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Indeed, this will make a better user talk. --[[User:baloo|baloo]] 12:39, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
Indeed, this will make a better user talk. --[[User:baloo|baloo]] 12:39, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
Dave, The main point of this talk is to inform (mainly third-party developers) about our UPnP plans and how they can help us out with those plans. I can make sure that I have some nice and cool demos of GUPnP and Rygel during the talk. I can also make sure I don't get into code and other such technical details. Also! I wrote that description in a hurry and then forgot to update it. :( --[[Special:Contributions/|]] 14:11, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
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Presentations under consideration

Please add comments you have about presentations under consideration here.

How to speed up your Maemo application development

Yes from me although this is a pretty hard-core platform developer talk. ESbox and PluThon are important parts of tablet development and as a lightning session you could 'scratch the itch' of the attendee. Maybe a little more information about how you intend to do this as a full session? -- baloo 22:48, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Maybe. Seems like an application developer presentation to me, rather than platform developer. Let's see what other proposals come in. --Dave Neary 15:36, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Wait and see

Life outdoor event with Maemo

Could be part of the Stars keynote for OSM2Go. --Dave Neary 16:15, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Agree. -- Valério Valério 11:22, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

I like the subject, but I'm not sure it should be grouped with OSM2Go. There is a wider talk here that could look at geocaching, GPX recording for geotagging photo's, e.t.c. --baloo 12:45, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Agreement: Propose Fremantle Stars plenary session, 10 to 15 mins each Session confirmed, at least OMWeather, OSM2Go, liqbase and Mauku will present

Writing plugins for MAFW

I would like input from platform developers as to whether this is a subject they are really interested in. No objections to inclusion if it is. --Dave Neary 13:48, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

I would like to see this. MAFW is a big part of the framework and learning more about it would be good for developers. --baloo 12:50, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Wait and see.

GUPnP and Rygel: The UPnP/DLNA solution for Maemo

Could be nice if the theme is "show people how to do cool shit with GUPnP and Rygel" instead of "explain how it was cool to make GUPnP and Rygel". --Dave Neary 13:48, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Yes for a users oriented talk, as Dave described above. -- Valério Valério 14:52, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Indeed, this will make a better user talk. --baloo 12:39, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Dave, The main point of this talk is to inform (mainly third-party developers) about our UPnP plans and how they can help us out with those plans. I can make sure that I have some nice and cool demos of GUPnP and Rygel during the talk. I can also make sure I don't get into code and other such technical details. Also! I wrote that description in a hurry and then forgot to update it. :( -- 14:11, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Needs more info

Automatic binding generation for Qt based libraries

Looks like a good presentation for developers. Qt has become important inside Maemo. --Luciano Wolf 19:26, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Wait and see

python-mafw: MAFW framework for Python developers

Yes (LT). -- Valério Valério 13:47, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

From corporations to communities: responsible and effective engagement

Yes, for the users track. Very good topic IMO, but can have a lot of different approaches. I expect something very focussed in the maemo community itself, not only discussing the lessons learned in the past, but also approaching the future, and what can be done for a more effective community engagement. -- Valério Valério 13:46, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Not sure on this one. Admirable subject matter but would it be suitable for a talk and who do we think would attend? --baloo 13:52, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Designing UI for Maemo 5 – Fit for the Product

I would like to see a more detailed description of this proposal, isn't clear to me that the subject will fit the intended audience (everyone), although can be an very good topic, depending in the approach given by the proponent. -- Valério Valério 13:22, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes from me. The proposal to talk about the new Fremantle UI sounds good but can you clarify what exactly is in your talk so we can decide what track would be best? It is a high-level talk about the UI, designing apps with the new UI or coding with the new UI? --baloo 13:45, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Midgard2: Content repository for your tablet and the web

The proposal description only explains what is Midgard, isn't clear what approach will be taken in the talk. I would like to see a more detailed description, referring the topics that will be discussed in the talk. -- Valério Valério 13:35, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Agreed. Is this going to be a Midgard talk or how we can do cool stuff with Midgard and the tablets? --baloo 13:47, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Hands-on development with Nokia Web Runtime

Big yes, IMO Nokia Web Runtime will very important for the maemo5 future. -- Valério Valério 13:26, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes from me. --baloo 13:47, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Accepted Presentation proposals

When presentations have been accepted and moved from the "Submissions" page to the schedule, the discussion about them is removed, but remains visible in the history.

Declined presentation proposals

Attracting the Masses

Presentation declined. We felt that the content wasn't compelling enough for the presentation, and there will be considerable duplication with presentations during the Nokia day, which will concentrate on cracking the mass market, and during the Fremantle Stars presentations we expect to have. Please add any comments you might have below. Dave Neary 16:45, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

  • Daniel Gentleman, thoughtfix at gmail dot com or thoughtfix anywhere.
  • Intended audience: Developers - but other parties may be interested
  • Talk type: Presentation (req: projector with VGA or DVI input for a Keynote presentation)
  • Abstract/description
Tablets have hundreds of applications now - but who are they for? If the Internet Tablets are intended to attract a more mainstream mobile market, the maemo community needs to get in touch with the needs of the target market.
The first part of this presentation will give an overview of the most popular applications on competing platforms. This information will be collected through app store sales/download counts, direct communication with a sampling of mobile consumers, and communication with some other high-profile mobile technology journalists. This will include actual applications, connectivity options, peripherals, interface (touch/keyboard/icon/etc) preferences, and related consumer desires.
The second part of this presentation will give an overview of the state of the existing maemo platform including commercial partners, independent contributors, and ports of more popular Linux software.
The conclusion will analyze mobile consumer desires compared to maemo offerings and, hopefully, give developers ideas on what they can write to make the platform more appealing.
  • Author bio
The seeds of TabletBlog started in 2005 when some geek named Daniel Gentleman picked up the original Nokia 770 and started a blog. Since then, I've published thousands of bits of material reaching millions of visitors and video views. So far, I've been present for the Nokia N800 launch in CES 2007, the N810 launch at the Web2Summit, BossaConference 2008 in Recife, Brazil, and the first Maemo Summit.

