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What is the Mini-DebConf Paris ?

Mini Debian Conference

The Debian France Association is organizing the second Paris Mini-DebConf. This event will welcome everyone with an interest in the Debian project for a series of talks and workshops about Debian. Allowing users, contributors and developers to meet each other is also one of the main goals of this event. We are especially looking forward to meeting Debian developers from around the world.


Saturday (Nov 24)

9:30 - 10:15Roberto Di Cosmo
Free software and Debian, 20 years after
10:15 - 11:00Vincent Untz
GNOME vs downstreams
11:00 - 11:45Ben Hutchings & Maximilian Attems
The Linux kernel in Debian
13:00 - 13:45Julien Cristau
The Debian Release team
13:45 - 14:30Sylvestre Ledru
Make Debian compiler agnostic
14:30 - 15:15Loic Dachary
The current Debian GNU/Linux packaging efforts on OpenStack
15:15 - 16:00Misc
Round table on Debian HPC (High Performance Computing)
16:00 - 16:45Daniel Pocock
Debian's role in establishing an alternative to Skype
16:45 - 17:30Tanguy Ortolo
Vulgarisation des systèmes cryptographiques actuels

Sunday (Nov 25)

9:30 - 10:15Pietro Abate
Bootstrapping Debian (or derivatives) for a new architecture
10:15 - 11:00Cyril Brulebois
(Re)discovering the Debian Installer
11:00 - 11:45Josselin Mouette
Large deployment of GNOME from the administrator perspective
11:45 - 13:00 Keysigning party
13:00 - 13:45Alexandre Delanoë et Bernard Conein
Interaction Networks in ML: a socio-meter for Debian
13:45 - 14:30Nicolas Dandrimont
The state of mentors.debian.net: GSoC and beyond
15:15 - 15:30Julien Cristau
Migration of a computation cluster to Debian - Presentation of the cluster
15:30 - 15:45Olivier Berger
Generating Linked Data descriptions of Debian packages in the Debian PTS
15:45 - 16:30Lightning talks
Raphaël Hertzog - Funding free software developers
Holger Levsen - Automated Debian tests with Jenkins
Stefano Zacchiroli - Squash RC bugs for fun and profit
Luca Capello - Debconf 13
Thibaut Girka - Split of the gcc packages
Lucas Nussbaum - Get involved - it's not that hard
Sam Hocevar - Pratical workshop: How to deal with unreliable contributors
Sylvestre Ledru - Howto Buff
Stefano Zacchiroli - debian-cloud: total sky domination, one cloud at a time
16:15 - 16:30 Bye bye!

Mini-DebConf Paris in 2012

The Paris Mini-DebConf 2012 will be held at EPITA, Paris, France, on November 24 and 25.


Rue Pasteur, le Kremlin-Bicetre (Very close to Paris) OpenStreetMap.

Getting there

subway: line 7 "Porte d'Italie" station (5 min walk) buses: lines 47, 125, 131, 185 "Roger Salengro" stop (5 min walk), line 186 "Pierre Brossolette" stop (5 min walk); see the official access map for more information.


For logistic aspects, please register on the Wiki page.


If you're looking for a crash space in Paris, some other participants offer a room, a bed or a couch on the Debconf Wiki here .


Many thanks to our sponsors!
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