Debconf Aug 10 – 16 2008

Debian Conference

Debian Conference is the annual Debian developers meeting, an event filled with coding parties, discussions and workshops – all of them highly technical in nature. It will be held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, from August 10th to August 16th, 2008.

Previous Debian Conferences have featured speakers from around the world. They have also been extremely beneficial for developing key Debian software components, including the new Debian Installer, and for improving Debian’s internationalization.

Debian Camp

Development teams like debian-installer and debian-edu also have the possibility of meeting beforehand for undisturbed collaborative work. However, note that only the basic necessities like bed and network connection will be provided at that time. Interested teams should contact the organizers upfront to make special arrangements.

Debian Day

Meanwhile, decision-makers interested in discovering the benefits of Free Software and Debian users are invited to attend Debian Day, an open house event with presentations of general interest. This time, it will be held after the conference, and in a different city: Buenos Aires, with the purpose of reaching a bigger audience. Its proximity with the Regional Free Software Conference —just after Debian Day, in the same city— will gather lots of people from the community.

Important dates for DebConf8

Reload often! We’ll be updating this schedule with dates you should take into account.

Date Description
June, 2008.
Sunday, 15th Reconfirmation deadline.
If you don’t reconfirm, you lose sponsored food and accomodation!!
Please, if you reconfirm and later decide not to come, tell us in advance. Next year people who fail to do this will be penalised.
Monday, 30th Paper submission deadline.
If you don’t send your paper in time, your talk will NOT be included in the proceedings.
July, 2008.
August, 2008.
Saturday, 2nd Setup
Sunday, 3rd First day of DebCamp
First day for sponsored food+room (only for people with a work plan for DebCamp).
Saturday, 9th Last day of DebCamp (and arrival day for DebConf)
First day for sponsored food+room for people attending DebConf.
Sunday, 10th First day of DebConf talks
Wednesday, 13th Day trip
Wednesday, 13th Conference dinner
Saturday, 16th Last day of DebConf talks
Last day of sponsored food+room. You should leave the 17 in the morning!
Sunday, 17th Cleanup, leave
Monday, 18th DebianDay (in Buenos Aires)

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