Talk:Maemo Summit 2008


[edit] Program

[edit] Help with the program

I'm happy having the role of benevolent dictator for the schedule on Friday 19: I organize the sessions submitted and if someone finds a bug or an improvement just complain and we'll find a solution. However, I really don't want to organize the sessions on Saturday 20, which is purely a community day. Can you please find either another dictator or a system to get that sorted out yourselves? I'm asking for a coordinator at Maemo_Summit_2008/Organization#Program. Thanks!--qgil 09:45, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Also, could someone draw nice tables for the schedules? I want to do this since.. but there is always something else taking the time. In principle each day needs a table with 3 columns (3 tracks), being some sessions single cells spanning through the whole row (no tracks, just one session at a time, or breaks). Appreciated. --qgil 09:45, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Saturday Coordinator ~ Eric Warnke Feel free to contact me directly or put your ideas here. I will distill them and be the buffer for Nokia that day. brontide 14:32, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Lightning sessions

These are really brief sessions of 5 minutes approx i.e. demos. You can propose your own session listing it directly in the schedule once you have confirmed your trip to Berlin. If we get many proposals we will have a second round of lightning sessions on Saturday. Lightning sessions are cool!

We are open to submissions in the form of decent quality videos, to be shown to the audience and uploaded in as part of the video materials of the Summit.

  • I'd like to present Intranet search (extended desktop search) from maemo with libferris ( This would be a quick overview of what is available now and where I'm heading with it. -- Monkeyiq July 19.
Now you can list it yourself.--qgil 18:52, 20 July 2008 (UTC)
Now you can list it yourself.--qgil 18:52, 20 July 2008 (UTC)
  • I don't know if 5 minutes would be enough, but I would like to talk about Rich UIs and the importance of being different and showing the potential of the platform to "Transform" itself in different products, focused in one main use: like our projects: Canola (media player) Carman (onboard computer + car media) and others like remote controls, etc. The real goal is to show why is really needed that some applications "break" the rules and extend the experience showing the power of openness. (this can be a full talk if of interest)
20 seconds are enough for a great ad, 3:30 are enough for a great videoclip and 5:00 are enough for a great lightning session.  :) Find a title and... a name for yourself (are you Marcelo?) Then on Saturday you could organize a full session.--qgil 08:30, 20 July 2008 (UTC)
Now you can list it yourself.--qgil 18:52, 20 July 2008 (UTC)
  • I ( Gustavo Barbieri) got delayed due some personal problems and will just arrive in Berlin/Tegel by 2:10pm of 19th, after the lightning talks are over, may I remove my entry or someone else (qgil?) has to do it?
Go ahead and remove it yourself. Can you move your session to anywhere else in the schedule? --timsamoff 13:49, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
Qgil maybe another 30 minute lightning session right before we end for the day? ( assuming we have the interest from others to present ) brontide 13:54, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
timsamoff: brontide just did that for me. As for presenting later, of course I can, let's see if we can get another lightning sessions.
If we get more lightning sessions we can have another round, although better on Saturday. They are good to break the routine.--qgil 18:29, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
  • I (jsmanrique) would like talking about elisator project and how Easy library has helped and how could be improved. Elisator has been developed for cow's milk analisys and it has been funded by FAO.--jsmanrique 14:25, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Eduardo Lima (Etrunko) would like to talk about the QEdje library which is being developed in INdT. This presentation will be focused on demos and much shorter than the one presented in Akademy this year by Leonardo Sobral and Artur Souza. You can find a preview on Youtube. --etrunko 18:43, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
May I add it to the program??? Friday or Saturday session?? --etrunko 20:01, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
Added. I have also reorganized the sessions attempting to group those with a similar topic. Looking at the timing it seems that we have fully packed for both days. Can we consider the call for lightning sessions closed?--qgil 11:56, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Here's my vote for "yes." There are plenty! --timsamoff 13:27, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Saturday 20th

