DebConf12 Nicaragua dates confirmed

November 2nd, 2011

DebConf12 to take place in Managua, Nicaragua in July 2012

The Debian Project, the team behind the free Debian operating system, has confirmed the dates and venue for its next annual conference, DebConf12.

The conference will take place from July 8 to July 14 2012, in Managua, Nicaragua. In DebConf's twelve-year history, this will be the first time it will be held in Central America.

Every year, DebConf allows new and existing Debian project participants from around the world to assemble, share knowledge, make collaborative contributions to Debian, and build tighter community bonds. Conference costs are largely funded by corporate sponsors who find significant value in enabling Debian's success.

The members of the Debian community in Nicaragua, working together with their fellow communities in Central America, are very excited to be hosting this event, and are happy to welcome our colleagues from around the world to join us in Managua at this very important and productive conference says Leandro Gómez, leader of the local team for DebConf12. This conference will boost the local Debian and Free Software communities and help to bring awareness for the Debian Project, with new contributors and enthusiasts from our country and the surrounding region joining the Debian community and helping Debian to build the best operating system.

DebConf will be preceded by a day when it opens its doors to the general public, commonly called Debian Day. There will be talks and demonstrations about the benefits of Debian and Free and Open Source software in general to corporate, governmental, academic, and individual users.

The call for papers and registration will open in early 2012.

DebConf12 will be preceded by DebCamp, the yearly developer work sessions, starting on July 1.

The final calendar of the event is:

About Debian

The Debian Project is an association of Free Software developers who volunteer their time and effort in order to produce the completely free operating system Debian GNU/Linux.

About DebConf

DebConf is the annual Debian conference, which has taken place since 2000 in places as varied as Canada, Finland and Argentina. Several hundred developers, contributors, and users gather each year at a new location to further ideas, cooperate, and socialise. More information about DebConf is available from the Debconf website.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the DebConf12 web pages or send mail to <>.