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Call for Presentations -
Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2019


From: dirk@orka.cs.kuleuven.be (Dirk Craeynest)
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ada,fr.comp.lang.ada
Subject: CfP - Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:58:34 -0000 (UTC)
Organization: Ada-Belgium, c/o Dept. of Computer Science, KU Leuven
Summary: Plan now to attend!  Or even better: propose a presentation!
Keywords: Ada,open source,free software,technical presentations,FOSDEM

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                         Call for Presentations

                 9th Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2019

              Saturday 2 February 2019, Brussels, Belgium

http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/19/190202-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 2 February 2019 at FOSDEM 2019 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 8000+ 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 Programming Language and Technology
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Awareness of safety and security issues in software systems is
increasing.  Multi-core platforms are now abundant.  These are some
of the reasons that the Ada programming language and technology
attracts more and more attention, among others due to Ada's support
for programming by contract and for multi-core targets.

The latest Ada language definition was updated early 2016.  Work on
new features is ongoing, such as improved support for fine-grained
parallelism, and will result in a new Ada standard scheduled for 2020.
Ada-related technology such as SPARK provides a solution for the
safety and security aspects stated above.

More and more tools are available, many are open source, including
for small and recent platforms.  Interest in Ada keeps increasing,
also in the open source community, and many exciting projects have
been started.

Ada Developer Room
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FOSDEM is an ideal fit for an Ada Developer Room.  On the one hand,
it gives the general open source community an opportunity to see what
is happening in the Ada community and how Ada technology can help to
produce reliable and efficient open source software.  On the other
hand, it gives open source Ada projects an opportunity to present
themselves, get feedback and ideas, and attract participants to their
project and collaboration between projects.

At previous FOSDEM events, the Ada-Belgium non-profit organization
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], 2015 [9], 2016 [10], and
2018 [11].  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 one of the rooms which accommodate from 59 to 85 participants.
More information will be posted on the dedicated web-page on the
Ada-Belgium site [12], and final announcements will of course also
be sent to various forums, lists and newsgroups.

Call for Presentations
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We would like to schedule technical presentations, tutorials, demos,
live performances, project status reports, discussions, etc, in the
Ada Developer Room.

Ada-Belgium calls on you to:
- inform us at ada-belgium-board@cs.kuleuven.be about specific
  presentations you would like to hear in this Ada DevRoom;
- for bonus points, subscribe to the Ada-FOSDEM mailing list [13]
  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 either 15 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).

Note that all talks will be streamed live (audio+video) and recorded,
for remote as well as later viewing of talks, and so that people can
watch streams in the hallways when rooms are full.  By submitting
a proposal, you agree to being recorded and streamed, and agree the
content of your talk will be published under the same license as all
FOSDEM content, a Creative Commons (CC-BY) license.

Submission Guidelines
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Subscribe to the Ada-FOSDEM mailing list [13], and submit
your proposal there.  If needed, feel free to contact us at
ada-belgium-board@cs.kuleuven.be.

Please include:
- your name, affiliation, contact info;
- the title of your talk (be descriptive and creative);
- a short descriptive and attractive abstract;
- potentially pointers to more information;
- a short bio and photo.

See programs of previous Ada DevRooms (URLs below) for presentation
examples, as well as for the kind of info we need.

We'd like to put together a draft schedule by early December.
So, please act ASAP, and definitely by Saturday December 1, 2018
at the latest.

We look forward to lots of feedback and proposals!

Dirk Craeynest
Dirk.Craeynest@cs.kuleuven.be (for Ada-Belgium/Ada-Europe/SIGAda/WG9)

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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://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/18/180203-fosdem.html
[12] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/19/190202-fosdem.html
[13] http://listserv.cc.kuleuven.be/archives/adafosdem.html

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Preliminary Announcement -
Ada Developer Room at FOSDEM 2019


On Saturday, February 2, 2019, Ada-Belgium organizes once more a full-day Ada Developer Room at the Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM'2019) in Brussels, Belgium.

Check here (*) shortly for more information.

(*) http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/19/190202-fosdem.html


Proposal for Ada Developer Room Accepted -
Ada at the Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM'2019)


Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 11:25:50 +0200
From: Dirk Craeynest <Dirk.Craeynest@CS.KULEUVEN.BE>
Subject: FOSDEM 2019 - Ada DevRoom accepted!
To: ADAFOSDEM@listserv.icts.KULEUVEN.BE

Hi all,

A quick message: our proposal for another Ada DevRoom has been
accepted!  It's currently scheduled on Saturday 2 February 2019.

See below for a list of all DevRooms.  More later,

Dirk

----- Forwarded message from Alasdair G Kergon -----

Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2018 03:32:29 +0100
From: Alasdair G Kergon <agk@fosdem.org>
To: devroom-managers@lists.fosdem.org
Subject: [devroom-managers] List of devrooms for 2019

This is the mailing list for organisers of developer rooms for FOSDEM 2019.

Sorry for the delays in announcing the list this year.  Two of us were
travelling last week and although we had finalised the decisions, we
didn't manage to complete the administrative work before we left.  

In our selections, we opted to prioritise incorporating some new topics
this year.  A small number of regular rooms are taking a break.  This
has happened before and those rooms will be considered again next year
if they apply.

