Debian Conference 2012
The Debian Conference is the annual Debian developers meeting
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Managua, July 8-14

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Talks review and selection process.

Today we finished the talk selection process. We are very grateful to everyone who decided to submit talks and events for DebConf14.

If you have submitted an event, please check your email :). If you have not received any confirmation regarding your talk status, please contact us on talks@debconf.org

During the selection process, we bore in mind the number of talk slots during the conference, as well as maintaining a balance among the different submitted topics. We are pleased to announce that we have received a total of 115 events, of which 80 have been approved (69%). Approval means your event will be scheduled during the conference and you will have video coverage.

The list of approved talks can be found on the following link: https://summit.debconf.org/debconf14/all/

If you got an email telling your talk have being approved, and your talk is not listed, don’t panic. Check the status on summit, and make sure to select a track, if you have some track suggestions please mail us and tell us about it.

This year, we expect to also have a sort of “unconference” schedule. This will take place during the designated “hacking time”. During that time the talks rooms will be empty, and ad hoc meetings can be scheduled on-site while we are in the Conference. The method for booking a room for your ad hoc meeting will be decided and announced later, but is expected to be flexible (i.e: open scheduling board / 1 day or less in advance booking), Please don’t abuse the system: bear in mind the space will be limited, and only book your event if you gather enough people to work on your idea.

Please make sure to read the email regarding your talk. :) and prepare yourself.

Time is ticking and we will be happy to meet you in Portland.

Second set of talks accepted; 3 days left to submit yours

There are only left 3 days to submit your talk. Submit yours before it’s too late. From the submissions from the last week, we have accepted a second batch of talks:

If your talk is not on the list, it doesn’t mean that it is not accepted. The talks team will go through the list of talks again, and will publish the final list of talks towards the end of the month.

We’ll keep the submission of talks open after the deadline. Talks submitted after the deadline still have the possibility of being scheduled as ad-hoc talks. We’ll publish more information about this closer to the conference.

First set of talks accepted; we are still waiting for yours!

We’re now in the middle of the talk submission period. Our new web interface doesn’t allow to show all the proposals and we decided to start accepting some talks in order to inspire you to propose your own talks.

If your talk is not on the list doesn’t mean is not accepted, don’t panic!

And now, we’re calling you all to bring up your best Debian-related ideas, proposals, stories. To think about what you want to organize a discussion on. Which tracks would you like to coordinate or see populated with interesting talks.

Talks are the main ingredient for a successful, interesting, discussion-sparking DebConf. Don’t be shy, and read how to submit your talk

Valessio Brito wins DebConf15 logo contest

In May, the DebConf15 Team held a competition to design the logo for DebConf15, which will take place in Heidelberg, Germany. We received many great entries, and after a week-long voting period, this logo by Valessio Brito was selected:

DebConf15 logo (by Valessio Brito)

The lion depicted is the “Kurpfälzer Löwe”, which makes up Heidelberg’s coat of arms.

Valessio is Brazilian, graduated in Communication and Advertising, and specialised in Free Software Development. He is currently a consultant to UI Design of the Secretariat-General of the Presidency of the Republic, living in Brasilia, Brazil. He has been a Debian user since 2000, contributing to local communities, Inkscape and the Debian project.

Valessio has a tattoo of the red spiral!

His personal website is valessiobrito.com.br (pt_BR).

He invites you to visit www.DebianArt.org to discover the work of other artists and designs that contribute to the Debian project.

Thanks very much Valessio for your great contribution!

Sponsored registration for DebConf14 closes today

Going to DebConf14!

Remember that if you would like to request sponsorship to attend DebConf14, the deadline for registration is today, Thursday, May 15. To be considered for sponsored attendance, your registration and sponsorship request must be received by the end of the day. For travel sponsorship requests, this includes complete information about the funding amount requested. We will happily approve travel sponsorship requests in the amount of $0, but after today you will not be able to change the amount of travel sponsorship you are requesting!

Registrations will still be accepted after today in any of the basic, professional, and corporate categories, but requests for sponsorship will no longer be accepted.

To register, please read this page and then fill out the registration form.

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