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Revision as of 18:41, 2 December 2010 by (Talk | contribs) (Attendees were:)

Virgo F2F November 2010 (now completed)

The objective of this meeting was to plan and coordinate future work on Virgo.

There was also time to cover various aspects of how Virgo development is done for the benefit of contributors and committers-to-be.

There was a light-hearted journal kept of the events of this week.

Brainstorming mind-maps are available here.

Attendees were:

  • Chris Frost (SpringSourceVMware)
  • Violeta Georgieva (SAP)
  • Hristo Iliev (SAP)
  • Borislav Kapukaranov (SAP)
  • Glyn Normington (SpringSource/VMware) (who led the meeting and took minutes)
  • Georgi Stanev (SAP)
  • Steve Powell (SpringSource/VMware) (who wrote the journal)
  • Krasimir Semerdzhiev (SAP)
  • Dmitry Sklyut (Chariot Solutions)
  • Florian Waibel (EclipseSource)



30 November to 2 December (this was 1 Dec, but we had enough to fill an extra day) 2010


The meeting was held in Meeting Room 2 on the First Floor of Kenneth Dibben House, Enterprise Road, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7NS, UK. Kenneth Dibben House forms part of the University of Southampton Science Park. Enter Kenneth Dibben House, go up the stairs and the meeting rooms are on the landing. To enter the SpringSource offices, take the corridor labelled "South" and we are behind the first door on the left.


Chilworth Manor Hotel is located on the Science Park and is less than 5 minutes walk from Kenneth Dibben House. If you would like to stay at the Manor, please telephone the hotel on +44 2380 767333. The cost is around £80 per night. [The weather was atrocious, so even the 5-minute walk was a little daunting!]

Other hotels include: -

Hilton Southampton, Bracken Place, Southampton, SO16 3RB c. £120 per night; 2 miles from meeting venue

Holiday Inn Eastleigh, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9PG c. £120 per night; 4 miles from meeting venue

Premier Travel Inn Southampton Airport, Mitchell Way, Southampton, SO18 2XU c. £65 per night; 4.5 miles from meeting venue

Jurys Inn, Charlotte Place, Southampton, SO14 0TB c. £110 per night; 5 miles from meeting venue

Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, SO30 3XA c. £65 per night; 7 miles from meeting venue


Southampton Airport (SOU) is 5 miles from the Science Park and services short-haul European destinations including Paris, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt.

If you can’t fly to Southampton, choose a flight that takes you to London Heathrow (LHR) or London Gatwick (LGW).


If you’re travelling into Southampton Airport: - Checker Cars operates from within the Arrivals Hall. You can pre-book a taxi from here to your hotel by calling +44 2380 627100. Give the taxi company your incoming flight details so they can keep themselves informed in case your flight is delayed. When you arrive, make yourself known to a member of staff on the Checker Cars booth. A taxi journey from Southampton Airport to any of the hotels listed above should cost no more than £20.

If you’re travelling into Heathrow or Gatwick: - You can pre-book your journey by contacting Rainbow Cars ( on +44-1794-514055 (mobile/cell +44-7850 722807). They charge around £85 for a one-way transfer between London Heathrow and Southampton.

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