[maemo-community] Organizing Maemo Summit 2009

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Wed Feb 18 11:10:38 EET 2009
On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 3:54 PM, Andrea Grandi <a.grandi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sure, many things didn't happen as planned last year, but that's all part
>> of the grassroots ideal. Put some time in, do our best, have a great time
>> that we can all be proud of.
> what went wrong? It's just to understand... the summit looked great
> for me, I didn't notice any issue.

On a more serious note (putting aside's Tim's "coordination
malfunction"), I think when we look for a venue we should find
somewhere capable of scaling better. C-Base was cool (although a
little *too* geeky, even for me ;-)) but the overall location felt
very cramped in terms of seating space and between sessions.

Now, that could've been alleviated by using the C-Base bar area more
during the day; but that area felt very disconnected during the summit

Much of this can be put down to the (unexpected) popularity of the
first summit; and there's no guarantee the next one will attract as
many people, but we can assume a similar number approximately, and add
some overhead room when looking for venues.

With regards to Amsterdam, I was there with IBM a few years ago at an
Extreme Blue event which was held a few miles outside the city in a
large meeting venue. It could be good for a more "conference" feeling
summit (with breakout areas etc.). A bit of poking reveals it was in
an area called Amstelveen:


And the venue was the Amstelveen Theatre:




Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
Maemo Community Council member

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