Perl@FOSDEM2013: A very late Call for Papers January 25, 2013Posted by claudio in Uncategorized.
Tags: dev-room, fosdem, fosdem 2013, foss, Free Software, Perl
Dear Perl Mongers and friend,
PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO YOUR PERL CONTACTS (excuses for the yelling )
We have to make this short and simple. Therefore most of this email is copied from last year’s Call for Speakers.
Perl Dev-room, Saturday 2 February 2013, 11-19h.
Perl booth, Saturday and Sunday 2-3 February 2013, 11-19h.
FOSDEM, Brussels, 2 & 3 February 2013 https://fosdem.org/2013/
Free University Brussels, Campus Solbosh: https://fosdem.org/2013/practical/transportation/
Why so late?
Because our dev-room request was denied at first. They gave it to another programming language community, so we ended with only a booth. Now, the other community had to cancel their participation. We are Perl, so we jumped in and we asked for this. We got it. Now we have to fill it.
So be quick and send in your presentation proposal.
Send proposal to who?
Both Claudio Ramirez (nxadm, email: padre.claudio at apt-get.be) and Wendy van Dijk (email: nl.pm at wendy.org).
Perl booth and dev-room information (most is from last year’s Call for papers):
The stand request is approved some time ago. The stand will be open throughout the weekend. The dev-room event will take place Saturday, February 2nd 2013 , between 11:00 and 19:00, in room AW.126. The room itself has 75 seats, WIFI and a VGA projector.
This environment, being a university classroom with raised seats, lends itself perfectly for talks. This is a wonderful opportunity to present your Perl project big and small or talk about subjects you care about. We are looking for a variety of subjects on all levels: starter and advanced, generic and specialized, core internals and CPAN. We have 8 hours time, so we have the flexibility of using different time formats: e.g. talks of 20 minutes, more classic talks of 40 minutes or longer (although we learned from experience that longer talks should be split into slices of 20 or 40 minutes).
Please don’t doubt to send a proposal (information about yourself, subject, short description and time needed). 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. Also mention your time constraints (if any).
Please send your talk proposal by e-mail to the address below as soon as you read this. You will receive an answer within 2 days. We will submit a definitive schedule on Sunday 2013-01-27 to the FOSDEM organizers.
Please forward / distribute this call as wide as possible (certainly to your local mongers).
Thank you. Hope to meet you all in Brussels.
NB1: 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.
NB2: We’ll also appreciate volunteers, booth and dev-room. Please tell us your availabilities so we can also prepare a planning for this.