OsmoDevCon 2013 brainstorming

Sylvain Munaut 246tnt at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 21:16:52 UTC 2013


Hi,

> I personally percevied OsmoDevCon 2012 as a big success, and it was fun
> to bring everyone together.

Same here and definitely looking forward to the 2013 edition !


> Generally, I prefer to keep the spirit of an invitation-only
> developer+contributor-only event of those involved in Osmocom.

+1


> At the same time, I would consider it a good idea to add a one day
> user-conference to the schedule, where we try to get interested users up
> to speed with the various projects, possibly including some workshops
> and the like.

Sure, could be nice.

This might have some impact on logistics though since that means we
may require significantly more space for the 'public' side that for
the contributors only part, (and even possibly several rooms for
workshops ?)


> The concept of "hacking days" has proven to be quite useful for the
> netfilter project in the past (Pablo and I can acknowledge to that
> fact).  I'm not sure how many people would be able to spend even more
> days of their schedule, but even if it's a much smaller group it would
> still be useful, IMHO.

Yes, that's something we actually brought up during 29C3 that doing
some hacking would definitely be a great idea. Last year we kinda
planned of doing that in the evening but with day packed full of talk
and then just general social interaction, we pretty much never got
around to it.

Now what I'm not yet sure is if it's best to have dedicated
presentation / hacking days or to have hacking sessions on specific
topic during the general schedule.



> 2) consider whether late march (like 2012) would be a good schedule
>    again

For me late march is fine.


> 3) what we can improve from the last event

The only thing that comes to mind was the "hacking" part and that's
covered above.

A south-east non-shielded window with visibility down to 20deg
elevation maybe ...


> Venue-wise, I would again suggest to hold it in Berlin, as it's
> reasonbly well connected, has lots of low-cost flights to it,
> accomodation is not too expensive and holger/me/sysmocom can take care
> of local organization related activities.  Hoewver, if somebody has a
> strong opinion against berlin _and_ is willing to organize it, I'm not
> completely against another venue.

Damn, I was so looking forward to holding it in Dubai :p


Cheers,

    Sylvain




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