Gentoo Miniconf 2012: Bootstrapping Awesome!
Gentoo Miniconf 2012 is over! You can find Photos, Videos, presentation
Slides and reports from various attendees at this wiki page
Gentoo Miniconf 2012 (the first ever!) will be held in Prague, the beautiful
capital of the Czech Republic, during the weekend from October 20 to October
21. The Miniconf will be joined by no less than three other events! The local
LinuxDays, a newly created event
to replace the largest Czech Free Software event, the 4th annual openSUSE Conference and the 14th
SUSE Labs conference. Having so many projects and people in one place, an
environment full of fun and creativity, a place where ideas become reality
and new friends are made, will be created! You can check out all the other
co-hosted events from our common
landing page and make some new friends ;-)
The Miniconf conference will take place at the Czech Technical University, which runs
Gentoo on all its servers and desktop machines! For more information about the
venue, check the website of LinuxDays conference. Hope to see you all in Prague
The theme of the conference is Bootstrapping Awesome! It has a special meaning
for each of the four conferences that are going to be co-hosted. It's the
first time that the openSUSE conference will be held in another city (previous
ones have all been held in Nurnberg), but it also means the 'bootstrapping' for
our Gentoo Miniconf and the LinuxDays Conference!
The Call for Papers has ended and the schedule is now up for the four in one
event that is gonna take place soon in Prague. The full schedule of all the
co-hosted conferences can be found here,
and the Miniconf's one along with the speakers can be found also
here! Don't forget to register!
Gentoo Miniconf: It will take place on Saturday and Sunday with a
plethora of amazing talks by experienced
Developers and Contributors, all around Gentoo, targeting both desktop and server
On Saturday morning Fabian Groffen, Gentoo Council member, along with Robin
H. Johnson, member of the Board of Trustees, will give us a quick view of how
those two highest authorities manage the whole project. Afterwards there are
going to be a few talks regarding various topics, like managing your home
directory, the KDE team workflow, the important topic of Security and a
benchmarking suite, all performed by important people for the project. A cool
Catalyst workshop will be next, followed by a workshop regarding Gentoo Prefix,
and at the end we're going to participate on BoFs regarding the Infrastructure
and the Gentoo PR, which will cover hot topics, like the Git migration and our
On Sunday we'll see how a large company (IsoHunt) uses Gentoo, the tools it
has developed and the problems it has encountered. Then, a cool talk about 3D
games and graphic performance is going to take place, followed by a
presentation on SHA1 and OpenPGP, which is the precursor of the Key Signing
Party!! The second part of the Catalyst workshop is next, along with a Puppet
workshop. At the end there are again two BoFs, the first about automated
testing and the second about how we can grab more contributors and enlarge our
You can and you should register for attending the Gentoo Miniconf and other conferences.
Although registration is optional, it will help us estimate number of people coming and
will get you some benefits as well. There is only one registration for all conferences
and you can register for free but there are also other registration options that will
let you support conferences financially.
Why register? Even with free registration you’ll get a badge with your name and bag full
of swag. Among other things, bag will contain plush openSUSE chameleon called Geeko.
Next option is supporters registration which costs €40. In comparison to free
registration, you will get on top of everything unique gift (details of this gifts
are highly classified and meant as a surprise) and opportunity to attend VIP dinner
at Sunday evening with speakers and organizers.
Last option is registration as professional. Professionals will get on top of everything
previously mentioned opportunity to attend feedback session with SUSE executive management
For those who will ask (independent of type of registration), organizers will try to
provide possibility to buy a lunch nearby. So if you don’t want to be hungry during
the conference, you can do something about it
Hotel Krystal was selected as the conference hotel. It’s situated near the conference
venue, it can accommodate many people, and it’s easy to find. All the information you
need is in linuxdays accommodation
page. In there you will find the prices, reservation instructions, the map of the area
and public transportation instructions.
Facebook and Google+ events
We will once again need the help of the community in various areas. If you think you
can help in any of the following, please contact Theo Chatzimichos.
|Graphics designers wanted, to create banners, a Gentoo Miniconf dedicated
poster, even some fancy webpage to replace this one|
|Help needed to help with Call for Papers|
|In the future (close to the days of the conference) more volunteers will
be asked to help on-site, with our room, the booth etc|
Note: The above banners were created by Anna Mineeva
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and Triantafyllia Androulidaki
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Call for Papers
Submit your paper now!
Warning: Call for Papers is closed
Call for papers for the Gentoo Miniconf has started! You can submit your proposals
Type of proposals we are looking for
The Miniconf is a perfect opportunity to hack together. Thus, we will try to
lean on technical topics mostly, and workshops about packaging, ebuild hacking
or other Gentoo related projects. Of course non-technical topics are welcome as
well. So if you’re unsure if your idea fits our conference, let us decide that
for you – just send it in!
Each conference will have their own Call for Papers. However, the CfP teams will
collaborate to ensure there is no overlap and that sessions relevant for multiple
audiences are planned in the right spot. It is therefor appreciated if you properly
select if your proposal also has relevance for the other communities; and what
level (beginner-intermediate-expert) it has; and what languages you’d prefer to give
the session in.
All developers can be reached by e-mail using email@example.com.