Fwd: Fwd: FosDem DevRoom

Jorge O. Castro jorge at ubuntu.com
Wed Nov 23 22:07:02 UTC 2016

Can someone add this to the next newsletter? Thanks!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Brian Exelbierd <bex at pobox.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 12:56 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd: FosDem DevRoom
To: "Jorge O. Castro" <jorge at ubuntu.com>, ubuntu-community-team <
ubuntu-community-team at lists.ubuntu.com>

Hi All,

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 deadline)

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 from various
upstreams. Each distribution is responsible for problem-solving in building,
testing, and releasing software as well as managing the lifecycle of each
application in the collection. Additionally, distributions do very important
work in ensuring that various versions of upstream software work well
and can co-exist. Distribution are also, often responsible, for
upstream software so that security fixes can be applied more quickly.

We welcome submissions targeted at contributors interested in issues unique
distributions, especially in the following topics:

- Managing Build/Test/Release processes around shared ideas and resources

- 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 demands
  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 within
  contributor base

- Solving traditional problems like package management, and content
  (eg. rpm/dpkg/ostree/coreos )

- Integration technologies like installers, deployment facilitation ( eg.
  contextualisation )

- Principals of Rolling Releases, Long Term Supported Releases (LTS),
  gated releases, and calendar releases

Ideal submissions are actionable and opinionated. Submissions may be in the
form of 25 or 50 minute talks, panel sessions, round-table discussions, or
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

Revised Dates
Submission Deadline: 02-Dec-2016
Acceptance Notification: 5-Dec-2016
Final Schedule Posted: 11-Dec-2016

How to submit
Visit https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM17

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!
5.) Submit

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)

Administrative Notes
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 standard
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

Thank you



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 attract
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

Jorge Castro
Canonical Ltd.
http://jujucharms.com/ - The fastest way to model your application
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