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Initial coordination of the MeeGo Summit / Conference vision.
Note: This will probably be renamed to the MeeGo Conference, since Summit is usually used by the Linux Foundation and other organizations to refer to invite-only events. Since this is open to anyone, it is really more of a conference than a summit.
- 3 day event.
- Use a call for papers process - all submissions (including those from Intel / Nokia) will use this process, and a small selection committee will be responsible for choosing the presentations based on the merits of each submission.
- Anyone is welcome to submit a proposal or attend the event.
- We hope to make it free for attendees (assuming it will be funded entirely by sponsors).
Other format suggestions
- 3 days event, 2 days organized by the community and one organized by the companies involved. Developers, platform and power users tracks. --Vdvsx 22:24, 12 March 2010 (UTC)
- In addition to 20 minute talks and 5 minute lightning talks, a provision for talks that fit in between (10 minutes) --Texrat 03:47, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
- team-building, brainstorming exercises on a large scale (like the Co-Creation Workshop held before Maemo Summit 2009 --Texrat 03:47, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
The MeeGo Conference targets a technical audience based on:
- MeeGo developers
- OSVs, OEMs, and other integrators
- Other MeeGo project contributors
We will be forming a planning committee to manage the event logistics.
Week 3 or 4 in October are looking like the most promising dates.
We are currently leaning toward locations in Central Europe and are open to venue suggestions. We are looking for something more interesting than a typical hotel conference setting. While the big chain hotels in major cities are nice, they are a little sterile, so we'd like to find a unique venue for this event. Maybe a nice lodge / hotel in the countryside no more than an hour from a major city with an airport.
Our Conference Venue Requirements Include:
- 600 person room (keynotes)
- Breakout rooms for 4-5 tracks of (100-150)
- Excellent network connectivity for web-streaming / attendee use
Specific Venue Suggestions
- London - Great air connectivity, home of Intel Linux R&D group. Recommended as a top choice by the Linux Foundation. Not so good for non-EU citizens due to visa requirements and processing times.
- Brussels - Lots of choice i.e. Square-brussels
- Helsinki - home of Nokia. Kaapelitehdas
- Paris? - Potentially lots of choice for facilities, good air connectivity
- Oslo - home of Qt
- Stuttgart - the city supports OSS and is also very actively interested in hosting such summits as ours - read bottom of the website - and is home of Red Hat, IBM and HP in germany.
- Boston MA - Burlington Nokia office and thriving dev community
- Mountain View, CA - in the heart of Silicon Valley, near San Francisco, beautiful area. Nokia and Intel both have major presence there. Recommended as a top choice by the Linux Foundation.
- Vancouver, British Columbia - in North America, which could use the attention market-wise. Nokia has a presence there. Travel is less restrictive for those coming from outside North America than it would be into the US.
- Akihabara, Tokyo - Akihabara UDX has been used in Japan Linux Symposium 2009.
Potential themes for the conference which suit a first conference.
- MeeGo for Maemo & Moblin application developers
- Bringing developers from old platform to new
- please define here how the old differs from the new. I am assuming the new platform includes using the Qt framework as the standard, but what else? What is the smooth way to move RPM -> DEB?
- MeeGo for N900 and N8x0 owners
- What is MeeGo in a concrete way? Is it a set of userland libraries and applications that you can run on your N900 in a chrooted environment for example?
- Bring our old power users over
- dual booting a "Meego flash image" on your N?x? device? What about MER?
- New developers coming to MeeGo
- Qt and WRT, and maybe Clutter
- Distributing MeeGo software
- yes, please explain how to do this in light of the current system of uploading Debian packages & promoting?
- What comes after Extras?
- MeeGo platform
- Getting more developers involved in the MeeGo platform, and reaching out to upstream to have a critical mass of MeeGo middleware developers there
- Cool stuff (hardware & software) coming out of Helsinki & Portland
- Target press & new users
- Building a healthy MeeGo community
- Involving Intel and Nokia engineers, upstream, platform hackers, application developers and power users in the MeeGo community - covering things like outreach and events, community infrastructure (including the Technical Steering Group, working groups, council?), social dynamics & policies, and community involvement in product roadmaps, etc
- Testing with MeeGo
- Test development, image creation, test execution and debugging as a smooth ride along development.