GNUstep Developer Meeting at Fosdem 2005
A GNUstep developer meeting was held in Bruxelles (Belgium), during Fosdem 2005 on 26-27 February 2005. 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, and Fosdem 2004 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 2005.
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 2005:
|Quentin Mathé||yes||I will come to the Saturday dinner|
|Nicolas Roard||yes||I will be happy to go to the saturday dinner too :)|
|Gerold Rupprecht||yes||I will be happy to sponsor dinner again Saturday evening|
|Chris Vetter||yes||I'll be back err there (job permitting)|
|Lars S.-Helldorf||yes||looking forward to the dinner|
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.
Proposed Talks :
|Name||Subject||Estimated length||Quentin Mathé, Nicolas Roard||Étoilé desktop environment ideas and frameworks (BookmarkKit, ExtendedWorkspaceKit, IconKit,etc.)||45 mn||GNUstep contributors||GNUstep marketing : better GNUstep installation and development with GNUstep Kits, better look with new GNUstep icons and themes, etc.||45 mn||Wim Oudshoorn & others||GNUstep on Windows, presentation and discussion||45 mn||Fabien Vallon||GNUstep image application project ,presentation||15 mn||Helge Hess||Using OpenGroupware.org Frameworks, presentation||45 mn ?||Marcus Mueller||SOPE, presentation||45 mn ?|
Here is the proposed timing:
|presentation of GNUstep||30 min||15:00 - 15:30|
|talk about Étoilé||30 min||15:30 - 16:00||Quentin Mathe and Nicolas Roard|
|presentation of OpenGroupware||30 min||16:00 - 16:30||Helge Hess|
|talk about SOPE||30 min||16:30 - 17:00||Marcus Muller|
|presentation of Image apps||15 min||14:45 - 15:00||Fabien Vallon|
|GNUstep installer and deployment on Windows||30 min||15:00 - 15:30||+ Oudshoorn|
|talk about using OpenGroupware.org Frameworks||30 min||15:30 - 16:00||Helge Hess|
|talk about GNUstep marketing||30 min||16:00 - 16:30|
It can be great if all presenations (or at least pre-final versions) are available few days before the event and burnt to a CD with other GNUstep marketing and non-marketing material. -- Stefan
See Marketing CD
There will be additional quick public talks (not in the gnustep devroom) the Sunday about GNUstep, OpenGroupware.org and SOPE. See the lightning talks on the fosdem wiki: http://wiki.fosdem.org/tiki-index.php?page=LightningTalks