GNUstep Developer Meeting at Fosdem 2006
A GNUstep developer meeting will be held in Bruxelles (Belgium), during Fosdem 2006 on 25-26 February 2006. Fosdem is the annual Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting, and provides a natural framework for GNUstep developers to meet.
GNUstep and (http://www.opengroupware.org/) will share a booth and a dev room.
Why you want to be there
You want to be there to meet the GNUstep developers in person.
The first GNUstep developer meetings, held during Fosdem 2002, Fosdem 2003, Fosdem 2004 and Fosdem 2005 have been a success. GNUstep developers, programmers, users, fans, and curious had an occasion to meet and talk in a very friendly and informal atmosphere.
We hope to repeat this succesful experience during Fosdem 2006.
The focus of the meeting is more on meeting each other, rather than on formal conferences, but we still plan to organize a small agenda of talks about interesting GNUstep topics, to be held by major developers and contributors. They can be a starting point for further discussions, or simply an occasion to learn more about specific GNUstep topics. Stay tuned on these pages for more info.
We'd also like to invite a wider public to our talks and conferences, but that's not necessarily easy.
Who will attend the meeting
One of the main reasons people attend the meeting is that you can meet, and talk directly to, other developers, whom you would otherwise meet only virtually (on mailing lists, emails, newsgroups, irc etc). We expect many lead developers and contributors to be present, so if you have never met them, you can't miss this occasion!
The following is a list of people of GNUstep fame (in alphabetical order) who have confirmed (or denied) that they will be able to join us at the GNUstep meeting at Fosdem 2006:
|Sašo Kiselkov||yes||CoreData, ProjectManager|
|Marcus Müller aka ZNeK||yes||SOPE|
|Nicolas Roard aka rIO||yes||Camaelon, Etoile|
|Georg Wallmann aka Nat!||yes||Mulle kybernetiK|
If you plan to join us at the meeting, please let us know here in the wiki. Knowing how many people will attend will help in organizing the event, and will encourage other people to join.
Here is the list of the currently proposed talks (talk time will probably be around 30min/1h, depending on the number of talks we'll have)
|Marcus Müller||The SOPE application server (WebObjects+)|
|Quentin Mathé, Nicolas Roard||Etoile Desktop|
|Nikolaus Schaller||mySTEP: GNUstep on the Zaurus PDA|
|Nicolas Roard||Gorm, ProjectCenter, StepTalk palette, DBModeler|
|Wim Oudshoorn||Our experience porting an OpenStep application on MSWindows to GNUstep|
Note: if possible, we should get all the slides before the fosdem, and create a livecd along with copies of the slides, booklets, etc.
Also, it would be very nice to videotape the presentations -- anybody has a video camera ?
Here is the proposed timing:
|GNUstep DevTools: GORM, StepTalk||45min||13:00||Nicolas Roard|
|Web Applications with SOPE||45min||15:00||Marcus Mueller|
|GNUstep on the Zaurus PDA||45min||16:00||Nicolaus Schaller|
|Windows Development with GNUstep||45min||10:00||Richard Frith-Macdonald / Wim Oudshoorn|
|Project Manager IDE||45min||11:00||Sašo Kiselkov|
|GroupDAV Meeting||45min||13:00||Helge Hess|
|OpenGroupware.org Project and Applications||45min||14:00||Helge Hess|
|Etoile Desktop Environment||45min||15:00||Quentin Mathé / Nicolas Roard|
See Marketing CD