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openSUSE T-Shirts for Leap Day

February 24th, 2016 by

To celebrate Leap Day, openSUSE will ship you a Leap 42 T-Shirt when you submit a proposal for this year’s openSUSE Conference by Leap Day (Feb. 29, 2016). *Due to a technical problem with OSEM, the deadline for the T-Shirt offering is extended until March 1.

That’s right, if you have already submitted a proposal, you’re in luck. Anyone who submits a proposal on or before Leap Day 2016 for the openSUSE Conference will get an openSUSE Leap 42 T-Shirt; it can be either shipped to them or picked up at the conference. After you submit your proposal, don’t forget to register for the conference. There is a section in the registration that allows you to select your T-Shirt size. Those you who have registered can update the registration to select your size T-Shirt. Contact ddemaio@suse.de if you need your T-Shirt shipped to you.

This year’s openSUSE Conference will also include a SaltStack Summit, Kolab Summit, SUSE Labs Summit and OwnCloud Summit, and it will be a conference you will not want to miss.

T-Shirt Design Contest

There is more than just the Leap 42 T-Shirt. Between Leap Day and April 2, 2016, there will be a T-Shirt Design Contest for the openSUSE Conference.

We are calling on the talent and creativity of the Open Source community to create a T-Shirt design for oSC16. The images of the T-Shirt designs should be uploaded to the wiki and linked to the “Submit your designs” section of the wiki page.

The Organizing Team for oSC16 will select the winning design on April 5, 2016. The winner of the T-Shirt design contest will receive a T-Shirt in the mail.

openSUSE Conference returns to Nuremberg

February 18th, 2016 by

oscfinalThe openSUSE Conference will return to Nuremberg June 22 – 26 and have its conference at a cultural center in the heart of the Bavarian city.

This year’s oSC will take place at the Z Bau, which was a former military barracks before being converted into a cultural center in 2014.

Planning is taking place for a social event the date before the conference begins on June 21. The conference will run from June 22 – 26 and June 26 will be a half-day program ending the conference at 2 p.m.

The venue for this year’s oSC offers several rooms for hacking, socializing and learning new things about Open Source software. System administrators, developers, Information Technology managers, startups, IT students and professors are expected to attend this year’s conference, which will include a SaltStack Summit, OwnCloud Summit, SUSE Labs Summit and a Kolab Summit.

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Call for papers for openSUSE Conference starts tomorrow

January 14th, 2016 by

openSUSE Conference CrowdopenSUSE is pleased to announce a call for papers for the openSUSE Conference 2016 (oSC16) taking place in Nuremberg, Germany.

The dates for submission will be Jan. 15 through April 15. The 90-day plus period is plenty of time to submit a proposal, but don’t wait until the late minute.

Presentations can be submitted in one of the following formats

  • Lightning Talks (10 mins)
  • Short Talk (30 mins)
  • Long Talk (60 mins)
  • Workshop (3 hours)

There are tracks listed for the conference. While these tracks might be refined, people should submit proposals even if they don’t think it fits into one of the tracks.

A Program Committee will evaluate the proposals based on the submitted abstracts and the accepted proposals will be announced no later than May 15.

There is also a few summits combined with this years conference schedule that will interest several open-source users, developers, sysadmins and users.

There will be an Own Cloud Summit, Kolab Summit, Kernel Summit (by SUSE Labs) and Salt Stack Summit during the four-day event.

Volunteers who would like to participate on the Program Committee or the Organizing Team for the conference should email ddemaio@suse.de.

Visit events.opensuse.org for more information about oSC16.

Update at oSC15

May 2nd, 2015 by

20150501_133621The community kicked off the first day of the openSUSE Conference in The Hague, Netherlands, with tons of exciting news about project.

Keynote speaker Markus Feilner gave a brief overview of trending topics for this year’s conference.

One of topics was Richard Brown’s “The Future is Unwritten” presentation about building the perfect regular release using new source code from SUSE Linux Enterprise submitted into the Open Build Service. Using this source code, Richard was advocating for a new, more stable and well maintained release with a life cycle of three years or more, which would provide engineering efforts to focus on common elements between SLE and openSUSE.

