RFC: FSOSHRCON 2010 kickoff

omcomali.rhn at porcupinefactory.org omcomali.rhn at porcupinefactory.org
Wed Feb 10 20:58:38 CET 2010

On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 02:24:32 +0100
Michael 'Mickey' Lauer <mickey at vanille-media.de> wrote:

> Dear guys,
> I just returned from FOSDEM (*) where we had a mini Openmoko devroom.
> Seeing all the interested people and experiencing the scent of imminent
> breakthroughs wrt. supporting foreign platforms got me really motivated
> to kick off this year's FSOSHRCON. I consider last year being a good
> start, but am 100% sure we can do even better this year.
> Before we go into the detail planning, we have to talk about the rough
> plans. Here are my proposals, please comment.
> =Timeframe=
> I'd like us to meet in summer, i.e. somewhere during the May - August
> timeframe. We have to try to avoid school holidays and summer vacations
> (especially for those of us who have kids) though.
> =Duration=
> I'm afraid it needs to be a weekend, but we should aim to have two fully
> productive days (think about losing at least one day for arrival and
> setup plus cleaning up and departure), so it'd be best if we could
> either add a friday or a monday to the bouquet.
> =Location=
> This largely depends on the scope of this conference. I found last
> year's meeting @ LinuxHotel very pleasant and supercheap. The
> requirements are a big room where we can sit on a round or squared table
> with video and networking equipment.
> =Program=
> Last year we had a strong focus on getting to know each other and giving
> presentations. While that's all good, I'd like to attempt something more
> focused this year. I would love to come there with some concrete goals,
> such as:
> *) Porting SHR to fsogsmd.
> *) Porting FSO & SHR to the HTC Dream.
> *) Porting FSO & SHR to the Palm Pre.
> *) Unbreaking libfso-glib for C users.
> *) Porting SHR-Settings to Vala.
> etc. etc.
> I do think that we can allow for a small amount of presentations, but a
> really limited one. This year we should strive for a more workshop &
> code sprint oriented spirit.
> =Sponsoring=
> Travel costs are always high. We should try to find some sponsors for
> this event.
> That's all that comes to my mind now. I'd love to see all of you in a
> productive environment again, so let's try hard to make this happen.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> :M:
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I would be happy to take part in it. Because I haven't been very active in the community in the past (limited time: still studying), I feel the need to redeem myself and contribute something useful to SHR.

I don't have much experience with working on "real" projects yet, but I do have some experience with coding in general - I hope there will be a place for people like me on the conference!


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