Fwd: FosDem DevRoom
bex at pobox.com
Wed Nov 23 17:56:01 UTC 2016
Would it be possible for you to forward the CFP to appropriate lists in
the Ubuntu community?
[FOSDEM] [CFP] FOSDEM 2017 - Distributions Devroom - Extended
FOSDEM 2017 - Distributions Devroom Call for Participation (new
The Distributions devroom will take place 4 February, 2017 at FOSDEM, in
room K.4.601 at Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Brussels, Belgium.
Distributions are more than just hosted collections of software
upstreams. Each distribution is responsible for problem-solving
testing, and releasing software as well as managing the lifecycle of
application in the collection. Additionally, distributions do
work in ensuring that various versions of upstream software work
and can co-exist. Distribution are also, often responsible, for "de-
upstream software so that security fixes can be applied more quickly.
We welcome submissions targeted at contributors interested in
issues unique to
distributions, especially in the following topics:
- Managing Build/Test/Release processes around shared ideas and
- Lifecycle management, especially in the areas of sandboxing,
containerization, vendoring, and bundling
- Distribution construction tools and infrastructure development and
implementation (building, signing, testing, distribution, etc.)
- Cross-distribution collaboration on common issues, eg: content
infrastructure, and documentation
- Working with vendors and including them in the community
- Building trust and code relationships with the upstream
components of a
distribution and between distributions
- The future of distributions, emerging trends and evolving user
the idea of a platform
- The place of distributions in today's world (including concepts of
containerization, IoT, etc.)
- Onboarding new users and mentorship, facilitating technical growth
- Solving traditional problems like package management, and content
(eg. rpm/dpkg/ostree/coreos )
- Integration technologies like installers, deployment facilitation
( eg. cloud
- Principals of Rolling Releases, Long Term Supported Releases
gated releases, and calendar releases
Ideal submissions are actionable and opinionated. Submissions may be in
form of 25 or 50 minute talks, panel sessions, round-table
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions.
Due to popular demand, We are extending the CFP for the Distributions
Devroom until Friday 02-December-2016. We plan to maintain the rest of
the schedule (e.g. notification dates) as-is. We look forward to your
Submission Deadline: 02-Dec-2016
Acceptance Notification: 5-Dec-2016
Final Schedule Posted: 11-Dec-2016
How to submit
1.) If you do not have an account, create one here
2.) Click 'Create Event'
3.) Enter your presentation details
4.) Be sure to select the Distributions Devroom track!
What to include
- The title of your submission
- A 1-paragraph Abstract
- A longer description including the benefit of your talk to your target
audience, including a definition of your target audience.
- Approximate length / type of submission (talk, BoF, ...)
- Links to related websites/blogs/talk material (if any)
We will be live-streaming and recording the Distributions Devroom.
at FOSDEM implies permission to record your session and distribute the
recording afterwards. All videos will be made available under the
FOSDEM content license (CC-BY).
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the devroom organizers:
distributions-devroom at lists.fosdem.org
Brian Exelbierd (twitter: @bexelbie) and Brian Stinson (twitter:
for and on behalf of The Distributions Devroom Program Committee
On Thu, Sep 8, 2016, at 07:41 PM, Jorge O. Castro wrote:
> Hello everyone, got this in today,
> Is anyone interested in helping out? Some people from Canonical CDO
> will be present at FOSDEM but my team in particular will be
> concentrated around the config management room.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Brian Exelbierd* <bex at pobox.com>
> Date: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 1:42 PM
> Subject: FosDem DevRoom
> To: jorge at ubuntu.com
> Cc: brian at bstinson.com
> Hi Jorge,
> Brian and I are working on the Distro Dev Room submission for Fosdem
> We want to grow the number of organizers as some folks had to
> drop out
> due to other commitments. Our goals are not only to ensure we submit
> something that will appeal to the Fosdem organizers, but also to
> a greater number of talks from a variety of communities and
> increase the
> number of folks helping to man the room.
> Your feedback is very appreciated and if you have ideas of who
> we should
> talk too.
> I realize we have to submit this on Friday so it may be a case
> of people
> who are more active with the CFP and @fosdem org this year and
> participate in the devroom pitch in future years.
> Jorge Castro
> Canonical Ltd.
> http://jujucharms.com/ - The fastest way to model your application
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