[kde-community] Fwd: [FOSDEM] FOSDEM 2016: Call for Participation
lydia at kde.org
Mon Sep 28 07:18:20 UTC 2015
Hey folks :)
Pau was awesome and already requested the devroom and stand for us for
FOSDEM 2016. The call for maintrack speakers is also open now. If you
can think of something cool please do submit a talk. It'd be great to
have one of us on the main stage talking about a KDE-related topic. If
you need help let me know.
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From: Alasdair G Kergon <agk at fosdem.org>
Date: Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 11:14 PM
Subject: [FOSDEM] FOSDEM 2016: Call for Participation
To: fosdem at lists.fosdem.org
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 5000+ geeks from
all over the world.
The sixteenth edition will take place on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st
January 2016 at the usual location: ULB Campus Solbosch in Brussels.
We now invite proposals for main track presentations, developer rooms,
stands and lightning talks.
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 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.
Proposals for main track presentations should be submitted using
This year, submissions will be reviewed in two batches, beginning with
those received by 16 October.
Questions or remarks? Contact us at program at fosdem.org.
- deadline for first batch of main track proposals
- final deadline for main track proposals
2 November onwards
- main track talks announced (in batches)
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. Content may be
scheduled in any format, subject to approval. Popular formats include
presentation tracks, hacking sessions and panel discussions.
Proposals involving collaboration across project or domain boundaries
are strongly encouraged.
Developer room proposals should be submitted through the form at
which contains further information.
Questions or remarks? Contact us at devrooms at fosdem.org.
- deadline for developer room proposals
- accepted developer rooms announced
2 November (or earlier)
- developer rooms issue Calls for Participation
18 December (or earlier)
- developer rooms publish complete schedules
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. In some
cases, a second table may be possible, if you have a good reason to
- 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:
which contains further information.
Questions or remarks? Contact us at stands at fosdem.org.
- deadline for stand proposals
- accepted stands announced
Lighting talks are short - 15 minutes - 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:
Please select "Lightning Talks" in the "track" field.
Questions or remarks? Contact us at lightningtalks at fosdem.org.
- deadline for lightning talk proposals
- accepted lightning talks announced
All deadlines are at 23.59 UTC.
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