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Re: Declarative and Minimalistic Computing devroom CfP

From: Manolis Ragkousis
Subject: Re: Declarative and Minimalistic Computing devroom CfP
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2020 23:34:05 +0200
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Hello all,

The date of the submission deadline for recordings was a typo. I have
updated the CfP at the wiki link
to the 7th of January.

Of course keep in mind that this is not a hard deadline, and we can
change this based on the current situation. So please don't worry :)

Thank you!

On 12/1/20 10:14 PM, Manolis Ragkousis wrote:
> We are excited to announce a devroom on Declarative and Minimalistic
> Computing at FOSDEM on Sunday February 7th 2021, online!
> FOSDEM is one of the most important free software conferences and is
> hosted annually at Université libre de Bruxelles in Brussels,
> Belgium. Unfortunately this year FOSDEM will not run a physical
> conference but will be online only. Talks will be pre-recorded with
> some live content including Q&A sessions and discussion panels.
> We accept talks from languages that attempt to minimize use of hardware
> and software while try to make systems simpler, more robust and more
> secure. If you are working on improving today's systems taking
> declarative/minimalistic approaches feel free to submit a talk
> proposal. Examples are Scheme/Lisp family of programmings languages.
> Minimalism and declarative programming are two important topic for
> this devroom. Minimalism matters. Minimalism allows for smaller
> systems that take less resources and consume less energy. More
> importantly, free and open source minimalism allows for secure systems
> that are easy to understand. Declarative programming is a programming
> paradigm that expresses the logic of a computation without describing
> its control flow. Many languages that apply this style attempt to
> minimize or eliminate side effects by describing what the program must
> accomplish in terms of the problem domain, rather than describe how to
> accomplish it as a sequence of the programming language primitives.
> Finally, in this year's virtual conference we will honour the late
> Professor Edsger Dijkstra as a pioneer who laid foundations for many
> of these ideas.
> We have a room Sunday 6 February 2021. We want to invite you to submit
> a talk on declarative and minimalistic computing that fits that
> description. We are especially happy to receive talk submissions from
> members of groups underrepresented in free software.
> If you have something you’d like to share with your fellow developers,
> please E-mail us! Talks considered for the devroom will have to
> be entered in
>   -
> The deadline for submission is December 15th. If you have a FOSDEM
> pentabarf account from a previous year, please use that
> account. Otherwise add one on
> Reach out to
> or if you run into any
> trouble.
> When submitting your talk make doubly sure to select "Declarative and
> Minimalistic Computing devroom" as track (if you don't we won't find
> it), and include the following information:
>   * The title and subtitle of your talk
>   * A short abstract of one paragraph
>   * A longer description if you wish to do so
>   * Links to related websites/blogs etc
>   * Presentations has to be pre-recorded and streamed before the event.
>   * Start recording early!
> To see what a final talk looks like see
> For accepted talks
>   * Once your talk was accepted, we will assign you an organiser to help
> you to produce the pre-recorded content.
>   * The organiser will review the content and ensure it has the required
> quality. He is also responsable to ensure the content is into the system
> and ready to broadcast.
>   * During the stream of your talk, you must be available online for the
> Q/A session
> Let's make this a fun day!
> = Organisers =
> Manolis Ragkousis, Ludovic Courtès, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Pjotr Prins
> (, William Byrd, Ricardo Wurmus, Alex
> Sassmannshausen, Amirouche Boubekki, Efraim Flashner, Bonface M. K.
> = Code of conduct =
>   -
> = Original proposal =
>   -
> = Important dates: =
>   - Dec 15th 2020:  submission deadline for talk proposals
>   - Dec 15th 2020:  submission deadline for recordings
>   - Dec 31th 2020:  announcement of the final schedule
>   - Feb  6th 2021:  FOSDEM!

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