Yay! I will be going to Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit where I will get to meet some of the mentors and organization administrators of GSoC. What I look forward to in particular is meeting open source developers from other teams, and around the world. The only bummer is that I am the only one from Coppermine who can attend because the other mentors have visa and passport issues. I was really looking forward to the opportunity to meet my team members, whom I have only interacted with over the internet.
The summit will be this Saturday, October 6. People will be flying in the day(s) before, so we’re planning a group dinner on Friday. Since I am a “local” I volunteered to make the reservations as well as research restaurants and transportation. The scary part is finding a restaurant that will accept such a big group on a Friday night, as well as finding transportation for people who aren’t all going to have cars. The restaurant selection is even dependent on transportation in case we have to take the bus.
The hotel where the attendees will be staying is not too far from where I live so I’m also going to attend the after party after the summit on Saturday. I have volunteered to bring my Wii if anyone is willing to host the Wii party in their room.