The list of devrooms for 2019 (with the number of days assigned) is as below:

1   Ada Developer Room
1   Blockchain and Crypto currencies
1   BSD
1   CAD and Open Hardware
0.5 Collaborative information and content management applications
1   Community Devroom
1   Containers
1   Decentralized Internet and Privacy
1   Distributions
1   DNS
1   Free Java DevRoom
1   Free Software Radio
1   Free Tools and Editors
1   Geospatial devroom
1   Go
1   Graphics
1   Graph Processing Devroom
1   Hardware Enablement
1   HPC, Big Data, and Data Science
1   Infra Management Devroom
1   Javascript
1   Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom
1   LLVM
1   Microkernels and Component-based OS devroom
1   Minimalistic Languages
1   ML on Code
1   Monitoring & Observability
1   Mozilla
1   MySQL, MariaDB & Friends Devroom
1   .NET and TypeScript Developer Room
1   Open Media
1   Open Source Design devroom
0.5 PHP & Friends
1   PostgreSQL
1   Python
1   Quantum Computing
1   Real Time Communications (RTC)
0.5 Retrocomputing DevRoom
1   RISC-V
1   Rust
1   SDN devroom
1   Search
1   Security
1   Software Defined Storage
0.5 Tool the Docs
1   Virtualization and IaaS

A few devrooms had more than one submission or were merged - we will
send follow-up emails where this happened and isn't obvious.  [...]

More emails will follow with further instructions.

Alasdair
[...]
----- End of forwarded message from Alasdair G Kergon -----

Proposal for Ada Developer Room Submitted -
Ada at the Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM'2019)


Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:00:25 +0200
From: Dirk Craeynest <Dirk.Craeynest@CS.KULEUVEN.BE>
Subject: Ada at FOSDEM 2019? - final proposal
To: ADAFOSDEM@listserv.icts.KULEUVEN.BE

Thanks for the feedback, [...]

The updated final proposal is below.  After sending this mail I'll
copy-paste it into the submission form on the FOSDEM site.

Dirk


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Project details
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Title of devroom:

Ada Developer Room

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Elaborate description of proposed devroom (including possible topics):

DevRoom description: Ada for Free and Open Source Software

The Ada-Belgium non-profit organization organized successful Ada
Developer Rooms at FOSDEM 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009,
and 2006, (1 day each, except in 2009 which was 2 days), see URLs
[1-8].  We also submitted proposals for FOSDEM 2017, 2011 and 2010,
see URLs [9-12].

Awareness of safety and security issues in software systems is
increasing.  Multi-core platforms are now abundant.  These are
some of the reasons that the Ada programming language and technology
attracts more and more attention, among others due to Ada's support for
programming by contract and for multi-core targets.  The latest Ada
language definition was updated early 2016.  Work on new features is
ongoing, such as improved support for fine-grained parallelism, and
will result in a new Ada standard scheduled for 2020.  Ada-related
technology such as SPARK provides a solution for the safety and
security aspects stated above.

More and more tools are available, many are open source, including
for small and recent platforms.  Interest in Ada keeps increasing,
also in the open source community, and many exciting projects have
been started.

Therefore, we would like to organize a new Ada DevRoom in 2019.
If accepted, we intend to schedule a full program of presentations,
demonstrations, live performances, discussions, similar to our Ada
DevRooms in previous years.

As is clear from our previous Ada DevRooms, as well as from
our proposals in other years, we always have enough candidate
presentations, topics, speakers, for a full and interesting program.
Various proposals for FOSDEM were made earlier on our dedicated
AdaFOSDEM mailing list, as well as in off-line discussions.

If our DevRoom proposal is accepted, we are confident that we can
put together an exciting full-day program that will attract once more
lots of interest among the FOSDEM participants.

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Why does it fit FOSDEM?

FOSDEM is an ideal fit for an Ada Developer Room.  On the one hand,
it gives the general open source community an opportunity to see what
is happening in the Ada community and how Ada technology can help to
produce reliable and efficient open source software.  On the other
hand, it gives open source Ada projects an opportunity to present
themselves, get feedback and ideas, and attract participants to their
project and collaboration between projects.

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Preferred slot:

Full day

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Contact information
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Primary contact

First name: Dirk
Last name: Craeynest
E-mail: Dirk.Craeynest@cs.kuleuven.be
Submitter's affinity to the topic of the devroom:
Long time user and promoter of Ada language and technology, first in
an academic and then in an industrial context.  Active in various
Ada-related organizations, among others president of Ada-Belgium
vzw/asbl.  Coordinates Ada DevRoom organization.

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Additional information
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Relevant URLs:

DevRoom related URLs:

[1]  http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/18/180203-fosdem.html
[2]  http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/16/160130-fosdem.html
[3]  http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/15/150131-fosdem.html
[4]  http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/14/140201-fosdem.html
[5]  http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/13/130203-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/09/090207-fosdem.html
[8]  http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/06/060226-fosdem.html
[9]  http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/17/170204-fosdem.html
[10] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/11/110205-fosdem-req.pdf
[11] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/11/110205-fosdem.html
[12] http://www.cs.kuleuven.be/~dirk/ada-belgium/events/10/100206-fosdem.html

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Special requirements:

Preferred day: Saturday

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Last update: 2018/11/16.

Dirk Craeynest