Go for MiniDebConf 2021 Regensburg ================================== We are happy to announce that we have decided "Go for the MiniDebConf Regensburg" as we believe that the event can take place. There is still a risk that we might be forced to cancel at the last minute, but the current pandemic situation with the new legal framework looks good at this moment. Extended Registration Deadline / Call For Prensentations ======================================================== As annonced earlier, we are planing to hold MiniDebConf Regensburg 2021 on Oct 2nd/3rd 2021 and with a preceeding MiniDebCamp from September 29th to October 1st. It will cover topics for Debian users, contributors and developers. For more information about the conference, see https://minidebconf-rbg.debian.net/ If you're planing to come to Regensburg but have not registered yet, please head over to https://minidebconf-rbg.debian.net/Registration and add your name to the list or email us at info(at)minidebconf-rbg.debian.net. We ask you to register _latest_ *Tuesday, September 14th 12:00 UTC* as this date alignes with some internal deadlines. We will try to accept registrations past that date, but after this date we cannot guarantee that your registration will unlock all your perks we have planned for. We explictily reserve to close registration early, if we need to, e.g. because we're exceeding a limit imposed on us. Talks wanted - Call for Presentations (CfP) - Extended Deadline =============================================================== As we've got a few slots left, we still accepting talk proposoals until *Friday, September 24th*. Send your proposals to info(at)minidebconf-rbg.debian.net. We are aiming for talks which are related to Debian or Free Software in general. Regular sessions may either be 20 or 45 minutes long (including time for questions), other kinds of sessions (like workshops, BoF, lightning talks) could have different durations. Please choose the most suitable duration for your event and explain any special requests. Also let us know if you have scheduling conflicts (e.g you're leaving a day early). Suggested topics include: * Debian usability * Cloud and containers * Security * Packaging * Automating with Debian * Debian social * New technologies & infrastructure This list is not exhaustive, and anything not listed here is welcome, as long as it's somehow related to Debian or Free Software in general. If in doubt, propose a talk and we'll give feedback. The intention is that talks are held in English but if you don't feel comfortable giving a talk in English, please let us know. Please include a short title, suitable for a compact schedule, and an engaging description of the event. Please provide us with information such as additional speakers, scheduling restrictions, or any special requirements we should consider for your event. The sessions will be recorded on video and these recordings will be released under a suitable free licence. Sprints welcome =============== The place is ideal for sprints; so we encourage teams to assemble and gather in Regensburg! The Pandemic Situation ====================== The good news is, that we've got a new legislative framework since this week: With the 14. Bayerische Infektionsschutzmaßnahmenverordnung, the risk that we will have to cancel the event has been reduced significantly, but we still need to make this disclaimer: If the situation is worsening towards October, we might be forced to either limit the number of people allowed on-site or if it becomes prohibitive to hold an on-site conference, even postpone the conference again. If we have to impose a maximum attandees number on us, we'll have to enforce this limit by considering who has registered first, so register early! We currently don't execpt we'll exceeding this limit. Especially if you are planning to come abroad, consider that there might still be travel restrictions in place, mostly for non-EU countries. To see if you are affected, the RKI has a list on [rki], there is an interactive map on [eu], but also check with your local authorities if there are restrictions e.g on your way back. (The resources are updated frequently) [rki] https://www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete, link to English pdf at https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Transport/Archiv_Risikogebiete/Risikogebiete_aktuell_en.pdf?__blob=publicationFile [eu] https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/DEU When you arrange your travels and accommodation, please make sure to be able to cancel the booking without fees. Pandemic Specific Conditions ============================ Due to changes with the new 14. BayIfSMV, we need to work out a new hygenic concept with the venue. We will post the information on the event wiki page once ready and I try to add some prelimary information on the wiki later today. Contact ======= If you want to get in touch with the local team, please feel free to use email@example.com for this purpose. You can also join #debconf-germany. See you in Regensburg!
Description: PGP signature