary yet. I now put up a
> > preliminary wiki page at wiki.x.org/wiki/fosdem2013, add yourself to the
> > list there.
> > Thanks,
> > Luc Verhaegen.
> Final reminder: the deadline is tonight.
> So far there are three speakers who lined up, and my feeling is that
> Matthieu and Marc lined up just so that the deadline and requirement
> will be met. So only a single person is intending to come to fosdem and
> has a topic he wants to talk about.
> Come on guys. Surely we can do better than that.
I could come up with something, maybe people would be interested in
hearing about some of our recent SoC work? I'd have to see what I
could get approval for, but I could probably find *something* that's
not still secret. :)
Jesse Barnes, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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