GNOME.org: Boston GNOME Summit Information
Jun 20, 2002, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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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
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
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:
You don't need to write an abstract or anything like that. We're
an informal lot.