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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

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.

DebConf14 registration back online

Thanks to the work of the Alioth admins and the DSA team, single sign-on services are back online. Everyone will again be able to register for DebConf14 according to the steps described on this page.

DebConf13 final report

The DebConf team is pleased to announce the release of the DebConf13 Final Report. It’s a 32-page document which gives the reader an idea about the conference as a whole. It includes words from the Debian Project Leader, descriptions of talks, a section about the Debian Birthday Party, attendee impressions, budgeting and DebConf13 in numbers. If you attended Debconf13, the report may refresh some of your memories and bring you closer to the organization team work. If not, it will certainly encourage you to be part of future Debian events.

We thank the Matanel foundation, Google, the Republic and Canton of Neuchâtel, and all other DebConf13 sponsors for their support that made the event possible.

The DebConf team

DebConf13 is now over

Main talks building Copyright © 2004 - 2013 Michal Čihař.

After two incredible weeks here in Vaumarcus, the awesome team of DebConf volunteers and organizers is getting his latest lunch from Le Camp after having spent the morning tyding the venue.

This DebConf made more than hundred scheduled hours of talks, BoFs and meetings possible and brought more than 300 attendees together from all around the world. Live video coverage for two talk rooms during six days, eight kilograms of powder sugar for the Debian Birthday cake icing and thousands of smiling faces made this DebConf the awesome week it’s been.

The view is really fantastic from here! Thanks for all the fish!

We look forward to meeting everyone in 2014 at the next DebConf in Portland!

The DebConf team

DebConf13 video recordings and hires streams

This is just a quick update about the video streams of DebConf13 which are available at the following URLs:

/me bows to this is pretty fantatic results - and, the view is also fantastic! Especially from down at the lake :-)
P.S.: I’ve you missed some technical details in the systemd talk from Lennart, these are probably in here.

DebConf13 video streams

This is just a quick note that the video streams of DebConf13 will be available at the following URLs:

May you have a productive and joyful DebConf - and thanks for volunteering + talking if you do so! DebConf is what you make it.

DebConf13 preliminary schedule available

We are happy to announce that the schedule for the upcoming DebConf13 in Vaumarcus, Switzerland, is available! It is still possible for some changes to occur, as we always try to accept new proposals, even those submitted during the conference.

DebConf13 talks will mostly happen in two rooms simultaneously, except for a few plenaries which will be presented in the main room with no parallel event. A third room will be available for discussion groups and ad-hoc sessions. As usual, we’ve tried to cluster related activities in sequence, even though it was not always possible. Besides that there will be many tracks covering specific topics, which are:

  • Debian for the cloud
  • Building and porting
  • Community outreach
  • Real time communications
  • Debian blends and derivatives
  • Quality assurance
  • Debian boot
  • Debian in education
  • Debian teams

There will also be two special tracks, since DebConf is not only about hacking, talks and discussions:

  • Social activities, which includes a poetry night, the traditional cheese and wine party, our group photo, a day trip, the conference dinner etc.
  • Debian 20th birthday, an event open to the general public to celebrate Debian’s 20th birthday (details to come soon!).

As in previous years, we provide various ways to access the schedule:

  • Plain nice html export, available for everyone without needing a login.
  • The same as above, for people registered in our “Pentabarf” conference management system: This one has one extra feature compared to the non-login version: You can rate an event and its speaker(s) after you attended it. Please take the opportunity to do so, your feedback is very important both for the speaker(s) and for the organizing team!
  • An iCal file
  • An xCal file
  • An XML file

— the DebConf team

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