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

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

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updated 2019-08-08 14:41:47 +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 3:45 p.m.: Presenting the F(x)tec Pro1 keyboard-phone running Sailfish OS (@chenliangchen)
3:45 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 Participation (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; submit the final title and a proper description 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. Please also upload a draft of your presentation (if you plan to use one) then (it 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 and applying a room at FrOSCon 2019.

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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

The event is a 5 minutes tram ride (plus a 7 minutes walk) away from Siegburg railway station, where InterCity, InterCity Express (connection Frankfurt <-> Cologne) and regional trains (e.g. from and to Cologne / Bonn airport "CGN") are stopping.
From the Siegburg railway station take tram line 66 to station "St. Augustin Zentrum" (commutes every 15 minutes). Edit: Note, that this station was renamed from "St. Augustin Markt", which I wrote earlier.
Tram line 66 can also be accessed via Bonn railway station (pay attention to enter the tram 66 bound to Siegburg, there).

olf ( 2019-07-20 01:35:28 +0300 )edit

Just booked my ticket. Looking forward to meeting other people using SailfishOS for the first time in my life :-)

NobodyInPerson ( 2019-07-30 10:03:30 +0300 )edit

Would like to, but vacation time :)

peterleinchen ( 2019-07-30 12:02:30 +0300 )edit