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Re: So fast things can change - we got a FOSDEM devroom now! (was: Fwd:


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Subject: Re: So fast things can change - we got a FOSDEM devroom now! (was: Fwd: FOSDEM devroom request (GNUstep))
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 23:09:03 -0800 (PST)
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On 1 Dez., 23:05, Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf <lars.sonchocky-
address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi list,
>
> I received the attached e-mail some minutes ago. Whatever magic  
> happened here - we suddenly got a devroom - yay!
>
> It's just for one day (Sunday 7th February from 09:00 to 17:00) but  
> that's way better than nothing. And our devroom is now also listed here:
>
> http://www.fosdem.org/2010/list-devrooms-their-call-talks
>
> So sorry for all the turmoil caused and many thanks to the unknown  
> person who made this possible finally.
>
> We can (should) start thinking about our schedule (the deadline for  
> the full schedule submission is 2010-01-10) and I am a happy camper now.
>
> regards,
>
>         Lars
>
> Anfang der weitergeleiteten E-Mail:
>
>
>
> > Von: Mattias 'Tias' Guns <address@hidden>
> > Datum: 1. Dezember 2009 22:18:15 MEZ
> > An: Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf <address@hidden>
> > Kopie: Fosdem Developer Rooms <address@hidden>
> > Betreff: Re: FOSDEM devroom request (GNUstep)
>
> > Hello Lars,
>
> > Yeah, there are quite some notifications to sent around ; )
>
> > But we have good news for you: your request has been accepted !
>
> > We will put the following at your disposal:
> > - room AW1.117 with 31 seats,
> > - a video projector with VGA cable,
> > - wireless internet,
> > for 1 day, on Sunday 7th February from 09:00 to 17:00
>
> > If you prefer to decline this offer, please inform us as soon as
> > possible.
>
> > The hours listed above are the schedulable hours. We recommend to plan
> > the first 15min or so with a little welcome talk so you can prepare  
> > the
> > first "real" speaker (network, connect to video projector, etc...). We
> > can also open the room a bit earlier for preparations. We expect the
> > rooms to be empty 30 minutes after the last talk.
>
> > For stocking material overnight, we have a large room that will be
> > locked from Saturday 18:00 to Sunday 09:00. However, there is no
> > insurance whatsoever and we take no responsibility for stolen or  
> > damaged
> > goods, even though there is a security team at the venue, including
> > during the night.
>
> > Devroom schedule:
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > You are free to manage the schedule inside your devroom as you wish  
> > and
> > plan talks, hacking sessions, BoF discussions, whatever. But always  
> > keep
> > in mind that FOSDEM is a FOSS community event, organized by the  
> > community
> > for the community. We're a non-profit organization and don't accept
> > vendor talks. So make sure that the stuff that will take place in your
> > room is strongly related to FOSS projects and communities. (I guess
> > that's obvious for everyone but well.. ;)
>
> > We're asking you to send us the following information about your
> > schedule, in order for us to add it to our website and for visitors
> > to see.
>
> > For every session, we will need:
> > * start time and duration (in 15 minute blocks -- please stick with
> >   that granularity, as it will make the schedule somewhat easier to
> >   follow for visitors),
> > * activity title (please try to be descriptive, there are ~250  
> > talks at
> >   FOSDEM during the week-end ;)),
> > * a short abstract (1-2 paragraphs),
> > * a longer description if appropriate,
> > * optionally a list of links to the project website or similar
> > * for each speaker:
> >   * the speaker's real name,
> >   * a short overview of her bio in a couple of lines,
> >   * optionally also a longer bio,
> >   * optionally a picture (please send it to us as 128x128 PNG),
> >   * optionally links to her website, blog, ...
>
> > For examples, see:
> > *http://archive.fosdem.org/2009/schedule/devrooms/freejava
> > *http://archive.fosdem.org/2009/schedule/events/java_state_icedtea
> > *http://archive.fosdem.org/2009/schedule/speakers/mark+reinhold
>
> > Send that information either in a plain text email or with a text file
> > attached to an email. The easiest for us is to have that data in the
> > following form, e.g.:
> > --->8----------------------------------------------------------------
> > John Doe
> > address@hidden
>
> > John is currently working as a freelancer and spends most of his free
> > time contributing to various opensource projects, most prominently on
> > libjohndoe.
>
> > John currently lives in England with his wife, 2 kids and a bunch of
> > kitten. He loves spending his time walking around in the woods, and
> > of course kitten. He has a masters degree in kitten science, which
> > helps him a lot with coding.
>
> > blog:http://johndoe.example.org/blog/
> > attached: john_doe.png
>
> > ---
>
> > Kitten cooking with libjohndoe
>
> > libjohndoe is a high performance library that can be used for various
> > purposes, and most prominently to cook kitten.
>
> > John will present the internals of his pet project, libjohndoe, and
> > how its API has evolved from a kitten shop into a cantonese
> > restaurant management platform along the years.
> > He will also make a demo of its newest feature.
>
> >http://johndoe.example.org/libjohndoe/
