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Subject: A Devcon 2006 Story

A Devcon 2006 Story

From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_rockbox.org>
Date: 2006-03-20

Hey folks

I just wanted to mention that you guys that didn't manage to come to the
devcon really missed a great event!

Not only did we have a great time socializing and actually meating the persons
behind the nicks and names we've been seeing online for years, we also managed
to discuss and deal with _all_ items on the agenda, and most of them with a
great and at least in my view satisfactory outcome.

I'm absolutely certain that users and other devs will see and appreciate the
outcome from this, not the least in things like the already in-progress work
on a 3.0 release. (Yes, we should do some kind of "summary" of all the talks
of the agenda items and publish.)

Random Memorable Happenings:

- Christi and Brandon arriving several hours late after a having got off at
   the wrong bus stop, taken the subway and gotten off at the wrong station
   etc etc...

- The "What are you sinking about" commercial

- The massive interest for our webcam on IRC and elsewhere. It help us feel
   almost like #rockbox were with us there.

Thanks and credits go to:

- everyone who has donated money to the project, as we used some of
   these funds for drinks, snacks and food during the devcon. Please continue
   donating for the benefit of the project so that we can continue to support
   and sponsor development-related activities.

- Jens, Jörg, Christi and Brandon for being devoted enough to cross country
   borders to come here.

- Contactor for letting us use the offices that served as a pretty neat
   surrounding, with a fine network, webcam, printer, conference room, coffee
   machine and even space and sofas for sleeping.

- Haxx donated the shirts. And before asking, we still have not quite decided
   on how to proceed with the remainders of the shirts we have. I'm open for
   interesting suggestions.

Some thoughts for Devcon 2007:

- We should probably set a date even earlier than this year to allow people to
   plan for devcon even longer in advance.

- We should prepare for the food situation slightly better, at least if we'll
   be situated at the same place or in a similar surrounding. We did have
   to resort to backup plans several times...

-- 
  Daniel Stenberg
  A Devcon 2006 Organizer
Received on Mon Mar 20 07:51:02 2006

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