Call for Proposals for DebConf17 Open DayTue 18 April 2017 by DebConf team with tags debconf17 debconf openday
The DebConf team would like to call for proposals for the DebConf17 Open Day, a whole day dedicated to sessions about Debian and Free Software, and aimed at the general public. Open Day will preceed DebConf17 and will be held in Montreal, Canada, on August 5th 2017.
DebConf Open Day will be a great opportunity for users, developers and people simply curious about our work to meet and learn about the Debian Project, Free Software in general and related topics.
Submit your proposal
We welcome submissions of workshops, presentations or any other activity which involves Debian and Free Software. Activities in both English and French are accepted.
Here are some ideas about content we'd love to offer during Open Day. This list is not exhaustive, feel free to propose other ideas!
- An introduction to various aspects of the Debian Project
- Talks about Debian and Free Software in art, education and/or research
- A primer on contributing to Free Software projects
- Free software & Privacy/Surveillance
- An introduction to programming and/or hardware tinkering
- A workshop about your favorite piece of Free Software
- A presentation about your favorite Free Software-related project (user group, advocacy group, etc.)
To submit your proposal, please fill the form at https://debconf17.debconf.org/talks/new/
We need volunteers to help ensure Open Day is a success! We are specifically looking for people familiar with the Debian installer to attend the Debian installfest, as resources for people seeking help to install Debian on their devices. If you're interested, please add your name to our wiki: https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf17/OpenDay#Installfest
Participation to Open Day is free and no registration is required.
The schedule for Open Day will be announced in June 2017.
DebConf17 welcomes its first eighteen sponsors!Mon 20 March 2017 by Laura Arjona Reina and Tássia Camões Araújo with tags debconf17 debconf sponsors
DebConf17 will take place in Montreal, Canada in August 2017. We are working hard to provide fuel for hearts and minds, to make this conference once again a fertile soil for the Debian Project flourishing. Please join us and support this landmark in the Free Software calendar.
Eighteen companies have already committed to sponsor DebConf17! With a warm welcome, we'd like to introduce them to you.
Our first Platinum sponsor is Savoir-faire Linux, a Montreal-based Free/Open-Source Software company which offers Linux and Free Software integration solutions and actively contributes to many free software projects. "We believe that it's an essential piece [Debian], in a social and political way, to the freedom of users using modern technological systems", said Cyrille Béraud, president of Savoir-faire Linux.
Our first Gold sponsor is Valve, a company developing games, social entertainment platform, and game engine technologies. And our second Gold sponsor is Collabora, which offers a comprehensive range of services to help its clients to navigate the ever-evolving world of Open Source.
As Silver sponsors we have credativ (a service-oriented company focusing on open-source software and also a Debian development partner), Mojatatu Networks (a Canadian company developing Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions), the Bern University of Applied Sciences (with over 6,600 students enrolled, located in the Swiss capital), Microsoft (an American multinational technology company), Evolix (an IT managed services and support company located in Montreal), Ubuntu (the OS supported by Canonical) and Roche (a major international pharmaceutical provider and research company dedicated to personalized healthcare).
Become a sponsor too!
Would you like to become a sponsor? Do you know of or work in a company or organization that may consider sponsorship?
The DebConf Content team would like to Call for Proposals for the DebConf17 conference, to be held in Montreal, Canada, from August 6 through August 12, 2017.
You can find this Call for Proposals in its latest form at: https://debconf17.debconf.org/cfp
Please refer to this URL for updates on the present information.
Submitting an Event
Submit an event proposal and describe your plan. Please note, events are not limited to traditional presentations or informal sessions (BoFs). We welcome submissions of tutorials, performances, art installations, debates, or any other format of event that you think would be beneficial to the Debian community.
Please include a short title, suitable for a compact schedule, and an engaging description of the event. You should use the field "Notes" to provide us information such as additional speakers, scheduling restrictions, or any special requirements we should consider for your event.
