Bringing people together: The Mini-DebConf Curitiba
On March 5th and 6th (Saturday and Sunday) Curitiba will host a Mini-DebConf consists of lectures, workshops and social events. Mini-DebConf Curitiba 2016 is an open house event, regardless of their level of knowledge about Debian. The most important is to gather the community to celebrate the biggest Free Software project in the world, so we want to welcome from inexperienced users to official Debian Developers. That is, are all invited!
Mini-DebConf are local meetings organized by the Debian Project members to achieve objectives similar to those of DebConf, but in a regional context. During all year (a number of) Mini-DebConfs are organized around the world, as can be seen on this page.
This will be the first time a Mini-DebConf along these lines, with two days dedicated exclusively to Debian, held in Brazil. In 2015 they happened three smaller events:
In 2004 Brazil hosted in Porto Alegre the 5th edition of DebConf.
See the photos from Mini-DebConf Curitiba 2016: http://softwarelivre.org/debianbrasil/blog/fotos-da-mini-debconf-curitiba-2016.
Registration for Mini-DebConf 2016 Curitiba is completely free. To subscribe, go and fill out this form.
We have assembled a very interesting set of talks, appealing both to newcomers and to old time Debian Developers, with well known speakers as well as speakers that will be given their first talk outside of their local LUG. It promisses to be a very exciting weekend!
To participate in practical activities such as workshops, it is essential to bring the notebook with Debian already installed. If you do not know how to install Debian on your notebook, no problem, staff will help install during the event.
On Sunday we will have a free time for people present short talks (five minutes or less) on any subject they want to talk. If you want to make a lightning talk, please add in our wiki.
Some ideas to find accommodation in: Accommodation wiki page.
Some places to eat close to the meeting in: Food Wiki page.
We are seeking companies or entities that wish to sponsor the Mini-DebConf. If you are interested, or have contact with organizations that can help, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For those who like PostgreSQL, at Mini-DebConf week Curitiba held another edition of PGDay. Will take place on March 3rd fron 8am to 6pm in CELEPAR. More Informations here