[London.PM] Draft for call for speakers @ FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium
Wendy G.A. van Dijk
nl.pm at wendy.org
Mon Dec 5 21:00:47 GMT 2011
This is the draft of the call for speakers for
FOSDEM 2012. Please give your comments,
corrections and ideas regarding this texts.
Specifically, I would very much appreciate your
input regarding dates, deadlines and subjects of
talks. Additionally, I am not too sure about the
sponsoring part. We can remove it altogether for the text.
THIS IS A DRAFT AND NOT THE DEFINTIVE CALL FOR SPEAKERS.
Taking place in the beautiful city of Brussels
(Belgium), FOSDEM is the biggest free and
non-commercial European event organized by and
for the community. Its goal is to provide Free
and Open Source developers a place to meet (see
Two years ago, the Perl community was for the
first time present at FOSDEM. Our presence a
booth was very successful. It boosted our
confidence and the following year we came back
with a bigger group, a bigger stand and --for the
first time-- a dev-room. The talks were varied,
interesting... and well attended.
For this upcoming edition (2012), our dev-room
request has been approved (the stand request is
still pending and we foresee no problems there).
The stand will be open throughout the weekend.
The dev-room event will take place Sunday
February 5th 2012 , between 9 and 17h.
We, the Perl community, are free to spent our
time in the dev-room as we see fit (of course
respecting the frame of Free and Open Source
software). The room itself has 81 seats, WIFI and a VGA projector.
This environment, being a university classroom
with raised seats, lends itself perfectly for talks and classes.
This is a wonderful opportunity to present your
Perl project big and small or teach about
subjects you care about. We are looking for a
variety of subjects on all levels: starter and
advanced, generic and specialised, core internals
and CPAN. We have 8 hours time, so we have the
flexibility of using different time formats: e.g.
lightnings talks of 20 minutes, more classic
talks of 40 minutes or longer, and classes of 1
hour (or longer, depending on the complexity).
Please don't doubt to send a proposal
(information about yourself, subject, short
description and time needed) if you think you
have the material. If you have several subjects
you are enthusiastic to talk about please send
alternative proposals. In the case more than one
talk is not selected, your proposal will help us
when putting the schedule together and even have
backup talks in case someone cancels.
Please send your talk or class proposal before
January 6th, 2012. We will confirm the
talk/course as soon as possible, with Saturday
2012-01-21 being our own deadline to send our
schedule to the FOSDEM organizer. <THIS NEEDS MORE WORK>
Claudio Ramirez (nxadm,
<mailto:padre.claudio at apt-get.be>padre.claudio at apt-get.be)
and the Belgian Perl Mongers.
NB: This is a community event without sponsoring.
We don't have the means to pay for your trip and
time. If you want to sponsor part of the event,
please feel free to contact us.
THIS IS A DRAFT AND NOT THE DEFINITIVE CALL FOR SPEAKERS.
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