DebConf 2021 bid for India

DebConf 2021 bid for India

This page contains the bid information for ?DebConf 2021 in India.

Motivation Behind the bid

The Indian Debian community has been looking foreword to hosting a DebConf in India for a while now and finally for DebConf 2018 we made our first move. We placed our first informal bid for a DebConf at India at DebConf Taiwan in 2018. India has a diverse community of Debian users and developers distributed all over the country. It had been a while since a DebConf came to this part of the world and the developer communities were eagerly waiting for it to happen. That was when DebConf Taiwan happened and it is quite undeniable that it was a great Devconf. We want to continue on that momentum and go on to host another DebConf in Asia, in India.

Why India

India is the country with the second largest population in the world. It is geographically, linguistically and culturally a very diverse country. We have always played various important roles in world history, being the birthplace of zero the number, yoga, chess and more. In India we believe in the philosophy of "Unity in diversity", we're a country that believes in understanding and accepting each other's differences and working together for a better future. 'Atithi Devo Bhava' is a common household Sanskrit mantra that translates to "be one for whom the guest is God", which says a lot about the hospitality of the Indian People. Although it has some of the biggest cities in the world, much of it is in Rural and there are some incredible sites to be discovered all the time. The geographical diversity of India is world-famous. In the North, we have the Himalayas and many mountainous regions and to the South, we have many beaches, there are deserts in the west and alot of tribal cultures thrive in the east.

Among the various travel-oriented reasons for India, we want to bring to your attention the various Free and Open Source Software Communities which are present in various parts of India and are diverse in terms of Technology. There are many Libre Software User groups [LUGs] all over India.

Diverse Open Source Communities

There are many free and open source communities in India. This is a good chance to introduce them to the global community of Debian.

Some of the free and open source communities in India are listed below:

and the list is too big to be included here. Various other open source communities are also present and can be found on fsug.in

Debian Events

We have an active Debian community here organizing big and small events throughout the year, from ?MiniDebConfs, ?DebUtsavs, Debian Release Parties, Packaging Workshops we have all types of events.

https://wiki.debian.org/DebianIndia https://wiki.debian.org/ReleasePartyBuster https://wiki.debian.org/ReleasePartyStretch https://wiki.debian.org/ReleasePartyJessie https://wiki.debian.org/ReleasePartyWheezy

Regular, Local, and Large Open Source Conference Experience

We have hosted many other conferences in Different regions around India. Some of the most prominent one's being.

How to reach India ?

Although we are yet to narrow down on a specific venue.

Visas, Customs and Entering the Country

Conference visa is generally issued to attend conferences/ seminars/ workshops. Duration of visa sought may allow for tourism/ sightseeing in India in addition to attending the conference, etc.

Please note the validity of the visa is effective from the date of issue.

Local Team

Debian Team

~ Pirate Praveen (DD) ~ Sruthi Chandran (DD) ~ Abhijith PA (DD) ~ Balasankar C (DD) ~ Kartik Mistry (DD) ~ Kumar Appaiah (DD) ~ Utkarsh Gupta (DM) ~ Sagar Ippalpalli (DM) ~ Raju Devidas (D?)

Free Software Enthusiasts

Kannan, Ambady, Ranjith, Sakshi, Anupa, Minto, Mangesh, Pranav, Kartik, Tarun, Siji, Balram, Syam, Joice, Manas, Akhil and many more

Contact Details

* IRC Channel: #debian-in on OFTC

* IRC Contact: libregeekingkid on oftc

Venue: List of probable locations

Hotel Abad Plaza & Nearby Hotels (our priority)

Hotel Apollo Dimora Trivandrum

Power

See Also

?Category:DebConf20 bids ?Category:DebConf21 bids