[FOSDEM] FOSDEM 2018 - Distributions Devroom Call for Participation

Brian Exelbierd bex at pobox.com
Fri Nov 3 14:24:04 CET 2017



On Wed, Nov 1, 2017, at 08:19 AM, Pierre FICHEUX wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Does "distributions" devroom includes tools such as Yocto?

It can.  We are focused on the content of the talks, not the definition
of distribution.

regards,

bex

> 
> thx
> 
> -- 
> Pierre FICHEUX -/- CTO Smile-ECS, France -\- pierre.ficheux at smile.fr
>                               http://www.smile.fr
>                               https://smile.eu/fr/offres/embarque-iot
> I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source 
> code
> 
> Le 2017-10-31 17:55, Brian Exelbierd a écrit :
> > The Distributions devroom will take place Sunday 4 February 2018 at
> > FOSDEM, in Brussels, Belgium at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
> > 
> > For this year's distributions devroom, we want to focus on the ways 
> > that
> > distribution technologies can be leveraged to allow for easier
> > creation of a multi-verse of artifacts from single source trees. We 
> > also
> > want to continue to highlight the huge efforts being made in shared
> > environments around Build/Test/Release cycles.
> > 
> > We welcome submissions targeted at contributors interested in issues
> > unique to distributions, especially in the following topics:
> > 
> > - Distribution and Community collaborations, eg: how does code flow 
> > from
> >   developers to end users across communities, ensuring trust and code
> >   audibility
> > 
> > - Automating building software for redistribution to minimize human
> >   involvement, eg: bots that branch and build software, bots that
> >   participate as team members extending human involvement
> > 
> > - Cross-distribution collaboration on common issues, eg: content
> >   distribution, infrastructure, and documentation
> > 
> > - Growing distribution communities, eg: onboarding new users, helping
> >   new contributors learn community values and technology,  increasing
> >   contributor technical skills, recognizing and rewarding contribution
> > 
> > - Principals of Rolling Releases, Long Term Supported Releases (LTS),
> >   Feature gated releases, and calendar releases
> > 
> > - Distribution construction, installation, deployment, packaging and
> >   content management
> > 
> > - Balancing new code and active upstreams verus security updates, back
> >   porting and minimization of user breaking changes
> > 
> > - Delivering architecture independent software universally across
> >   architectures within the confines of distribution systems
> > 
> > - Effectively communicating the difference in experience across
> >   architectures for developers, packagers, and users
> > 
> > - Working with vendors and including them in the community
> > 
> > - The future of distributions, emerging trends and evolving user 
> > demands
> >   from the idea of a platform
> > 
> > Ideal submissions are actionable and opinionated. Submissions may
> > be in the form of 25 or 50 minute talks, panel sessions, round-table
> > discussions, or Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions.
> > 
> > Dates
> > ------
> > Submission Deadline: 03-Dec-2017 @ 2359 GMT
> > Acceptance Notification: 8-Dec-2017
> > Final Schedule Posted: 15-Dec-2017
> > 
> > How to submit
> > --------------
> > Visit https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM18
> > 
> > 1.) If you do not have an account, create one here
> > 2.) Click 'Create Event'
> > 3.) Enter your presentation details
> > 4.) Be sure to select the Distributions Devroom track!
> > 5.) Submit
> > 
> > What to include
> > ---------------
> > - The title of your submission
> > - A 1-paragraph Abstract
> > - A longer description including the benefit of your talk to your 
> > target
> >   audience, including a definition of your target audience.
> > - Approximate length / type of submission (talk, BoF, ...)
> > - Links to related websites/blogs/talk material (if any)
> > 
> > Administrative Notes
> > ----------------
> > We will be live-streaming and recording the Distributions Devroom.
> > Presenting at FOSDEM implies permission to record your session and
> > distribute the recording afterwards. All videos will be made available
> > under the standard FOSDEM content license (CC-BY).
> > 
> > If you have any questions, feel free to contact the
> > devroom organizers: distributions-devroom at lists.fosdem.org
> > (https://lists.fosdem.org/listinfo/distributions-devroom)
> > 
> > Cheers!
> > 
> > Brian Exelbierd (twitter: @bexelbie) and Brian Stinson (twitter:
> > @bstinsonmhk) for and on behalf of The Distributions Devroom Program
> > Committee
> > 
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