[FOSDEM] Mozilla Devroom - Call for Papers [FOSDEM 2018]

Ziggy Maes ziggy.maes at mozilla.org.uk
Sat Nov 11 14:19:00 CET 2017

Hello all


This is call for all Mozillians (volunteers & staff alike) to submit their talks for FOSDEM 2018.


It’s that time of the year again! The Call for Papers for Europe’s largest FLOSS event, FOSDEM, happening on February 3 & 4 2018 in Brussels, has now officially opened. Just like previous years, Mozilla has secured a Devroom for a full day and we would love to see and hear all your wonderful talks. Those of you that have no idea what FOSDEM is about, I strongly recommend you take a look at their website (www.fosdem.org). For those of you that (now) do, I have included a list of topics that we are particularly keen to see in our room. Developer rooms are assigned to self-organising groups to work together on open source projects and to discuss topics relevant to a broader subset of the community.


Proposals should not be limited to the list but those that are might stand a higher chance of getting accepted. In fact, we do encourage you to submit talks that are not on the list, you never know. But please be aware that FOSDEM is a developer oriented conference.


Essential info:

CfP deadline: December 6th 2017 (acceptance/rejection notice by December 15th 2017)
Duration: 30 or 60 minute talks (including Q&A)
Sponsorship available for contributors traveling from Europe

All talks will be streamed live, recorded and made available through the FOSDEM archives. By sending in your proposal you agree to these terms. Note that recordings will be published under the same license as all other FOSDEM content (cc-by), however, exceptions can be requested.


To submit your proposal, visit :



If you have previously submitted a proposal for FOSDEM, you will most likely already have a Pentabarf account. Please be considerate and try to recover your credentials if possible. If you have not, feel free to register a new account. Once you’re logged in, click “Create Event” in the menu and use that form to submit your proposal. Make sure to select the “Mozilla devroom” as track, otherwise your talk will be rejected. Please include the following items:

Title and subtitle of your talk
The duration (either 30 or 60 minutes)
An abstract of your presentation
A full description of your presentation
Any relevant links to websites, blogs, documentation, or other resources

Contributors selected for a talk will have their travel and accommodation sponsored. Due to this short deadline and a limited budget, only contributors traveling from Europe are eligible for this sponsorship. If you are traveling at your own expense, or require assistance in acquiring a VISA, please contact Anthony Maton or myself (you can grab our e-mail addresses from https://mozillians.org/ ). 


Best of luck to all of you!


Kind regards

Ziggy Maes


List of preferred topics:
Privacy tools
Diversity & Inclusion
Common Voice project (or other Voice projects)
Browser add-ons and the WebExtensions API
Firefox for Android / iOS
HTML5 games
Security and usability

Community Participation Guidelines

The Mozilla devroom respects Mozilla's community participation guidelines along with the FOSDEM Code of Conduct. These guidelines cover our behaviour as participants, facilitators, space wranglers, staff, volunteers, vendors, and anyone else involved in making the Mozilla devroom possible.




** A copy of this CfP can be found on our Discourse platform: https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/fosdem-2018-call-for-papers/21453 **


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