> >http://johndoe.example.org/blog/tags/libjohndoe
>
> > --------------------------------------------------
>
> > Jane Hackerton
> > address@hidden
> > ...
> > --->8----------------------------------------------------------------
> > (the number of dashes and such doesn't matter, it isn't automated, but
> > a format like the above would be perfect for us)
>
> > Please, pretty please, try to stick to what we are asking above, as
> > it will make our life a lot easier when we will have to hack 250 talks
> > into our content management system.
>
> > Note that the information above will be available both on our website
> > and in the free program folder we distribute to the visitors.
>
> > Call for talks:
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > We want to host a list of all accepted devrooms with links to their
> > call for talks on our site. We believe this can help potential  
> > speakers
> > find the way to the most relevant devroom. We (FOSDEM) also organize
> > lightning talks (15 min talks) and as every year, we will forward talk
> > requests that better fit your devroom to you.
> > Please send us a link to your call for talks as soon you publish it
> > on your project's website.
>
> > Deadlines:
> > ~~~~~~~~~~
> > The deadline for the full schedule submission is 2010-01-10
>
> > The earlier you send us the data, even if incomplete, the easier it is
> > for us, and the earlier it will be online on our site.
> > We would recommend you to send talk acceptance notifications before
> > 2009-12-31 to the contributors of your project -- that would leave you
> > with plenty of time to poke speakers again and again for sending you
> > the required data ;)
> > As an example, the lightningtalk request deadline is 2009-12-20 with
> > acceptance notification on 2009-12-28.
>
> > Some conditions we need to agree on:
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > For us, you are the devroom responsible. This means that we will
> > communicate everything through you, and you will be the one we will
> > poke for information ;)
>
> > Also, during the weekend, we want you to do good housekeeping of the
> > room:
> > - we will offer trash bags for the garbage, there should not be any
> >   garbage lying around in the room when you leave,
> > - there is a limit on the room capacity that can not be exceeded (by
> >   much).
>
> > Please understand that we are a non for profit association, and that
> > every single organization team member works on FOSDEM during her
> > spare time. As such, it would be very nice if we didn't have to spend
> > several hours cleaning up the devrooms, and it is just a very small
> > amount of work for the attendees to put their garbage into the trash
> > bags.
>
> > Two years ago there were some rooms that were extremely overcrowded,
> > and apart from the obvious risks regarding the security of the
> > attendees, doing so is the most effective way of killing the event as
> > any inspection by the university and/or the fire department would get
> > us thrown out for good.
>
> > We cannot provide every single project with large rooms and over-
> > abundent seating, so if the room has reached its full capacity, please
> > ask additional people to stay out and enjoy another talk -- there are
> > plenty to choose from.
> > As last year, we will provide you with signs to put on the doors of  
> > the
> > devrooms to signify that the room is full (or not).
>
> > And, of course, if you have any questions, please contact us at
> > address@hidden
>
> > On behalf of the FOSDEM devroom team,
> > Tias
>
> > Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf wrote:
> >> I didn't receive any notification as of now. Has our request been  
> >> accepted or rejected?
> >> thanks,
> >>     Lars
> >> Am 21.11.2009 um 15:44 schrieb Mattias 'Tias' Guns:
> >>> Hello Lars,
>
> >>> Thank you for your devroom request. We received it well and it  
> >>> has been added to the pool of candidates.
> >>> The acceptance notification will be sent around on 2009-11-29.
>
> >>> Kind regards,
> >>> Tias
> >>> FOSDEM organizer
>
> >>> Planet GNUstep - a collaboration of GNUstep related projects wrote:
> >>>> Submitted on 11/21/2009 - 02:40
> >>>> Submitted by anonymous user: [213.9.34.100]
> >>>> Submitted values are:
> >>>>   Developer Room:
> >>>>     devroom name: Planet GNUstep - a collaboration of GNUstep  
> >>>> related projects
> >>>>     devroom description:
> >>>> participating projects:
> >>>> - GNUstep
> >>>>     GNUstep is a free, object-oriented, cross-platform, OpenStep/
> >>>> Cocoa API compatible framework and development environment.
> >>>> - Étoilé
> >>>>     Étoilé is an innovative GNUstep based user environment  
> >>>> designed from the ground up around the things people do with  
> >>>> computers: create, collaborate, and learn.
> >>>> - GAP - the GNUstep Application Project
> >>>>     The GNUstep Application Project provides a comprehensive set  
> >>>> of administration and user level tools to make using GNUstep  
> >>>> based environments a very pleasant experience. Part of the  
> >>>> charter of this project is not only to write new tools, but also  
> >>>> to port existing NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP/Cocoa applications to GNUstep  
> >>>> as well.
> >>>> - QuantumSTEP / mySTEP
> >>>>     QuantumSTEP is a Mac-like Application Platform that can be  
> >>>> installed on existing mobile Linux devices (Openmoko, Zaurus,  
> >>>> Letux, ...)
>
> ...
>

Great news!

Nikolaus


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