[coreboot] [URGENT] FOSDEM DevRoom on Saturday 6th of February 2010?

Luc Verhaegen libv at skynet.be
Fri Nov 20 20:56:21 CET 2009

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 07:49:19PM +0100, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> I have been organising the fosdem devroom for Xorg for many years now, 
> but i am kind of tired of begging and scraping together talks to fill 
> out a rather well-visited devroom. I feel it is better to only spend 
> sunday on Xorg and would like to organise a coreboot devroom on saturday 
> instead. It will be just as much, or even less organisational labour for 
> me, and this way the coreboot can have saturday afternoon for a cool 
> devroom on the coolest open source conference around.
> Saturday means that we have 5 talk slots, and i would like to see at 
> least a few general talks, one general about coreboot, one about 
> flashrom (i think carldaniel has already "volunteered" for that one) and 
> one about SerialICE. And then we have 2 more slots where we can take 
> another topic further in depth.
> When i say general here, you don't have to worry about staying shallow, 
> the average fosdem visitor is a very experienced user and often a 
> developer and is not afraid of technical stuff. General talks about the 
> 3 main topics mean: start off general, then dive into the nitty-gritty, 
> but the situation of coreboot, and the two sideprojects, is that people 
> are not that well informed about these projects (it is not something 
> that everyone has been exposed to in daily free software use).
> Now, why should we do this? Because we really reach a cool audience here 
> who will be contributing to the projects later on. It's also a nice 
> place to meet up with current contributors. And when the coreboot 
> devroom is not on, you can of course go and visit the massive selection 
> of other talks and other projects represented at FOSDEM. And when the 
> event is over, you get some known people together and go and eat well in 
> brussels.
> Fosdem website is here: http://www.fosdem.org you can still check the 
> shedules for the previous years.
> For those who are interested in coming; you are responsible for your own 
> expenses, but FOSDEM is an amazingly good value event. No other 
> conference i have visited has given me more knowledge, contacts, or 
> motivation than FOSDEM.
> I currently do not need to know who will be holding which talk, i just 
> need to know that there is enough interest in this, so i can write up my 
> proposal (due sunday). If we can get a few of the core european 
> developers to come to brussels that weekend, then some can be 
> blackmailed into holding talks (:)), and then the whole thing will be a 
> success.
> Get me some shouts asap, because if i don't get any, i'll just do the 
> usual Xorg thing, but without begging this year.
> Luc Verhaegen.

Seems Peter Stuge didn't need much blackmailing already :)

Come on people, we can get this thing rolling.

Luc Verhaegen.

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