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SME Server Conference in SLC, Utah Feb 24-25, 2007

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SME Server Conference in SLC, Utah Feb 24-25, 2007
« on: January 30, 2007, 02:39:31 AM »
Paul Floor is proud to announce the 2007

SME 7 Server Conference/Workshop
Salt Lake City, Utah
February 24-25, 2007


Come meet the SME7 developers in person!

Free 2 day conference/workshop
Meet Gordon Rowell, Shad Lords and Charlie Brady*
One-on-one experience with the developers



Day one (Saturday)

    9:00am   - Meet and greet.
    10:00am - State of the SME Server project.
    12:00pm - Break for lunch.
    1:00pm   - Interactively learn the proper integration and packaging methods for SME7.
                       - Worked Example #1 Examine the integration of smeserver-ddclient.
    4:00pm   - Hands-on SMEserver.org website content brainstorm session.

Day two (Sunday)

    9:00am   - Interactive integration and packaging methods for SME7
    (part 2).
                       - Worked Example #2 Examine the integration of smeserver-userpanel.
    12:00pm - Break for lunch.
    1:00pm   - Hands-on sessions with the developers.
    3:00pm   - Q&A and Open discussion.

* Additional Proposed discussion:
    -Looking forward - SME transition to RHEL5
    -Possible x86_64 version

* Although this conference/workshop is free, donations will be greatly appreciated.
* All users of SME are asked to donate.  This conference/workshop will benefit ALL SME users.
* Enough donations have been collected so far fo me to commit to bring in Charlie Brady.
* Charlie Brady WILL be attending this conference/workshop.

* Charlie Brady will bring unparalleled experience to this conference/workshop.
* All donations will be used to pay the developer's travel/hotel expenses.
* Any remaining funds will be donated back to development.
* Only your donations can make this happen so please donate generously.


Notes:

    - This is intended to be a hands-on experience.
    - Everyone attending is expected to have read the
developer's guide in its entirety.
- This conference/workshop is limited to the first 10 participants.
- Participants will be required to provide their own transportation and accommodations.
- All participants will be required to bring their own computer equipment.
- High-speed wired internet access will be provided.[/list]
* Hosted by Paul Floor - Reservations taken on a first come, first served basis *
In life, you must either "Push, Pull or Get out of the way!"

Wish I could be there....
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 03:06:04 AM »
Thanks for organizing this Paul.  It sounds like fun.  I would like to come, but the timing coincides with my wife's due date - our first :) - and I definitly don't want to chance missing that.

SME Server Conference in SLC, Utah Feb 24-25, 2007
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2007, 03:44:26 AM »
If there is some printed material coming out of this conference, will copies be made available to the forum?
- chris
If it does not work out of the box, please fill in a Bug Report @ Bugzilla (http://bugs.contribs.org)  - check: http://wiki.contribs.org/Bugzilla_Help .  Thanks.

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Re: Wish I could be there....
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2007, 05:43:44 AM »
Quote from: "gregswallow"
Thanks for organizing this Paul.  It sounds like fun.  I would like to come, but the timing coincides with my wife's due date - our first :) - and I definitly don't want to chance missing that.

Congratulations!

You know, if you induce labor right now you will be able to make it to the conference!  :lol:
In life, you must either "Push, Pull or Get out of the way!"

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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2007, 05:51:49 AM »
Quote from: "burnat"
If there is some printed material coming out of this conference, will copies be made available to the forum?

Obviuosly, any changes to the dev guide, manual, etc. will be published.
 
I've also been thinking about this:  I may be video taping the entire conference.  I don't know if this will be transcribed or if I am going to release it as video.

I'll let you know what I come up with.
In life, you must either "Push, Pull or Get out of the way!"

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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2007, 06:17:00 AM »
I would seriously consider going just for the heck of it, but I will be in San Fran that weekend on vacation with the family.  :(

John Bennett
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2007, 06:23:54 AM »
Quote from: "mrjhb3"
I would seriously consider going just for the heck of it, but I will be in San Fran that weekend on vacation with the family.  :(

John Bennett
Sorry to hear that you can't make it.  You will be missed.

Have fun on your vacation in SF (vacaition??? I don't think I know what that word means anymore :lol: )
In life, you must either "Push, Pull or Get out of the way!"

SME Server Conference in SLC, Utah Feb 24-25, 2007
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2007, 06:33:35 AM »
Quote from: "pfloor"

 
I've also been thinking about this:  I may be video taping the entire conference.  I don't know if this will be transcribed or if I am going to release it as video.

I'll let you know what I come up with.


Thank you for considering this Paul, either way would be great!
- chris
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2007, 10:27:34 AM »
I wish you well with this endeavor, I'd also like to come, but its really too far for me (from the UK)

I have sent a donation. and would encourage you to video the proceedings, I'd very happy to pay for a copy.

Good luck
Brian j Read
(retired, but still looking after 5 SME installations)
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2007, 10:56:00 AM »
Would have loved to met up with you guys but too far for me as well...Maybe we should have a UK one too  8) Going to make a donation so have a well earned drink on me Shad/Charlie/Gordon!!

PS. Congrats Greg!!
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SME Server Conference in SLC, Utah Feb 24-25, 2007
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2007, 04:36:58 PM »
Would love to attend, but other commitments prevent. I also would be interested in any materials resulting from the conference

Have fun

Bob
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SME Server Conference in SLC, Utah Feb 24-25, 2007
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2007, 05:33:48 PM »
Quote from: "crazybob"
Would love to attend, but other commitments prevent. I also would be interested in any materials resulting from the conference


The most important "materials resulting from the conference" should be new packaged contribs or new features implemented in the core distribution :-)

SME Server Conference in SLC, Utah Feb 24-25, 2007
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2007, 05:37:45 PM »
Quote from: "pfloor"
Quote from: "burnat"
If there is some printed material coming out of this conference, will copies be made available to the forum?

Obviuosly, any changes to the dev guide, manual, etc. will be published.
 
I've also been thinking about this:  I may be video taping the entire conference.  I don't know if this will be transcribed or if I am going to release it as video.


Given the small size and hand-on nature of the conference, I think it might be a distraction to try to create a record of just the "conference" itself, when we want to concentrate on producing code and documentation, and new skillsets and enthusiasm in the developers who attend.

From what I see in the announcement, perhaps "workshop" rather than "conference" is a better description.

Proposal for a Europe SME Server conference thread created
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2007, 09:40:53 AM »
I've split the discussions about a possible Europe conference into another thread.

http://forums.contribs.org/index.php?topic=35497.0
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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2007, 06:13:04 AM »
Quote from: "pfloor"
* If enough donations are collected then we will also be able to bring in Charlie Brady.
* Charlie Brady will bring unparalleled experience to this conference.

We are getting very close to getting Charlie Brady to this conference/workshop thanks to the extreme generosity of these very fine SME supporters:

Stephen Noble
Gavin Weight
Brian Read
Robert Stalzer
Peter Cowley
And some others that wish to remain anonymous.

This is a great start.  We just need a bit more and I know there are many,
many others out there that use SME on a daily basis that would like to see
Charlie there.  A few more of you with $25 donations will make this work and the benefit of Charlie's participation will be priceless.

Thanks to all,

-Paul
In life, you must either "Push, Pull or Get out of the way!"