Re: upcoming conferences and liveCDs
- From: Luis Villa <luis villa gmail com>
- To: Sriram Ramkrishna <sri aracnet com>
- Cc: Tim Ney <ten gnome org>, David Neary <dneary free fr>, Glynn Foster <Glynn Foster sun com>, marketing list <marketing-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: upcoming conferences and liveCDs
- Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 19:45:22 -0400
whoohoo. so who is volunteering to get that into the wiki? :)
On 5/3/05, Sriram Ramkrishna <sri aracnet com> wrote:
> Oh man, thats just capital. Thanks!
> On Wed, May 04, 2005 at 09:41:24AM -1200, Glynn Foster wrote:
> > Heya,
> > > > There was some discussion of this last year :)
> > >
> > > Yeah, I remembered we had it, but wasn't sure where it went. Did we
> > > get a wiki page up? My thinking is that we could have a general list
> > > of conferences that happen every year, and then a list (either same
> > > place or separate) listing what the date of the next known one is,
> > > whether or not we've contacted the organizer, what speakers we have
> > > there, etc., etc.
> > Okay, found a mail that might help that was in my board-list archives.
> > Here's a cut and paste of the mail from Malcolm -
> > Glynn
> > =======================================================
> > This involves a number of steps and I have made a start on a couple of
> > these:
> > (1) Knowing which conferences are coming up in each area of the world
> > and when their paper submission dates are.
> > - attached to this mail is the start of such a list (ordered by
> > conference date. I need to make a similar list ordered by
> > submission date). Naturally, as you can see, a number of
> > submission dates have already passed by. In such cases, I have
> > listed if there are any GNOME related talks being given.
> > - I have concentrated on desktop-, consumer- and
> > developer-related conferences. There are other conferences at
> > which GNOME talks have been given (e.g. Daniel Veillard's
> > presentation at XML Europe last year) but which are more of a
> > niche market and which require particular speakers to give
> > effective talks.
> > - This list is far from complete. Can people send me any other
> > conferences they know about (including submission deadlines
> > and/or a website so I can scrounge out the info and monitor
> > things). In particular, I have nothing for any South American
> > countries and nothing for Spain, although both areas had
> > conferences last year, if I recall correctly. I suspect there
> > are a couple of British (particularly London-based) conferences
> > that I have missed. I am also not going to be surprised if I
> > have missed a number of significant European and North American
> > summer conferences.
> > - In 2004, we need to also be looking at 2005 conferences.
> > Submission deadlines are months in advance of the conference, so
> > by around mid-2004 we (the entire GNOME community) are going to
> > have to have got our act together for conferences in the first
> > couple of months of 2005.
> > (2) Contacting GNOME volunteers and user groups in the appropriate areas
> > to see if they can help out with demonstration stands and giving talks,
> > etc.
> > (3) Preparing a kit to help kickstart such demonstrations.
> > - There have been posts to various mailing lists over the past
> > few years about what people have learnt when helping out at a
> > GNOME stand at conferences. I am trying to track down all of
> > those.
> > - We need to have something like a HOWTO available for people
> > who want to do this kind of stuff. Possible also a HOWTO for
> > somebody wanting to give a talk about GNOME to the general
> > population. Sometimes it is just a matter of giving people ideas
> > of what they can talk about and convincing them that it is not
> > such a big job, since the people they are talking to may know
> > very little about GNOME.
> > (4) Complete this list. Currently it only contains three significant
> > points. There are probably more.
> > See attached -
> > 2004
> > ======
> > January:
> > 12 - 17: linux.conf.au
> > - http://lca2004.linux.org.au/ (or http://linux.conf.au/)
> > - Adelaide, Australia
> > - much GNOME (and peripherally related) involvement: James
> > Henstridge, Malcolm Tredinnick, Jeff Waugh, Havoc
> > Pennington, Keith Packard, Glynn Foster spread between the
> > main conference and a couple of the preceding
> > mini-conferences.
