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  1. Joe-Robins

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    Not long now guys! :) really looking forward to it.. It seems that a large majority are staying at the Savoy... is anyone at the "cabbinn" ? that is where I am going to be.

    Good point about the power supply issue, I totally forgot about that side of things... I'd best get that organised this week when I go to get my monies from the bank :)
     
  2. Martin-Schultz

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    Yeah, only a few days left. Damn exciting! :)

    Martin (who stays in the Savoy)
     
  3. HiggyB

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    I'm crashing at Unity HQ myself and can't wait to see everyone next week!
     
  4. HiggyB

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    Unite 2008: Agenda
    This page now features a full list of sessions and a day-by-day calendar of events. Check it out as we just added the last two sessions, one about the bug submission process by our QA guru Sam Kalman and the other a killer topic by Rune (forum regular) and getting characters to walk on uneven surfaces, it's very impressive stuff.

    Unite 2008: Unity Mingle
    This year we've got not just one, but two mingle events! On both Wednesday and Thursday nights we've planned some social events right after the conference ends so everyone can have a chance to unwind, chill out and get to know their fellow Unity users. Both locations are within easy walking distance of the conference location (5 minutes or less).


    It's getting close! :D
     
  5. Jessy

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    That agenda looks fantastic.
     
  6. HiggyB

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    If you are still thinking about coming to Unite 2008 next week then you better hurry up as we are very close to selling out! We have just under 20 tickets left so time and space are quite short, make the decision, buy your tickets and be here for next week's great conference! If folks have any questions about Unite 2008, especially about ticket availability, then please feel free to get in touch with me directly.


    Man it's gonna be cool next week, don't miss out! :D
     
  7. ChromeFly

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    So approximately how many are signed up this year so far?
     
  8. HiggyB

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    This year we're expecting 140-150 attendees, not including Unity Technologies nor Unity Studios staff. It's roughly twice the size of last year's conference. :D
     
  9. Martin-Schultz

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    Haha, damn I'm glad I just ordered 250 new business cards and not only 100... LOL :)
     
  10. AngryAnt

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    Martin: If you run out, we've got a crayon tech. project in the collaboration forum which you might be interested in.
     
  11. HiggyB

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    Martin is gonna be the business card spammer of the event, lol. Just make a suit out of your cards, folks can walk up and tear 'em off... (just wear clothes underneath!)


    Giddy with excitement? I am. :D
     
  12. Martin-Schultz

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    Hahaha :)

    Will offer the blank backside of my cards for Angry Ant as canvas for his crayons!

    But yeah Tom, ultra excited! :)
     
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    I am really looking forward to meet you guys and also to learn new techniques in Unity, just a few more days now! :D
     
  15. Thomas-Lund

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    Damn exciting.

    I've attended a few IGCs (GarageGames conference) and it was super duper stuff in the old days.

    My hope is that Unite will catch that indie spirit again and at least be on par with the early IGCs.

    Cant wait now!!

    Regarding Mac stores/Humac. There is a Humac maybe 2 minutes walk from the planetarium on Vesterbrogade. So no worries if you need adapters or anything.
     
  16. wuwu

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    hiya,

    so its so close i can feel it and reach out!!

    i know unity is going to give out CDs the day before in order for us to study a bit, but i have only been able to find a plane for one day ahead so i will be in Coppenhagen on tuesday around 5PM will there be a way for me to pick up that CD at that point or would unity be so kind to send it to my hostel that i am staying at :p
    well thats not really necessary though i really would like to get my hands on it that night when i come in, so what do u suggest :)
     
  17. HiggyB

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    Ummm, no we won't. :p Show up the day of, attend the sessions, then all materials will get posted to the website after the conference for you to review. Doors open at 9am, I'll be there before then but will be busy as ever getting ready for everyone. :)
     
  18. Jonathan Czeck

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    Just a note, I just went there and they didn't have nice long cords or know of anywhere to get them without buying a whole power supply. (Hmm... I guess three *could* be handy in some cases...) Only the little stumps. D'oh.

    -Jon
     
  19. Adam-Buckner

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    You shouldn't actually need to get one of the Apple™ brand socket adapters. Your apple power adapter should be able to handle both US EU power.



    Most standard electronic devices (in Europe UK?) seem to use the same input for power. The cables are the same for all my HDDs and my printers.







    So you could get any EU electronics power lead (The one above has a UK, not EU, plug end showing - but the device end connector is the same), and it should fit as standard.

    On the other hand you should just be able to pick up a plug end adapter in any airport:



    Your departure airport would be best as they expect you to need it, and know what plug type (In your case, North American Edison?) you need adapted.
     
  20. wuwu

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    i shall be there @ 5am XD

    jk thanks for the answer ignore my mail than :p
     
  21. Matt_RKLS

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    Hey Charles... just saw your post about getting in town a few days early because of lower fares. I did the same thing (arrived here yesterday afternoon) and I'm staying at the Savoy. If you, or anyone else who is here early, wants to meet up for a drink and some shop talk prior to the conference, let me know. It will save me from another evening of Burger King and answering the emails I a supposed to be ignoring while at this conference :eek:

    -- Matt
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  22. AngryAnt

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    Yea who's in town atm? I'm feeling kinda thirsty...
     
