The Institute for Network Cultures has invited the core developers of Blender to Amsterdam for a 'Blender sprint'.
Winter Camp is an event, organized by the Institute of Network Cultures and will take place 3-7 March â€˜09 in Amsterdam. A dozen networks (each of which has 5-15 people) have been invited to work on their specific current topics. The Winter Camp will be a mix of presentations and work spaces with an emphasis on getting things done.
Network Cultures covers for all participants travel expenses, housing and dinners during the event. This exciting offer makes it possible to get people from the Blender team from 4 continents to come over:
- Andrea Weikert, Germany
- Campbell Barton, Australia
- Diego Borghetti, Argentina
- Jean-Luc Peurriere, France
- Matt Ebb, Australia
- Martin Poirier, Canada
- Nathan Letwory, Finland
- William Reynish, Denmark
And of course the Blender Institute staff - Brecht van Lommel and Ton Roosendaal - will be participating.
This event is perfectly in time to get started with the last - and most visible - stage of the Blender 2.5 project; all issues related to designing and implementing an improved workflow in Blender, interface concepts and design, and efficient models for providing tools.
Agenda topics will be publicly discussed on the Blender 2.5 mailing list and on our wiki. We'll also make sure things will get published and become public nicely, probably with some videos but at least with extensive reporting back to the community.
This is truely going to be an exciting week! Lots of thanks to the Network Cultures organization to make this happen.