FOSDEM Community Devroom 2021 CFP
FOSDEM 2021 (Online) – Community DevRoom Call for Participation!
The twenty-first edition of FOSDEM will take place 6-7 February, 2021 – online, and we’re happy to announce that there will be a virtual Community DevRoom as part of the event.
Key dates / New updates
- Conference dates 6-7 February, 2021 (online)
- Community DevRoom date: Sunday, 7 February, 2021 (online)
- Submission deadline: 22 December, 2020
- Announcement of selected talks: 31 December, 2020
- Submission of recorded talks: 17 January, 2021
- Talks will be pre-recorded in advance, and streamed during the event
- Q/A session will be taken live
- A facility will be provided for people watching to chat between themselves
- A facility will be provided for people watching to submit questions
- The reference time will be Brussels local time (CET)
- Talk submissions should be 30/40 mins – please specify the duration in your submission
IN MORE DETAIL
The Community DevRoom will be back at FOSDEM 2021 (Online). Our goals in running this DevRoom are to:
- Educate those who are primarily software developers on community-oriented topics that are vital in the process of software development, e.g. effective collaboration
- Provide concrete advice on dealing with squishy human problems
- To unpack preconceived ideas of what community is and the role it plays in human society, free software, and a corporate-dominated world in 2021
- We are seeking proposals on all aspects of creating and nurturing communities for free software projects
Here are some topics we are interested in hearing more about this year:
- Creating sustainable communities in the midst of a pandemic
- Community and engagement in a virtual world
- Virtually overworked? Burnout is real, and even more so now.
- Conflict resolution
- How are communities changing in the face of a pandemic and how has it affected them?
Again, these are just suggestions. We welcome proposals on any aspect of community building!
HOW TO SUBMIT A TALK
- Head to the FOSDEM 2021 Pentabarf website.
- If you already have a Pentabarf account, please don’t create a new one.
- If you forgot your password, reset it.
- Otherwise, follow the instructions to create an account.
- Once logged in, select, “Create Event” and click on “Show All” in the top right corner to display the full form.
- Your submission must include the following information:
First and last name / Nickname (optional)/ Image
Mobile phone number (this is a very hard requirement as there will be no other reliable form of emergency communication on the day)
Title and subtitle of your talk (please be descriptive, as titles will be listed with ~500 from other projects)
Track: Select “Community DevRoom” as the track
Event type: Lecture (talk)
Persons: Add yourself as the speaker with your bio
Description: Abstract (required)/ Full Description (optional)
Links to related websites / blogs etc.
Beyond giving us the above, let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to share as part of your submission – Twitter handle, GitHub activity history – whatever works for you. We especially welcome videos of you speaking elsewhere, or even just a list of talks you have done previously. First time speakers are, of course, welcome!
For issues with Pentabarf, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to send a notification of your submission to that email.
FOR ACCEPTED TALKS
- Once your talk is accepted, you will be assigned a volunteer to help you with producing your pre-recorded content.
- This volunteer will help review the content and ensure it has the required quality, and ensure the content is entered into the system and ready to broadcast.
- You must be available for the Q/A session on the day your session is streamed.
If you need to get in touch with the organizers or program committee of the Community DevRoom, email us at email@example.com
Leslie Hawthorn, Shirley Bailes and Laura Czajkowski -Community DevRoom Co-Organizers