Today, Sunday 5 August 2018, the annual Debian Developers and
Contributors Conference came to a close. With over 306 people attending
from all over the world, and 137 events including 100 talks, 25
discussion sessions or BoFs, 5 workshops and 7 other activities,
DebConf18  has been hailed as a success.
Highlights included DebCamp with more than 90 participants, the Open
Day , where events of interest to a broader audience were offered,
plenaries like the traditional Bits from the DPL, a Questions and
Answers session with Minister Audrey Tang, a panel discussion about
"Ignoring negativity" with Bdale Garbee, Chris Lamb, Enrico Zini and
Steve McIntyre, the talk "That's a free software issue!!" given by Molly
de Blanc and Karen Sandler, lightning talks and live demos and the
announcement of next year's DebConf (DebConf19  in Curitiba, Brazil).
For those not able to attend, most talks and sessions were recorded and
live streamed, and videos are being made available at the Debian
meetings archive website . Many sessions also facilitated remote
participation via IRC or a collaborative text document.
Next year, DebConf19  will be held in Curitiba, Brazil, from 21 July
to 28 July, 2019. It will be the second DebConf held in Brazil (first
one was DebConf4 in Porto Alegre. For the days before DebConf the local
organisers will again set up DebCamp (13 July – 19 July), a session for
some intense work on improving the distribution, and organise the Open
Day on 20 July 2019, open to the general public.
The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly free
community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of the
largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of
volunteers from all over the world work together to create and maintain
Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and supporting a huge range
of computer types, Debian calls itself the "universal operating system".
DebConf is the Debian Project's developer conference. In addition to a
full schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf provides an
opportunity for developers, contributors and other interested people to
meet in person and work together more closely. It has taken place
annually since 2000 in locations as varied as Scotland, Argentina, and
Bosnia and Herzegovina. More information about DebConf is available from
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