FOSDEM2013: DevRoom or not?
daniel at ffwll.ch
Fri Sep 28 10:41:49 PDT 2012
On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM, Jesse Barnes <jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org> wrote:
> 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. :)
Ok, ok, .... I'll volunteer myself for another a talk about something
kernel-ish. Maybe and update on drm/i915 modesettting stuff (we should
be able to check off a lot of the todos from the xdc slides by then)
or maybe a talk about drm/i915 testing efforts (yeah, a lot has been
happening there without much publicity this year). Or something else.
To make the intel roundup complete: Chris, can I volunteer you to give
another stab at an "updates from flatland" talk?
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