Warpstock Europe 2006 News update
September 08, 2006 by Warpstock Europe
It gives the organizers of this years community event great pleasure to announce that the first speakers have signed up and we have settled the first couple of presentations. Peter Koller, Christian Hennecke and Dave Saville were the first to knock at the doors, followed by Andreas Schnellbacher, Eugene Gorbunoff and fellows from the eCoSoft team. Adrian Gschwend (netlabs.org) will be on-site with at least one session and Chuck McKinnis is even going to cross the Atlantic to give us the pleasure of two presentations. More details are available on the event website at: www.warpstock.eu
Yesterday, Team OS/2 Germany also committed its presence at Cologne, coupled with sessions yet to be announced and -- many thanks -- various on-site helpers to ensure a smooth organisation of the event. Team Ruhr, Team Trier, and Team Hamburg will have booths in the user groups room.
The overall "international" character of the event is already impressive at this very early stage of planning: So far, we have people coming here from countries like Sweden, Spain, UK, France, Russia, Ukraina, USA, The Netherlands, Switzerland (and Germany, of course).
We have updated the event website with information about the rooms at the Youth Hostel, registration information for visitors planning to stay the youth hostel and travellers by air plane (a minor update about train ticket machines at the Cologne airport).
Nevertheless, we are still open for suggestions and offerings for sessions. Use the website's contacts page to tell us what you have to say or show to the community.
And if you ever wondered what certain people look like -- the developers of your favorite piece of software -- why not come to Cologne and have chat with them? Meet fellow warpers in person, get the latest news about the present and future of the operating systems of your choice, get onsite troubleshooting for your problems and see that everything is far from being so-called dead.
By the way: If you're not tuned much into computers and just need to come to Cologne because your husband or wife is busy "warping" around at the Youth Hostel, Cologne offers great shopping, sightseeing and entertainment facilities. :-)
Looking forward to see you in Cologne!
The Warpstock Europe 2006 organisation team