[Pharo-project] Fwd: FOSDEM 2009, call for participation
damien.pollet at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 07:57:48 EST 2008
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From: Mattias 'Tias' Guns <mguns at fosdem.org>
Date: Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 1:52 PM
Subject: FOSDEM 2009, call for participation
To: Fosdem Lightning Talks <lightningtalks at fosdem.org>
Hello Lightningtalk speakers of last year,
I hope you enjoyed participating in FOSDEM 2008 (if not, let me know).
We are currently preparing for FOSDEM 2009, and we have sent out a
joint call for participation, including devrooms, stands and
lightningtalks, see http://fosdem.org/2009/
To maximize project's chances, we do not allow projects that
participated in fosdem last year to do a lightningtalk this year.
However if you liked participating, may I ask you to help spread the
word, and inform other projects and developers about the opportunities
Below is our call for participation. Thank you for sending it around,
FOSDEM Lightning Talks
FOSDEM is probably the most developer-oriented Free and Opensource
conference, taking place in Brussels, Belgium on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8
February 2009. Apart from having many invited speakers, the conference
offers developer rooms, stands and lightning talks to projects from the
Free and Opensource community.
We hereby welcome proposals from projects to participate in organizing a
devroom, manning a stand or holding a lightning talk.
As every year, we have only a limited number of rooms, space for stands
and lightning talk slots. Since we always receive more requests than we
can host, a committee within the FOSDEM organizing team will review all
proposals. Selection will be based on possible impact, our experience of
previous editions and diversity in the offerings.
We offer large projects a devroom during the conference. A devroom is a
room in which projects can organize their own schedule made of
presentations, brainstorming and hacking sessions. Our goal is to
stimulate developer collaboration and cross-pollination between
projects, and as such we strongly favor projects with similar goals and
domains to host a devroom together.
We offer stands to projects that want to present themselves to the
visitors in a more personal fashion. Stands can be used to share
information, demo software, sell merchandizing or give away goodies.
*** Lightning talks
We offer lightning talks to all other projects that want to present
themselves. A lightning talk is a short talk in which a project can
introduce itself, talk about recent developments, or share exciting new
FOSDEM 2009 will be the 9th edition of the event, which has been
steadily growing every year in importance and in the number of visitors.
Our goal is to provide a platform to Free and Opensource projects to
meet, discuss, present their current and future developments, both to
their own developer and user community as to other projects that are
present. Given the large amount of active contributors from many
different projects present during the conference, it is an exceptionally
well suited occasion to share goals and ideas with people from other
communities, which is something we strongly encourage and do our best to
support. Of course, the event only lives through the projects that take
part in it, and through the many FOSS contributors who attend. We merely
do our best to provide the best possible service to the FOSS community
*** Key dates:
* 2008-11-22: Deadline for devroom & stand requests
* 2008-11-30: Devroom & stand acceptance notification
* 2008-12-26: Deadline for lightning talk requests
* 2008-12-29: Lightning talk acceptance notification
* 2009-01-09: Deadline for final devroom & lightning talk schedules
* 2009-02-07 to 2009-02-08: FOSDEM 2009
For more information, visit http://fosdem.org/
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