I will continue to accept requests to speak, but I can't make any guarantee that the schedule will accommodate more people. If I have scheduled any conflicts for presenters please let me know. brontide 15:24, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Is it possible to schedule the website redesign meeting in a slot where there is nothing about packaging, publishing, Extras or anythin website related at the same time. I need to be at those and it is generating conflicts at the moment. Thanks! --xfade 06:52, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
If I have to make another change I will keep that in mind. The problem is that no time is perfect for everyone and I have already moved it once because some people were leaving early. brontide 13:17, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
Well, yes, but xfade aka Niels Breet is the webmaster AND the responsable of extras packaging tools. He really needs to be present and active in both sessions. For instance, what about moving the redesign session to 13h instead of " extras Package Cleanup Sprint". Anyway, dos it make sense to have this packaging sprint session in 30'? This is too short time to get any result isn't it.--qgil 21:04, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
All that needed to be said is that he is participating in both sessions. I had a request from Dave that it be earlier. I have moved the website session to the 15:00 block and swapped it with clutter. If 30 minutes is too short for package cleanup I have a jalimo session I could schedule in one of those blocks. brontide 03:23, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Waitlist

These are proposals that came in after the schedule was filled. If I need to shuffle the schedule or if presenters drop out I will try and get these scheduled.

  • Jalimo:: by Sebastian
  • "Why do we do it?": how I got involved in free software, the lessons I have learned from it by Dave Neary
  • Lightning talk KDE on maemo: by Marijn Kruisselbrink (arriving friday during lunch in Berlin)
We will squeeze in 5 more minutes for the session, have fun. brontide 00:37, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Mini Exhibit

Moved to Maemo Summit 2008/Exhibit. See also the comments at Maemo_Summit_2008/Organization#OSiM.

[edit] Travel

Moved to Talk:Maemo_Summit_2008/Travel.

[edit] Accommodation

Moved to Maemo Summit 2008/Accommodation.

[edit] Recording the Event

See Maemo_Summit_2008/Organization#Marketing_.26_coverage and post your comments / offers for help there.

[edit] Advertising

I've submitted the event to the LWN Event Calendar. Is there any other wider advertising we can do? --Jaffa 11:55, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Community

I've got some ideas to allow people attending at Maemo Summit to communicate better. If you have any other idea, please write/discuss here. --Andrea Grandi 10:35, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

  • Prepare a sort of "badge". A simple card with these informations:
    • Name (nickname)
    • What we do in our life (Developer/Student/Blogger/ecc...)
    • Spoken languages: we could print a flag for each language we speak
  • Prepare a custom Google map with all the hot points in Berlin: c-base, OSiM, all hotels we booked ecc...
  • Create POI's for these place to use on Map software in our tablets

[edit] Introduction to Maemo hacking?

Keywan says in maemo-developers: "are there plans for a workshop or introduction for newcomers in the development for Maemo? What do you think about this idea? Is there anybody who would like to do this as a "speaker"? And are there other potential participants like me?

Good idea, the question being: when? What is the right duration for this workshop and where could it fit in the agenda. One idea would be to have it on 2-3h on Saturday while the rest of running sessions are really hardcore developer or community wise.--qgil 07:06, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Lightning *idea* sessions

Iván had a great idea today at lunch. What about a round of lightning sessions about ideas. You don't need to be a developer. In fact, it would be good that you are not a developer. But you have a great idea, and you present it brilliantly through text, a sketch, a presentation... In the audience you have a wide collection of power users and developers. Perhaps you find more feedback, improvements, the perfect match? The presentations are available online, next to a feedback channel. The discussion continues there. Perhaps something real will come out of that.--qgil 09:48, 29 July 2008 (UTC) (on behalf of Iván)

When, though? The agenda onf Friday is already intense but... I think a refreshing session like this can be placed at 18h onwards. Right before the end, when you can catch the proposer of the idea and continue the discussion.--qgil 09:48, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
I am agree that at 18:00 on Friday could be good timetable for this.--jsmanrique
Nice blog post from Iván. It got rapidly to the top news in I'll take that as a community YES.  :)