GNU Radio meetup at the 2010 SDR Technical Conference, Washington, DC

GNU Radio community,

We will be holding a GNU Radio meetup at the SDR Technical Conference
on Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30 in the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.
Meeting room TBA.

For those of you who made it last year, it will be a similar event.
Matt E. and myself will be there with Ettus R., LLC
sponsoring food and beverages. This is a time for people involved in
the community to get to know each other a bit better and share their
work and ideas. I’ll take some time to provide everyone present with
some of our ideas for the future of the project and Matt will be
sharing some of his plans for Ettus R…

Importantly, though, I would really love to hear back from all of you
about what work you’re doing as well as thoughts on the project. We
will have 1.5 hours for discussion, including some time at the
beginning for food and some informal introductions. For the bulk of
it, I would really like to get some good discussion going about GNU
Radio and its applications. So please come prepared to share!

We will likely head out to a local bar for around 9PM to continue the
discussions over beer.

This year, we are going to be more formally a part of the SDR
Conference, and as such, the organizers of the conference have asked
for people to register. You have a few options for registering,
including the free option. I will be attending all week and have a
presentation on Tuesday as part of an Open Source Software panel
session put together by Phil Balister as well as a tutorial on GNU
Radio on Thursday. Matt will be there as an exhibitor during the
entire conference. That’s just to let you know some of the activities
going on during the full conference. You can find more here:
http://conference.wirelessinnovation.org/

To register, you can see the different options here:
http://conference.wirelessinnovation.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=118975&orgId=s1

I apologize for the timing of this email. I realize now that I should
have gotten it out sooner since tomorrow is the cut-off of the early
registration deadline. Anyway, the organizers are asking people to
register, even if that’s just the “Exhibitors and Exhibits Only
Attendee,” which is free for pre-registration or $50 for on-site
registration.

Location information:
For those not familiar with the DC area, Crystal City is just south of
DC (technically in Arlington, VA) on Rt. 1. Here’s the map:
http://goo.gl/maps/itPK

The bar we will most likely be going to is Bailey’s Sports Grill (or
The Fox and Hound, depending on where you look). It’s a decent pub
with a large selection of beer, and I think we all had a pretty good
time there last year. Note that this is the one on Crystal City Dr,
not Wilson Blvd.
http://goo.gl/maps/uaXi

RSVP:
It’s not necessary to tell me that you’re coming, but it would help us
to get a feel for the amount of food we should plan on.

Thanks! And I look forward to seeing many of you there!
Tom

Tom:

Thanks for organizing this. I would REALLY like to attend the conference
and also this meeting, but I already have commitments for that week that
I can’t re-schedule. But I am planning on going next year. Is the
conference run every year? Is it always held in Washington D.C.?

So I had another idea I’d like to propose to the community. Would anyone
be interested in attending informal and regular GNU Radio User Group
(GRUG) meetings, similar to the Linux User Group (LUG) meetings that are
held regularly in cities all over the world? I am located in Boston, so
if there’s some interest, I’d be willing to organize an initial meeting
in mid-January in Boston/Cambridge. With any luck, we could hold such
meetings every other month or once per quarter. Please let me know if
anyone would be interested.

Steve McMahon

Tom,
I have to agree with Steve. I wanted to go to SDR10 in DC but I am
afraid the
registration fee kept me from making it. I also would love to offer my
center
as a location for a possible meeting. We are in Albuquerque. We are
walking
distance from the airport and have many very inexpensive hotels near us.
Craig

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