  23. Charles Hinshaw

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    I'm here. Arrived this morning.
     
  24. HiggyB

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    And he's walkin' around the office right now. :)

    Unfortunately I'm very tight on time as there's just so much to do to get ready for Unite. Scare up some others and make a plan and I might show up (might, no promises this time Emil! :p )
     
  25. Ricko

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    I'm just getting on my first flight shortly. I should be at the Savoy by mid-afternoon Tuesday.

    Let me know if there are any plans Tuesday evening. I'm looking forward to meeting you all.

    Ricko
     
  26. AngryAnt

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    I've got a feeling that there just might be... :wink:

    I sorta rudely hijacked Omars thread here: http://forum.unity3d.com/viewtopic.php?p=99767#99767

    I'm thinking that now I stole it, we might as well use it for arranging pre-unite meets rather than spamming the announce thread.
     
  27. IPete

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    Hey guys,

    I'm gonna be in town tomorrow pm. Looking forwards to meeting you all at Unite 2008.

    Cya there.
     
  28. 1stAnd10

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    Can't wait to see what gets announced at Unite! You guys be sure to bring something home in addition to a hangover. :D
     
  29. Martin-Schultz

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    just arrived in the Savoy Hotel. Hey, Wireless Internet here! :)
     
  30. HiggyB

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    Feel the excitement yet? :D
     
  31. blikstad

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    Cool, I'm still at the Stockholm airport but my plane should leave soon so see ya in a bit!
     
  32. Martin-Schultz

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    I can just only say: Rock'n'Roooooooooll... :)

    Just parked my car near the Tycho and walked by the Tycho to the Savoy. Looks good the Tycho. Are you UT guys already in? Will go out for a walk soon disover the area around.

    Hey to all Savoy people: There's a supermarket right before the Savoy!
     
  33. OXYGEN

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    hey dont forget your poor cousons who cant attend so keep us posted with whats going on guys
     
  34. HiggyB

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    I did a building walkthrough earlier today and I'll be there again tonight finalizing set-up (no, that's not an invitation to stop by as I'll be very busy :) ).

    We'll have wireless, folks can post/blog and we'll of course be doing the same ourselves (when we have time!).
     
  35. Martin-Schultz

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    Haha, don't want to stop you Tom! :)

    Will the conf take place in the large restaurant tomorrow? Main entrance or the restaurant entrance left to the main entrance? Questions over questions... Maybe I should just see tomorrow morning where the long row is... :)
     
  36. jashan

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    well, i guess you'll just have to follow the savoy-pack :) how many are we? 10? 20? I really like that it's just about a 3.5 minute walk ... And yes, my phone seems to not have an enter key :)
     
  37. IPete

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    I have arrived in Copenhagen.

    Staying at Bertrams Guldsmeden - about 10 mins walk south west of tycho Brahe
    I am very very excited - and have wireless Internet too. Now I'm hungry.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone tomorrow bright and early.
     
  38. drJones

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    so wish i could be there!

    have lots of fun everybody catch you at the next one ; )
     
  39. yellowlabrador

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    Is the month of October always going to be the month for the annual Unite?

    Ray
     
  40. HiggyB

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    We are not in the restaurant, use the main entrance by the corner.

    Go in this door:



    It's tough to say it will "always" be in October but we're planning these on a roughly yearly basis and that seems to target October of each year. But that's not to say it's some hard and fast rule...
     
  41. Ryuuguu

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    Savoy Hotellers. Anyone else who can't sleep see you downn't stairs at breakfast:)
     
  42. jashan

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    breakfast-time for me now :)
     
  43. HiggyB

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    Pfft, y'all are just now waking up? I hardly slept. :)

    See you soon! 8)
     
  44. AngryAnt

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    I guess you guys got home early last night huh? Registration closes at 09:59 right? all right then... :p
     
  45. darshie1976

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    Will you publish the videos of what will happen there? that would be nice, especially for who can't make it (next time if you get closer to the bay area would be great :p btw Tom, do you have openings in SF? :p)
     
  46. aaronsullivan

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    I'm thinking the guys will be pretty busy for the rest of the day. :) So...
    The plan was to put the videos online (like the last event), but it will probably be awhile before that happens. After all, people paid a lot of money to get in there and hear these talks, not just mingle. :) (Although good connections made during the mingling would arguably be worth far more.)
     
  47. HiggyB

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    Yes, we'll be posting videos of all the sessions except the Road Map/Wish List one as we feel that's a bonus for those in attendance. The keynote will be up later today, the others will follow in the coming weeks.

    FYI, Unite 2007 was held in San Francisco last October. :) As to openings in SF, we had one for a sales person but that's now all but closed, sorry!

    (sent from the Unite '08 conference floor! :) )
     
  48. darshie1976

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    Partially agree....i can't take even 2 days to move anywhere at work ;) otherwise i would love to go and be there in person ^_^

    Thanks Bob; I know that last year the event was in SF; but i got the product after, so when i heard of it it was already gone...so i missed it :(
    I am not into sale,but If you get positions for SW engineers would be nice ^_^ i am seriously thinking to leave my company for a new adventure, if i find the right one :D
     
  49. iBrent

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    Is anyone blogging live from Unite? If so, what are your links?

    Thanks,

    iBrent
     
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