[Linux-aus] CFP reminder: Open Source Developers' Conference - Hobart 27-29 Oct 2015
tim at wirejunkie.com
Fri Jul 3 15:21:39 AEST 2015
Note that the Open Source Developers' Conference 2015 Call for Proposals
is still open, just for a few more days!
This year OSDC is coming to Hobart for the first time, and will be held
from October 27-29, at the Wrest Point Convention Centre.
The deadline for proposal submission is July 5, 2015. All you need to
provide at this stage is a brief description and abstract, so there's
still plenty of time before OSDC to prep your talk.
Speakers attend the conference for free; travel and accommodation is
still your own gig, although we may be able to make arrangements in
some special cases.
We welcome first-time speakers; this is a fun conference with a great
community. We'd love to hear what you have to say about open source,
whether it's software, hardware, data, education or government.
Please sign up at https://2015.osdc.com.au/, create a speaker profile
and propose a presentation. You can submit as many proposals as you
wish, and come back to edit them later, so why not get started today?
== Focus ==
The focus for OSDC 2015 is Opening Up For A Better World. Open source
software, hardware and standards facilitate higher quality technology,
better security and faster innovation; open data allows us to better
discover and understand the world we live in; open government aims to
ensure that citizens can participate in their democracy; open access
publishing exists to spread knowledge and allow that knowledge to be
built upon. Open by design is the best default.
== Topics ==
While we're looking for presentations related to creation or use of open
source, naturally, there are many aspects that you could address:
* Cultivating an open source community
* Showcasing a successful, or unsuccessful open source implementation
* Open source in the physical world
* Open source in education
* Open source in the business world
* Closed source in an open source world
* Open Standards and Open Data
* Open Government
These, and many more topics that are relevant to today's open source
developers are desirable to help provide a diverse range of subjects at
this years conference.
Register now at https://2015.osdc.com.au/ - we'd love to hear from you!
Please also feel free to forward this CFP to anyone else you feel may
(on behalf of the OSDC 2015 team)
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