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DebConf16 Call for Proposals deadline extended to 15 May 2016

DebConf16: Call for Proposals (Reminder and Extension)

The DebConf Content team would like to remind you about the Call for
Proposals for the DebConf16 conference [0], to be held in Cape Town,
South Africa from 2 through 9 July 2016.

[0]: <https://debconf16.debconf.org/>

The CfP has been extended by two weeks. All proposals must be submitted
before Sunday 15 May 2016 to be evaluated for the official schedule.

Submitting an Event

Submit a talk [1] and describe your proposal. Please note, events are
not limited to traditional presentations or informal sessions (BoFs). We
welcome submissions of tutorials, performances, art installations,
debates, or any other format of event that you think would be beneficial
to the Debian community.

[1]: <https://debconf16.debconf.org/talks/new/>

Please include a short title, suitable for a compact schedule, and an
engaging description of the event. You should use the field "Notes" to
provide us information such as additional speakers, scheduling
restrictions, or any special requirements we should consider for your

Regular sessions may either be 20 or 45 minutes long (including time for
questions), other kinds of sessions (like workshops) could have
different durations. Please choose the most suitable duration for your
event and explain any special requests.

Topics and Tracks

Though we invite proposals on any Debian or FLOSS related subject, we
have some broad topics on which we encourage people to submit proposals,

- Debian Packaging, Policy, and Infrastructure
- Security, Safety, and Hacking
- Debian System Administration, Automation and Orchestration
- Containers and Cloud Computing with Debian
- Debian Success Stories
- Debian in the Social, Ethical, Legal, and Political Context
- Blends, Subprojects, Derivatives, and Projects using Debian
- Embedded Debian and Hardware-Level Systems

Video Coverage

Providing video of sessions amplifies DebConf achievements and is one of
the conference goals [2]. Unless speakers opt-out, official events will
be streamed live over the Internet to promote remote participation.
Recordings will be published later under the DebConf license [3], as
well as presentation slides and papers whenever available.

[2]: <http://debconf.org/goals.shtml>
[3]: <http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/LICENSE>

Contact and Thanks to Sponsors

DebConf would not be possible without the generous support of all our
sponsors, especially our platinum sponsor HPE [4]. DebConf16 is still
accepting sponsors; if you are interested, or think you know of others
who would be willing to help, please get in touch [5]!

[4]: <http://www.hpe.com/engage/opensource>
[5]: <https://debconf16.debconf.org/get-involved/>

You are welcome to contact the Content Team with any concerns about your
event, or with any ideas or questions about DebConf events in general.
You can reach us at <content@debconf.org>.

Registration Reminder

We remind you that registration for DebConf is open. Please log into the
DebConf16 website and register from your profile page. [6]

[6]: <https://debconf16.debconf.org/accounts/profile/>

To request bursaries (sponsorship) for food, accommodation, or travel,
you had to be registered by Sunday, 10 April 2016.

Registration is still accepted in any of the basic, professional, and
corporate categories. However, accommodation on the campus will no
longer be guaranteed, and requests for bursaries for Debian contributors
are no longer accepted. There are still diversity bursaries available.

Even if you are not certain you will be able to attend, we recommend
registering now. You can always cancel your registration, before the
deadline.  We do suggest that attendees begin making travel arrangements
as soon as possible, of course.

We hope to see you all in Cape Town!

The DebConf 16 team

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