We are excited to announce a devroom on minimalistic, experimental and/or emerging languages (with big ideas) at FOSDEM on Sunday February 2nd 2020!
FOSDEM is one of the most important free software conferences and is hosted annually at Université libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium. FOSDEM is fantastic, check last year's schedule for Saturday (https://archive.fosdem.org/2019/schedule/day/saturday/) We accept talks from languages that have interesting ideas or prospects, but are not considered main stream (yet). If you are working on an experimental or emerging language feel free to submit a talk proposal. Minimalism is an 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. Finally, we believe that minimalism is educational and brings back the fun of the early days of computing where people learn to understand systems from the ground up. Speakers will be asked to accentuate the educational side of their projects. We have a room Sunday 2 February 2020. We want to invite you to submit a talk on the use of minimalistic, experimental and/or emerging languages that fits that description. We are especially happy to receive talk submissions from members of any underrepresented groups. 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 - https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM20 The deadline for submission is November 26th. If you have a FOSDEM pentabarf account from a previous year, please use that account. Otherwise add one on https://penta.fosdem.org/user/new_account. Reach out to pjotr.public...@thebird.nl if you run into any trouble. When submitting your talk make doubly sure to select "Minimalistic 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 To see what a final talk looks like see https://archive.fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/gnumes/ Let's make this a fun day! = Organisers = Manolis Ragkousis, Peter Munch-Ellingsen, Steph Hobbs, Ludovic Courtès, Jan Nieuwenhuizen & Pjotr Prins (pjotr.public...@thebird.nl) = Code of conduct = - https://fosdem.org/2020/practical/conduct/ = Original proposal = - https://libreplanet.org/wiki/FOSDEM2020-devroom-proposal = Important dates: = - Nov 26th 2019: submission deadline for talk proposals - Dec 15th 2019: announcement of the final schedule - Feb 2nd 2020: FOSDEM!