Given the debate going on about where we should possibly have the “universal devcon 2008″, where lots of euro people have expressed their not wanting to go to the US for economy reasons and/or for privacy reasons, and a fair amount of US people have expressed concerns about the air fares for flying to Europe, I think I’m currently favoring this approach:
Separate devcons this year again
We arrange a European devcon somewhere in central Europe, quite possibly Berlin Germany or Brussels Belgium since it seems we have a few volunteers in those areas and they seem to be good enough “hubs” for Europeans in general.
If the US devcon is setup a suitable period (like two months or so) after the Euro one, it will be good for two reasons:
- it has a greater chance to build and work on things already discussed in the Euro devcon
- it may give some people the chance to attend to both, or either one that fits the best
Of course we could also do it vice versa with the US one before the Euro one.
Personally, I’m hoping I can get a chance to go to both but it’s really just my hope for now and nothing is sure by far yet. Oh, and of course I’ll then prefer a US devcon on the east coast but quite possibly that doesn’t make sense when it is setup to cater for the US Rockbox hackers primarily.