What will tracks be like?

Tracks are a good way for conference attendees to plan their sessions, by choosing which topics they most relate to, and also to invite people to submit their talks related to others with a similar topic.

At the time when talks are being submitted, some people expect tracks to be pre-defined, and available for categorizing their submissions. On the other hand, some people think of tracks as sub-conferences, where a person (the track coordinator) is in charge of a series of adjacent timeslots, and takes care of getting talks to fill the time they have, prepare the schedule of the track itself, and even rank the proposals and do talk selection in case they get more proposals than time.

Tracks can either take a half day (3 or 4 timeslots), or a full day (7 timeslots), in a single lecture room.

We prefer to let attendees self-organize tracks (see below on how to propose a track), but the content team might also create tracks as they organically appear amongst accepted talks; feel free to volunteer as the coordinator for an orphan track!

Tracks for DC19

Track name



Cloud and containers

Debian Blends

Debian in Science


Introduction to Free Software & Debian


Packaging, policy and infrastructure


Social context

Systems administration, automation and orchestation

Proposing a track