Boston GNOME Summit Update.
- From: Nat Friedman <nat ximian com>
- To: gnome-announce-list gnome org
- Subject: Boston GNOME Summit Update.
- Date: 19 Jun 2002 16:55:59 -0400
The planning for the Boston GNOME Summit continues apace! Read below
for interesting & important information about our progress, and what
we need you to do if you want to come or be involved in any other way.
Thanks to Kevin Breit, we now have a registration dealie which you
can use to indicate to us that you will be attending the Summit.
We need people to register so that we can get an idea of who is
coming and how many donuts to buy. The deadline for registration
is July 1st and no registrations will be accepted after that date.
If you would like to attend the Summit and can easily arrange your
travel, but are worried about the cost of accomodations, you are
encouraged to register anyway, as we may be able to provide some
assistance by way of the generous and hospitable couches and
floors of the Ximian employee base.
To register for the Boston GNOME Summit, fill out the form at:
You need to be a GNOME Foundation member to attend the Summit. If
you want to attend the Summit and are not yet a member, then you
should apply for membership here:
FORMAT OF THE SUMMIT
The main purpose of the Summit is to assemble a bunch of GNOME
hackers for communal hacking and drinking of beer. Therefore, our
intent is not to coordinate a highly formalized schedule of
prepared talks and BOFs and other things such as you might have
grown accustomed to encountering at more professionally run
However, to make the Summit a productive event, we would like to
have several talks and several workshops.
The talks will be broadly focused on key, project-wide issues such
as: the GNOME Office roadmap, API/ABI compatibility, multimedia
support in GNOME, and so on. Ideally these talks will help us
understand and set the direction for future GNOME releases,
particularly GNOME 2.2.
The workshops will be opportunities for various subprojects to get
together, work through common issues, talk, plan, etc. Some
workshops may want to focus on solving specific problems, whereas
some might simply be opportunities for developers who work
together every day online to meet face-to-face.
For people who are, at a given point in time, not attending a talk
or a workshop, there will be a common room with network
connectivity for hanging out and hacking and reading data
found on the Internet.
CALL FOR TALKS / WORKSHOPS
If you would like to present a talk at the Summit or to host a
workshop, please mail your idea to:
gnome-planning-summit gnome org
You don't need to write an abstract or anything like that. We're
an informal lot.
Okay for now,
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