It all started a friday afternoon. Linus and Daniel left work early and went shopping food and beers and then started setting up stuff in the conference place.
We were located in Akalla, a northern suburb to Stockholm (Sweden), in the offices of Contactor Data (employer of a few Rockbox developers).
The conference was truly international, with visitors coming in from Germany, Britain and USA.
During the afternoon we got the network setup and we messed around a bit to get the webcam going and started publishing camshots updated every 5th second.
Björn popped in at around 14:30
Jens arrived at 15:30
We unpacked the box with Rockbox shirts and made sure everyone got a shirt as soon as they arrived.
The evening started calmly, with some gentle CVS commits and hacking.
The webcam got very popular and quite a crowd did visit the devcon page and monitored the cam updates. In fact there were so many visitors the poor rockbox.org bandwidth struggled so much that at 20:39 Mikachu had kindly arranged a new hosting for the webcam pictures to offload the rockbox.org network.
We checked the flight schedules of Brandon and Christi, as we knew they were gonna meet up at the airport. One of their flights was delayed, and quite amusingly when Christi called us with her cell phone Brandon appeared on IRC asking if we'd heared anything from her. We managed to guide them to the same spot...
... a few hours later, we started to get worried as Christi and Brandon had still not showed up at the conference place and they hadn't called...
21:00 - Linus took a drive with his car to see if he would find some lost souls wandering about in the cold. He didn't!
21:45 - We looked outside over at the Burger King place only to see their closing time. Ooops, they close at 22:00! Daniel ran out to go fetch us some food before they close. The others waiting in case someone would show up.
22:01 - When Daniel got back with a few bags with burgers and fries, Christi and Brandon arrived! They had only gotten off too late from the bus and then when trying to get the subway back they got off on the wrong station...
Jörg arrived with an even later flight and Daniel picked him up and they got back to the place just before 23:00
We started the first actual talk and conferencing on Saturday morning.
Saturday 12:00 - Andreas appeared
The rest of the event was lots of hacking, lots of talking, eating food, drinking beer, IRCing on #rockbox and we did go over the entire planned agenda and we did reach lots of good results and consensus.
We even decided on a 3.0 release, including feature freeze and more!
We ended the event on Sunday afternoon. We had a great time.
The photos on this page were taken by Brandon, Jörg, Jens and Daniel.