Challenges of Multimedia within a Freely Distributable Tablet Framework

Seems a little too abstract for a Maemo Summit as I think these issues effect a much wider audience. A good talk but again, in the interests of keeping this a very Maemo Summit focused event, I'm saying no unless a more compelling argument is there. -- baloo 22:48, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Same opinion here, in the current state I say no. -- Valério Valério 09:28, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Same here. No. There are many more compelling Mer presentations possible. --Dave Neary 15:23, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Agreement: No

  • Author: Matthew Craig, mtc in #Mer
  • Intended audience: Users and Platform engineers
  • Talk type: Presentation
  • Abstract/description
Multimedia technology has the very real potential of framing the next generation of the web, and it is becoming a primary vehicle for communication worldwide. The Mer Project faces unique challenges in handling this important technology, as it based on embedded architectures and strives to be freely distributable. For example, license restrictions of MPEG technologies prevent the free distribution of the popular "MP3" audio playback. With the current and rapid adoption of HTML-5 Video specifications, these difficult challenges are ones that must be addressed immediately. This talk will review the obstacles, and the practical solutions, to using multimedia within the Mer Project.
  • Author bio
See Evangelizing Mer below.

Evangelizing Mer, and Tips on Promoting Your Own Project

Not sure this would stand up as a full session, suited more to a lightning talk? -- baloo 22:48, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Unless the author came up with a bigger plane, I also vote to convert it in a LT. -- Valério Valério 09:33, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

I think an evangelisation presentation might be good. Let's see what else comes along in that style before saying yes. --Dave Neary 15:36, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

On reflection, I think that this is not a great and potentially interesting session to a large number of people. Voting no. --Dave Neary 13:48, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Author: Matthew Craig, mtc in #Mer
  • Intended audience: Application Developers
  • Talk type: Presentation
  • Abstract/description
The Mer Project is a community led tablet framework that offers community support for older Nokia tablet computers. The success of the project relies on the participation of interested technologists worldwide. Over the last half year, the Mer Project has been able to attract dozens of participants and aligned itself with important free software organizations, such as Ubuntu, openSUSE, and, in order to assure long-term success. Our excited participants are not only members but also activists in their community, advocating the software in local technology clubs and events. Find out the details of these efforts and ways that you can adopt the same policies for your own project, presented by the self-proclaimed Mer Project Chief Evangelist!
  • Author bio
Matthew Craig is a volunteer and outspoken representative of the Mer Project. He brings with him the experiences of being a Foundation volunteer and an Ubuntu Member in hopes of helping realize a cross-platform and freely distributable Mer framework. When he is not discovering the future of micro-sized computing, Matthew handles a technical consulting practice to bring server and storage solutions to enterprise-sized environments.

Creating Python bindings for C libraries in Maemo

I don't think Python bindings for C in Maemo have something special/different than bindings for other linux 'distros'. Since we have a lot of proposed talks for the dev's track, I would prefer to have others instead of this one. Maybe a LT, but IMO, this is a big topic for a 5 min presentation. So is a no for me. -- Valério Valério 11:46, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

There's already a pymaemo presentation, I think that we should leave it at that, and start solliciting presentations to fill gaps we have in the schedule. --Dave Neary 13:48, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

It's been pointed out to me that there isn't. A pymaemo presentation ("RAD for Maemo with PyMaemo" or something like that) would be a pretty cool presentation. --Dave Neary 12:39, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

I proposed this talk for this reason: I think Python bindings are very very important for Maemo. Why? Because if Maemo is only programmable in C language we miss a lot of good programmers who cannot/don't want to use C language. Having more developers (C + Python) means more applications available for Maemo. My talk want to convince people to help PyMaemo team and showing them that it requires only few (almost...) C skills and free time to dedicate to the project. If you find it's not a good reason, I'll accept your decision anyway. I could propose a light talk about python-mafw (the binding I'm working to) but it wouldn't be exactly the same thing. --Andrea Grandi 19:17, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

  • Author: Andrea Grandi (andy80), a.grandi at gmail dot com
  • Intended audience: Application/Platform Developers
  • Talk type: presentation (20-30 minutes)
  • Abstract/description
Lot of libraries in Linux and even in Maemo are written in C and are not directly accessible from Python. When a Python binding doesn't exist it could be useful to create one so other Python developers are able to use that library without having to code their application in C language.
My intent is to give basic information about how to create Python bindings for a generic C library and show how to generate an automatic build and installation using distutils.
  • Author bio
I'm a student of Computer Science at "Università degli Studi di Firenze" (Italy) and currently I'm going to spend a whole year at "Universidad Politecnica de Valencia". I follow Maemo project and the community since the arrive of Nokia 770 device, I ported Spim (a MIPS emulator) on Maemo and helped other developers fixing bugs. Last year I did a light talk at Maemo Summit 2008 about ESBox and Pluthon. Currently I'm doing a work stage at Igalia (a spanish free software company) and I'm working on a Python binding of a Maemo library.