[Members] [xmpp] Fwd: [jdev] [CFP] FOSDEM 2016, RTC devroom, speakers, volunteers neeeded

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Fri Nov 20 22:32:12 UTC 2015

The original went straight into my Google spam folder.

Conspiracy theories welcome.
On 20 Nov 2015 20:31, "Ralph Meijer" <ralphm at ik.nu> wrote:

> Dear all,
> Daniel Pocock sent out the attached Call for Participation for the
> FOSDEM 2016 Realtime Devroom, a devroom co-organised by the XSF and the
> telephony crowd. Unfortunately, we haven't gotten any XMPP-related talk
> proposals so far. I just noticed that the CfP never ended up in these
> other mailing lists, so maybe we messed this up or they got dropped in
> moderation.
> Please send in your proposals as soon as possible, by using the FOSDEM
> Pentabarf system, so we have some more great talks to promote XMPP in
> its many of its facets.
> XMPP Rocks!
> --
> Cheers,
> ralphm
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Daniel Pocock <daniel at pocock.pro>
> To: JDev at jabber.org
> Cc:
> Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2015 21:13:06 +0100 (CET)
> Subject: [jdev] [CFP] FOSDEM 2016, RTC devroom, speakers, volunteers
> neeeded
> FOSDEM is one of the world's premier meetings of free software developers,
> with over five thousand people attending each year.  FOSDEM 2016
> takes place 30-31 January 2016 in Brussels, Belgium.  http://fosdem.org
> This email contains information about:
> - Real-Time communications dev-room and lounge,
> - speaking opportunities,
> - volunteering in the dev-room and lounge,
> - related events around FOSDEM, including the XMPP summit,
> - social events (including the Saturday night dinner),
> - the Planet aggregation sites for RTC blogs
> Call for participation - Real Time Communications (RTC)
> =======================================================
> The Real-Time dev-room and Real-Time lounge is about all things involving
> real-time communication, including: XMPP, SIP, WebRTC, telephony,
> mobile VoIP, codecs, privacy and encryption.  The dev-room is a successor
> to the previous XMPP and telephony dev-rooms.  We are looking for speakers
> for the dev-room and volunteers and participants for the tables in the
> Real-Time lounge.
> The dev-room is only on Saturday, 30 January 2016.  The lounge will
> be present for both days.
> To discuss the dev-room and lounge, please join the FSFE-sponsored
> Free RTC mailing list: https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/listinfo/free-rtc
> Speaking opportunities
> ----------------------
> Note: if you used Pentabarf before, please use the same account/username
> Main track: the deadline for main track presentations is midnight
> today, 30 October.  Leading developers in the Real-Time Communications
> field are encouraged to consider submitting a presentation to
> the main track at https://fosdem.org/submit
> Real-Time Communications dev-room: deadline 27 November
> Please also use the Pentabarf system to submit a talk proposal for the
> dev-room.  On the "General" tab, please look for the "Track" option and
> choose "Real-Time devroom".  https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM16/
> Other dev-rooms: some speakers may find their topic is in the scope of more
> than one dev-room.  It is permitted to apply to more than one dev-room but
> please be kind enough to tell us if you do this.  You can find the full
> list of dev-rooms at https://www.fosdem.org/2016/schedule/tracks/
> Lightning talks: deadline 27 November
> The lightning talks are an excellent opportunity to introduce
> a wider audience to your project.  Given that dev-rooms are
> becoming increasingly busy, all speakers are encouraged to
> consider applying for a lightning talk as well as a slot in the dev-room.
> On the "General" tab, please look for the "Track" option and
> choose "Lightning Talks".  https://fosdem.org/submit
> First-time speaking?
> --------------------
> FOSDEM dev-rooms are a welcoming environment for people who have never
> given a talk before.  Please feel free to contact the dev-room
> administrators
> personally if you would like to ask any questions about it.
> Submission guidelines
> ---------------------
> The Pentabarf system will ask for many of the essential details.  Please
> remember to re-use your account from previous years if you have one.
> In the "Submission notes", please tell us about:
> - the purpose of your talk
> - any other talk applications (dev-rooms, lightning talks, main track)
> - availability constraints and special needs
> You can use HTML in your bio, abstract and description.
> If you maintain a blog, please consider providing us with the
> URL of a feed with posts tagged for your RTC-related work.
> We will be looking for relevance to the conference and dev-room themes,
> presentations aimed at developers of free and open source software about
> RTC-related topics.
> Please feel free to suggest a duration between 20 minutes and 55 minutes
> but note that the final decision on talk durations will be made by the
> dev-room administrators.  As the two previous dev-rooms have been
> combined into one, we may decide to give shorter slots than in previous
> years so that more speakers can participate.
> Please note FOSDEM aims to record and live-stream all talks.
> The CC-BY license is used.
> For any questions, please join the FSFE-sponsored
> Free RTC mailing list: https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/listinfo/free-rtc
> Volunteers needed
> =================
> To make the dev-room and lounge run successfully, we are looking for
> volunteers:
> - FOSDEM provides video recording equipment and live streaming,
>   volunteers are needed to assist in this
> - organizing one or more restaurant bookings (dependending upon number of
>   participants) for the evening of Saturday, 30 January
> - participation in the Real-Time lounge
> - helping attract sponsorship funds for the dev-room to pay for the
>   Saturday night dinner and any other expenses
> - circulating this Call for Participation to other mailing lists
> FOSDEM is made possible by volunteers and if you have time to contribute,
> please feel free to get involved through https://volunteers.fosdem.org/
> Related events - XMPP and RTC summits
> =====================================
> The XMPP Standards Foundation (XSF) has traditionally held a summit
> in the days before FOSDEM.  There is discussion about a similar
> summit taking place on 28 and 29 January 2016
> http://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Summit_19 - please join the mailing
> list for details: http://mail.jabber.org/mailman/listinfo/summit
> We are also considering a more general RTC or telephony summit,
> potentially on 29 January.  Please join the Free-RTC mailing list
> and send an email if you would be interested in participating,
> sponsoring or hosting such an event.
> Social events and dinners
> =========================
> The traditional FOSDEM beer night occurs on Friday, 29 January
> On Saturday night, there are usually dinners associated with
> each of the dev-rooms.  Most restaurants in Brussels are not so
> large so these dinners have space constraints.  Please subscribe
> to the Free-RTC mailing list for further details about the
> Saturday night dinner options and how you can register for a seat:
> https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/listinfo/free-rtc
> Spread the word and discuss
> ===========================
> If you know of any mailing lists where this CfP would be relevant, please
> forward this email. If this dev-room excites you, please blog or microblog
> about it, especially if you are submitting a talk.
> If you regularly blog about RTC topics, please send details about your
> blog to the planet site administrators:
>   http://planet.jabber.org        ralphm at ik.nu
>   http://planet.sip5060.net       daniel at pocock.pro
>   http://planet.opentelecoms.org  daniel at pocock.pro
> Please also link to the Planet sites from your own blog or web site.
> Contact
> =======
> For discussion and queries, please join the free-rtc mailing list:
> https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/listinfo/free-rtc
> The dev-room administration team:
>   Daniel Pocock <daniel at pocock.pro>
>   Ralph Meijer <ralphm at ik.nu>
>   Saúl Ibarra Corretgé <saul at ag-projects.com>
>   Iain R. Learmonth <irl at debian.org>
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