Planning and coordination for DebConf19 Open Day (copied from DC17).

There are three projects planned for Open Day:

Additionally, we should offer non-commercial projects to have booths in the Foyer during the day.

Debian Install-fest

Coordinator: <sign-up here>

Invite the community and public to bring their devices and get help to install Debian on them.

We can use the ?? (large open space) for this.

The videoteam should be able to setup video for DebConf at the same time.



Coordinator: <sign-up here>

The idea being to offer workshops teaching people to use popular free software tools.

Ideas (and potential facilitators):

Talks and presentations

Coordinator: <sign-up here>

Talks aimed at the general public and/or newcomers to the Debian project.

Proposals should be submitted through the regular submission form on the website.

Please directly contact people who may be interested by forwarding the CfP (once it's done).

Call for proposals

An Open Day-specific CfP should be sent out to invite people to submit their proposals for workshops and talks.

The text draft in English and French is here:

We should send the CfP to:

Please indicate (done) when the message has been sent out to a group/list.

Announce OD Schedule

An announcement of the newly published Open Day schedule should be sent to the following correspondents/organisations. Please mark the person/orga as done once the message has been sent to them.

French and English versions of the form email follow the list of places to which to send.


Contact (To:)

Date Sent



V. Sage <>,

20:17, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Absent. Will not be back until August 14th. Sent to the student association instead. Can confirm it was sent to all students.

Bois-de-Boulogne, Talel.Zid@bdeb, Soraya.Ferdenache@bdeb, Anis.Boubaker@bdeb,, jean-joseph.thomas@bdeb, hafed.benteftifa@bdeb, forum des étudiants du groupe 217

15:34, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Couldn't find a central address to reach all Computer Science students and staff, so I sent to all my profs and to the students in my group.

Agenda du Libre

17:59, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Updated event on the AdL calendar

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<br> We are delighted to announce that the schedule for DebConf's Open Day, which will take place on Saturday, August 5th at Collège Maisonneuve, has been published. It is now available at

Events scheduled for the day include, amonst others: * A Newbie's Newbie Guide to Debian * Ask Anything About Debian * Debian Packaging 101, and * Debian ?InstallFest

Everyone is welcome! Collège Maisonneuve is located at 3800 Sherbrooke Street E, Montreal (Quebec) H1X 2A2.

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 South Africa, Finland, Nicaragua and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Previous Debian Conferences have featured speakers from around the world. They have also been extremely beneficial for developing key Debian software components, including the new Debian Installer, and for improving Debian's internationalization.

To find out more about the Debian Project, please visit <br><nowiki>

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