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DebConf9 registration, CfP & visa help deadlines approaching


Hurry up! It's only six days left for registering your attendance at 
DebConf9 in Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain, from July 23 to 30, 2009.

The details for DebConf and DebCamp registration are described in 

Also please note: if you need a visa to attend DebConf9 and need help 
getting one, mail visa@debconf.org - do NOT delay this, do this the 
same moment you register! 
Requests for help with visa stuff will not be processed if received after
April 30th, so hurry up, do this now!

Regarding the Call for Papers - it has the same deadline as registration!
(All the info is available one paragraph below the next.)

DebConf Open Day - Call for Papers!

Also please consider whether you could give an interesting Debian related 
talk targeted at a wider audience, which we invite in for DebConf Open Day! 
If you have something that fits that criteria we would love to hear from you!

DebConf9 Call for Papers
We invite submissions of proposals for papers, presentations, discussion
sessions and tutorials for DebConf9. Submissions will be accepted until April

To submit papers, first register for DebConf as described in the mail
registration previously mentioned. Then use the 'New event/paper' button 
on https://penta.debconf.org/penta/submission/dc9 and fill in information 
about your submission on the various tabs. You can use the same interface 
to submit papers for DebConf, DebCamp and DebConf Open Day, by choosing the 
appropriate 'track'.

Looking forward to welcoming you to Cáceres in July, 
  the DebConf team

About DebConf
DebConf is the Debian Project's developer conference. In addition to a full
schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf provides an
opportunity for developers, contributors and other interested people to meet
in person and work together more closely.  It has taken place annually since
2000 in locations as varied as Canada, Finland, Mexico, Scotland, and

DebConf9 will take place in Cáceres from Friday 24th until Thursday 30th

DebConf will be preceded by DebCamp, from Thursday 16th until Thursday 23rd
July.  DebCamp is a smaller, less formal event giving an opportunity for
group work on Debian projects.

If you are interested in helping by working as a volunteer during DebConf,
please contact debconf-team@lists.debconf.org

If you or your company are interested in sponsoring DebConf by donating money
or lending equipment, please contact the sponsorship team at

More information about DebConf9 can be found on the conference website:

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

About Cáceres
Cáceres (pronounced like Katheres, with an accent on the a) is the capital of
Cáceres Province. There have been settlements near Cáceres since prehistoric
times. Evidence of this can be found in the caves of Maltravieso and El
Conejar. The city was founded by the ancient Romans in 25 BC.

The old town, or Ciudad Monumental, still has its ancient walls; this part of
town is also well known for its multitude of storks' nests.  The walls
contain a perfect medieval town setting with no outward signs of modernity.
For this reason many films have been shot here.  The Universidad de
Extremadura and two astronomical observatories are also located in Cáceres.

Cáceres was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 1986 because of the
city's blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance
styles, fruit of the many battles fought here throughout history. An amazing
30 towers from the Muslim period still stand in Cáceres, of which the Torre
del Bujaco is the most famous.

For more information please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cáceres,_Spain 
which this text was based on.

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