[Announcement] FOSDEM Desktops DevRoom 2017 CfP
Pau Garcia i Quiles
pgquiles at elpauer.org
Wed Oct 19 23:51:19 UTC 2016
Here is the Call for Participation for the Desktops DevRoom 2017
FOSDEM <https://fosdem.org/2017/> is one of the largest (5,000+ hackers!)
gatherings of Free Software contributors in the world and happens each
February in Brussels (Belgium, Europe). Once again, one of the tracks will
be the Desktops DevRoom (formerly known as “CrossDesktop DevRoom”), which
will host Desktop-related talks.
We are now inviting proposals for talks about Free/Libre/Open-source
Software on the topics of Desktop development, Desktop applications and
interoperability amongst Desktop Environments. This is a unique opportunity
to show novel ideas and developments to a wide technical audience.
Topics accepted include, but are not limited to:
- Open Desktops: Gnome, KDE, Unity, Enlightenment, XFCE, Razor, MATE,
Cinnamon, ReactOS, CDE etc
- Closed desktops: Windows, Mac OS X, MorphOS, etc (when talking about a
- Software development for the desktop
- Development tools
- Applications that enhance desktops
- General desktop matters
- Cross-platform software development
- Thin clients, desktop virtualiation, etc
Talks can be very specific, such as the advantages/disadvantages of
distributing a desktop application with snap vs flatpak, or as general as
using HTML5 technologies to develop native applications.
Topics that are of interest to the users and developers of all desktop
environments are especially welcome. The FOSDEM 2016 schedule
<https://archive.fosdem.org/2016/schedule/track/desktops/> might give you
Please include the following information when submitting a proposal:
- Your name
- The title of your talk (please be descriptive, as titles will be
listed with around 400 from other projects)
- Short abstract of one or two paragraphs
- Short bio (with photo)
- Requested time: from 15 to 45 minutes. Normal duration is 30 minutes.
Longer duration requests must be properly justified. You may be assigned
LESS time than you request.
How to submit
All submissions are made in the Pentabarf event planning tool:
To submit your talk, click on "Create Event", then make sure to select the
“Desktops” devroom as the “Track”. Otherwise your talk will not be even
considered for any devroom at all.
If you already have a Pentabarf account from a previous year, even if your
talk was not accepted, please reuse it. Create an account if, and only if,
you don’t have one from a previous year. If you have any issues with
Pentabarf, please contact desktops-devroom AT lists DOT fosdem DOT org.
The deadline for submissions is December 5th 2016.
FOSDEM will be held on the weekend of 4 & 5 February 2017 and the Desktops
DevRoom will take place on Sunday, February 5th 2017.
We will contact every submitter with a “yes” or “no” before December 11th
The talks in the Desktops DevRoom will be audio and video recorded, and
possibly streamed live too.
In the "Submission notes" field, please indicate that you agree that your
presentation will be licensed under the CC-By-SA-4.0 or CC-By-4.0 license
and that you agree to have your presentation recorded. For example:
"If my presentation is accepted for FOSDEM, I hereby agree to license all
recordings, slides, and other associated materials under the Creative
Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International License. Sincerely,
If you want us to stop the recording in the Q & A part (should you have
one), please tell us. We can do that but only for the Q & A part.
The official communication channel for the Desktops DevRoom is its mailing
list desktops-devroom at lists.fosdem.org.
Use this page to manage your subscription: https://lists.fosdem.org/
The Desktops DevRoom 2017 is managed by a team representing the most
notable open desktops:
- Pau Garcia i Quiles, KDE
- Christophe Fergeau, Gnome
- Michael Zanetti, Unity
- Philippe Caseiro, Enlightenment
- Jérome Leclanche, Razor
If you want to join the team, please contact desktops-devroom AT lists DOT
fosdem DOT org.
Pau Garcia i Quiles
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