> > 20 - 23: LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
> > - New York, USA
> > February:
> > 3 - 5: Linux Solutions
> > - Paris, France
> > - http://www.solutionslinux.fr/en/index.php
> > - costs € for exhibition space.
> > 9 - 12: O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
> > - San Diego, USA
> > - http://conferences.oreillynet.com/etech/
> > - too late for this year. Keep in mind for 2005 conference.
> > 11 - 13: Linux Asia
> > - New Delhi, India
> > - http://www.linuxasia2004.com/
> > - speaker registration closes Jan 22, 2004 (?? - maybe).
> > 21 - 22: FOSDEM
> > - Brussels, Belgium
> > - http://www.fosdem.org/2004/index/
> > - Bill Haneman speaking about GOK, Robert Love speaking about
> > Kernel and Desktop.
> > March:
> > 8 - 10: Asia Open Source Software Symposium
> > - Hanoi, Vietname
> > - http://www.asia-oss.org/
> > 17 - 19: Open Standards/Open Source for National and Local eGovernment
> > Programs in the U.S. and EU
> > - Washington DC, USA
> > - http://www.egovos.org/
> > - Bill Haneman et al speaking about accessibility, Leila
> > Chucri talking about the Sun desktop, Nat Friedman on the
> > Enterprise Linux Desktop
> > ???????: California State University, Northridge Conference on
> > Technology and Disabilities (CSUN)
> > April:
> > 13 - 15: Real World Linux
> > - Toronto, Canada
> > - http://www.realworldlinux.com/
> > - submission date for 2004 is past (was 15 Nov 2003).
> > - Desktop usage is one area they look at. Audience is
> > management and senior technology professionals.
> > June:
> > 2 - 4: LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
> > - Tokyo, Japan
> > - http://www.idg.co.jp/expo/lw/eng/index.html
> > 7 - 9: EuroPython
> > - Göteborg, Sweden.
> > - http://www.europython.org/
> > - Talk submission deadline currently unclear
> > 28 - 30: GVADEC
> > - Kristiansand, Norway
> > - http://2004.guadec.org/
> > - talks due by Feb 1, 2004.
> > 27 - 02 (Jul): Freenix and UseLinux conferences
> > - Boston, USA
> > - http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix04/
> > - paper submissions deadlines have passed (was 16 Dec 2003).
> > July:
> > 21 - 24: Ottawa Linux Symposium
> > - http://www.linuxsymposium.org
> > - Ottawa, Canada
> > - last year, GNOME-related talks from Luis, Jody, Nat,
> > Havoc and Jim (Freedesktop BOF).
> > - abstracts due sometime in January 2004.
> > 26 - 30: O'Reilly Open Source Convention
> > - http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2004/create/e_sess
> > - proposals due Feb 9, 2004
> > - Edd Dumbill has a list of ideas for presentations at
> > http://usefulinc.com/edd/blog/contents/2003/12/19-oscon/read
> > ???: UKUUG Summer Conference
> > - Leeds (?)
> > - http://www.ukuug.org/events/linux2004/
> > - abstracts due 12 March 2004
> > August:
> > 2 - 5: Linux World San Francisco
> > 24 - 26: Linux World Beijing
> > 29 - 3 (Sep): Australian Unix Users Group (AUUG) Annual Conference
> > - Melbourne, Australia
> > - http://www.auug.org.au/events/2004/auug2004/
> > - abstracts for tutorials and main conference due 7 May 2004.
> > October:
> > 25 - 27: Linux World Germany
> > 2005
> > =====
> > January:
> > - linux.conf.au
> > - ???, Australia
> > Unknown
> > =========
> > Bangalore conference repeat (from December 2003)
> > LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
> > - Hong Kong
> > - dates and details unknown (was in November in 2003)
> > LinuxTag
> > - In 2003, was held in Karlsruhe, Germany from 10 - 13 July.
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