[maemo-community] Organizing Maemo Summit 2009

From: Jose Manrique Lopez de la Fuente jsmanrique at gmail.com
Date: Tue Feb 10 10:31:00 EET 2009
Hi community,

I'll post my ideas and suggestions...

2009/2/9 Andrea Grandi <a.grandi at gmail.com>:
> 1. Country and city

What about Gijon[1] or Oviedo [2] in Spain?

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gij%C3%B3n
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oviedo

Ok, ok, perhaps they are not the biggest cities in Spain, but the
regional opensource community is celebrating its 10th years and they
would help on everything. Since 2000 we have been spreading about
opensource in embedded devices, and lately about Maemo (even one of
our friends has reached a position in Maemo). We have also created a
community about "open mobile", and we are working on a Spanish Gnome
meeting (with some talks dedicated to Maemo too). So, I think that
Maemo Summit would be a "great end" for 2009.

Despite that, there are other organizations interested on managing and
supporting an event like this

> 2. The place

I am thinking about some options here:
- Gijon
* Laboral Art Centre and Industrial Creation:

- Oviedo
* Congress Palace: http://www.palaciocongresos-oviedo.com

There are a lot of places more, but we have experience on both and
they are great for Maemo Summit.

> 3. Contents

I think that 2009 will be Fremantle year, so I expect a summit focused on:
- New technologies showcase (i.e., what can be done with clutter?)
- New hardware features

And I would add one or two roundtables to talk and discuss:
- What's next?
- What about past hardware? What about third party development?
- Would you like a Maemo App Store?

> 4. Sponsor

I think we could find some extra sponsors for this event on both
cities from private and public sector.

> 5. When?

September - October time frame

> 6. Live blogging

I think we should/could have:
- Two people for posting photos and briefing for each talk in a blog
(summit webpage?)
- On each talk there should be at least one person posting on
twitter/identi.ca/jaiku about what's happenning (creating a
microblogging chat), also linked to summit webpage
- specific IRC channel on Freenode, accessible from summit webpage
perhaps using mibbit (http://www.mibbit.com/)

> 7. Live streaming

I've been thinking about several solutions:
- Qik for live streaming from mobile phone (Nokia has already use it
on an event): http://qik.com/
- Fluendo technologies (i've seen a GUADEC some years ago using it)

> Come one people! Let's start working on the next summit! :)

Come on!!

Thanks and best regards,

J. Manrique López de la Fuente

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