---+!! Rockbox Developer Conference - West Edition! 2008 %TOC% ---++ Specs <pre> Unfortunately didn't happen this year. </pre> ---++ <nop>DevConWest 2008 Well, the "One True !DevCon" idea didn't seem to work out as well, so here we are again! At this point in time, please just add yourself to the list while I plan a few things out for us to discuss and decide upon. Feel free to make the users list/hardware list a table if you wish, although I will probably do it a bit later when this page gets fleshed out a bit more. ---++ Location At the moment, we have a few hopefuls (although it is looking like NY will be The Place): ---+++ Las Vegas, NV ---++++ Pros * Where we had it last time * Very close to airport * Transportation cheaper than other places * Tons of things to do (assuming we ever get out of the room) ---++++ Cons * Meeting area will be in a large suite with plenty of people sleeping in it to lessen the cost, but most people will have to put out ---+++ Orange County, CA ---++++ Pros * Meeting area would likely be free and in a very nice meeting room equipped with projectors and everything (would have to double check if I could even use it though) * May have a bit of shuttling to meeting place (not that far though) * Plenty of places around to eat and perform various recreational activities * Nice, clean beaches * Home of AustinAppel ---++++ Cons * Transportation and rooming may not be as cheap as others * Far west coast, although this is a pro for any Aussies that would want to join ---+++ New York City, NY ---++++ Pros * Tons of things to do and some fun tech shops (assuming we ever get out of the room) * Excellent bars and restaurants * Three major airports serving all major airlines, plus Greyhound bus service at the Port Authority, and Amtrak trains to Penn Station * Home of RobertMenes, MelbaSitjar, DavideGentile, NickSant, and other Rockboxers, and reasonably close for MichaelDiFebbo ---++++ Cons * Far east coast, although this is a pro for any Euros that would want to join * More research needs to be done, especially for rooming/meeting area and I expect it to be on the expensive side akin to vegas ---++ Date To be decided upon. Looking like late-August to early-September at the moment. Proposed date: Aug 22th - 24th ---++ Who Here's a list of persons who are planning on showing up. Please put a "(yes)" by your name if you can likely make the above proposed date in NYC. If you do not think you can make that date, but could likely make the weekend before (15th - 17th) or the weekend after (29th - 31st), you can write that after your name instead. * Developers/Staff * AustinAppel (yes) * MichaelDiFebbo * DanielStenberg * BrandonLow * DavidHall (yes) * Non Staff/Users * RobertMenes (yes) * MelbaSitjar * DavideGentile ---++ Agenda Since we can code and IRC at home, too, we should focus on helpful group activities. Friday: * Arrival of participants, get to know the names and people, have some beers * Set up webcam(s) * Build Towers of Rockbox Saturday: * To be decided Sunday: * Although still being decided, we should at least have a farewell brunch, if time and money allow it Ideas for discussion: * Discuss DevConEuro2008 decisions (This list is being defined and likely will depend on what happens at DevConEuro2008.) ---++ Infrastructure Bring your own laptop and DAP devices of choice. We'd need enough power outlets for wall-wart chargers. A USB hub might be helpful. A webcam for friends who can't attend physically would be great. Feel free to add extra things onto this list if you feel it is necessary (such as unported targets/etc) * Archos Player - anyone? * Archos Recorder v1 - AustinAppel (3x), RobertMenes * Archos Recorder v2 - anyone? * Archos Recorder FM - anyone? * Archos Ondio FM - anyone? * Archos Ondio SP - anyone? * Gigabeat F - AustinAppel, MichaelDiFebbo (currently has bad HD), DavideGentile * Gigabeat X - anyone? * Gigabeat S - RobertMenes * iAudio M3 - anyone? * iAudio M5 - anyone? * iAudio X5 - anyone? * iPod 1st/2nd gen - anyone? * iPod 3rd gen - anyone? * iPod 4th gen Grayscale - RobertMenes (broken battery connector) * iPod Color/Photo - RobertMenes * iPod Mini 1st gen - anyone? * iPod Mini 2nd gen - anyone? * iPod Nano - AustinAppel * iPod Video (5th gen) - MichaelDiFebbo, BrandonLow * iPod Video (5.5th gen) - RobertMenes (30GB) * m:robe 100 - anyone? * m:robe 500 - anyone? * iriver H1x0 - MichaelDiFebbo, DavideGentile, AustinAppel * iriver H3x0 - MelbaSitjar * iriver H10 - anyone? * Sansa e200 - AustinAppel, MichaelDiFebbo, BrandonLow, GilbertoRamirez (broken sansa for parts) * Sansa c200 - RobertMenes, MichaelDiFebbo, MelbaSitjar * Sansa m200 - RobertMenes, AustinAppel (both v1 and v2) * ZEN Vision:M - anyone? * Dell Digital Jukebox - RobertMenes (2x) * Rio Karma - RobertMenes * Meizu M6 - anyone? * Cowon D2 - anyone? * Webcam - anyone? (let's confirm that it will work on a home connection/filtered connection before hand this time...) * Decent camera(s) for posterity (the more, the merrier!...or not so much for our non-photogenic friends...like me) - RobertMenes has a Canon !PowerShot A560 he'll bring along; it also shoots video, so that'll come in handy! BrandonLow will bring at least a point-and-shoot and an SLR and possibly a helmet cam... for what? * Power Strips - RobertMenes can bring several Power Squids (plug trees with each plug on a separate arm) * Basic Tools - RobertMenes (screwdriver kits, soldering iron, iPod opening tools, and some more) * Soldering Station - AustinAppel (WD1002) ---++ Beer If in New York, RobertMenes will be bringing some beer. Duvel and Chimay (Red/Blue/White) are on the shopping list. He may buy Guinness and Stella Artois as well, but he only has two arms. ;) ---++ From Airport to The Location To be filled out. Placeholder. ---++ Language You'll find that many people will speak at least _some_ English. ---++ Currency The United States Dollar. If you need a currency converter, there's one [[http://www.xe.com/ucc/][here]]. ---++ Carpool? To be filled out. Placeholder. ---++ Hotels At the moment, we have one potential hotel: ---+++ New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, NY * Offers suites and meeting space with wired and wireless connections * Right in Times Square, in close vicinity to all major subway lines to and from the airports, and very near the Port Authority * May be reasonably priced (still looking at rates) * RobertMenes works very close to here, so he can look at what they offer directly * [[http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycmq-new-york-marriott-marquis/][homepage for the hotel]] ---++ Room Sharing To be filled out. Placeholder. ---++ Summary To be filled out. Placeholder.
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