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Nokia Open Lab 2008 Participants Wiki


Informal wiki for those attending Nokia Open Lab 2008 Workshop in Helsinki, 11-13 September, 2008. If you need access to this wiki, please email roland AT rolandtanglao.com (user access feature turned off because it was being spammed)


Event information in Facebook.


Workshop notes



Who's Going

(in no particular order, if I left you out by accident, please add yourself!)

Howard's forum thread: http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1408006 (somebody please add all the people who are going from that thread to the list below)


Social Media, Videos, Blogs Pics, etc

put yer social media here! e.g. links to blog posts, video blogs, etc

What's the official tag? I suggest NokiaOpenLab08.



Flickr Group Pool



E71 Impressions

  • Nokia E71 Review @ GypsyBandito -- overall, a 6/10; but that would've been higher if I wasn't a video blogger.
  • solid phone, really an upgrade for business men in suits that want good battery life.   qik/seesmic/bambuser do work - philcampbell.
  • Sexy for the business crowd, doesn't really work as a creative content producer -- Ms. Jen.

We are all getting E71s, so please either review the E71 on your blog or site and link to it here

- OR -

add your review to the E71 Wiki Page


Flights Over

Is anyone else on the 5:45 pm Finnair flight too from New York on Sept. 10?

  • Micki Krimmel: Sept 10 American Airlines LAX-JFK 7am-3:20pm // American Airlines JFK-HEL 5:45pm-8:50am Sept 11
  • Mike Maddaloni: Sept 10 American Airlines #1362 ORD-JFK 1:10pm-4:29pm // Finnair #6182 JFK-HEL 5:45pm-8:50am Sept 11

    (The AA fligth is operated by Finnair, so I think this is the same flight)

  • Eddie Codel: Sept 10 United Airlines #906 SFO-MUC 10:49am-9:43am Sept 11 // United/Lufthansa #9098/3112 MUC-HEL 11:05am-2:35pm Sept 11

  • Roland Tanglao: September 10 Leave LHR 16:10 Arrive HEL 21:05 September 10

  • Erick Macapagal: September 10th Leaving JFK (NY USA) 21:45, Arriving CDG (Paris France) September 11th 11:10, Leaving CDG (Paris France) September 11th 12:20, Arriving HEL (Helsinki Finland) September 11th 16:15

  • Nick Bouton: Sept 10 Leaving YVR (Vancouver, BC) 4:00pm (Lufthansa Flight 493), Arriving FRA (Frankfurt, Germany) 10:50am // Leaving FRA 2:20pm (Luft Flight 3104), Arriving HEL Sept 11 @ 5:40pm

  • Rahul Nair: Sept 10 American Airlines #24 SFO-JFK 8:10am-4:40pm // Finnair #6182 JFK-HEL 5:45pm-8:50am Sept 11

  • Jenifer Hanen: Sept 10 American Airlines/Finnair LAX-JFK 7am-3:20pm // American Airlines JFK-HEL 5:45pm-8:50am Sept 11

  • Steve Dembo:  Sept 10 American Airlines #1362 ORD-JFK 1:10pm-4:29pm // Finnair #6182 JFK-HEL 5:45pm-8:50am Sept 11


Flights Back

  • Micki Krimmel: Sept 14 American Airlines HEL-JFK 2:20pm-3:55pm // American Airlines JFK-LAX 5:45pm-9pm
  • Mike Maddaloni: Sept 14 Finnair #6181 HEL-JFK 2:20pm-3:55pm // American Airlines #1269 JFK-LAX 5:20pm-7:10pm
  • Eddie Codel: Sept 15 United #9098/Lufthana #3103 HEL-FRA 1:40pm-3:10pm // United Airlines #927 FRA-SFO 5:25pm-7:54pm
  • Roland Tanglao: September 14 Leave 0615a.m. Arrive Amsterdam 7:50 a.m. (visiting my sister in Antwerp, taking AMS->Antwerp train)
  • Erick Macapagal: September 14th Leaving HEL (Helsinki Finland) 14:20, Arriving JFK (NY USA) September 14th 15:55
  • Nick Bouton: Sept 14 Leaving HEL (Helsinki, Finland) 8:40am (Lufthansa Flight 3107), Arriving FRA (Frankfurt, Germany) 10:10am // Leaving FRA 1:10pm (Luft 492), Arriving YVR 2:20pm
  • Rahul Nair: Sept 14 Finnair #6181 HEL-JFK 2:20pm-3:55pm // American Airlines #177 JFK-SFO 5:25pm-8:50pm
  • Jenifer Hanen: Sept 14 American Airlines HEL-JFK 2:20pm-3:55pm // American Airlines JFK-LAX 5:45pm-9pm


