Rockbox mail archiveSubject: A Devcon 2006 Story
A Devcon 2006 Story
From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_rockbox.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 07:49:14 +0100 (CET)
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
- 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
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 OrganizerReceived on 2006-03-20