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DebConf18 closes in Hsinchu and DebConf19 dates announced

Laura Arjona Reina-4
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The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
DebConf18 closes in Hsinchu and DebConf19 dates announced
                                                        [hidden email]
August 5th, 2018               https://www.debian.org/News/2018/20180805
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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 [1] has been hailed as a success.

    1: https://debconf18.debconf.org

Highlights included DebCamp with more than 90 participants, the Open
Day [2], 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 [3] in Curitiba, Brazil).

    2: https://debconf18.debconf.org/schedule/?day=2018-07-28
    3: https://wiki.debian.org/DebConf/19

The schedule [4] has been updated every day, including 27 ad-hoc new
activities, planned by attendees during the whole conference.

    4: https://debconf18.debconf.org/schedule/

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 [5]. Many sessions also facilitated remote
participation via IRC or a collaborative text document.

    5:
https://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2018/DebConf18/

The DebConf18 [6] website will remain active for archive purposes, and
will continue to offer links to the presentations and videos of talks
and events.

    6: https://debconf18.debconf.org/

Next year, DebConf19 [7] 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.

    7: https://wiki.debian.org/DebConf/19

DebConf is committed to a safe and welcome environment for all
participants. See the DebConf Code of Conduct [8] and the Debian Code of
Conduct [9] for more details on this.

    8: https://debconf.org/codeofconduct.shtml
    9: https://www.debian.org/code_of_conduct

Debian thanks the commitment of numerous sponsors [10] to support
DebConf18, particularly our Platinum Sponsor Hewlett Packard
Enterprise [11].

   10: https://debconf18.debconf.org/sponsors/
   11: http://www.hpe.com/engage/opensource


About Debian
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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".


About DebConf
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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
https://debconf.org [12].

   12: https://debconf.org/


About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) [13] is an industry-leading technology
company providing a comprehensive portfolio of products such as
integrated systems, servers, storage, networking and software. The
company offers consulting, operational support, financial services, and
complete solutions for many different industries: mobile and IoT, data &
analytics and the manufacturing or public sectors among others.

   13: http://www.hpe.com/engage/opensource

HPE is also a development partner of Debian, and providing hardware for
port development, Debian mirrors, and other Debian services (hardware
donations are listed in the Debian machines [14] page).

   14: https://db.debian.org/machines.cgi


Contact Information
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For further information, please visit the DebConf18 web page at
https://debconf18.debconf.org/ or send mail to <[hidden email]>.


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