Around Helsinki

September 11 (formal program starts at 20:00)

Anybody else besides Roland going to be there early on the 11th?

Yeah, Steve is going to be there around 9am. Roland - Cool, we'll hang out for the Nokia Store, Nokia House Visit and cycling and countryside perhaps!

I'll be there early too. We'll probably be able to meet up at breakfast (see schedule below). My Finnish friend is gonna come to the hotel around 11am to take me around. We can make a group of it or just see what happens. - Micki - Roland, See you at Breakfast, hopefully!

[Thej] I will reach by 1pm. Anybody for lunch?


Roland's tentative September 11 program

(any or all of the following)

  • bicycling or walking tour of the city - Roland, I'd be up for biking around.  Depending on the time, maybe even trying to get out into the countryside some (Steve).
  • informal tour of Nokia House in Espoo organized by Stefan C and Jussi! Sign me up please! (Rahul +1)
  • Nokia Flagship Store in Helsinki (a MUST since i have a shopping list of things to buy! GPS and DT-22 Tripod Adapters are MUST buys for me)
  • bicycling around the city
  • Kiasma Museum as suggested by Micki!
  • Getting a Pay as you Go SIM for my mobile at a Elisa shop and ask for a "Kolumbus" prepaid sim card. You can get unlimited 3G for a week for only 6,90 eur, yay! according to awesome mobile blogger Stefan (Nick - according to the email I got from WOMWorld, Nokia will be providing us with a SIM card for the duration of the event.)
  • Any other musts? (Best place for an espresso? Best bike shop? Best gadget place? Best place for a Finnish moment (whatever that is, that's not in a sauna :-) ! ? )?


What are you doing with your free time?

I have a friend  who lives in Finland and has offered up some suggestions. Let me know if you want to do any of these things and we can put a little group together. - Micki


Itinerary (via WOMWorld)


Day 1 – Thursday 11th September  


All attendees will be collected from the airport.

Attendees arrive through out the day at Klaus K Hotel


10.00               Breakfast

11.00               Activities around Helsinki

20:00               Welcome & greetings from Nokia at Blak

21:00               Food & drinks served


Day 2 – Friday 12th September


7:00 – 9:00      Breakfast

9:00                 Introduction from Nokia & morning workshops

12:00               Lunch in hotel restaurant

13:00               Afternoon workshops begin

17:00 – 19:00  Free time & chance to use saunas

19:00               Dinner at Ahjo

20:30               Welcome speech & presentation

20:50               Petteri Sariola show & DJ for evening entertainment     


Day 3 – Saturday 13th September 


11:00               Brunch at hotel

12:00               Nokia presentations & workshop  

14:30               Wrap up of workshops

16:00               Event ends

20.00               Food & drinks at hotel for those still in Helsinki 


Attendees depart either Saturday evening or Sunday morning. Transportation to the airport on the 13th & 14th will be provided. Transport between venues will also be provided.



Donna Suffling – 0044 7795 373608

Frank Grindrod – 0044 7796 661847



Klaus K

Bulevardi 2

00120 Helsinki


Tel. 00358 20 770 4700


Comments (Show all 41)

Nick Bouton said

at 8:32 pm on Sep 4, 2008

I'm in Canada, but I was told the E71 was shipped out yesterday, and to expect it on Friday. I haven't heard anything but I guess we'll see tomorrow.

Erick Macapagal said

at 8:48 pm on Sep 4, 2008

mine too, i even got tracking number... the problem is missing docs on the custom forms i guess, lets see what happens tomorrow, i already emailed WOM World.

