The information below is work-in-progress.
MeeGo Conference will be held at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland November 15-17th, 2010
The MeeGo Conference replaces the Maemo Summit. We're using the term "conference" because The Linux Foundation usually uses the term "summit" to refer to invitation-only events, and since the MeeGo conference is open to anyone who would like to attend, we decided to refer to it as the MeeGo Conference to avoid confusion.
Our Call for Proposals has begun! Would you like to speak at the first MeeGo Conference? Anyone who wants to speak at the conference must submit a proposal!
Submit your proposals on a variety of topics including:
- Hardware support
- Platform development
- Application development
- MeeGo project, process and progress
- and any other MeeGo related topics
Call for proposals closes August 23rd and you will recieve an email on whether or not your session is approved by September 24, 2010.
Registration is open now and there is an FAQ for attendees (and potential attendees)
Prospectus is now available, please send to anyone who is interested in sponsoring MeeGo Conference 2010! MeeGo Conference Prospectus
The MeeGo Conference targets a technical audience of:
- MeeGo developers
- OSVs, OEMs, and other integrators
- Other MeeGo project contributors
Other target audience suggestions
- Relevant media representatives (bloggers, promoters)
Format and Logistical Details
- 3 day event, begins Monday Nov. 15th thru Wednesday Nov. 17th
- We currently have events planned on Monday Nov. 15th at the Stadium, and Tuesday Nov. 16th at Guinness Storehouse, but are welcoming the community to put together events on Sunday Nov. 14th and Wednesday Nov. 17th
- Conference Held at Aviva stadium
- Conference Space that we have:
- Presidents Terrace for Keynotes Day 1 sits 1200 theatre style or 580 cab- suggesting theatre style for the keynotes
- Breakout session will be used as follows:
- Level 02
- 1. Presidents area split in half area 1 sits 300 cab
- 2. Presidents area 2 sits 280 cab
- 3. Vavasour suite sits 80 cab
- Level 03 (where you enter)
- The Atrium- registration/welcome/tea and coffee breaks
- The flow between the Atrium and the next break out area called the Henry suite will be an area for a proposed Technology Showcase for MeeGo projects to be displayed and demo's.
- 4. 1872 area sits 120 cab is the 4th breakout area opposite the atrium on the other side of the stadium.
- Level 04 (stairs/elevator from the atrium)
- 5. Havelock suite sits 130 cab- 5th breakout area
- 6. Media center- in another part of the stadium: Perfect for a Graphics track or UI track based on the space.
- Hotels being used are the D4 hotels and you may book through registration site (read about details on site below)
- Registration site is planned to go up no later than August 7. but we are aiming for it to be up mid-July.
- The Registration will have a place for submissions to the call for papers (including submissions from Intel / Nokia) 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.
- The event will be free for attendees
- Sponsorship Prospectus is attached under Sponsor section, please send to anyone interested
- Updated 6/22/10 AL
Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland- November 15-17th, 2010
Contract is in place and planning information will be updated online for your involvement:)
- Aviva Stadium
- Conference facility has held for us one plenary room for the keynote session, and 6-8 breakout rooms to seat 100, I will be creating a presentation to place online, so everyone will see where and what rooms we will be the seesions of the conference in.
- We will be holding 530 rooms at the D4 hotels- 5 min walk from stadium, literally across the street, these are 3* and 4* hotels and will be around 115 euros/ night, to save money you could split a room with someone, as they do have double rooms. We will also have a 24hr networking room
set up in the D4 hotels for ppl to get together at the hotel facilities http://www.d4hotels.ie/
- We are also holding 100 rooms at the Herbert Park hotel again only a couple blocks from the stadium
- Dublin is an easy city to get to for international travelers
- Venue is right on mass transit line (DART)
- Outside of Schengen area, non-EU citizens would require visa Visa information for Ireland
The Sponsoring Committee is in charge of reviewing the sponsorship requests sent by individuals registering to the conference. It is formed by five members: Quim Gil (coordinator, Community Office), Dawn Foster (Community Office), Angela Brown (Linux Foundation), Glen Gray (Moblin/netbook bg) and Andrew Flegg (Maemo/handset bg).
The idea is to handle the approvals through several rounds of acceptance: first the speakers approved, then the requesters obtaining unanimous support, then the rest until all the sponsorship budget is allocated. An private online spreadsheet will be used to register the votes of the committee members. The discussion will be held through mail and we will organize IRC or conference meetings if needed.
If you want to volunteer on a certain area, please add your name, linked to your meego.com profile, and follow the conference organization work at the Community Matters forum (specifically this thread).
Volunteers: Dave Neary/dneary, Randall Arnold/Texrat, Steve Paine/Chippy, Tim Samoff/timsamoff, Andrea Grandi.
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.
- The Community Development Ecosystem around MeeGo (lbt)
- Building against MeeGo - the Maemo and MeeGo community OBSes
- Application development and community application QA - Extras and PPAs(?)
- Experimental development - MeeGo on N8x0
A first draft of the Call for Papers is up: MeeGo_Conference_2010/DraftCFP
Other suggestions for the event
- 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)
- themed tracks with breakout sessions between X sets of presentations (where X can be number of sessions or time duration). --Texrat 05:41, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
- Birds Of Feather (BOFs)- for casual non formal feature planning and development specification: --sivan
- A group of people interested in a feature or a process gather around a round table.
- A driver for the discussion presents the topic he wants to spec out or a topic assigned to him to present from the list of process and features desired.
- Input is arriving from participants, and is ironed out as "user stories" , as well as leads, references tips and hints for undertaking the development.
- The driver after finishing the session sets to finish the spec in terms of completeness and publish it on the wiki for peer review of the BOF participants and/or a review board that accepts features and new takes for the project.
- Recognize the non-technical contributor of the year. This is important since we have so many needs on the community side. --Texrat 01:35, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
- Recognize the most popular presentations. There should be a formal survey for every talk and workshop, as well as a summary survey. Use the findings to reward those who stood out. --Texrat 01:35, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
- Games. Some sort of intramural sports or activities. Hey, we're in a stadium, right? Let's take advantage! Okay, maybe we can't use the field, but surely we can come up with something... even tug-of-war would be fun --Texrat 01:35, 17 August 2010 (UTC)