Debian Expo and Conference Week

June 30th, 2001

The upcoming week is going to be a busy one for the Debian Project. We are going to be present on four exhibitions and conferences taking place in the coming days, in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Mexico.

We invite all interested people in the respective areas to attend these events, meet Debian developers and users, exchange GnuPG fingerprints, discuss Debian and Free Software, and otherwise participate in our vibrant community.

Monday - Thursday
Debian Conference 1 (Bordeaux, France)

Debian Conference 1 is part of the Libre Software Meeting (LSM), an event where virtual organizations or "enterprises" engaged in Free Software development and support that ordinarily coordinate themselves via the Internet are given the opportunity to gather physically.

Excerpts from the schedule:

Tuesday, 3rd

10:00 - 11:30 Debian Quality Assurance by Martin Michlmayr
15:00 - 17:00 Fully Automatic Installation by Thomas Lange

Wednesday, 4th

10:00 - 11:30 Debian OpenBSD by Andreas Schuldei
15:00 - 17:00 HURD by Marcus Brinkmann

Thursday, 5th

09:00 - 10:00 Telemetry Box by Christoph Lameter
10:30 - 12:00 Port of Debian to HP PA-RISC by Xavier Debacker

Wednesday - Thursday
UK Linux Expo 2001 (London, United Kingdom)

Debian will be present at a booth within the ".ORG" stand, which is being provided free of charge by the organisers.

Thursday - Sunday
LinuxTag 2001 (Stuttgart, Germany)

Debian will be present at a booth located in the middle of the regular exhibition floor, alongside traditional companies' booths.

We are planning a demonstration of Debian GNU/Linux running on as many architectures as possible: there will be machines for nine different architectures on the booth (alpha, hppa, i386, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, sparc and sh), as well as an emulation of a tenth one (IBM S/390).

On Sunday, Martin 'Joey' Schulze will give a general talk about Debian.

In addition to these two events, the Debian Project has organized a one-day conference program, called "Debian Day". It aims at developers and advanced users. Debian Day will take place on Friday, July 6th. The schedule follows:

Friday, 6th

10:00 - 11:00 Debian Security by Alexander Reelsen
11:00 - 12:00 Debian in Business by Michael Meskes
12:00 - 13:00 Quality Assurance by Martin Michlmayr
13:00 - 14:00 Package Maintenance by Michael Bramer
14:00 - 15:00 Debian on S/390 by Richard Higson
15:00 - 16:00 Debconf Tutorial by Michael Bramer
16:00 - 17:00 The Magic of rsync by Goswin Brederlow
17:00 - 18:00 Discussion and Keysigning

Friday - Sunday
CompuVenta 2001 Mexico (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)

The CompuVenta is a national exhibition and conference in Jalisco, Mexico. Debian will be presented on several architectures at a booth and Thomas Bliesener will give a speech as an introduction to Free Software and the Debian Project.

It is an exciting week to be a member of the Debian Project; if you would like to find out more about Debian, the events of the coming week should provide excellent opportunities to do so.