openSUSE Summit Call for Papers
The openSUSE Summit team is now accepting session proposals for the openSUSE Summit. The proposal submission period ends on June 15, 2012 at midnight EDT. Final announcement of the program will occur on or before July 23, 2012. If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Summit aims to continue the tradition of a fun and exciting gathering. We will attempt to deliver a bi-lingual event with some sessions offered in English and some in Spanish. We also want to make this as welcoming as possible by inviting other projects to participate in the Summit.
The openSUSE Summit will have 3 tracks as outlined below. Presentations, BoF (Birds of a Feather) sessions, and work shops are expected to align with the track topic.
The openSUSE Community track provides information and discussion around the openSUSE community. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Project governance and organization
- How can we improve and evolve as a growing community
- What is the task of an Ambassador
- How to get involved
The openSUSE Tech track provides information, discussion, and hands on experience with the technology that makes openSUSE tick. Topics in this track include, but are not limited to:
- The openSUSE Factory development model
- Packaging hands on
- Wiki editing help
- What is OBS and how do I use it
- Tools of the trade of the Artwork team
The open World track provides a platform to present your project, or listen to the interesting things our sponsors want to share. Topics in this track may cover demos and HowTos, FOSS project introductions, or other interesting topics from areas such as the "Maker movement". This is also the platform for cross-community collaboration with upstream or other Linux distributions.
The openSUSE Summit, by virtue of being an openSUSE event, has fun high on the agenda. Therefore, proposals that are "outside the box" of a "regular" software focused conference are encouraged. Collaboratively Building a Giant Paper Mache Geeko has already been proposed and rejected due to environmental concerns.
How to submit session proposals
Submit proposals for the openSUSE Summit using the registration and submission website. If you have not spoken at a previous openSUSE event, please create a new account to submit an abstract. The abstract submission should contain at least a 200 word description of the topic you plan to discuss, as well as a short (~ 50 word) description of yourself.
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