Dates and format of the event

Debian people will meet for the first time in Berlin. We will be hacking from Tuesday to Friday, and have talks on Saturday and Sunday and then hacking again on Monday and a bit on Tuesday before departure. And for those who celebrate, there will be a cheese & wine party on Thursday evening and some day trip on Friday.

Please note that Monday, 20th May is a public holiday in Germany and elsewhere, "Pfingsten" as it's called in German. That also means, basically all shops are closed on Monday (same as on Sundays in Germany).

Venue

c-base hackspace: OpenStreetMap

Partners and sponsors supporting this event

Please contact us if your company is interested in supporting this event. Thanks a lot for making this MiniDebConf possible!

We are also grateful for all the support that [ATTACH] has provided to make this event happen \o/

Group Photo

Video archive

Schedule

Tuesday (14 May 2024)

Time (UTC+2)

Speaker

Title

15:00-15:30

gregoa

daily standup meeting

Wednesday (15 May 2024)

Time (UTC+2)

Speaker

Title

15:00-15:30

gregoa

daily standup meeting

Thursday (16 May 2024)

Time (UTC+2)

Speaker

Title

15:00-15:30

gregoa

daily standup meeting

evening

cheese and wine party

Friday (17 May 2024)

Time (UTC+2)

Speaker

Title

15:00-15:30

gregoa

daily standup meeting

Saturday (18 May 2024)

Time (UTC+2)

Speaker

Title

10:00-10:10

Lee Garrett

Opening

10:55-11:05

 

Coffee Break

12:00-14:30

 

Lunch

14:30-14:37

Group photo participants

Group photo

15:05-15:15

 

Coffee Break

16:00-16:10

 

Coffee Break

16:50-17:00

 

Coffee Break

17:20-17:30

 

Coffee Break

17:50-18:00

 

Coffee Break

19:00-21:00

 

Dinner

Sunday (19 May 2024)

Time (UTC+2)

Speaker

Title

10:40-10:50

 

Coffee Break

11:30-11:40

 

Coffee Break

11:55-12:00

Lee Garrett

Closing

12:00-14:30

 

Lunch

19:00-21:00

 

Dinner

Monday (20 May 2024)

Time (UTC+2)

Speaker

Title

12:00-14:30

 

Lunch

15:00-15:30

gregoa

daily standup meeting

19:00-21:00

 

Dinner

Tuesday (21 May 2024)

Time (UTC+2)

Speaker

Title

12:00-12:15

Lee Garrett

final standup meeting

12:00-14:30

 

Lunch

10:00-18:00

Departure and final hacking day

Standup meetings (Tue to Thu, and Mon+Tue)

On Tuesday to Thursday, and on Monday, there will be a standup meetings at 15:00, lasting max. 30 minutes. Its purpose is to make short announcements of the day (or for the next day) but mostly to tell the other participants what people are working on individually or as a team / in a sprint. This make it possible to join others, find helpers, and in general get to know what's going on.

On the final Tuesday, there's a final standup meeting at 12:00.

Reports and news about the event

Call for Proposals

*** TODO ***

Please send your proposals to <>, stating the duration of your talk (either 20 or 45 minutes including Q&A) as well as a title and a description of the event. We are especially looking for talks by minorities. The intention is that talks are held in English but if you don't feel comfortable giving a talk in English, please let us know.

Talk topics can be anything Debian or Free Software related.

Please also provide us with information such as additional speakers, scheduling restrictions, or any special requirements we should consider for your event.

Sprints, Lightning Talks and Ad-Hoc Sessions

If you are interested in organizing a sprint, please talk to the talks committee and/or the organizers. We currently plan a lightning talk session on Sunday and will likely solicit ad-hoc sessions (e.g. outcomes of the hacking days) on Sunday as well.

Registration

Self-registration is mandatory, so we can keep an eye on venue capacity etc. Also, registration shall have the benefit of free food if you are a Debian contributor, but this has not been fully settled yet.

Sponsors

Making a Mini DebConf happen costs money, we need to rent the venue, video gear, hopefully can pay hard working volunteers lunch and dinner and maybe also sponsor some travel. So we really appreciate companies willing to support this meeting!

Please contact debian@rocketjump.eu if you want to sponsor this event.

We have two sponsor categories:

Plus, there's corporate registration as an option too, where we will charge you 250€ for the registration. Please contact us if you are interested in that!

Remote participation

For remote participation you can use IRC on irc.oftc.net by joining the channel

Else there is not much more than the usual Debian remote settings, and as we've been working from home *and* anywhere since 1993 there's plenty of options, e.g. https://jitsi.debian.social as well for those who prefer remote A/V communication.

Contact / Organization

Location

**TODO**

Available beds on nearby

**TODO**

Food

Coffee

**TODO**

Nightlife, Dancing

**TODO**

Debian Sprints and BoFs

This Mini-Debconf is a perfect opportunity to host Debian sprints and ?BoFs.

A "sprint" in this context means several people working on a common goal for several days and these people are happy to collaborate and onboard interesting parties. BoF is another internet folklore term and means bird of a feather (session), and basically is a hacking session like a sprint, just usually happeing on one day only.

So whatever, sprint, BoF, fubar: we would welcome if teams assemble and work together on their projects. The following stuff will happen:

Cheese & Wine Party

**TODO**

The event is very simple: bring good edible stuff from your city/country. We like cheese and wine, but we love the surprising stuff that people bring from all around the world. So, you can bring non-alcoholic drinks or a typical food that you would like to share as well. Even if you don't bring anything, feel free to participate: our priorities are our attendants and free cheese.

Day trip

Be respectful

Debian event organisers are committed to providing an event where all participants feel safe. All attendees are expected to treat all people and facilities with respect and help create a welcoming environment. If you notice behaviour that fails to meet this standard, please speak up and help to keep this event as respectful as we expect it to be.

If you are harassed and requests to stop are not successful, or notice a disrespectful environment, the organisers want to help. Please contact us at community@debian.org. We will treat your request with dignity and confidentiality, investigate, and take whatever actions appropriate. We can provide information on security, emergency services, transportation, alternative accommodations, or whatever else may be necessary. If mediation is not successful, organisers reserve the right to to take action against those who do not cease unacceptable behaviour.

See the DebConf Code of Conduct and the Debian Code of Conduct.

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