This coming week I'll be in San Francisco and the Bay Area for the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. Matthew Tippett and I will be speaking about benchmarking during the LLVM talk on Thursday morning. A few days ago I mentioned on the Phoronix Test Suite mailing list the possibility of a PTS meet-up in the valley. Though due to the last minute organization, both Matthew and I being fairly busy in recent days/weeks, nothing major will probably happen. But if there's anyone using the Phoronix Test Suite within their organization and would like to meet-up to discuss new features, ideas, or provide any other feedback on this open-source software, something between Tuesday and Friday can be arranged.
Following that, from 28 April to 2 May I'll be back in Munich. A meet-up at Augustiner-Keller or Augustiner-Großgaststätten (now that the weather is getting better, a visit to the Andechs Monastery and/or Hirschgarten may be in order) can be arranged with other Phoronix readers.
On the evening of 2 May, there is a Nürnberg meet-up. Several Novell/SuSE developers (namely the X.Org developers) and I will be out at one of the local beer halls or gardens. From 3 May to 6 May it's on to Frankfurt.
For the Ubuntu Developers' Summit it's onto Budapest from 7 May to the morning of 13 May. From 13 May to 16 May it's back to Berlin for LinuxTag.
Contact me (information at MichaelLarabel.com) or via @MichaelLarabel on Twitter (locations of where I plan to be each day will be tweeted there or for anyone trying to lobby another location for a meet-up) if interested in a Phoronix meet-up during any of these times/locations. Even if you're a vendor using the Phoronix Test Suite (or even just a really Linux-friendly company), I'd be happy to stop by to hear your feedback.
There's also just five and a half months left until the annual Phoronix meet-up at Oktoberfest. Just prior to that should be the X.Org Developers' Conference in Chicago. This is being planned for immediately before or after the Linux Plumbers' Conference, but I'm still working out a Chicago venue for the event.