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DebConf22 closes in Prizren and DebConf23 dates announced

The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
DebConf22 closes in Prizren, DebConf23 dates announced press@debian.org
July 24th, 2022                https://www.debian.org/News/2022/20220724

Today, Sunday 24 July 2022, the annual Debian Developers and
Contributors Conference came to a close. Hosting more than 210 attendees
from 38 different countries over a combined 91 event talks, discussion
sessions, Birds of a Feather (BoF) gatherings, workshops, and
activities, DebConf22 [1] was a large success.

   1: https://debconf22.debconf.org

The conference was preceded by the annual DebCamp held 10 July to 16
July which focused on individual work and team sprints for in-person
collaboration towards developing Debian. In particular, this year there
have been sprints to advance development of Mobian/Debian on mobile,
reproducible builds and Python in Debian, and a BootCamp for newcomers,
to get introduced to Debian and have some hands-on experience with using
it and contributing to the community.

The actual Debian Developers Conference started on Sunday 17 July 2022.
Together with activities such as the traditional 'Bits from the DPL'
talk, the continuous key-signing party, lightning talks and the
announcement of next year's DebConf (DebConf23 [2] in Kochi, India),
there were several sessions related to programming language teams such
as Python, Perl and Ruby, as well as news updates on several projects
and internal Debian teams, discussion sessions (BoFs) from many
technical teams (Long Term Support, Android tools, Debian Derivatives,
Debian Installer and Images team, Debian Science...) and local
communities (Debian Brasil, Debian India, the Debian Local Teams), along
with many other events of interest regarding Debian and free software.

   2: https://wiki.debian.org/DebConf/23

The schedule [3] was updated each day with planned and ad-hoc activities
introduced by attendees over the course of the entire conference.
Several activities that couldn't be organized in past years due to the
COVID pandemic returned to the conference's schedule: a job fair, open-
mic and poetry night, the traditional Cheese and Wine party, the group
photos and the Day Trip.

   3: https://debconf22.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 [4]. Almost all of the sessions
facilitated remote participation via IRC messaging apps or online
collaborative text documents.

   4: https://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2022/DebConf22/

The DebConf22 website [5] will remain active for archival purposes and
will continue to offer links to the presentations and videos of talks
and events.

   5: https://debconf22.debconf.org/

Next year, DebConf23 [6] will be held in Kochi, India, from September 10
to September 16, 2023. As tradition follows before the next DebConf the
local organizers in India will start the conference activities with
DebCamp (September 03 to September 09, 2023), with particular focus on
individual and team work towards improving the distribution.

   6: https://wiki.debian.org/DebConf/23

DebConf is committed to a safe and welcome environment for all
participants. See the web page about the Code of Conduct in DebConf22
website [7] for more details on this.

   7: https://debconf22.debconf.org/about/coc/

Debian thanks the commitment of numerous sponsors [8] to support
DebConf22, particularly our Platinum Sponsors: Lenovo [9],
Infomaniak [10], ITP Prizren [11] and Google [12]

   8: https://debconf22.debconf.org/sponsors/
   9: https://www.lenovo.com
  10: https://www.infomaniak.com
  11: https://itp-prizren.com/
  12: https://google.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 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 [14] understands how critical open systems and platforms are to a
connected world.

  14: https://www.lenovo.com

About Infomaniak

Infomaniak [15] 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).

  15: https://www.infomaniak.com

About ITP Prizren

Innovation and Training Park Prizren [16] intends to be a changing and
boosting element in the area of ICT, agro-food and creatives industries,
through the creation and management of a favorable environment and
efficient services for SMEs, exploiting different kinds of innovations
that can contribute to Kosovo to improve its level of development in
industry and research, bringing benefits to the economy and society of
the country as a whole.

  16: https://itp-prizren.com/

About Google

Google [17] 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

  17: 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 [18]'s
continuous integration infrastructure within Google Cloud Platform.

  18: https://salsa.debian.org

Contact Information

For further information, please visit the DebConf22 web page at
https://debconf22.debconf.org/ or send mail to <press@debian.org>.

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