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DebConf19 closes in Curitiba and DebConf20 dates announced

The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
DebConf19 closes in Curitiba and DebConf20 dates announced
July 27th, 2019                https://www.debian.org/News/2019/20190727

Today, Saturday 27 July 2019, the annual Debian Developers and
Contributors Conference came to a close. Hosting more than 380 attendees
from 50 different countries over a combined 145 event talks, discussion
sessions, Birds of a Feather (BoF) gatherings, workshops, and
activities, DebConf19 [1] was a large success.

    1: https://debconf19.debconf.org

The conference was preceded by the annual DebCamp held 14 July to 19
July which focused on individual work and team sprints for in-person
collaboration toward developing Debian and host to a 3-day packaging
workshop where new contributors were able to start on Debian packaging.

The Open Day [2] held on July 20, with over 250 attendees, enjoyed
presentations and workshops of interest to the wider audience, a Job
Fair with booths from several of the DebConf19 sponsors and a Debian
install fest.

    2: https://debconf19.debconf.org/news/2019-07-20-open-day/

The actual Debian Developers Conference started on Sunday 21 July 2019.
Together with plenaries such as the the traditional 'Bits from the DPL',
lightning talks, live demos and the announcement of next year's DebConf
(DebConf20 [3] in Haifa, Israel), there were several sessions related to
the recent release of Debian 10 buster and some of its new features, as
well as news updates on several projects and internal Debian teams,
discussion sessions (BoFs) from the language, ports, infrastructure, and
community teams, along with many other events of interest regarding
Debian and free software.

    3: https://wiki.debian.org/DebConf/20

The schedule [4] was updated each day with planned and ad-hoc activities
introduced by attendees over the course of the entire conference.

    4: https://debconf19.debconf.org/schedule/

For those who were not able to attend, most of the talks and sessions
were recorded for live streams with videos made, available through the
Debian meetings archive website [5]. Almost all of the sessions
facilitated remote participation via IRC messaging apps or online
collaborative text documents.


The DebConf19 website [6] will remain active for archival purposes and
will continue to offer links to the presentations and videos of talks
and events.

    6: https://debconf19.debconf.org/

Next year, DebConf20 [7] will be held in Haifa, Israel, from 23 August
to 29 August 2020. As tradition follows before the next DebConf the
local organizers in Israel will start the conference activites with
DebCamp (16 August to 22 August), with particular focus on individual
and team work toward improving the distribution.

    7: https://wiki.debian.org/DebConf/20

DebConf is committed to a safe and welcome environment for all
participants. During the conference, several teams (Front Desk, Welcome
team and Anti-Harassment team) are available to help so both on-site and
remote participants get their best experience in the conference, and
find solutions to any issue that may arise. See the web page about the
Code of Conduct in DebConf19 website [8] for more details on this.

    8: https://debconf19.debconf.org/about/coc/

Debian thanks the commitment of numerous sponsors [9] to support
DebConf19, particularly our Platinum Sponsors: Infomaniak [10],
Google [11] and Lenovo [12].

    9: https://debconf19.debconf.org/sponsors/
   10: https://www.infomaniak.com
   11: https://google.com/
   12: https://www.lenovo.com

About Debian

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly free
community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the
largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of
volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain
Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range
of computer types, Debian calls itself the "universal operating system".

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 Scotland, Argentina, and
Bosnia and Herzegovina. More information about DebConf is available from
https://debconf.org [13].

   13: https://debconf.org/

About Infomaniak

Infomaniak [14] is Switzerland's largest web-hosting company, also
offering backup and storage services, solutions for event organizers,
live-streaming and video on demand services. It wholly owns its
datacenters and all elements critical to the functioning of the services
and products provided by the company (both software and hardware).

   14: https://www.infomaniak.com

About Google

Google [15] is one of the largest technology companies in the world,
providing a wide range of Internet-related services and products such as
online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and

   15: https://google.com/

Google has been supporting Debian by sponsoring DebConf for more than
ten years, and is also a Debian partner sponsoring parts of Salsa [16]'s
continuous integration infrastructure within Google Cloud Platform.

   16: https://salsa.debian.org

About Lenovo

As a global technology leader manufacturing a wide portfolio of
connected products, including smartphones, tablets, PCs and workstations
as well as AR/VR devices, smart home/office and data center solutions,
Lenovo [17] understands how critical open systems and platforms are to a
connected world.

   17: https://www.lenovo.com

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the DebConf19
web page at https://debconf19.debconf.org/ or send mail to

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