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XDC2011 Chicago Kicks Off Tomorrow

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Published on 11 September 2011 10:02 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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The 2011 X.Org Developers' Conference is set to begin tomorrow morning in Chicago, Illinois, United States. This three-day event will focus on what's coming down the pipe for the X.Org Server, Mesa, the Linux kernel DRM, and related areas of open-source graphics and input.

The line-up for Monday is mostly about the X.Org Server in general and input related fun. Currently the agenda is:

- X.Org Foundation Session
- X.org Release Schedules Discussion
- The Code-base Of The Future
- XKB 1.1
- Multi-Touch BoF / Wacom BoF
- Driver Support BoF

On Tuesday the discussions are more graphics related. Tuesday on the schedulke there is:

- Compiler Stacks
- Nouveau
- TimeGraph / GPU Scheduling
- LLVM In Mesa
- Graphics Memory Management
- Contributing To X.Org & Open-Source Panel Discussion

Tuesday afternoon there is also free beer to X.Org attendees, sponsored by Phoronix Media. I'm not too pleased with the beer selection that the catering company has offered, but there's a few "drinkable" options. The last session of the day is the Q&A panel discussion where any interested developers in the Chicago area are welcome to attend if they're possibly wanting to contribute to upstream open-source projects.

On Wednesday, the last day of this conference, there is:

- DRM Overlay Plane
- OpenGL 3.0
- GPGPU
- Auto Regression Analysis
- GPU Kernel & User-Space Border

There's more information on the X.Org Wiki.

Today there's an X.Org Developers meet-up at a local bar (Snickers) in downtown Chicago beginning at 2:00PM.

I'll be recording videos for Phoronix, posting interesting bits of information on Phoronix, and Tweeting the rest. On Thursday it's then off to Munich for Oktoberfest 2011 and the Phoronix meet-ups.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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