On 11/13/10 11:13, Robert N. M. Watson wrote:
> On the devsummit: yes, I suspect that there will almost certainly be a preceding devsummit. Normally we have a two-day programme, and expect between 20 and 50 people. For our larger BSDCan devsummits, we're doing some format evaluation, but it sounded like Gabor's format for this year's one in Karlsruhe worked very well, so I've CC'd him so he can comment on what he thinks the best thing is.
First, let me note that all my wisdom came from Robert (and the
experience of previous developer summits), I was only an executive
person :-) Anyway thank you for thinking of me.
The format of the developer summit is simple: it is a two-day
semi-formal (un)conference usually overlapping with the first day (i.e.
the tutorial day) of the given BSD conference. As Robert wrote, the
number of participants ranges from 20 to 50, and it is a common to share
the venue with the conference's. Sometimes this cannot be made so it is
worth the look for help of universities in the given area, since they
have all the facilities to implement such an event -- and sometimes they
can give you the rooms for free.
Robert has already started a wiki page  on writing up the guidelines
for organizing developer summits that I found very useful. Perhaps I
shall merge my personal experiences and comments to that page soon...
> Gabor: given last year's success, do you think you'd be interested in being the head honcho again next year?