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Get ready for the Maemo Summit 2009!

October 9-10-11 - WesterGasFabriek - Amsterdam
http://www.westergasfabriek.nl/engli...ls_welcome.php
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSkAFGGv5nY

3 days: 1 organized by Nokia and 2 by the community.

4 post-industrial spaces surrounded by culture, parks, canals and fun:

* Transformatorhuis: keynotes & track 1. http://www.westergasfabriek.nl/engli...php?detail=295

* Machinegebouw: track 2.
http://www.westergasfabriek.nl/engli...php?detail=313

* De Kapel: track 3
http://www.flickr.com/photos/quimgil/3527500913/

* Oostelijk Meterhuis: special activities.
http://www.westergasfabriek.nl/engli...php?detail=453

Location plan: http://www.westergasfabriek.nl/uploa...lattegrond.pdf (1,1MB)

Free entrance! Registration needed to grant you food, drinks, a maemo.org shirt and a seat.

300 participants expected: developers and engaged users, community members and curious newcomers, from many countries and The Netherlands too.


FAQ

Q - Are the dates definitive now?
A - Yes. We have changed them because we believe more people will join, even if we are not close to OSiM World anymore. Also because it's a good time to start talking about Harmattan.

Q - How has been the venue decided?
A - Kees (council member based in Amsterdam) coordinated a first round of possible venues. Kees, Niels (maemo.org webmaster, also Dutch) and Quim (Nokia contact) visited 3 finalists. It was decided with the Council that this one offered the best combination of price, flexibility and cool atmosphere.

Q - Can I register? Recommended accommodation? What about the party?....
A - Ah yes, the little details. Now we have just pinned the venue and the organization is bootstrapping. We also need to get past a successful http://wiki.maemo.org/Mozilla_Maemo_Danish_Weekend

Q - How can I help?
A - Book your travel and/or go to http://wiki.maemo.org/Maemo_Summit_2009 to see what to do. In case of doubt just ask.

Q - Can you sponsor my travel/accommodation?
A - No idea since we don't know you (or do we? ) and we have to organize first the budget. In the meantime help yourself: be a core community member and/or a genius independent developer.
 

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Made sticky (for a time anyway).

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One thing worth stressing: the first Maemo Summit was mainly for developers (as Stefan Constantinescu put so well). In the second edition developers should be just as happy or more... but engaged users AS WELL. We need to think what to offer and how to attract them.

Note that engaged users are not necessarily power users. They are people with different degrees and types of expertise with one thing in common: they are really interested in Maemo, the software, the community, the devices...

If we make happy developers and engaged users there is no doubt that power users will be happy as well.
 

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I've already been thinking about a talk on community dynamics and better integrating users and developers... Just thinking right now, though.

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In the second edition developers should be just as happy or more... but engaged users AS WELL. We need to think what to offer and how to attract them.
How about a product? Only having fun and am anxious to see what is cooking.............
 
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Honestly, most of the stuff at the first summit was way over my head. I thought I'd understand it before I went, but it was really low-level technical things for Real Developers. And really, I'm not a developer.
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Honestly, most of the stuff at the first summit was way over my head. I thought I'd understand it before I went, but it was really low-level technical things for Real Developers. And really, I'm not a developer.
Practice makes perfect! And really, I'm sure most people would be more than happy to explain to you what they're doing in not-too technical terms.
 

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For instance, I survived lardman's session and now I can even teach DSP hacking to my kids in the park. http://www.flickr.com/photos/quimgil/2871881289/
 
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They need a translator up at the front who quietly speaks into a microphone throughout the developer sessions; non-developers can wear headphones and listen to the Not-Too-Technical version.

EDIT: qgil, I was really hoping for a shot of you teaching your kids DSP hacking in the park.
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Originally Posted by qole View Post
Honestly, most of the stuff at the first summit was way over my head. I thought I'd understand it before I went, but it was really low-level technical things for Real Developers. And really, I'm not a developer.
This time we want to have a non-developer or at least less technical track too. So that one should be more interesting for you?
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