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Announcing miniDebConf Montreal 2020 -- August 6th to August 9th 2020

Dear Debianites,

We are happy to announce miniDebConf Montreal 2020! The event will take
place in Montreal, at Concordia University's John Molson School of
Business from August 6th to August 9th 2020. Anybody interested in
Debian development is welcome.

Following the announcement of the DebConf20 location, our desire to
participate became incompatible with our commitment toward the Boycott,
Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign launched by Palestinian civil
society in 2005. Hence, many active Montreal-based Debian developpers,
along with a number of other Debian developpers, have decided not to
travel to Israel in August 2020 for DebConf20.

Nevertheless, recognizing the importance of DebConf for the health of
both the developper community and the project as a whole, we decided to
organize a miniDebConf just prior to DebConf20 in the hope that fellow
developpers who may have otherwise skipped DebConf entirely this year
might join us instead. Fellow developpers who decide to travel to both
events are of course most welcome.

# Registration is open

Registration is open now, and free, so go add your name and details on
the Debian wiki:


We'll accept registrations until July 25th, but don't wait too much
before making your travel plans! Finding reasonnable accommodation in
Montreal during the summer can be hard if you don't make plans in advance.

We have you covered with lots of attendee information already:


# Sponsors wanted

We're looking for sponsors willing to help making this event possible.
Information on sponsorship tiers can be found here:


# Get in touch

We gather on the #debian-quebec on irc.debian.org and the
debian-dug-quebec@lists.debian.org list.

For more private matters, please email lavamind@debian.org!

For the miniDebConf Montreal 2020 orga team,

-- Jerome

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