[maemo-community] Organizing Maemo Summit 2009

From: Jose Manrique Lopez de la Fuente jsmanrique at gmail.com
Date: Tue Feb 10 13:04:51 EET 2009
Wiki page working: http://wiki.maemo.org/Maemo_Summit_2009

Try and edit it,

2009/2/10 Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com>:
> Thanks Andrea for kicking this off. Right after FOSDEM, the right time
> for it.
> Time to start consolidating info in a wiki page?
> ext Andrea Grandi wrote:
>> 5. When?
> Having September 2008 as a reference, the default candidate is September
> 2009.
> Elements that can affect these dates:
> - Do we want to co-locate to another event? Which?
> - Other events too close before/after?
> - Announcements (you have to trust Maemo SW on this)
> For instance, http://debconf.org/ is on July 16-31 which is too close to
> http://grancanariadesktopsummit.org/ July 3-11.
> Any interesting event happening in September/October? If so, let's
> discuss. If not, let's think of good reasons for people to come.
>> 1. Country and city
> Related to the above. Near to an airport cheap to fly and possibilities
> of decent accommodation prices.
> I think this year Europe is still the default candidate to beat. There
> seems to be a higher density of developers a good network of really
> cheap flights giving many alternatives at a decent price and within 1-2h
> flight range.
> USA is only one county but this doesn't mean that it is easy for the
> developers of one coast to go to the other coast and etc.
> Another idea would be to combine a main event in Europe and in the same
> weekend a parallel hackfest somewhere in SF and perhaps in other
> 'satellites', with some kind of lo-fi community interaction between sites.
>> 2. The place
> Depending again from the above.
> Theater school + c-base set a precedent hard to beat. We should evolve
> from that spirit. We expect more people, which will make things more
> complex and informal venues more difficult to find.
> It would be good to have a list of potential candidates with a local
> support. The first maemo Summit would have been impossible without the
> commitment of the c-base spacecraft crew.
>> 3. Contents
> Time and space for application developers + platform hackers + (very
> important!) enthusiastic users & non-developers community contributors.
> Actually most of the growth expected comes from potential Maemo fans ,
> (old and new) attending to a meeting where there is cool stuff for them
> as well.
>> 4. Sponsor
> I hope to get at least the same budget we had last year in order to have
> an open conference with free registration, key contributors invited and,
> if possible, basic logistics and merchandising also free of charge.
> It would be good though if the community could somehow handle the budget
> yourselves via Council or something, since this might help making and
> (even more) efficient use of the money. It would also make things more
> easy and flexible for booking cheap transport and accommodation, expense
> claims, etc.
> This also would bring more paperwork to the Council or the organizers of
> the event, but this is known business for event organizers and at the
> end it might be worth paying some money to an accountant that will help
> squeeze more from the same budget.
> Tero and myself have to check this though, since we can't just take the
> money and put it in somebody's hands.
>> 6. Live blogging
>> 7. Live streaming
> Very important, but the above needs to be fixed first.
> --
> Quim Gil
> open source advocate
> Maemo Software @ Nokia
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