The Debian Project is pleased to announce that registration is now open for DebConf12, which will take place in Managua, Nicaragua, from Sunday 8 July to Saturday 14 July 2012. The conference will be preceded as usual by one week of DebCamp, from Sunday 1 July to Saturday 7 July.
As previous years, three different registration options will be
available: “Sponsored”, “Professional” and “Corporate”. Through the
“Sponsored” category, the Debian Project intend to help some people
attend who would not be able to pay for their own travel to DebConf.
The “Corporate” category, with a USD 1300 (EUR 1000) registration fee,
is intended for those attending DebConf as representatives of
companies. The “Professional” category, with a USD 650 (EUR 500)
registration fee, is intended for any individual or company who wants
to help the conference by paying the direct costs of their attendence.
It will only be possible to apply for food and accommodation grants
and/or travel grants until 15 May. For more detailed information about
how to register, please see the separate announcement from the DebConf
The DebConf team has arranged an airfare discount for attendees with
SkyTeam through their Global Meetings program. The discount is
available on most SkyTeam airlines for travel from 26 June until 20
July to and from the Managua, Nicaragua, airport (MGA) for the purpose
of attending DebConf12. To see what SkyTeam Global Meetings can offer
for your DebConf12 travel needs, go to
http://www.skyteam.com/GlobalMeetings and enter Event ID 2254S.
Call for papers
Debian invites submissions of proposals for papers, presentations,
discussion sessions and tutorials for its DebConf12 conference.
Submissions are not limited to raditional talks: you could propose a
performance, art installation, debate, or anything else. Official
submissions will be accepted until 1 June 2012, 23:59 UTC.
This year, we will continue to organize some talks into thematic
tracks. If you have a proposal for a DebConf track, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org. Previous examples included “Debian
Science”, “Debian Infrastructure”, and “Community Outreach” tracks.
If you would like to be a track coordinator, please volunteer on that
list. Detailed information on how to submit an event are available on
the mail from the DebConf team .
DebConf is the Debian Project’s developer conference. In addition to a
full schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf provides
an opportunity for developers, contributors and other interested people
to meet in person and work together more closely. It has taken place
annually since 2000 in various locations over the world. If you are
interested in helping by working as a volunteer during DebConf, please
If you or your company are interested in sponsoring DebConf by donating
money or lending equipment, please contact the sponsorship team at
More information about DebConf12 can be found on the conference
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free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of
the largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of
volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain
Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range
of computer types, Debian calls itself the
“universal operating system” .
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