We are neck deep in the final preparations for the Qt Contributors’ Summit and we have a few points to share with you:
First off, thanks to everyone who has listed their topics for our event. It is looking like we are going to get a lot of really great discussions going and we can’t wait to see the sparks fly. A full list can be found on the Qt Developer Network.
Point two: we are full. Really full. I will start off by saying thank you to all who registered before the deadline closed so that we could adequately plan rooms, seating, food, etc. But knowing you folks well enough there would be a number of people we would have to let in after registration has closed due to some arm twisting and eyelash fluttering, etc.
However even with a healthy level of padding, we have been overwhelmed with last-minute requests and are now at the very limit of our capacity.
Why am I saying this? Because we suspect that there might be a few of you who show up on our door with puppy dog eyes looking to slip in at the last minute. I am deeply sorry to say that even the sweetest “puleeese?” won’t help. For the sake of the others attending, we simply can’t let any more people in at this stage.
Also, to make sure there are no sad, disappointed faces at the show: As hard as we tried — and trust us, we tried darned hard — to actually launch open governance at the summit and open the repositories, we have to hang our heads and say we just weren’t able to do it.
Its a complex thing to do, and we want to make sure we do this properly so that we don’t have any painful repercussions down the road. In short, we aren’t going open governance at the show, however we remain completely committed to it and we hope to solve this shortly.
For those that have a special stash of awesome code squirreled away that was going to be unleashed upon us at the summit, fear not! Our existing contribution system is still up and running and we have dedicated the resources necessary to ensure these contributions are quickly reviewed and incorporated into Qt, per the usual process.
Ok, I think thats it. Looking forward to seeing you all in Berlin. Lets make this a great summit!