[FOSDEM] Desktops DevRoom 2016: Call for Participation

Pau Garcia i Quiles pgquiles at elpauer.org
Mon Nov 30 22:48:59 CET 2015


Hello,

Just a quick mail to remind everybody we will accept talk proposals for the
Desktops DevRoom at FOSDEM 2016 only until this Saturday. Hurry up!

On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 8:18 PM, Pau Garcia i Quiles <pgquiles at elpauer.org>
wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Here is the Call for Participation for the Desktops DevRoom
>
> --8<---
> FOSDEM Desktops DevRoom 2016 Call for Participation
>
> FOSDEM is one of the largest gatherings of Free Software contributors in
> the world and happens each February in Brussels (Belgium, Europe). One of
> the tracks will be the Desktops DevRoom (formerly known as “CrossDesktop
> DevRoom”), which will host Desktop-related talks.
>
> We are now inviting proposals for talks about Free/Libre/Open-source
> Software on the topics of Desktop development, Desktop applications and
> interoperability amongst Desktop Environments. This is a unique opportunity
> to show novel ideas and developments to a wide technical audience.
>
> Topics accepted include, but are not limited to:
>
>    - Open Desktops: Gnome, KDE, Unity, Enlightenment, XFCE, Razor, MATE,
>    Cinnamon, ReactOS, etc
>
>    - Closed desktops: Windows, Mac OS X, CDE, MorphOS, etc (when talking
>    about a FLOSS topic)
>
>    - Software development for the desktop
>
>    - Development tools
>
>    - Applications that enhance desktops
>
>    - General desktop matters
>
>    - Cross-platform software development
>
>    - Web
>
>
> Talks can be very specific, such as the advantages/disadvantages of
> development with Qt on Wayland over X11/Mir; or as general as predictions
> for the fusion of Desktop and web in 5 years time. Topics that are of
> interest to the users and developers of all desktop environments are
> especially welcome. The FOSDEM 2015 schedule[1] might give you some
> inspiration.
>
>
> Submissions
>
> Please include the following information when submitting a proposal:
>
>    - Your name
>
>    - The title of your talk (please be descriptive, as titles will be
>    listed with around 400 from other projects)
>
>    - Short abstract of one or two paragraphs
>
>    - Short bio (with photo)
>
>    - Requested time: from 15 to 45 minutes. Normal duration is 30
>    minutes. Longer duration requests must be properly justified. You may be
>    assigned LESS time than you request.
>
>
> How to submit
>
> All submissions are made in the Pentabarf event planning tool:
>
> https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM16
>
> When submitting your talk, make sure to select the "Desktops" devroom as
> the "Track". Otherwise your talk will not be even considered for any
> devroom.
>
> If you already have a Pentabarf account from a previous year, even if your
> talk was not accepted, please reuse it. Create an account if, and only if,
> you don’t have one from a previous year. If you have any issues with
> Pentabarf, please contact pgquiles at elpauer dot org.
>
>
> Deadline
>
> The deadline for submissions is December 6th 2015.
>
> FOSDEM will be held on the weekend of January 30th and 31st 2015 and the
> Desktops DevRoom will take place on Sunday, January 31st 2015.
>
> We will contact every submitter with a "yes" or "no" before December 18th
> 2015.
>
>
> Recording permission
>
> The talks in the Desktops devroom will be audio and video recorded, and
> possibly streamed live too.
>
> By submitting a proposal you consent to be recorded and agree to license
> the content of your talk under a Creative Commons (CC-BY) license.
>
> If you want us to stop the recording in the Q & A part (should you have
> one), please tell us. We can do that but only for the Q & A part.
>
>
> More information
>
> The official communication channel for the Desktops DevRoom is its mailing
> list desktops-devroom at lists.fosdem.org.
>
> Use this page to manage your subscription:
>
> https://lists.fosdem.org/listinfo/desktops-devroom
>
>
> Organization
>
> The Desktops DevRoom 2016 is managed by a team representing the most
> notable open desktops:
>
>
>    - Pau Garcia i Quiles, KDE
>
>    - Christophe Fergeau, Gnome
>
>    - Michael Zanetti, Unity
>
>    - Philippe Caseiro, Enlightenment
>
>    - Jérome Leclanche, Razor
>
>
> If you want to join the team, please contact pgquiles at elpauer dot org
>
> --
> Pau Garcia i Quiles
> http://www.elpauer.org
> (Due to my workload, I may need 10 days to answer)
>



-- 
Pau Garcia i Quiles
http://www.elpauer.org
(Due to my workload, I may need 10 days to answer)
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