GNOME.Asia Summit 2009 Call for Participants

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Pockey Lam

Oct 17, 2009, 8:52:01 AM10/17/09
to, Frederic Muller, Mario Behling, Emily Chen
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Dear Linux User Group!

I would love to share with you the upcoming Open Source event in Asia,
GNOME.Asia Summit 2009 that will be hosted in Vietnam. We are calling
for participants (including speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and
audiences) at the moment, it would be great if you could spread the news
around your groups and join us!

Please find below the announcement. If you have any question, don't
hesitate to contact us! Thanks a lot!

Best Regards from Beijing,


GNOME.Asia Summit 2009 - Call for participation

The second GNOME.Asia Summit will be held in Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam,
from 20-22 November, 2009. The GNOME.Asia Summit is an exciting event
gathering many contributors from the free and open source desktop
communities, bringing together the Asian community, and providing a
forum for planning future development and growth. This document serves
as the formal invitation to participate in the summit. Please join us
and participate!

The theme of the summit is 'Get Freedom with GNOME' which refers to the
primary goals of the GNOME.Asia Summit: spreading the knowledge of GNOME
and free/open source software across Asia; and building a vibrant,
thriving community around it. Our target audiences include GNOME users,
developers, contributors, students, and clients in Asia.

The event will feature keynotes, sessions, lightning talks, exhibitions,
and a hands-on lab. We are asking for submissions for three types of
1) Sessions
2) Lightning talks
3) Exhibition, hands-on lab

The sessions at the GNOME.Asia Summit will be scheduled for one hour
blocks of time. You should expect approximately 45 minutes of lecture
with the final 15 minutes used for questions and group discussion.
Please take into consideration any time you will need for preparation.
The session could be a technical talk, panel discussion, or BOF.

The lightning talks at the GNOME.Asia Summit are short presentations.
Each lightning talk is only 5 minutes long with no time for Q&A. Please
take into consideration any time you will need for preparation, such as
projector setup. Proposals for lightning talks will be accepted on a
first-come-first-served basis, limited by available space.

At the GNOME.Asia summit 2009, we will have a special area for
exhibition and hands-on Lab. Exhibitions including booths, posters and
stands, and hands-on Lab are welcome.

Topic areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

* GNOME 3.0
* Localization & Internationalization
* Mobile platforms and thin clients with Maemo and LXDE
* GNOME and free and Open Source Communities
* GNOME library and application development
* Desktop deployments
* School software

In short, any area of GNOME and its related projects that you feel
passionate is a great topic for you to speak about!

To be considered for inclusion as a participant at the GNOME.Asia Summit
2009, please send an email to with a short abstract
about your proposal. The submitted abstract should indicate the type of
your proposal. Include your name, biographical information, a photo
suitable for the web, a title, and a description of your presentation
(under 400 words). The reviewing team will evaluate the entries based on
the submitted abstracts and available time in the schedule.

The deadline for submissions is November 6, 2009. Successful candidates
will be selected and notified by the organizing committee by November 9,
2009. Once your abstract is selected you will need to create an account
on the GNOME.Asia Summit website where you will need to update your
topic information, along with providing some biographical information.

All interested contributors are highly encouraged to send in their
proposals. Please help us to spread the invitation to other potential
participants. Even you do not plan to be a speaker, please consider
joining us. This is going to be a great event!


GNOME.Asia Summit committee

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