[Marketing] Meeting at Kalkscheune tomorrow, 1pm
thiago.macieira at intel.com
Wed Mar 14 18:56:04 CET 2012
On quarta-feira, 14 de março de 2012 11.32.16, Randall G. Arnold wrote:
> This as we all know is critical. Time and time again I have been to events
> where IP allocation was not well planned in advance. At the MeeGo event in
> Dublin this was especially an issue because the hosts did not understand
> "geek" needs.
We did understand the need. We just underestimated the level of geekiness and
the number of people who showed up. The event was dimensioned for 500-800
people and we had 1100 showing up, each with 2 devices. Then people got a
> So at a *minimum*, 2 IP addresses per attendee (typically phone +
> laptop/tablet). I would also add a percentage of overhead, say 15%, on top
> of that. It's not like the cost goes up significantly per address
> allocated. ;)
> Repeaters are also important if the venue is spread out or "cut up", ie, a
> lot of surfaces for wifi to get lost around.
Danimo did a very good job last year. I had no complaints about the network at
Maybe there was a problem during the opening sessions, when everyone was in
the same room. I don't remember.
> > o Power outlets
> > - Check how we can realize a social event
> Also a well-identified charging station with good security. Some Nokia
> events have lock boxes similar to those at a post office. Maybe even
> loaner phones for those needing a charge? (important for sealed battery
> devices like the N9 if attendee only brings one)
Would be nice if Nokia sponsored that, but Nokia might turn around and say
that their phones definitely last through the day in one battery charge :-)
Not a priority in my mind.
> > - Check the possibility of breakout sessions outside the seminar
> Definitely expect the need for breakout sessions. People will get ideas
> from a talk and want to discuss with other attendees while the thoughts are
> still hot. Who knows what could be created if the event fosters that! I
> saw a great deal of that energy turned quickly into onsite development at
> Maemo Summit and it really galvanized the community.
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
Intel Sweden AB - Registration Number: 556189-6027
Knarrarnäsgatan 15, 164 40 Kista, Stockholm, Sweden
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