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Re: [cdt-dev] Summit 2011

Replacing a 3 days face to face summit by an online meeting will not benefit the community, I think its very good if we can keep the face to face event.
Many people dial-in but they typically work on something else, we do not have the evening/lunch event when people can discuss further, etc. 
Looking at other open source projects/foundations they do a lot of co-located events (e.g LinuxCon and Tracing Summit), I had a quick chat with Ian from the Eclipse Foundation, he thinks it's a good idea to co-locate the summit with EclipseCon, possibly Thursday/Friday as long as we plan ahead to ensure we have a conf room available at (as program chair, I am sure you can make it happen).
Co-locating with EclipseCon has a few benefits:
 - Less travel (EclipseCon + Summit same place/date)
 - No sponsors/funding to find
 - No local logistics (room, special events, lunch, dinner, etc.)
 - more developers are likely to come
 - Reston is 8.5 hours drive from Toronto
 - etc.
The only down side I see is it's not a good timing to plan for the next release so we could do as you suggested i.e. an online meeting in September but hopefully a short one maybe half a day to start and then we can see if we need extra ones for specific topics e.g. multi-core debug.
Co-locating with EclipseCon seems quite future proof to me, what do you think?

From: cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Schaefer, Doug
Sent: 18-Jul-11 11:24
To: CDT General developers list.
Subject: Re: [cdt-dev] Summit 2011

I agree. The time is pretty short to organize a full blown summit in September. But, we still need to have planning meetings to set the agenda for CDT in Juno.


What I’d like to propose is an eSummit instead using a conference bridge and Webex. I was thinking of a block of four hours running noon-3 Ottawa time (give or take), which allows for evening in Europe and morning in California. We could start with two days like that and expand if needed.


I would then propose that we have a CDT get-together at EclipseCon next March. We had a really nice multi-core meeting last year and could do that for CDT in general. We could do it for a couple of hours and be separate from the BOF which is a more open meeting.


What do you think?



From: cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dominique Toupin
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 9:06 AM
To: CDT General developers list.
Subject: Re: [cdt-dev] Summit 2011


Hi Doug,


It's not easy to plan/organize the CDT summit in the middle of summer for a date in Sept/Oct:

 - many people are on vacation, it's hard to get developers to register;

 - organizing the logistic in the middle of summer was not easy for us last year again because of many people on vacations and it was hard to get big conf room for Sept;

 - in July many people are already booked for business trips in the fall e.g. myself, Elena, Marc, etc. if know more in advanced it will be easier to plan around the summit date;

 - fall is a busy time of the year for many people, May/June is the Eclipse release crunch and March is EclipseCon...;


To get more developers to join the summit we could either:

 - do the plan/organization after the Eclipse release and held the summit in Dec/Jan

 - do the plan/org in May and held the summit in Sept/Oct

 - looking back at last March EclipseCon we could investigate if we can do it Thursday and Friday (

 - we could even investigate if we can do it together with the GCC summit (


Best Regards,






From: cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Schaefer, Doug
Sent: 8-Jul-11 14:20
To: cdt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [cdt-dev] Summit 2011

Hey gang,


Just a reminder to sign up for CDT Summit 2011 at Notice a few signed up already. The more that show interest, the more we’ll realize we really need to have one again J.




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