Photos From XDC2011 Chicago (Day 1)
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 12 September 2011 at 05:00 PM EDT. 3 Comments
Here's some photographs from the first day of XDC2011, the annual X.Org Developers' Conference, which this year is taking place in Chicago, United States. XDC2011 is running through Wednesday and is being hosted at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Jerome Glisse, John Bridgman, and others getting ready for the Chicago technology conference.

Jamey Sharp was talking about the future code-base of X.Org. This involves the possibility of merging the DDX (Device Dependent X) and DIX (Device Independent X) code, output hot-plugging, RandR GPU objects, and other work.

Matthias Hopf talked about recruiting new developers to X.Org and Mesa. He talked about Mesa being way behind in OpenGL support, the lacking of X documentation, the X.Org Board of Directors could use better marketing, existing developers are mostly employed long-term contributors, development on X/Mesa can be intimidating, and that X.Org could use better advertising.

Some of the attendees. Yep, lederhosens and toe shoes too.

Lunch with (from left to right) Jerome Glisse, Egbert Eich, myself, and Luc Verhaegen. Matthias Hopf took the photograph.

Tomorrow at the X.Org Developers' Conference is the Q&A new contributors panel and a number of graphics related talks.

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