XDC 2008

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The X Developers' Conference for 2008 was hosted by Google in Mountain View, California, from the 16th through the 18th of April, 2008. The event will be held at 1501 Salado Drive. This is on the opposite side of the Ampitheater Parkway/Rengstorff Ave offramp from US-101 than the rest of the Google complex. Please make a note of how to get there.

We will run the 3-day summit as a normal conference, with presentations and also birds-of-a-feather group sessions, as well as informal 'corridor sessions', and plenty of time for after-hours social activities.

Attendance is free, but you must register beforehand, by putting your name on the Attendees page.


There are several hotels near the Google offices. Many of them are filling up and most have said that they are usually full a week before the day you arrive, so don't wait til the last minute. The Best Western Mountain View is where several of us are staying, and as of 2008 Apr 11, they still had several rooms available.


The nearest airport to Mountain View is San Jose, California (SJC), but the one most attendees will likely be flying into is San Francisco International (SFO). SFO is about 30 miles from Mountain View, and as such, a taxicab would be rather expensive. Other options are renting a car (advised, since any hotel would be a few miles from Google) or using the BART/CalTrain to get to Mountain View, and then taking a taxicab to your hotel from there.

The event will be held at 1501 Salado Drive, Mountain View. Map directions are available from this point.


Breakfast, (starting at 10:00 AM), lunch, and an afternoon snack will be kindly provided by Google, at the location. You may make your own dinner plans for Wednesday and Friday.

Thursday evening, the X.org Foundation is sponsoring a dinner for all attendees. We'll meet at 7:00 PM Don Giovanni Ristorante which is at 235 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041.

Registration, talks

If you are coming, or just interested, please subscribe to a low-volume mailing list for updates. Also, please add your name to the Attendees and if you are thinking about giving a talk, add your ideas to the bottom of the Program page.