Erick Macapagal said

at 6:39 am on Sep 5, 2008

Weird.. Never heard from WOM about the problem, but it seems that the package is in transit and on FedEx vehicle for delivery today..

Roland Tanglao said

at 9:16 am on Sep 5, 2008

i haven't heard about my E71 being shipped nick, oh well, hope i get it before i leave on tuesday night!

Roland Tanglao said

at 9:18 am on Sep 5, 2008

nick: i don't think Nokia will be buying participants Finnish SIMs for their E71s ! Would be nice though :-) !

Erick Macapagal said

at 10:16 am on Sep 5, 2008

@roland well it was really weird, I wasn't even expecting the tracking # but the FEDEX guy I spoke to gave it to me for my reference # to call him back.. Anyhow quick update.. I got the E71!! So now I'm geared up and ready.. Also roland WoW can't believe you leave on Tuesday night, while I leave on Wednesday night.. Anyhow check this Jaiku thread as your up for some fun http://gwapz.jaiku.com/presence/43785618#c-1524716 One more thing, a friend told me that there is a Elisa Kolumbus kiosk @ the Vantaa Airport so you can buy your prepaid SIM there.

Roland Tanglao said

at 10:26 am on Sep 5, 2008

@gwapz i am up for a nokia house tour on the 11th before the official stuff starts at 20:00, @jussi please add me to the list

Roland Tanglao said

at 10:26 am on Sep 5, 2008

and yes i will be buying my prepaid SIM for my N82 (and E71 if it arrives on time) at the airport!

Erick Macapagal said

at 10:47 am on Sep 5, 2008

Anyone installing Nokia Chat? So we can all get in contact?

Nick Bouton said

at 11:01 am on Sep 5, 2008

Okay, I just got my E71 via FedEx at the office today... @roland, it was Donna who told me it had been shipped out on Wednesday.

Roland Tanglao said

at 1:09 pm on Sep 5, 2008

got my E71 today, +1 on us all installing Nokia chat so we can chat on our E71s, could somebody start a E71 social media software section on the wiki

Nick Bouton said

at 2:03 pm on Sep 5, 2008

Some download links and whatnot would be appreciated.. I haven't used a Nokia Symbian device for a year or so, so I'm a bit rusty getting it up and running with useful apps. :)

Roland Tanglao said

at 2:45 pm on Sep 5, 2008

here's a start: shozu (shozu.com), qik (qik.com), google maps, sports tracker (sportstracker.nokia.com), nokia chat, nokia email (i don't normally use or enjoy email on mobile so i don't know how good this is!), jaiku

Rahul Nair said

at 2:59 pm on Sep 5, 2008

<shameless self promotion>ZoneTag (http://zonetag.research.yahoo.com) is location aware Flickr uploader with suggested tags. </shameless self promotion> :-)

Erick Macapagal said

at 3:19 pm on Sep 5, 2008

Like I suggested earlier.. We should get everyone to use Nokia Chat.. http://www.nokia.com/betalabs/chat

Roland Tanglao said

at 3:30 pm on Sep 5, 2008

+1 on Nokia chat, i'll finally be able to usse it since other people will be using it unlike in Canada where nobody (at least none of my friends) uses it!

Nick Bouton said

at 4:54 pm on Sep 5, 2008

@rahul slick, will check that out tonight once I get a chance to play with the device.

@roland thanks for the starter list. they did say it came pre-loaded with a twitter client, right?

Erick Macapagal said

at 5:01 pm on Sep 5, 2008

@Nick It came with Preinstalled apps like what you mentioned Twibble a twitter client, WeOffset, Joikuspot, and some mapping app for Helsinki..

Ms. Jen said

at 12:33 am on Sep 6, 2008

Darned excited. It has been hot in LA and am ready for some nice cool/wet weather. ;o)

Steve Rumsby said

at 12:37 am on Sep 6, 2008

Add me to the list for the tour of Nokia House. My flight lands at 2pm on the 11th.

