[yocto-ab] [Yocto-Advocacy] Yocto Project Upcoming Conferences and Developer Days

Ta, Lieu Lieu.Ta at windriver.com
Mon May 6 07:14:34 PDT 2019

Andreea, Philip and I had a pre-planning call and we all agreed that we want to solicit the community for ideas and then finalizing them at an Advocacy meeting. We are doing something different this year.  If you do not want to send ideas to this wide distribution, please don’t hesitate to send them directly to Andreea (Andreea.Volosincu at windriver.com<mailto:Andreea.Volosincu at windriver.com>).

It takes a lot of hard work to plan, promote, and execute these events, especially when the work is all on volunteering basis.  If you can help with the planning please also send Andreea a note.

Again, I would like to remind everyone that the CALL to ACTION is to submit IDEAS for the upcoming events.  My responses to the criticisms are inline below.

Lieu Ta
Advisory Board Chair, Yocto Project

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Subject: Re: [Yocto-Advocacy] Yocto Project Upcoming Conferences and Developer Days

If community building is the plan please don’t exclude OpenEmbedded from the name nor the material (in other words, acknowledging which parts are from OpenEmbedded). Part of the community building aspect is going to have to be acknowledging that Yocto Project is an umbrella project made up of other projects, and then celebrating those projects.
[Ta, Lieu] Noted

The original idea I put forward was to have a joint OpenEmbedded/Yocto project 2-day event to replace the separate ypdd and OEDEM, not merely a larger Yocto project event.

I am personally already seeing a negative reaction to these plans from others, which is IMHO sadly contributing to destroying community instead of building it.
[Ta, Lieu] I am personally seeing positive reaction that we’re promoting Yocto Project and Open Embedded..  We can’t please everyone.  If we want to build together, we need to stand together.  Nitpicking and negativity would only crack the foundation we’re building on.

I, personally, would like nothing more than a simpler way to describe the whole thing. However as it stands we essentially have 2 camps that continue to separate instead of coming together. Let’s try and fix that bit first.
[Ta, Lieu] We are two camps if we continue to define ourselves so.

And I surely hope that things other than beer and wine are made available. There are actually a lot of attendees who don’t drink from what I can tell, which was made extremely evident to me in Edinburgh where the non alcoholic options kept on running out and how much alcohol was left at the end of the night. Wine and beer isn’t a draw for everyone anymore.
[Ta, Lieu] While I agree that the wine was not a big winner, beers were excessively appreciated.  The wines were traded in for beers by popular demands.  The beers were practically gone when I left.
However, the idea of adding more soft drinks to the mix, is a good one.


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On May 3, 2019, at 11:01 AM, Volosincu, Andreea S <andreea.volosincu at windriver.com<mailto:andreea.volosincu at windriver.com>> wrote:

Yocto Project is pleased to announce the plans for the upcoming Embedded Linux Conferences in NA and Europe.

Here is a snapshot of our schedule:

ELC NA – Wednesday, August 21 - 23, 2019, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA
                   Yocto Project is a sponsor. We’ll see you on the show floor

ELC NA Dev Day – Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Set-up: 1 Meeting Room - Classroom Seating ( 60 people)
Level: Intermediate – Advanced. Participants will receive beginner material (videos and presentations) as pre-requisites
Includes: Morning Break, Buffet Lunch, Beer & Wine Reception with light appetizers

ELCE – Monday, October 28 -30, 2019, Lyon Convention Centre, Lyon, France
              Yocto Project is a sponsor. We’ll see you on the show floor

ELCE Yocto Project Summit – Dates & Times:
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 8:00AM - 6:00PM
               November 1, 2019 - 8:00 am - 6:00PM
Day 1: 1 Meeting Room - Theater Seating for 100 for Yocto Project talks
Day 2: 2 Meeting Rooms - Mixed Classroom/Theater seating for 60 & Classroom seating for 40 (for maintainers and users)
Morning Break for 2 days
Buffet Lunch for 2 days
Beer & Wine Reception with light appetizers for 1 day
The goal for the second day of the summit is to build and bring the community together. We are interested to hear your opinions and ideas on how that day and those rooms should be used for. Please send your ideas to Andreea Volosincu and Philip Balister.

We will call out an Advocacy meeting in a couple of weeks to go over plans and vote on the ideas for the second day of the summit.

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