[FOSDEM] FOSDEM 2023 - CfP for “Monitoring & Observability” devroom at FOSDEM 2023

Richard Hartmann richih at richih.org
Wed Nov 16 06:40:23 UTC 2022

FOSDEM 2023 will take place during the weekend of 2023-02-04 &
2023-02-05. More details about the event can be found at
http://fosdem.org/ - The devroom itself will take place on Sunday,

You can find a nicely formatted GDoc at

Call For Participation

The Monitoring & Observability developer room is devoted to all things
monitoring and enabling humans to grok computer, system, and other

Presentation topics could include:
Anything regarding metrics/logs/distributed tracing/profiling
Application performance management
Monitoring tools and technologies
Using IT best practices in other fields. Maybe you’re managing wind
farms? A brewery?

And general directions could include:
Beginner-friendly content
Cultural aspects of building good monitoring
Success and failures
In-depth analysis of an interesting problem
Pushing the space forward

Talks will follow this pattern:
25 min followed by 5 min Q&A

Timeline & Selection

Important dates:
2022-11-16: This CfP opens
2022-12-12:  Submission deadline for talk proposals
2022-12-19:  Announcement of the final schedule
2023-02-05:  Monitoring and Observability devroom (Sunday, 09:00-17:00)

Submit your proposal

Use the FOSDEM’s pentabarf to submit your proposal at
If necessary, create a Pentabarf account and activate it. Please reuse
your account from previous years if you have already created one in
the past.
In the "Person" section, provide First name, Last name (in the
"General" tab), Email (in the "Contact" tab) and Bio ("Abstract" field
in the "Description" tab).
Submit a proposal by clicking on "Create event".
Important! Select the "Monitoring and Observability" track (on the
"General" tab).
Provide the title of your talk ("Event title" in the "General" tab).
Provide a description of the subject of the talk and the intended
audience (in the "Abstract" field of the "Description" tab)
Provide a rough outline of the talk or goals of the session (a short
list of bullet points covering topics that will be discussed) in the
"Full description" field in the "Description" tab
Provide an expected length of your talk in the "Duration" field: 25 minutes

Travel assistance

Please note that as this is a community conference with a very tight
budget, we cannot cover any travel or lodging costs.

Recording of talks

The FOSDEM organizers plan to have live streaming and recording fully
working, both for remote/later viewing of talks, and so that people
can watch streams in the hallways when rooms are full. This requires
speakers to consent to being recorded and streamed. By submitting an
event, you give consent for you, your talk, and your content to be
recorded and streamed. You also agree to share your slides in PDF and
optionally other formats. The recordings will be published under the
same license as all FOSDEM content (CC-BY).

Code of Conduct

We follow FOSDEM’s CoC: https://fosdem.org/2023/practical/conduct/. We
also request respect towards the speakers, especially quiet entry/exit
by attendees so that Q&A can run in parallel. If a question is
repurposed for commentary, we will shut it down.

In short: Be excellent to each other

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