Philip "dm" Campbell said

at 4:05 am on Sep 6, 2008

Really excited to meet people. if you have flickr,qik,seesmic accounts please let me know your username - i have something special i am testing over the 3 days. The e71 came yesterday and i have been playing with it since, got bambuser installed (not qik because it requires a sim - will do that in helsinki) - anyway. Good to meet you all! :)

Erick Macapagal said

at 11:21 am on Sep 6, 2008

Just found out that there are 35 of us who got invited.. and I only see 20 names on the list.. excluding Jussi since he's from Nokia, so that makes 19.. Were still missing 16 names..

Roland Tanglao said

at 4:04 pm on Sep 6, 2008

great detective work erick, let's get those 16 here , perhaps some of those 16 couldn't make it like ricky cadden?!?

Roland Tanglao said

at 2:06 am on Sep 7, 2008

@phllip added my flickr,qik,seesmic accounts

mickipedia said

at 12:00 pm on Sep 7, 2008

I got my e71. it looks rad. I emailed WOM and they said they would provide SIM cards when we arrive.

Roland Tanglao said

at 1:04 pm on Sep 7, 2008

i am enjoying my e71 and have started a wiki page for my review, looking forward to exchaning e71 and the future of mobile and social media thoughts in person with you all!

Roland Tanglao said

at 3:07 pm on Sep 7, 2008

i am still going to buy my own SIM at the airport if i can find the Elisa shop in my jet lagged stupor :-) , the plan being to use the Nokia SIM for my E71 and the SIM I buy for the N82 (excessive i know but what the heck :-) ! )

Steve Dembo said

at 11:24 am on Sep 8, 2008

I had to fax FedEx a form for customs, but got the phone the next day. Threw in my current AT&T sim and it worked just fine. No edge though, seems to be the e71-1, not NAM version. I figure I'll bring my N95 and put my current sim in that, and then put the Nokia sim in the e71 while there. Dying to try qik on this and see how much of a difference the 2mp difference makes!

Michael Rochester said

at 11:54 am on Sep 8, 2008

Hi Michael here from the UK. I'm not a blogger, and I've only got an invitation to this event because someone else dropped out last minute! I look forward to meeting you all in Helsinki on Thursday.

Roland Tanglao said

at 12:15 pm on Sep 8, 2008

the E71 is the E71 and therefore does North American 3G

Roland Tanglao said

at 12:16 pm on Sep 8, 2008

i meant E71-1! (i.e. the European versin which doesn't do North American 3G only European 3G)

Nick Bouton said

at 3:45 pm on Sep 8, 2008

@erick guess we can tell them about the wiki when we arrive. :)

Nick Bouton said

at 3:49 pm on Sep 8, 2008

@everyone added the latest version of the itinerary (received Sat Sept 6th) for reference

Erick Macapagal said

at 8:18 am on Sep 9, 2008

So who's geared up and ready? I haven't even packed yet.. So busy with work, and family commitments before the trip...

Roland Tanglao said

at 9:34 am on Sep 9, 2008

heh, "never ready always last minute" is my motto :-) kitakits erick! (no i don't speak tagalog only a few phrases, unfortunately I speak English, German and some French that is all!)

Nick Bouton said

at 10:48 am on Sep 9, 2008

My flight leaves tomorrow afternoon... I'll pack in the morning. :)

Erick Macapagal said

at 10:51 am on Sep 9, 2008

@Roland I figure your Filipino from your last name.. While mine is so obvious from my last name, lolz.. Yeah I am very excited to meet everyone..

Mike Maddaloni said

at 5:06 pm on Sep 9, 2008

Hi all... Looking forward to meeting everyone!

For those on the Finnair 5:45 flight tomorrow out of JFK, look for me in a Red Sox cap and fellow Chicagoan Steve with a Bears or Cubs hat.

Safe travels!


thejeshgn said

at 8:54 am on Sep 11, 2008

tagging as #nol08 on twitter to make it small.

Mike Maddaloni said

at 2:10 pm on Dec 30, 2008

Happy New Years to all!

Not sure if everybody will get this or not, but OpenLab was definitely a hi-lite for me in 2008!


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