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Re: [Xen-devel] Xen Dev event calendar for 2013 [input needed]

On Wed, 20 Nov 2013, Lars Kurth wrote:
> Hi all,
> I had an action from the last Advisory Board meeting to float some options 
> and get community input for developer events. You may need to get back to 
> your managers and check how easy/or hard it would be to get travel approval.
> We had a discussion earlier this year, with the goal to alternate 
> "continents" for Hackathons and Dev Summits and make sure they are not in the 
> same year. This year we had both in Europe. Options belowo are:
> Xen Project Developer Summit 2014
> #1 Co-locate the Xen Project Developer Summit with LinuxCon NA, Chicago, the 
> week of  August 20th
> My personal vote "+1" goes for this option, on the grounds that this year we 
> had the summit in the EU


> #2 Co-locate the Xen Project Developer Summit with LinuxCon EU, DÃsseldorf, 
> the week of  October 13th
> Hackathon 2014
> #1 We have a tentative offer by GlobalLogic to host a Hackathon in spring. 
> Locations could be Jerusalem, Israel or Ukraine
> #1 March is hard, but April or May would work (we would have to work around 
> Easter, which would means beginning of April or beginning of May)
> I don't have a view. Travelling to Israel may be problematic : from the US 
> east coast it is 11h, from the west coast 15h.

March is very hard for me as I'll be going to Connect. +1 for late April
or early May. Israel is fine.

> #2 I do not have any alternative yet
> The alternative would be to look for a vendor who can host the event in 
> Europe. We do have a few vendors who have EU sites. Theoretical possibilities 
> based on vendors I know would be Germany (a few locations) and UK (a few 
> locations). I can raise with the Advisory Board and see whether someone is 
> willing to step up. If someone on this list is willing to go back to their 
> managers, that would also work. We typically need the vendor to provide space 
> for 35 people (and coffee and coffee breaks).
> Other big events to keep in mind
> # FOSDEM, Feb 1&2
> # Linaro Connect Asia, March 3-7
> # Linux Foundation Collab Summit, March 26-28
> # Automotive Summit, Tokyo, June 2-3 / LinuxCon Japan, Tokyo, June 4-6
> # OSCON, Portland, July 21-25
> # LinuxCon NA, Chicago, August 20-22
> # LinuxCon EU, Dusseldorf, October 13-15
> Feel free to add to this list
> Regards
> Lars
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