DebConf17 starts today in MontrealSun 06 August 2017 by Laura Arjona Reina with tags debconf17 debconf
DebConf17, the 18th annual Debian Conference, is taking place in Montreal, Canada from August 6 to August 12, 2017.
Debian contributors from all over the world have come together at Collège Maisonneuve during the preceding week for DebCamp (focused on individual work and team sprints for in-person collaboration developing Debian), and the Open Day on August 5th (with presentations and workshops of interest to a wide audience).
Today the main conference starts with nearly 400 attendants and over 120 activities scheduled, including 45- and 20-minute talks and team meetings, workshops, a job fair, talks from invited speakers, as well as a variety of other events.
The full schedule at https://debconf17.debconf.org/schedule/ is updated every day, including activities planned ad-hoc by attendees during the whole conference.
If you want to engage remotely, you can follow the video streaming of the events happening in the three talk rooms: Buzz (the main auditorium), Rex, and Bo, or join the conversation about what is happening in the talk rooms: #debconf17-buzz, #debconf17-rex and #debconf17-bo, and the BoF (discussions) rooms: #debconf17-potato and #debconf17-woody (all those channels in the OFTC IRC network).
Google Platinum Sponsor of DebConf17Sat 05 August 2017 by Laura Arjona Reina with tags debconf17 debconf sponsors Google
Google is one of the largest technology companies in the world, providing a wide range of Internet-related services and products as online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
Google has been supporting Debian by sponsoring DebConf since more than ten years, and at gold level since DebConf12.
With this additional commitment as Platinum Sponsor for DebConf17, Google contributes to make possible our annual conference, and directly supports the progress of Debian and Free Software helping to strengthen the community that continues to collaborate on Debian projects throughout the rest of the year.
Thank you very much Google, for your support of DebConf17!
DebConf17 is starting!
Many Debian contributors are already taking advantage of DebCamp and the Open Day to work individually or in groups developing and improving Debian. DebConf17 will officially start on August 6, 2017. Visit the DebConf17 website at https://debconf17.debconf.org to know the schedule, live streaming and other details.
This day is open to the public with events of interest to a wide audience.
The schedule of today's events include, among others:
- A Newbie's Newbie Guide to Debian
- Ask Anything About Debian
- Debian Packaging 101
- Debian InstallFest
- Presentations or workshops related to free software projects and local organizations.
Everyone is welcome to attend! It is a great possibility for interested users to meet our community and for Debian to widen our community.
See the full schedule for today's events at https://debconf17.debconf.org/schedule/open-day/.
If you want to engage remotely, you can watch the video streaming of the Open Day events happening in the "Rex" room, or join the conversation in the channels #debconf17-rex, #debconf17-potato and #debconf17-woody in the OFTC IRC network.
DebConf17 Schedule Published!Tue 25 July 2017 by DebConf team with tags debconf17 debconf openday
The DebConf17 orga team is proud to announce that over 120 activities have been scheduled so far, including 45- and 20-minute talks, team meetings, and workshops, as well as a variety of other events.
Most of the talks and BoFs will be streamed and recorded, thanks to our amazing video team!
We'd like to remind you that Saturday August 5th is also our much anticipated Open Day! This means a program for a wider audience, including special activities for newcomers, such as an AMA session about Debian, a beginners workshop on packaging, a thoughtful talk about freedom with regard to today's popular gadgets and more.
In addition to the published schedule, we'll provide rooms for ad-hoc sessions where attendees will be able to schedule activities at any time during the whole conference.
The current schedule is available at https://debconf17.debconf.org/schedule/
This is also available through an XML feed. You can use ConfClerk in Debian to consume this, or Giggity on Android devices: https://debconf17.debconf.org/schedule/mobile/
We look forward to seeing you in Montreal!
New Debian Developers and Maintainers (May and June 2017)Sun 02 July 2017 by Jean-Pierre Giraud with tags project
The following contributors got their Debian Developer accounts in the last two months:
- Alex Muntada (alexm)
- Ilias Tsitsimpis (iliastsi)
- Daniel Lenharo de Souza (lenharo)
- Shih-Yuan Lee (fourdollars)
- Roger Shimizu (rosh)
The following contributors were added as Debian Maintainers in the last two months:
- James Valleroy
- Ryan Tandy
- Martin Kepplinger
- Jean Baptiste Favre
- Ana Cristina Custura
- Unit 193