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Dirk Craeynest <[log in to unmask]>
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Team Ada: Ada Programming Language Advocacy
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 19:50:54 +0200
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          Preliminary Announcement and Call for Presentations

                 5th Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2014

              Saturday 1 February 2014, Brussels, Belgium

                Organized in cooperation with Ada-Europe


Ada-Belgium [1] is pleased to announce that there will be a one-day Ada
Developer Room on Saturday 1 February 2014 at FOSDEM 2014 in Brussels,
Belgium.  This Ada DevRoom is once more organized in cooperation with
Ada-Europe [2].

General information
FOSDEM [3], the Free and Open source Software Developers' European
Meeting, is a free and non-commercial two-day weekend event organized
each February in Brussels, Belgium.  It is highly developer-oriented
and brings together 5000+ participants from all over the world.

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
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] and 2013 [7].
One of our important goals is to present Ada also to people outside
the traditional Ada community.

Our proposal for another dedicated Ada DevRoom was accepted recently,
and now work continues to prepare the detailed program.  We most
probably will have a total of 8 schedulable hours between 10:00 and
18:00 in a room which holds up to 80 participants.  More information
will be posted later on the dedicated web-page on the Ada-Belgium site
[8], and final announcements will of course also be sent to various
lists and newsgroups.

Call for presentations
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 [9]
  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 looking for 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 25 or 50 minutes, including 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 by the end of November.
So, please act ASAP, and definitely before November 30, 2013.

We look forward to lots of feedback and proposals!

Dirk Craeynest, FOSDEM Team of Ada-Belgium
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