Debian project at several conferences and expos

February 18th, 2005

Six exhibitions and conferences that will cover Free Software and GNU/Linux will take place within the following weeks in several cities where the Debian project participates.

February 22nd - 25th: CONSOL 2005, Mexico City, Mexico

Debianmexico will be present with a booth in the exhibition area. Several Debian developers will be around to answer all kinds of questions, demonstrate different things or happily sign one's gpg-key. Several talks will be held as well:

Tuesday, February 22nd
12:00 David Moreno Garza Creating packages for Debian
18:00 David Moreno Garza How to help the Debian Project
19:30 Steve Langasek The QA crisis in Free Software
February 26th - 27th: FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium

The Debian project will maintain a developers room and Debian developers and users will run a booth as well. A number of talks will be held in the developers room:

Saturday, February 26th
13:30 Gregorio Robles & Diego Barcel├│ Evolution of Debian GNU/Linux
14:00 Andreas Barth The Debian Release Process
15:00 Wookey Embedded Debian
16:00 Frank Lichtenheld Debian Web Services
Sunday, February 27th
10:00 Michael Banck Debian GNU/Hurd
10:45 Guillem Jover Porting to Debian GNU variants
11:30 Hanna M. Wallach The Debian Women Project
12:15 Matthew Garrett Free as in DFSG
14:00 Robert Millan Debian GNU/kFreeBSD
15:00 Thomas Lange Fully automatic GNU/Linux installations
16:00 Jeroen van Wolffelaar Quality Assurance
February 28nd - March 1st: 5th Asia Open Source Software Symposium, Beijing, China

The Asia Open Source Software Symposium (AOSSS) brings together the Asian Free Software and open source community. The first Asia Debian Mini-Conf will precede this year's AOSSS from February 28th to March 1st.

Monday, February 28th
09:45 Martin Michlmayr Systematic Quality Assurance Approach
10:45 Alexander Schmehl How to help Debian
13:15 Andrew Lee Status Report of Debian in Taiwan
16:30 Keysigning session
Tuesday, March 1st
09:00 Andreas Tille Custom Debian Distributions
10:00 Scott Dier Mass Management of Debian Desktops
11:00 Takatsugu Nokubi Searching and CJK
13:30 Simon Horms The Debian Linux Kernel
14:30 Yukata Niibe Bootstraping the M32R Architecture
15:45 Masato Taruishi The many uses of apt-listbug
March 5th - 6th: 7th Chemnitzer Linux-Tage, Chemnitz, Germany

The Debian project will demonstrate their operating system at a booth. Several Debian related talks and one tutorial will also be held during this conference:

Saturday, March 5th
10:00 Torsten Werner Debian GNU/Linux in the foreign office
12:00 Ralf Gesellensetter & Kurt Gramlich Skolelinux/Debian-Edu in the school
14:00 Martin Loschwitz Installing and administering Debian
16:00 Keysigning Party
Sunday, March 6th
11:00 Martin Loschwitz Debian and Kalyxo for a perfect desktop
12:00 Kurt Gramlich Free Software in schools
14:00 Andreas Tille Technical aspects of Custom Debian Distributions
14:30 Andreas Tille Debian-Med reloaded
15:00 Silke Reimer Debian-GIS: Chances for Debian
15:30 Martin Herweg Live-Demo: Edu-Knoppix
16:00 Alexander Schmehl New features in Debian GNU/Linux 3.1
March 10th - 16th: CeBIT, Hannover, Germany

The Debian project will be present at its own booth in the LinuxPark in exhibition hall 6 inside of booth H18. Visitors are invited to exchange GnuPG fingerprints each day at 16:00 at the Debian booth. There will be several Debian related talks in the LinuxForum as well:

Thursday, March 10th
15:15 Klaus Knopper The future of Knoppix
Friday, March 11th
10:15 Michael Meskes Mission Critical Enterprise Services
11:15 Frank Ronneburg Corbiz - The Business-Debian
12:15 Stefan Hornburg Running Debian in an ISP environment
Saturday, March 12th
12:15 Andreas Tille Custom Debian Distributions
Tuesday, March 15th
15:15 Klaus Knopper The future of Knoppix
Wednesday, March 16th
14:15 Thomas Lange Rollout with FAI
15:15 Klaus Knopper The future of Knoppix
March 11th - 14th: IT/Linux Days, L├Ârrach, Germany

The Debian project will run a booth in the exhibition area and will demonstrate several computers running Debian GNU/Linux as well as Debian GNU/Hurd.

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