In organizing any conference there comes a time when as the conference organizer you have to put a stake in the ground and choose a date. Before choosing that date a lot of research goes into the selection. Will everyone you want there be able to attend. Are there any key conflicts. Will you have the right support staff. Is the proper facility available. You look at everything and then choose a date thinking it is right.
Most of the time it is and the conference goes off as planned on the scheduled date, but sometimes some diabolical force is against you and all your good research. After a few "Nuts" and "Gollys" it is pretty obvious that a gut wrenching and embarrassing reschedule is required. Such is the case with the second edition of the Mobile, Media, and eMbedded Developer Days.
The Mobile, Media, and eMbedded Developer Days has been rescheduled to January 21-22, 2009. It will still be held in the Santa Clara Auditorium on the Sun Campus in Santa Clara, CA. Additionally, we are extending the call for papers from September 15 to September 30.
There were a variety of reasons for making this change. Chief among them was an extra cost of running the conference in November and the loss of key personal during the original dates. Additionally, we know that the extra time would allow those of you traveling from outside of the United States enough time to acquire the appropriate visas. The fact that we're getting an extra 2 months of planning time put the decision into a no brainer category.
So we're back to our date of last year, the Wednesday and Thursday after Martin Luther King's birthday. It's too early to tell if this a habit but it certainly appears that way. We do know that this is a time period that a number of attendees can make.
So while the temperature is temped for Californians that time of year, the rest of us that live in areas that actually have winter can appreciate the green grass. I just have to figure out how to get a heater in the foyer of the building. Hummm...
Looking forward to seeing you in January at the Mobile, Media, and eMbedded Developer Days.
For more information about the conference goto https://developerdays.dev.java.net