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Re: World-Wide (ish) NeXT Meetups


From: Simon Stapleton
Subject: Re: World-Wide (ish) NeXT Meetups
Date: Sun, 30 May 2004 20:40:17 +0200


On 30 May 2004, at 17:59, address@hidden wrote:
From: Nicolas Roard <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: World-Wide (ish) NeXT Meetups
To: Graham J Lee <address@hidden>
Cc: address@hidden
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Le 30 mai 04, à 05:52, Graham J Lee a écrit :

This is a *very* geeky thought, but it strikes me that 2004-10-19 is
the tenth anniversary of the OpenStep specification being published,
and in my book that's as good an excuse for a party as any.
Unfortunately, 2004-10-19 is also a Tuesday; however may I recommend
that GNUstep/NeXTSTEP people from all over the world arrange to have
parties on the weekend of October 16/17?  I for one would like to meet
some of you, discuss GNUstep, OS X, NeXT, reminisce about computers
gone by and also have a lot of fun.

Sounds like a very good idea, indeed.

So, how does it sound?  I'd appreciate any feedback.  Number of people
interested, locations of people, willingness to travel, what you'd
like to do; and most important of all willingness to arrange meet-ups!
 It's unfeasible that everyone could get to one meeting but if we can
arrange parties in a number of suitably-spaced locations then we'll
still have a world-wide spirit; handy when considering the world-wide
web came from NeXTSTEP!  ;-)

I will definitely come to Oxford for the event :-)

Another idea, after talking about that event on #gnustep... we are a
few gnustep developers in england, and france isn't that far (well
Paris->Oxford at least) with train, and possibly people in others
countries could want to come...

So, why not organize a "GNUstep Developers Meeting", say from the
saturday to the monday, where we'll be able to discuss and code ?

Then, the tuesday, we could have some kind of "OpenStep Day", with
talks -- from NeXT/Cocoa devs, and from us (like a talk to present
gnustep, its current state and future, and another to show the
technology...)
Targetting OpenStep will permit to have more people the tuesday and
could be quite interesting for everybody (plus we'll be able to show
gnustep to the people that are the most likely to use it in the first
place)

So, are there some people interested to do that ? October isn't perfect
from an organization point of view, and tuesday isn't great either,
beeing in the middle of the week. But the symbol is nice...

I for one would be willing to host AlpenStep (Hey, I had to. Sorry.) chez moi in the French Alps. Should have enough room for 8-10 to stay here by October, I can have a wireless 'net set up (although connections to the internet are liable to be a little - well, let's just say - dialup.

If we can arrange for synchronized arrivals, I could even do pickups from Geneva or Annecy.

I'm thinking a 3-4 day heavy duty development frenzy, with wine and cheese.

Simon
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