DebConf "Newbies"/Non-Regulars Funding Initiative

May 15th, 2011

This year the Debian Project again invites newbies and non-regular attendees to join the annual Debian Conference (DebConf). As a special incentive an extra travel fund has been set up, which is only available to new or non-regular DebConf attendees. Every Debian Developer or Maintainer who has never been to a Debian Conference or who last attended in 2007 (Scotland) or before is invited to participate.

People who want to apply for this special funding or who want to recommend other deserving members of the Debian project can do so by sending a mail to the DebConf Newbies Team <newbies@debconf.org> before June 18. Funding will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis.

In your email please include an estimate of your travel costs, where you are traveling from and the amount you are unable to fund yourself. We also need to know what dates you plan to arrive and leave on, as well as whether you have already registered for DebConf. (If you haven't registered yet, please do so now via the DebConf registration system.)

About DebConf

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 locations as varied as Canada, Finland, Mexico, Scotland, and Argentina.

DebConf11 will take place in Banja Luka, in Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina from Sunday 24 to Saturday 30 July, 2011. DebConf will be preceded by DebCamp, from Sunday 17 to Saturday 23 July, 2011. DebCamp is a smaller, less formal event intended for group work on Debian projects.

More information about DebConf11 can be found on the conference website.

About Debian

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly 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.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at http://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <press@debian.org>.