DebConf12 schedule is finally available!
As usual, the DebConf conference can only be finalized a couple of
days before DebConf itself starts. But hey — Take a look at it, and
start planning your activities!
Not final, never final
Remember that, even now that the conference schedule is announced, you
can still submit talks to DebConf, following what we call
ad-hoc talks. What are the steps to do it?
- Check the schedule and find the timeslot (day, hour and room)
you want to talk in
your event in Pentabarf, and note the generated event ID
(the last number in the URL after the submission is accepted)
- Send a mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org detailing the event ID, title (just to
confirm it), and the requested timeslot
- All requests _must_ be received at least 24hr before the
requested event for the scheduling team to act accordingly
and for the video team to be able to plan on resources to cover
the requested session
- Video team coverage (event recording plus streaming on a
best-effort basis) will be given to activities scheduled on
the Aula Magna and Roberto Terán
- We will try to grant requests on a first-come-first-serve
basis. If two events are requested for the same timeslot, the
first will have precedence, and we will schedule the second as
close as possible to it. We will notify the submitters if this
happens, of course.
In DebConf12, many talks are organized around the following tracks:
- This track is meant for the local (Nicaraguan/Central American)
community to be attracted to Debian. It does not usually
have technically minded talks; the DebConf general audience is, of
course, invited to take part in it, as there will surely be
interesting angles on how Debian is used in different use-cases,
and there will be interesting Q&A session with the
- Getting involved in Debian
- Central America is a very special region. It has vibrant Free
Software user groups and communities, among which there is an
important interest to get involved in Debian.
will have some talks in Spanish, some talks in English,
explaining different Debian processes and tools, aiming at
attracting locals to contribute to Debian.
- Debian for the cloud
- All about virtualization. Management infrastructure, details on
virtual machine engines, insight on how to tweak your kernel for
optimum virtualized performance, and –of course– how to get it
all humming perfectly with your Debian packages.
- Building and porting
- With an every day stronger transit to mobile computing, we are
seeing a renaissance of porting. At the same time, we finally
have multiarch as part of Debian. And were that not to be enough,
we finally have more than one compiler that can be used for most
of the software in the archive. Put all this together, and you
will have a very interesting track.
- Social activities
- DebConf is as much about technical stuff as it is about
building closer ties within the members of its community. Eating
cheese+wine, going on a trip to the guts of a volcano, having a
nice banquet… Do you want to add an activity to this
- Skills exchange
- Knowledge can also be built by all of us putting our grain of
sand. We first
skills exchange sessions in Bosnia last year, and
they were very well received. Feel free to propose similar
And… Well, three days to DebCamp and counting. See you Real Soon Now