Fwd: FOSDEM 2015 Desktops DevRoom Call for Talks

Pau Garcia i Quiles pgquiles at elpauer.org
Mon Oct 27 19:54:17 GMT 2014



FOSDEM <http://www.fosdem.org> is one of the largest gatherings of Free
Software contributors in the world and happens each February in Brussels
(Belgium). 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: Enlightenment, Gnome, KDE,
Unity, XFCE, LXQt, Windows, Mac OS X, software development for the desktop,
general desktop matters, applications that enhance desktops and web (when
related to desktop).

Talks can be very specific, such as the advantages/disadvantages of
development with Qt on Wayland over X11/Mir; or as general as predictions
for the fusion of Desktop and web in 5 years time. Topics that are of
interest to the users and developers of all desktop environments are
especially welcome. The FOSDEM 2014 schedule
<https://archive.fosdem.org/2014/schedule/track/desktops/> might give you
some inspiration.

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 250 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.

The deadline for submissions is December 7th 2014. FOSDEM will be held on
the weekend of January 31st-February 1st 2015 and the Desktops DevRoom will
take place on Sunday, February 1st 2015. Please use the following website
to submit your proposals: https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM15 (you
do not need to create a new Pentabarf account if you already have one from
past years).

You can also join the devroom’s mailing list, which is the official
communication channel for the DevRoom: desktops-devroom at lists.fosdem.org
<https://lists.fosdem.org/private/desktops-devroom/> (subscription page
<https://lists.fosdem.org/listinfo/desktops-devroom> for the mailing list)

– The Desktops DevRoom 2015 Organization Team

Pau Garcia i Quiles
(Due to my workload, I may need 10 days to answer)
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