Regular sessions may either be 20 or 45 minutes long (including time for questions), other kinds of sessions (like workshops) could have different durations. Please choose the most suitable duration for your event and explain any special requests.
You will need to create an account on the site, to submit a talk. We'd encourage Debian account holders (e.g. DDs) to use Debian SSO when creating an account. But this isn't required for everybody, you can sign up with an e-mail address and password.
The first batch of accepted proposals will be announced in April. If you depend on having your proposal accepted in order to attend the conference, please submit it as soon as possible so that it can be considered during this first evaluation period.
All proposals must be submitted before Sunday 4 June 2017 to be evaluated for the official schedule.
Topics and Tracks
Though we invite proposals on any Debian or FLOSS related subject, we have some broad topics on which we encourage people to submit proposals, including:
- Debian in Science
- Cloud and containers
- Social context
- Packaging, policy and infrastructure
- Systems administration, automation and orchestration
You are welcome to either suggest more tracks, or become a coordinator for any of them; please refer to the Content Tracks wiki page for more information on that.
Code of Conduct
Our event is covered by a Code of Conduct designed to ensure everyone's safety and comfort. The code applies to all attendees, including speakers and the content of their presentations. For more information, please see the Code on the Web, and do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or are unsure about certain content you'd like to present.
Providing video of sessions amplifies DebConf achievements and is one of the conference goals. Unless speakers opt-out, official events will be streamed live over the Internet to promote remote participation. Recordings will be published later under the DebConf license, as well as presentation slides and papers whenever available.
DebConf would not be possible without the generous support of all our sponsors, especially our Platinum Sponsor Savoir-Faire Linux. DebConf17 is still accepting sponsors; if you are interested, or think you know of others who would be willing to help, please get in touch!
In case of any questions, or if you wanted to bounce some ideas off us first, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.
We hope to see you in Montreal!
The DebConf team
Savoir-faire Linux Platinum Sponsor of DebConf17Mon 30 January 2017 by Laura Arjona Reina and Tássia Camões Araújo with tags debconf17 debconf sponsors Savoir-faire Linux
"Debian acts as a model for both Free Software and developer communities. Savoir-faire Linux promotes both vision and values of Debian. Indeed, we believe that it's an essential piece, in a social and political way, to the freedom of users using modern technological systems", said Cyrille Béraud, president of Savoir-faire Linux.
Savoir-faire Linux is a Montreal-based Free/Open-Source Software company with offices in Quebec City, Toronto, Paris and Lyon. It offers Linux and Free Software integration solutions in order to provide performance, flexibility and independence for its clients. The company actively contributes to many free software projects, and provides mirrors of Debian, Ubuntu, Linux and others.
Savoir-faire Linux was present at DebConf16 program with a talk about Ring, its GPL secure and distributed communication system. Ring package was accepted in Debian testing during DebCamp in 2016 and will be part of Debian Stretch. OpenDHT, the distributed hash table implementation used by Ring, also appeared in Debian experimental during last DebConf.
With this commitment as Platinum Sponsor, Savoir-faire Linux 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 Savoir-faire Linux, for your support of DebConf17!
Become a sponsor too!
DebConf17 is still accepting sponsors. Interested companies and organizations may contact the DebConf team through firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit the DebConf17 website at http://debconf17.debconf.org.
DebConf17 organization startedMon 05 September 2016 by Laura Arjona Reina with tags debconf debconf17
DebConf17 will take place in Montreal, Canada from August 6 to August 12, 2017. It will be preceded by DebCamp, July 31 to August 4, and Debian Day, August 5.
We invite everyone to join us in organizing DebConf17. There are different areas where your help could be very valuable, and we are always looking forward to your ideas.
The DebConf content team is open to suggestions for invited speakers. If you'd like to propose somebody who is not a regular DebConf attendee follow the details in the call for speaker proposals blog post.
We are also beginning to contact potential sponsors from all around the globe. If you know any organization that could be interested, please consider handing them the sponsorship brochure or contact the fundraising team with any leads.
Let’s work together, as every year, on making the best DebConf ever!