Updates from the DebConf committee: Mentors for DC19, Timeline for DC20 bids, Wiki migration
Dear DebConf Team members,
the DebConf Committee had a meeting to discuss current topics around
DebConf within the scope of our delegation.
This is our report for the main topics discussed:
## Mentors for DebConf19
As per the updated delegation text
we have extended the ability for former DebConf organizers and other
experienced team members to take over responsibility as the mentors for
a specific DebConfXY team. We have nominated Nicolas Dandrimont (olasd)
and Nattie Mayer-Hutchings (nattie) as mentors to DebConf19 and both
have accepted the nomination.
We expect these two to be the key contact points for the DebConf19 local
## Timeline for DebConf20 bids
We currently have bids from Bratislava, Haifa, India (city tbd.) and Lisbon.
We ask all teams to migrate their bid platforms to
https://wiki.debian.org/DebConf/20 as we will depreciate the
DebConf-specific wiki (see below for details on that).
Please complete the information as per
The committee and DebConf team are here to help teams build their bids.
Please discuss them with us, as you go. We can guide you to thinking
about the important parts of a good bid, and help you to build a
complete, strong bid in time.
We will ask the teams that have updated their bid platforms to
participate in review meetings in January 2019 and announce the winner
for the DebConf20 bid in February 2019.
We plan to hold the review meetings in the week of 14-20 January 2019.
We'll put out a poll for dates and times, in early January, when we have
a final list of bids.
## Wiki migration
We have long discussed the migration of the DebConf wiki to a namespace
in the Debian Wiki and have a window of opportunity now between the
DebConf18 having closed down timely and DebConf19 slowly picking up work.
So, all new content is to be created in the Debian Wiki under the
https://wiki.debian.org/DebConf name space from now on.
The old DebConf wiki will be put into a read only state at the end of
November 2018 with a banner pointing to https://wiki.debian.org/DebConf .
We will archive the wiki text and a static version on static.debian.org
during December and redirect the wiki.dc.o domain there.
We would like to thank the current DebConf wiki maintainers, first and
foremost Kaare, for many years of awesome support and also our Debian
wiki admins for their support in our migration.
If you have any questions or feedback please do not hesitate to write to
firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on the #debconf-team channel on
Have a good time between DebConfs!
on behalf of the DebConf Committee