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Re: Call for talks at our FOSDEM 2010 devroom (deadline 2010-01-03)

From: Fred Kiefer
Subject: Re: Call for talks at our FOSDEM 2010 devroom (deadline 2010-01-03)
Date: Sat, 05 Dec 2009 15:51:01 +0100
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I don't want to give a talk, but rather lead a discussion. The title
could be "Towards GNUsep gui 1.0" and it will be about what we need to
get there and how to achieve this within the next year. I will prepare a
few opening statements and the rest will be up to the audience.


Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf schrieb:
> FOSDEM is up in just 63 days and we have time until Sunday 2010-01-10 to
> finally submit the talks in our devroom to the FOSDEM organizers. So I'd
> say we preferably finish our schedule until 2010-01-03 so that the
> presenters have some time to turn in their abstracts, picture and
> (optionally) bio for the presentation at the FOSDEM website. Until the
> 3rd of January only 29 days are left.
> I have set up a list of proposed talks the talks schedule at our wiki:
> http://wiki.gnustep.org/index.php/FOSDEM_2010#Dev-Room_Presentations_and_Events
> . I think we first should collect all talk offers and then start
> scheduling.
> So please send your proposals to the list or - even better - enter them
> on the wiki page above. At first a title, a short summary, proposed
> duration and a preffered time slot would do, so we can start scheduling
> as soon as possible. The FOSDEM organizers strongly recommend a
> granularity of 15 minute blocks. So if a talk is just 15 (lightning
> talk), 30 or 45 minutes long - fine!
> As an advice: experience tells that 15 minutes are really short (hence
> the moniker "lightning talk"). Usually such a lightning talk is only
> sufficient when you want to put a single new feature into the spotlight
> - let me give an example here: "There's now a GNOME theme available for
> GNUstep" (hint for a talk!) or something along those lines. 30 to 45
> minutes are a good time for a full featured talk and don't underestimate
> the time needed for a discussion afterwards.
> Later I would need the following from the presenters for forwarding it
> to the FOSDEM organizers (they put it on the FOSDEM web site):
> * activity title (please try to be descriptive, there are ~250 talks at
>   FOSDEM during the week-end ;)),
> * a short abstract (1-2 paragraphs),
> * a longer description if appropriate,
> * optionally a list of links to the project website or similar
> * for each speaker:
>   * the speaker's real name,
>   * a short overview of her bio in a couple of lines,
>   * optionally also a longer bio,
>   * optionally a picture (please send it to us as 128x128 PNG),
>   * optionally links to her website, blog, ...
> For examples, see:
> * http://archive.fosdem.org/2009/schedule/devrooms/freejava
> * http://archive.fosdem.org/2009/schedule/events/java_state_icedtea
> * http://archive.fosdem.org/2009/schedule/speakers/mark+reinhold

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