As most Phoronix readers are already aware, I am the organizer of the XDC2011 conference that is taking place in Chicago on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology. The X.Org conference is running from the 12th to 14th of September where the future of open-source Linux graphics drivers, the X.Org Server, and possibly Wayland will be discussed.
There will be up to 60 X.Org developers at this Chicago event. If you are a developer and are interested, be sure to visit the Wiki page to register for the event. As good news to Phoronix readers, over the weekend it was confirmed that AMD's Alex Deucher and John Bridgman will be participating in the event. Here's a breakdown of some of the other known attendees that are registered for this free development summit.
Intel: Keith Packard, Jesse Barnes, Ken Graunke, Shuang He, Ian Romanick
AMD: Alex Deucher, John Bridgman
SUSE / Former RadeonHD Developers: Matthias Hopf, Luc Verhaegen, Egbert Eich
Canonical: Bryce Harrington, Chris Halse Rogers, Chase Douglas
Red Hat: Jerome Glisse, Peter Hutterer, Ben Skeggs
Nouveau: Martin Peres (Ben Skeggs also commonly works on Nouveau at Red Hat)
Alan Coopersmith and Stuart Kreithman of Sun / Oracle will also be there along with Daniel Stone, among other attendees. For those that can't make the event, there will surely be live chatter on IRC, I will be tweeting, and Phoronix should also be providing live (or slightly delayed) audio/video recordings of the event. At XDC2011 I might also be sharing a special announcement.
Details on the X.Org social event / formal dinner are still being worked out as I am currently waiting back on information from the X.Org Foundation board of directors. With AMD's confirmed attendance at the event, there may also be a special Phoronix party to celebrate the four year anniversary of AMD's open-source strategy. Those details are now quickly being worked out.
Expect plenty of Phoronix coverage from XDC2011, which is taking place immediately before Oktoberfest 2011 where there will be another annual Phoronix meet-up.