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Linux Foundation Announces MeeGo Developer Conference

Oct 22, 2010, 19:17 (0 Talkback[s])

The program and keynote speakers are now confirmed for the first ever MeeGo Conference (http://conference2010.meego.com/). The MeeGo Conference will take place November 15-17, 2010 at Aviva Stadium (http://www.avivastadium.ie/) in Dublin, Ireland. The conference will provide a venue for the MeeGo developer community to collaborate on software development, advancing the open mobile platform for next-generation computing devices.

Registration is free and open to all people who are interested in contributing to the development of MeeGo. To register, please visit: http://conference2010.meego.com/meego-conference-2010-signup.

The MeeGo Conference is supported by Platinum sponsors Texas Instruments and Tieto; Gold sponsors Collabora, Digia and Integrated Computer Solutions; Silver sponsors Elktrobit and Igalia; Break sponsors CodeThink and Nomovok; and Lunch sponsor Novell.

The MeeGo Conference will feature the following keynote speakers (in order of appearance):

• Intel's Doug Fisher, vice president, Software and Solutions Group, and general manager, Systems Software Division;
• Alberto Torres, executive vice president, MeeGo Computers, Nokia (http://conference2010.meego.com/session/meego-momentum-and-qt-app-advantage);
• Dominique Le Foll, CTO at Amino Communications (http://conference2010.meego.com/session/how-speed-time-market-embedded-devices);
• and The Linux Foundation's Executive Director Jim Zemlin and MeeGo community leaders Valtteri Hall and Imad Sousou will host a keynote panel discussion (http://conference2010.meego.com/session/qa-meego-technical-steering-group).

Confirmed session highlights include (in order of appearance):
• Qt Roadmap Update, Thiago Macieira, Nokia
• Porting to the TI OMAP™4 Platform, Chris Pearson from Texas Instruments
• MeeGo IVI Working Group: In-Vehicle Infotainment for Connected Mobility, Rudolf Streif, The Linux Foundation
• The Business Opportunity for MeeGo in Vertical Markets: A Technical View, John Lehmann, Mentor Graphics
• Getting Started with the MeeGo SDK, Bob Spencer, Intel
• ST-Ericsson U8500, Linaro and MeeGo, Andrea Gallo, ST-Ericsson
• Metasys MeeGo: Intel-powered Classmate PC for Education, Leonardo da Mata, International Systems

For information on the complete program, please visit: http://conference2010.meego.com/program.

The MeeGo Conference will also feature Early Bird activities the weekend prior to the event, a Fun Run, two evening events and an Unconference. Early Bird activities are determined by the community and can be accessed here: http://wiki.meego.com/MeeGo_Conference_2010/Early_Bird_Events.

The Fun Run is a 5k run through the streets of Dublin intended to get attendees ready for the day ahead. It is limited to the first 100 people who sign up and takes place Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 7 a.m. For more details and to sign up, please visit: http://conference2010.meego.com/logistics/fun-run

Day three of the MeeGo Conference will be conducted in the Unconference format. An open environment where anyone can share and learn via ad-hoc discussions, demos and/or presentations, the Unconference will solicit collaboration from all community attendees. A time schedule will be posted the morning of November 17, and participants will decide topics and content as they arrive and break into sessions. For more information, please visit: http://wiki.meego.com/MeeGo_Conference_2010/Unconference.

About MeeGo
The MeeGo project combines Intel's Moblin™ and Nokia's Maemo projects into one Linux-based, open source software platform for the next generation of computing devices. The MeeGo software platform is designed to give developers the broadest range of device segments to target for their applications, including netbooks and entry-level desktops, handheld computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, connected TVs, media phones and more – all using a uniform set of APIs based on Qt. For consumers, MeeGo will offer innovative application experiences that they can take from device to device. The MeeGo project is hosted by the Linux Foundation. For more information on MeeGo, visit www.meego.com.

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