[FOSDEM] FOSDEM Hardware Enablement Devroom: call for speakers.
libv at skynet.be
Tue Dec 10 22:30:22 CET 2019
At FOSDEM on sunday the 2nd of february 2020, there will be another
hardware enablement DevRoom. URL: https://fosdem.org/2020/
This devroom covers topics related to hardware support and enablement
with free software. It includes the following topics:
* peripheral/controller firmwares
* hw support and drivers in bootloaders
* kernel drivers and hardware interfaces
* hardware-related adaptation in operating systems
* tools for firmware flashing
* tools for low-level development
FOSDEM is very much an open source community event, please refrain from
turning in a talk that is meant to be purely corporate or a product
commercial. Also, this is a highly technical devroom on a conference
aimed at developers and advanced users, so only submit a talk on a
subject you actually are involved with. Finally, this devrooms focus is
the technical aspects of the hardware and its enablement in free
projects, rather than the specific applications and use cases that
benefit from it.
With the return of the Embedded and Automotive DevRoom, we have the
ability to schedule full hour talks again, and to go in-depth. If you
however only need half an hour, then this is of course also possible.
The venerable pentabarf system will once again be used for talk
When in pentabarf, spend some time on the abstract and description, for
both the event and the speaker. The abstract should be a shortened
description, and the event abstract will sometimes even be printed
directly in the booklet. BUT, on the website the abstract is immediately
followed by the full description. If your abstract is fully descriptive,
while terse, you might get away with just the abstract. As soon as your
talk is scheduled by the devroom managers, you can see the result of
your handiwork on the main website.
Please re-use your old pentabarf account instead of creating a new one:
lost password: https://penta.fosdem.org/user/forgot_password
Talks are either 50 minutes or 20 minutes long, plus 5 minutes for
All talks will be recorded, and will be streamed out live, and will
later be made available as CC-BY, sometimes minutes after your talk has
As for deadlines, the fosdem organizers want to have a finished schedule
by the 15th of december, but do not count on that deadline, there are
only a limited number of slots available. Given my belatedness in
sending out this CFP, i might get a few more days if i am really really
nice to the core FOSDEM organizers, but again, do not count on that
(extra hugs only go so far when you're built like i am).
On your personal page:
* First and last name
* email address
* mobile number (this is a very hard requirement as there will be no
other reliable form of emergency communication on the day)
Create an event:
* On the General page:
* Event title
* Event subtitle.
* Track: Hardware Enablement Devroom
* Event type: Lecture (talk) or Meeting (BoF)
* Add yourself as speaker.
* Full Description
* select your preferred talk length, either 55 or 25 minutes.
* Add relevant links.
The mobile phone number is the hardest requirement, so you can be
contacted on-the-day when something comes up. Speakers will all receive
my mobile number in return.
Neither email nor phonenumber are publicy visible, nor will this
information be used for anything outside of devroom organization. After
your talk has been scheduled, i usually only send out a single email
with some organizational details in the days before the event.
Everything else can be ignored or will be filled in by me or the FOSDEM
I will be keeping a keen eye on your submissions and will come back with
further questions or make small fixes as needed. Feel free to poke me
with any questions or anything, both on irc (libv at freenode) and on
email (hardware-devroom-manager at fosdem.org).
That's about it. Hope to see you all at FOSDEM :)
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