Voting for the MeeGo Conference t-shirt design open
The designs are up and voting is now open for the MeeGo Conference t-shirt design. The MeeGo Conference T-Shirt Design Contest has received 13 submissionsand now is the time to select the one that we will all wear in Dublin. You get to decide! Any meego.com user can vote, and you can vote for more than one design. The election closes on September 30th at 23:59 UTC.
It will be interesting to see what, if any, tweaks the winning design will need for printing. The current favorite, for instance, may be impractical to print cheaply due to the complexity of the wraparound design.
Mailing lists for local MeeGo networks
Ronan MacLaverty, Nokia's MeeGo Developer Advocate, has asked whether the local MeeGo groups which are springing up should get one (or more) mailing lists to discuss and coordinate best practices: Can the meego.com infrastructure support the local network mailing lists? If not, could it support national mailing lists? (or even better both?) If it can, what is the process for creating these mailing lists? and can the helsinki-meego-network at meego.com be created? Dawn Foster answered that many lists would be an unnecessary burden, and - after further discussion - focus now seems to be on a single "meego-meetups" mailing list.
New MeeGo mailing lists for kernel, security and porting
meego.com now has three new mailing lists for kernel, security and porting topics. If you have an interest in discussions on these subjects, or have issues to bring up, be sure to subscribe. The mailing lists will not appear on the integrated panel within the meego.com account management until the page has been redesigned, according to Dawn Foster; therefore, you must subscribe via the mailman interface.
Details forming for MeeGo Conference's day 3 "unconference"
Day 3 of the MeeGo Conference will be a BarCamp-style "unconference" day. An "unconference" is an informal, but facilitated, participant-driven conference, where no agenda exists before those people who'd like to show something off turn, and sign, up. In November, this will be for the rest of the conference content that doesn't fall well into the first two days: An unconference is an ad-hoc gathering organized by the attendees for the attendees. The concept originated out of a desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants. You never quite know what to expect at an unconference, since each one is shaped by the attendees. When you arrive on Wednesday morning, there will be an agenda framework (times / rooms), but the content for the sessions will be decided by the participants. Details for it are being decided now, so if you have experience or interest in helping to formulate the third day, please get involved.
UK MeeGo meetup: Birmingham, 9th October
WOMWorld has details of a local MeeGo-oriented social get together in the UK: If you live anywhere near Birmingham in the UK and love MeeGo... then there’s a date to clear in your diary! The MeeGo Experts meet up is happening on Saturday October 9th from 6pm until late at the Bennetts Pub in Birmingham (B2 5RS).