[FOSDEM] Call for participation

Gerry Demaret gerry at fosdem.org
Sat Aug 11 00:59:12 CEST 2018


We now invite proposals for main track presentations, developer rooms,
stands and lightning talks.

FOSDEM offers open source and free software developers a place to meet,
share ideas and collaborate. Renowned for being highly developer
oriented, the event brings together some 8000+ geeks from all over the
world.

The nineteenth edition will take place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd
February 2019 at the usual location: ULB Campus Solbosch in Brussels.

We will record and stream all main tracks, devrooms and lightning talks
live. The recordings will be published under the same licence as all
FOSDEM content (CC-BY). If, exceptionally, you believe there is a
legitimate reason why your presentation should not be streamed or
recorded, you must seek our agreement before submitting it.


Main Tracks

Previous editions have featured main tracks centered around security,
operating system development, community building, and many other topics.
Presentations are expected to be 50 minutes long (including audience
questions) and should cater to a varied technical audience. The
conference covers reasonable travel expenses agreed in advance and
arranges accommodation for accepted main track speakers if needed.

Proposals for main track presentations should be submitted using
Pentabarf: https://fosdem.org/submit. If you already created an account
in the system for a previous edition, please reuse it rather than re-
registering.

Submissions will be reviewed in two batches, beginning with those
received by 13 October. The final deadline is 3 November.

Questions or remarks? Contact us at program at fosdem.org.

Key dates:

13 October: deadline for first batch of main track proposals
3 November: final deadline for main track proposals
1 November onwards: main track talks announced (in batches)


Developer Rooms

Developer rooms are assigned to self-organising groups to work together
on open source and free software projects, to discuss topics relevant to
a broader subset of the community, etc. Most content should take the
form of presentations. Proposals involving collaboration across project
or domain boundaries are strongly encouraged.

Developer room proposals should be submitted through the form at
https://fosdem.org/devroom which contains further information.

Questions or remarks? Contact us at devrooms at fosdem.org.

Key dates:

20 September: deadline for developer room proposals
30 September: accepted developer rooms announced
16 October (or earlier): developer rooms issue Calls for Participation
15 December (or earlier): developer rooms publish complete schedules


Stands

FOSDEM offers open source and free software projects the opportunity to
display their work during the event. At its stand, a project can share
information, demo software, sell merchandise, give away goodies, and so
on, and personally interact with the visitors.

What we offer:

- one 180x80cm table, positioned in one of the buildings with developer
  rooms, for the entire duration of the conference. A second table is
  possible in a few cases, but the pressure on space means this is
  becoming increasingly rare and needs strong justification. Joint
  submissions that share a table between related projects will be
  favoured in the selection process.
- two chairs per table
- one power socket type C/E (if you require adapters or additional
  sockets, please bring them yourself)
- fast uplink shared wireless Internet access

To apply, please fill out the form at: https://fosdem.org/stands which
contains further information.

Questions or remarks? Contact us at stands at fosdem.org.

Key dates:

2 November: deadline for stand proposals
11 November: accepted stands announced


Lightning talks

Lighting talks are short — 15 minute long — talks on a wide variety of
topics. Anyone who has something interesting to say about an open source
or free software topic can apply. We particularly encourage topics that
do not fit in any of the developer rooms.

Proposals for lightning talks should be submitted using Pentabarf:
https://fosdem.org/submit. Please select "lightning Talks" in the
"track" field. If you already created an account in the system for a
previous edition, please reuse it rather than re-registering.

Questions or remarks? Contact us at lightningtalks at fosdem.org.

Key dates:

24 November: deadline for lightning talk proposals
15 December: accepted lightning talks announced


All deadlines are at 23.59 UTC.


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