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                         Call for Presentations

                 7th Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2016

              Saturday 30 January 2016, Brussels, Belgium

http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/16/160130-fosdem.html

                Organized in cooperation with Ada-Europe

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Ada-Belgium [1] is pleased to announce that there will be a one-day Ada
Developer Room on Saturday 30 January 2016 at FOSDEM 2016 in Brussels,
Belgium.  This Ada DevRoom is once more organized in cooperation with
Ada-Europe [2].

General Information
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FOSDEM [3], the Free and Open source Software Developers' European
Meeting, is a free and non-commercial two-day weekend event organized
early each year in Brussels, Belgium.  It is highly developer-oriented
and brings together 5000+ participants from all over the world.
No registration is necessary.

The goal is to provide open source developers and communities a
place to meet with other developers and projects, to be informed
about the latest developments in the open source world, to attend
interesting talks and presentations on various topics by open source
project leaders and committers, and to promote the development and
the benefits of open source solutions.

Ada Developer Room
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At previous FOSDEM events, Ada-Belgium has organized very well
attended Ada Developer Rooms, offering a full day program in 2006
[4], a two-day program in 2009 [5], and full day programs in 2012
[6], 2013 [7], 2014 [8], and 2015 [9].  An important goal is to
present exciting Ada technology and projects also to people outside
the traditional Ada community.

Our proposal for another dedicated Ada DevRoom was accepted, and now
work continues to prepare the detailed program.  We most probably
will have a total of 8 schedulable hours between 11:00 and 19:00 in
a room which accommodates 60 participants.  More information will be
posted on the dedicated web-page on the Ada-Belgium site [10], and
final announcements will of course also be sent to various forums,
lists and newsgroups.

Call for Presentations
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Ada-Belgium calls on you to:
- inform us at [log in to unmask] about specific
  presentations you would like to hear in this Ada DevRoom;
- for bonus points, subscribe to the Ada-FOSDEM mailing list [11]
  to discuss and help organize the details;
- for more bonus points, be a speaker: the Ada-FOSDEM mailing list
  is the place to be!

Do you have a talk you want to give?
Do you have a project you would like to present?
Would you like to get more people involved with your project?

We're inviting proposals that are related to Ada software
development, and include a technical oriented discussion.
You're not limited to slide presentations, of course.
Be creative.  Propose something fun to share with people
so they might feel some of your enthusiasm for Ada!

Speaking slots are 20 or 45 minutes, plus 5 minutes for Q&A.
Depending on interest, we might also have a session with lightning
presentations (e.g. 5 minutes each).

We'd like to put together a draft schedule early December.  So,
please act ASAP, and definitely by November 29, 2015 at the latest.

We look forward to lots of feedback and proposals!

Dirk Craeynest, FOSDEM Team of Ada-Belgium
[log in to unmask] (for Ada-Belgium/-Europe/SIGAda/WG9 mail)

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[1] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium
[2] http://www.ada-europe.org
[3] https://fosdem.org
[4] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/06/060226-fosdem.html
[5] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/09/090207-fosdem.html
[6] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/12/120204-fosdem.html
[7] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/13/130203-fosdem.html
[8] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/14/140201-fosdem.html
[9] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/15/150131-fosdem.html
[10] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/16/160130-fosdem.html
[11] http://listserv.cc.kuleuven.be/archives/adafosdem.html

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