Sailfish OS community event at FrOSCon 2019 (August 10th, near Cologne)

asked 2019-06-16 21:22:22 +0300

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updated 2019-07-16 23:59:38 +0300

We will meet on Saturday afternoon, 2019-08-10, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the FrOSCon 2019 (in St. Augustin, near Cologne, Germany) in room C120.

Goals of this meeting

  • Providing FrOSCon visitors with a short introduction of Sailfish OS and the ability to take a look at it on real devices.
  • A chance to meet Sailfish OS users for exchanging experience with Sailfish OS, native apps, device support of Sailfish OS, the AlienDalvik Android runtime environment, using Android apps with it etc.
  • An occasion for developers using Sailfish OS to meet and discuss.
  • Providing a space for short talks related to Sailfish OS (max. 15 minutes duration).
  • Assessing if there is sufficient interest in establishing a monthly meeting in Bonn (preferably within walking distance of the main railway station). If so, find a common denominator for a day of the week (Saturday is usually regarded best and worst for finding a room) and time.
    This has already been discussed here at TJC, but without conclusive result. The outcome of this topic will be posted there.


2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.: Gathering, then presenting scope and purpose (see bullet list above) of this meeting (@Thaodan and @olf)
2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Short history and a high-level technical overview of Sailfish OS (@olf)
2:30 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.: Plenary discussion (Q&A etc.)
2:55 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Discussing a regular meeting time in Bonn / Break
3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.: Break
3:15 p.m. to x:xx p.m.: Short talks in a 15 minutes cadence
x:xx p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Hands on devices and discussing in small groups

Everybody, please bring all your Sailfish OS devices with you, which you are willing to show to others, so we have a large assortment of devices there.

Call for speeches ("CfP")

Feel free to volunteer for a short talk in an answer to this posting. The preferred language is German, but English is fine, too. Mind that the character of your talk should be of a "lightning talk", briefly introducing a topic. Also mind to provide a few minutes for Q&A in the plenum within your 15 minutes time slot. Still there will be sufficient time to continue discussing in a smaller group, later.
Please create a speaker account and file a talk at our CfP; prepare to send a draft of your presentation slides (if you plan to use some) and talk (the final title and a proper description is sufficient) at least three weeks before the FrosCon 2019 starts (i.e., until 2019-07-20, latest): This will enable us to properly lay out a schedule to announce it here and at the FrOSCon website, for generating more attention, plus to upload slide deck drafts before FrOSCon takes place (they still can be updated later). Side note: In case unexpectedly too many talks are suggested or the scope of a suggestion is deemed inappropriate, @Thaodan and me will downselect them.
Thanks to the FrOSCon organisers for providing a projector and @Thaodan for planning to bring a laptop, so you can simply bring your presentation slides as a PDF on an USB stick or your phone (mind to carry an adapter cable to standard USB with you, then).

Kudos to @Thaodan for keeping the initiative, booking a room at FrOSCon 2019 and maintaining the contact to the FrOSCon organisers.

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nice but I can not participate.

jolladiho ( 2019-07-16 14:31:15 +0300 )edit

Is there anybody travelling from Stuttgart to this meeting?

ds1979 ( 2019-07-16 23:56:48 +0300 )edit