XSF Discussion - 2012-06-15

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  18. stpeter looks around for Dave and Florian
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  20. Kev I've poked Dave.
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  22. stpeter Kev: thanks
  23. stpeter I don't see Florian online
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  25. Dave Cridland *sigh*
  26. Dave Cridland Sorry, folks, I'm in a world of craziness.
  27. stpeter yeah
  28. Ashley fwiw, i'll be mulititasking
  29. stpeter well, at least you guys are quorate, if bear is paying attention :)
  30. bear :)
  31. stpeter heh
  32. stpeter waves to bear
  33. bear keeps it short:
  34. bear waves
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  36. bear i'll be there for krtconf and also before and after
  37. stpeter great
  38. bear going to combine krtconf with some holiday time
  39. Kev It's cunningly timed so I can't be.
  40. stpeter cunning, eh?
  41. Dave Cridland Kev, It is?
  42. Kev Dave Cridland: See the staff calendar.
  43. Dave Cridland Kev, Assuming our illustrious CEO hasn't wiped it again. :-)
  44. Kev KRT is 24th Oct or so, isn't it?
  45. stpeter so the question is, do folks think this is the best time and place to hold a Summit in North America for 2012? I would be sorry not to have Kev there
  46. stpeter Kev: KRT is 24+24
  47. stpeter er
  48. stpeter 23 + 24
  49. stpeter Summit would be 25
  50. stpeter (if we decide that one day is enough)
  51. Dave Cridland I think if we want a NA summit (and I think we do) then KRTConf is perfect for it.
  52. stpeter Dave Cridland: yes, I think so too
  53. Ashley +1
  54. Kev In theory it's possible for me to travel on the 24th to get there for the 25. If Isode want to send me.
  55. stpeter I will need to figure out the logistics of a place to meet etc., although Adam said he would connect me to the folks at &yet who are working that side of things
  56. Kev We had two days for the EU summit - do we imagine we'll have less to discuss in the US (or that the two days for Brussels were overkill)?
  57. stpeter and worst comes to worst there's a Cisco office in Portland, although it's somewhat on the edge of town IIRC
  58. stpeter Kev: I think that if we were better organized, we could have one full day
  59. stpeter I don't think I organized the last Brussels meeting very well
  60. Kev ISTR it going pretty well, but OK.
  61. stpeter but I was rather busy at the time with IETF madness
  62. stpeter another option is to have a Summit on Thursday and then a (smaller?) gathering on Friday
  63. Dave Cridland I thought the summit went well, too.
  64. stpeter I think we'll get some overflow from KRT into Thursday
  65. Dave Cridland I'm happy to do two days, but I'd like to know costs, too.
  66. stpeter BTW I will be helping Adam recruit speakers for KRT, and feel free to do some of that yourselves (or volunteer to give a talk): http://blog.krtconf.com/post/24012727201/krtconf-2012-call-for-speakers
  67. stpeter in any case, if we think this is a good idea I can post to the website and start organizing the logistics a bit
  68. Dave Cridland I think it's a fine idea. If we can get a second day, that seems fine too.
  69. Dave Cridland I'd also suggest doing an XSF Dinner in Portland, too.
  70. Kev Does Portland do ribs or steak? :)
  71. Dave Cridland So, in my view, go ahead and post.
  72. bear mozilla has an office (or soon will) in Portland
  73. Dave Cridland Kev, There may be Kev-compatible food.
  74. bear so we may have more resources than just cisco
  75. stpeter bear: good to know!
  76. stpeter bear: thanks
  77. stpeter kev: I'm sure we can find that, yes
  78. bear yes, portland has quite a few meat options to pick from :)
  79. stpeter Dave Cridland: yes on dinner, probably Thursday evening
  80. Dave Cridland Right - I must dash, really, got to be a Daddy-taxi, so:
  81. Kev Then there's just the problem of finding people who speak English...
  82. stpeter heehee
  83. Dave Cridland I say Peter should go ahead and organize things.
  84. Dave Cridland Kev, It's OK, my Spanish is passable.
  85. Kev ISTR having a really good burger last time I was in Portland.
  86. stpeter as to two days, my concern was not cutting into people's weekends, especially for folks who have a long way to travel
  87. stpeter but I'm open to 1 day, 1.5 days, or 2 days
  88. Dave Cridland Right, I'm off, sorry - but number of days we can decide based on logistics and cost later.
  89. stpeter yes
  90. stpeter agreed
  91. bear nods
  92. stpeter so I'll at least start our organizational activities and we can meet again in a few weeks to figure out more details
  93. bear lets find out from &yet what the options are and meet again?
  94. Kev Thanks.
  95. stpeter bear: yes
  96. bear coolness - thanks
  97. stpeter anything else for today?
  98. bear not that I know of
  99. stpeter ok
  100. Ashley ok
  101. stpeter logs into WordPress and writes a blog post
  102. bear motion to end
  103. bear later then
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  105. Ashley +1
  106. stpeter thanks, guys
  107. Ashley welcom
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  109. ralphm bah, missed it
  110. stpeter bah!
  111. Ashley we're fast!
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  113. stpeter ralphm: basic idea is to hold the next Summit on the day or two after krtconf http://blog.krtconf.com/post/24012727201/krtconf-2012-call-for-speakers
  114. ralphm ok
  115. ralphm so for next FOSDEM we had decided to do the two days ahead of FOSDEM
  116. ralphm not sure if we would need to do the same here
  117. stpeter ralphm: &yet is holding a redis conference on the day before krtconf, so the day or two after krtconf makes more sense this time
  118. ralphm right
  119. ralphm ok
  120. ralphm I think it's a great idea anyway
  121. stpeter cool
  122. stpeter BTW, Adam said that krtconf will be capped at ~200 people
  123. stpeter so if you want to be there, you'll want to pay attention and sign up early
  124. ralphm I put in my e-mail address
  125. stpeter yay for email ;-)
  126. stpeter http://xmpp.org/2012/06/xmpp-summit/
  127. Kev Thanks Peter.
  128. stpeter sure thing
  129. stpeter sorry about the American spellings ;-)
  130. Kev Forgiven.
  131. stpeter Kev: if needed, we can set up live translation between English and American at the meeting ;-)
  132. Kev OK.
  133. Kev Assuming someone wants to send me there :)
  134. stpeter assuming, yes
  135. Kev 12000 miles for one day of conference seems a little excessive.
  136. stpeter yeah
  137. stpeter I'm not wedded to one day
  138. stpeter I just want to make sure the time is productive
  139. stpeter although the conversations at the last few Summits have been interesting, I don't feel that we've followed up as needed to make those ideas a reality
  140. Kev I think there might be value in doing two days - one as a day of internal presentations, and one as a discussion day.
  141. stpeter Kev: quite possibly, yes
  142. stpeter I should have more time to organize the event this time, if we want it to be more organized ;-)
  143. Kev As there are people doing interesting non-OSS stuff with XMPP that I'd like to hear talks by, and isn't really FOSDEM compatible (I'm thinking of Echobit in particular).
  144. stpeter we could also possibly have tracks or breakouts -- e.g., I know a fair number of people doing Internet of Things / machine-to-machine stuff with XMPP these days
  145. Kev Perhaps we could work on the theory that there will be talks, and there will be discussions, and ask what topics and what talks people would like.
  146. Kev Then we can decide to have an IoT track as appropriate.
  147. stpeter indeed
  148. stpeter and I always believe that cross-pollination is a good idea
  149. Kev I'd like the IoT guys to give an IoT 101, personally.
  150. stpeter true
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