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[personal profile] brainwane
Those of you who love Open Source Bridge: it's going to be June 20-23, in Portland, Oregon. The call for session proposals closes in a few days, on 31 March. Last month Denise mentioned she hasn't yet decided whether to treat OSB 2017 as a "take Dreamwidth people to this conference" conference. But regardless, figured you might want to know.

Changes this year: a Community Organizer track during the Friday unconference, more extracurricular activities, and "a new track to explore how activists are using technology, how open source communities are supporting activists, and how other open source and activist communities intersect."

Presentations, panels, sets of lightning talks, workshops, or other session types are welcome.

Presentations can fit either a short- or long-form slot. Short-form presentations will receive a 45 minute session, and long-form will have 1 hour and 45 minutes. Pick the format that best fits the scope and style of your presentation.


[Call for proposals]

Edited to add: They've extended the deadline, which is now 11:59 PM PDT (UTC-7:00) on April 9th.
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[staff profile] denise
I decided I was going to submit to OSCON this year, and their CFP is open until November 24! If anyone else is interested in submitting, I'm happy to help you tweak your proposal.

(OSCON will not be an "official DW conference", but if I get my proposal accepted, I'd be happy to share a hotel room! And speakers get into the conference free, which is a really good deal, considering that a ticket usually runs around a grand.)
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[staff profile] denise
Open Source Bridge talk proposals (and keynote nominations!) are open. Deadline is 11:59 PM PT (UTC-8:00) on March 7, 2015.

OSB is a great conference with a wide diversity of talks on all kinds of open-source related issues, not just programming! We will be going this year, and I'd love to have a bunch of people from DW giving talks. I will happily help you put yoru talk together. :)
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[staff profile] denise
I was going to post a reminder, then thought I'd missed the submissions deadline, but turns out it was extended!

Linux Conf AU will be held in Auckland on 12 Jan - 16 Jan, 2015. The Call for Proposals (and miniconfs) now ends 21 Jul. It's a great conference -- covering all things open source, not just Linux -- and they're very generous with travel assistance for speakers and are always looking for new people to speak so it's not just The Usual Suspects. Please consider submitting!

I will almost certainly be going this year even if my talks (I've submitted two) aren't accepted, so if you're on the fence about submitting because you're feeling uncertain about your public speaking background, submit anyway: if your talk gets accepted, I will cheerfully help you refine your talk before departure and help you rehearse once we get there.
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[staff profile] denise
The call for proposals for Linux Conf Australia is open now, and will close on July 13. The conference is in Auckland, New Zealand from January 12 to January 16, 2015. Limited travel assistance is available for speakers, so if you're thinking "there's no way I could afford to go to New Zealand", you can request that the conference pay your airfare/hotel. (Requesting travel assistance does affect your chance of acceptance, but in my experience the conference is very generous with how many people they offer assistance to.)

It's one of my favorite confs, and New Zealand is absolutely beautiful. I strongly encourage people to submit ideas for talks!
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[staff profile] denise
Proposals for linux.conf.au talks are due 6 July (and remember, that's 6 July in Australia, not wherever you are). There's usually a rush to submit at the last minute, so don't wait until then -- get them in now!

My previous entry about the conference explains a bit more, and you can submit proposals on the LCA website. The Call for Proposals explains more. If you want to talk out your idea before you submit or want an extra pair of eyes, [staff profile] mark and I are both happy to help!
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[staff profile] denise
linux.conf.au's call for proposals is now open, due july 6. The conference this year is in Perth from 6 Jan - 10 Jan 2014. Contrary to the name, it's not just about Linux! There are always talks about all kinds of open source software, including less technical talks.

LCA is a fabulous, friendly, amazingly-well-run conference with amazing treatment of speakers and attendees alike. Mark and I have spoken there twice -- it's very competitive speaker selection, but they're also very committed to speaker diversity and are always looking for new speakers. They offer travel assistance for a limited subset of speakers as well, and by 'travel assistance' I mean they'll book your flights for you and pay for your accomodation if you request it -- asking for assistance does limit your chances of acceptance, but it's worth applying if it would mean the difference between being able to go and not being able to go.

If you're considering it, Mark and I will happily help refine your idea, and I'll help you refine your actual proposal to make it the best it could be! And tell your impostor syndrome to take a hike: if you think you've got something interesting to talk about, it's definitely worth a try. You don't lose anything by submitting a proposal, and if it's accepted, you'll get to attend one of the better conferences I've ever attended. :)
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[staff profile] denise
Conferences are always looking for new people to speak (since there's a tendency for it to be the same 20 people year after year otherwise), and we'd like to help encourage that!

So: If you're an active DW contributor (defined for this offer as 5 or more patches submitted in the last 6 months), and you have a talk accepted at any conference DW is going to have a presence at, we will pay up to $500 towards your airfare, and pay for your hotel room if you're willing to share with someone else.

(We'll also help you refine and rehearse your talk once we actually get to the conference!)

Conferences we are currently planning to attend:

OSCON 2013, proposals due Feb 4 (in four days!)
YAPC::NA -- they've just opened talk submissions and don't have a deadline yet
Open Source Bridge -- proposals due March 9
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[staff profile] denise
If you've ever thought about submitting a talk to a technical conference -- or even if you haven't thought about it! -- I would like to encourage you to do so. Most conferences are always on the lookout for new blood to speak, since otherwise it winds up being the same two dozen people speaking at every conference. :)

I am happy to help people out by critiquing slides, brainstorming talk topics, etc!

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