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When: March 18-19 2006 Where: Stockholm Sweden
We invite you to participate in the Rockbox International Developers Conference 2006, to be held in Stockholm Sweden during the weekend March 18-19 2006.
We thought we'd get together for a two-day Rockbox hacking session, and that it would be cool if there were some other Rockbox devs who would drop by and share the fun.
If you consider or actually intend to come, please drop us a note about it (devcon2006@haxxBLAH_BLAH.se). We'll arrange a proper location/room and facilities based on how many that actually plan to come. The same goes for beds and similar in case you don't mind mixing with us and our families to keep your hotel budget to a minimum!
The agenda for this two-day Rockbox mania will of course be discussed so that we'll make something really good and worthwhile out of this unique opportunity.
Here's a list of persons who are planning to show up
Since we can code and IRC at home, too, we should focus on helpful group activities.
Here's an edited HTML version of the agenda with the topics grouped and rearranged slightly
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 will be used.
This is an opportunity to get photos of more or less all current Rockbox targets.
Check list for the Swedes to verify/check before or bring to the event:
For the activities that require computers, we'll gather in the office of Contactor Data AB which is the company Linus, Björn and Daniel are employed by. We'll have access to computers, LAN/internet, WLAN, fast network to rockbox.org, white boards and similar stuff. We'd also get coffee going. And close proximity to Burger King!
Contactor's office is located a bit north of Stockholm, so it is close to the Arlanda Airport. Just 20-30 minutes by car/bus. It is also a 5 minutes walk away from the subway station that takes rougly 20 minutes to the city.
Regarding exact instructions on how to get from the airport to where we'll meet up, I will provide that too in time. Just let us know when you arrive and at which airport - some low fair airlines fly to the southern airport Skavsta, while all the big airlines fly to Arlanda. We'll gather at the office.
From Arlanda, try to take the airport bus to "Brommaplan" and exit at "Kista" (3rd stop, 25 minutes). It is leaving infrequently: http://www.flygbussarna.se//tidtabeller/arlandab.pdf An alternative is to take the bus to "Cityterminalen" (2nd page in the PDF) and exit at "Haga Norra" (3rd stop, 27 minutes), which is slightly further away. That bus leaves every 10 minutes.
We pay everything in SEK (Swedish "kronor") here and the rate is roughly 1 Euro = 9.3 SEK. You might be able to trick some stores into accepting Euros (at a terrible exchange rate), but don't count on it. Credit cards are widely accepted and you can find ATMs all over that'll allow you to widthdraw cash with credit cards.
You'll find that many people will speak at least some english and quite a lot of info will be available in english as well as Swedish.
If you want to extend your visit, or just prefer staying at a Hotel or Hostel (no, we will not feel offended if you'd do this!), we can of course assist you to find and reserve rooms. Expect to pay from 200 SEK for the cheapest Hostels (dorm beds style) to at least 600 SEK for two-star hotel rooms.
A hotel located very close to the DevCon location is Ibis hotel Kista, Finlandsgatan 7, (www.ibishotel.com, hotel code 3121 - they do not want to be linked directly ). Distance about 500 metres from contactor. -- JensArnold
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