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FOSDEM 2012 Perl dev-room: Call For Speakers December 21, 2011

Posted by claudio in Uncategorized.
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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 http://fosdem.org/2012/).

Over the last years the Perl community had an increasing presence at FOSDEM. Last year we managed to have both a booth and a dev-room. We collected an impressive positive return and wish to renew the experience.

Our dev-room request for this upcoming edition (2012) has already been approved (the stand request is still pending but 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. 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. 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 before January 11th, 2012. After an evaluation period we will submit a definitive schedule on Saturday 2012-01-21 to the FOSDEM organizers.

Please forward distribute this call as wide as possible (certainly to your local mongers). You can link to this page, url: https://nxadm.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/perlfosdem2012-cfs/.

Claudio Ramirez (nxadm, email: padre.claudio at apt-get.be) and the Belgian Perl Mongers.

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.


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