FOSDEM 2014 Desktops DevRoom Call for Talks


As usual, it's time to submit your talk proposal for FOSDEM


FOSDEM is one of the largest gatherings of Free Software contributors
in the world and happens each February in Brussels (Belgium). One of
the tracks will be the Desktops DevRoom (formerly known as
"CrossDesktop DevRoom"), which will host Desktop-related talks.

We are now inviting proposals for talks about Free/Libre/Open-source
Software on the topics of Desktop development, Desktop applications
and interoperability amongst Desktop Environments. This is a unique
opportunity to show novel ideas and developments to a wide technical

Topics accepted include, but are not limited to: Enlightenment, Gnome,
KDE, Unity, XFCE/Razor, Windows, Mac OS X, general desktop matters,
applications that enhance desktops and web (when related to desktop).

Talks can be very specific, such as developing mobile applications
with Qt Quick; or as general as predictions for the fusion of Desktop
and web in 5 years time. Topics that are of interest to the users and
developers of all desktop environments are especially welcome. The
FOSDEM 2013 schedule might give you some inspiration:

Please include the following information when submitting a proposal:

Your name
The title of your talk (please be descriptive, as titles will be
listed with around 250 from other projects)
Short abstract of one or two paragraphs
Short bio (with photo)
Requested time: from 15 to 45 minutes. Normal duration is 30 minutes.
Longer duration requests must be properly justified. You may be
assigned LESS time than you request.

The deadline for submissions is December 14th 2013. FOSDEM will be
held on the weekend of 1-2 February 2014. Please use the following
website to submit your proposals:

You can also join the devroom's mailing list, which is the official
communication channel for the DevRoom:
desktops-devroom lists fosdem org (subscription page for the mailing
list: )

– The Desktops DevRoom 2014 Organization Team


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