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Schedule Published for openSUSE Conference, Kolab Summit

April 27th, 2015 by

 

In just a few days, Geekos will kick off the openSUSE Conference in The Hague, Netherlands.

There is much to be excited about for this year’s annual conference. Markus Feilner, a seasoned Linux expert, will open up the conference with a keynote speech in the morning on May 1.

Richard Brown will follow that with a presentation titled “Super Secret SUSE Project”; that’s presentation you’re not going to want to miss.

Later that afternoon, Aaron Seigo will have his keynote speech, which is bound to be equally intriguing.

‎There will be four rooms used during the event and system administrators will have a chance in one of those rooms try out a new systems management toolkit for Linux from Project Machinery.

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Saving time on your oSC15 presentation

April 1st, 2015 by

The openSUSE Conference starts in The Hague in one month, and for those who are planning their presentations, we thought we would save you a little bit of time by providing you a template.

Just download the template and POW! A magic chameleon.

For those who want to use their own template for the presentation, we kindly ask you to use the first and last slide in your presentation.

A list of presentations that have been accepted and confirmed can be found at https://events.opensuse.org/conference/osc15/schedule

Cheers and auf Wiedersehen in Den Haag.

TSP – oSC15 Second Call

March 27th, 2015 by

oSC15The conference date is right around the corner. Part of schedule is out and the organization is running to have everything settled to host visitors and organize the best openSUSE conference ever.

You can still register to be part of the conference also apply for presentation.

 

But did you miss the first call of TSP? Are you still in dilemma? Go to the conference or not? Do you contribute to openSUSE and want to join the awesome community but money is an issue for you? Don’t worry because TSP is here to help you. (more…)

Where are you staying for oSC15?

March 24th, 2015 by

For those of you attending the openSUSE Conference in The Hague, we recommend these affordable lodging accommodations for your visit.

Hotel

Van der Valk Hotel Den Haag – Nootdorp

The Hotel is a short distances from Westvliet.

Double rooms with breakfast are 105 € per night
Single rooms with breakfast are 95 € per night

Sleepover

There is also a sleepover in one of the sport halls at the venue. For 12.50€,  you get a bed, blanket and access to a shower. You can reserve your place during our registration process. This offer is limited to 50 people, so its is on a first come, first serve basis.

Attending oSC15? Find out the visa requirements

March 5th, 2015 by

For people planning on attending the openSUSE Conference in The Hague, Netherlands from May 1 – 4 who are not citizen of the European Union, it’s a good idea to start thinking about getting your visa, which is why I’m going to summarize the requirements here and give you the resources to help you get the process started.

The Travel Support Program has no provisions to cover the cost of a visa, so it’s the travelers responsibility for covering the additional cost.

Alphabet Nation

You must apply for a Schengen visa through the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country if you are from one of the following countries: (more…)

oSC15 Travel Support Request

February 24th, 2015 by

openSUSE Conference 2015

Link to oSC15 webpage

 

As you may already know, the Travel Support Program (TSP) provides travel sponsorships to openSUSE community who want to attend the openSUSE conference and need financial assistance. The openSUSE conference 2015 will held in the city of The Hague – Netherlands, from May 1st to May 5th.

 

 

The goal of the TSP is to help everybody in and around openSUSE to be able to go to the openSUSE Conference!

 

When and how

The application period will be opened from February 24th to March 5th. The approval results will be done by TSP App on March 9th and the sponsoship acception must to be done until March 12th. In case the requester doesn’t Approve the sponsorship the amount will be given for the next on the waiting list.

Remember: All requests will be managed through the TSP application at http://connect.opensuse.org/travel-support.

You will need an openSUSE Connect account in order to log in the application and apply for sponsorship. Please be sure to fullfil all of your personal details at openSUSE connect account to avoid delays or negative request. A good application with good information will be processed faster. (more…)