[maemo-community] Organizing Maemo Summit 2009

From: Valerio Valerio vdv100 at gmail.com
Date: Wed Feb 18 14:25:33 EET 2009

On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 9:10 AM, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> 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
> day.
> 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:
>    http://www.amstelveen.nl/web/show?id=44489&langid=43
> And the venue was the Amstelveen Theatre:
>    http://www.jlgrealestate.com/images/paginas/4220_Theater%20Uilenstede%20Amstelveen.jpg

This one should be this : http://www.theatergriffioen.nl/ (Inside
Virije University campus, I have a friend studying there).
Amstelveen is really near to the city center, about 10-15 minutes in a
tram/metro (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tram_line_5_(Amsterdam) and

Best regards,

Valério Valério


> Cheers,
> Andrew
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