[sf-lug] KDE 4 Release Event- Google HQ & worldwide- Jan 17-19 2008
Ernest De Leon
edeleonjr at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 13:47:10 PST 2008
I would be willing to head out on Saturday and would also be willing to take
a carpool with me...I have a Toyota Camry hybrid that can fit 4 comfortable,
5 if the back seat 3 are slimmer people (heh). I live in Alameda so the
Fruitvale Bart could be a meeting point. Anyone else want to go?
On Jan 11, 2008 6:07 PM, john_re <john_re at fastmail.us> wrote:
> ===== ORGANIZE YOUR OWN LOCAL KDE4 RELEASE
> ===== PARTY/EVENT/GET-TOGETHER, THIS January 17-19, 2008,
> ===== OR ATTEND AT GOOGLE HQ MT. VIEW CALIFORNIA:
> KDE 4 is having a release party/event January 17-19, 2008 at the main
> Google HQ in Mt. View, California, USA. Come attend (see
> pre-registration info below), or organize your local event!
> I am merely an interested attendee for this event - this announcement is
> unofficial, just my own effort to spread word about this event, in the
> hopes that others worldwide might also organize some get-togethers to
> share in the knowledge generated. :)
> You could be the person to organize your own local event! Please also
> notify your friends & interested persons - feel free to use this
> announcement text. :)
> ===== OFFICIAL EVENT URLs:
> KDE 4.0 release parties - worldwide!
> KDE 4.0 Release Event; January 17 – 19, 2008; Google Campus
> ===== OFFICIAL RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT:
> "In mid January 2008, the mojo of the KDE community will - for one
> weekend - move to Mountain View, California, where Google Inc. invited
> the KDE project to celebrate its KDE 4.0 Release Event as a three day
> conference on the Google campus. Aside from being a conference for
> Community members from America and around the world, we explicitly
> invite press and our partners in the IT industry to come, see and feel
> the spirit of free software and KDE. A whole day will be dedicated to
> this important audience, hosting the official KDE 4.0 launch keynote
> held by Aaron Seigo and other talks on the principles and innovations of
> KDE, ending with a great KDE 4.0 Release Party!
> This will be the first time for the international KDE project to have a
> conference of that size held in America, which is a great chance for the
> American KDE community - contributors as well as users - to come
> together and discuss the future of KDE. You are community, so be there
> to meet the makers of your favorite desktop environment, and discuss
> your ideas and proposals to make it even better! But better be fast, as
> the number of attendees is limited to 200 people."
> ---- My comment:
> Personally, though Google generously is hosting this for 200 people, I
> think it would be great if 1000 or 10000 people showed up. Presumably
> Google would limit their facilities to the 200 registered people, but
> there is public parkland across the street, IIRC, - who knows - it could
> be a KDE be-in! :)
> ===== COME TO THE GOOGLE CAMPUS - PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED?
> If you can come to Mt View, California, for the attendee organized
> meetings, I think that would be great.
> "Are you part of the KDE community? Are you interested in free software?
> Do you cover I.T. or free culture in the press industry? Are you
> involved with an organization that partners with KDE or free software?
> You should definitely consider attending our 4.0 Release Event in
> Mountain View. The primary event is to be held on January 18, 2008, with
> community meetings the day before and the day after.
> To Register: Simply send an email to the KDE Release Team listing:
> 1. Who you are (and if you represent an organization)
> 2. How many people will be attending with you and their names
> 3. What days you'll be attending
> 4. Who will need hotel lodging for the 17th and/or 18th
> It's that simple."
> ===== BASIC SCHEDULE:
> Thurs 17 - Attendee organized community meetings
> Fri 18 - Media announcements
> Sat 19 - Attendee organized community meetings
> Preliminary event schedule
> ===== SPREAD THE WORD TO OTHER FRIENDS & LUGs:
> I will be making one attempt to send this message to the following
> locations. It would be great if you would notify other LUGs in your
> nearby, or other, locations. Feel free to copy this message if you
> wish! :)
> California: SVLUG (SiliconValley), BayLISA (Mt View?), LUGOD (Davis),
> BayLUG(SanFrancisco), PenLUG (FosterCity?), LA, Fresno, Sacramento,
> Redding, Stanford, Berkeley, CABAL
> USA: Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, NY, Atlanta
> ===== KDE ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT KDE4 & RELEASE EVENTS
> KDE 4.0 available
> KDE 4.0 Release Event anuary 17 – 19, 2008 Gogle Campus
> KDE 4.0 release parties - worldwide!
> ===== POSSIBLE GOOGLE HOST LOCATIONS?:
> I certainly can't speak for Google, but perhaps if you ask nicely they
> might agree to provide a meeting room for your local KDE4 release event?
> They have offices USA & world wide.
> Students > North America > Google Locations
> Google Offices - US & Worldwide
> Explore our offices - By Country
> ===== COULD SOMEONE SET UP A MAILING LIST, IRC CHANNEL
> ===== OR LIVE VIDEOCONFERENCE?
> ===== If you want to contact me you'll need to cc or email me directly,
> since I won't be subscribed to any list I post this to.
> Best wishes. :)
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