FOSDEM 2023 In Person – Community DevRoom Call for Participation!
The twenty-third edition will take place Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February 2023 in Brussels, Belgium.
Key dates / New updates
- Conference dates 4-5 February, 2023 In person
- Community DevRoom date: Sunday 5th February
- Submission deadline: Monday 21st November
- Announcement of selected talks: Thursday 15th December
- You must be available in person to present your talk
- Talk submissions should be 30 mins and this should include Q&A time.
IN MORE DETAIL
The Community DevRoom will be back at FOSDEM 2023 (In Person). 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 local-first communities and authentic and sustainable connections with contributors who are not able to attend in person
- Sustainability in FOSS from a community perspective, e.g. keeping contributors motivated and able to pay their bills and addressing maintainer burnout
- Creating a community around a corporate sponsored open source project that is respectful of its users and FOSS principles
- Self-care in our communities, for both community members and community leaders, e.g. how are we all dealing with burnout and the ongoing impact of the pandemic
- Balancing community expectations with company objectives in a manner that is respectful, authentic, and serves both audiences well
- Community Management best practices
- Dealing with toxic people
- Rewarding volunteer contributors and keeping volunteers motivated
- Effective collaboration techniques
- Recruiting new people to your project
- Creative ways to engage and grow your developer community
Again, these are just suggestions. We welcome proposals on any aspect of community building!
HOW TO SUBMIT A TALK
- Head to the FOSDEM 2023 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
- Email address
- 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.
If you need to get in touch with the organisers or program committee of the Community DevRoom, email us at email@example.com
Shirley Bailes, Leslie Hawthorn, and Laura Czajkowski – Community DevRoom Co-Organizers