Planning for the openSUSE + LibreOffice Conference has begun and members of the open-source communities can now register for the conference. The Call for Papers is open and people can submit their talks until July 21.
The following tracks can be selected when submitting talks related to openSUSE:
- a) openSUSE
- b) Open Source
- c) Cloud and Containers
- d) Embedded.
The following tracks can be selected when submitting talks related to LibreOffice:
- a) Development, APIs, Extensions, Future Technology
- b) Quality Assurance
- c) Localization, Documentation and Native Language Projects
- d) Appealing Libreoffice: Ease of Use, Design and Accessibility
- e) Open Document Format, Document Liberation and Interoperability
- f) Advocating, Promoting, Marketing LibreOffice
Talks can range from easy to difficult and there are 15 minute, 30 minute and 45 minute slots available. Workshops and workgroup sessions are also available and are planned to take place on the first day of the conference.
Both openSUSE and LibreOffice are combining their conferences (openSUSE Conference and LibOcon) in 2020 to celebrate LibreOffice’s 10-year anniversary and openSUSE’s 15-year anniversary. The conference will take place in Nuremberg, Germany, at the Z-Bau from Oct. 13 to 16.
How to submit a proposal
Please submit your proposal to the following website: https://events.opensuse.org/conferences/oSLO
- Create an account if you don’t already have one.
- Your proposal must be written in English and be no longer than 500 words.
- Please run spell and grammar checkers for your proposal before submission.
- Your biography on your profile page is also a reviewed document. Please do not forget to write your background.
- You must obey openSUSE Conference code of conduct: https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Conference_code_of_conduct
- It is recommended that you use the slide deck of what ever organization you choose to represent. The openSUSE slide decks are located at https://github.com/openSUSE/artwork/tree/master/slides and the LibreOffice slide deck is located at https://extensions.libreoffice.org/templates/libreoffice-presentation-templates
Guide to write your proposal
Please write your proposal so that it is related to one or more topics. For example, if your talk is on security or desktop, it is better that it contains how to install that applications or demo on openSUSE. Please clarify what the participants will learn from your talk.
- The introduction of main technology or software in your talk
- The main topic of your talk
Only workshop: please write how to use your time and what you need.
- We recommend writing a simple timetable on your proposal
- Please write the necessary equipment (laptops, internet access) to the Requirement field
The speakers are eligible to receive sponsorship from either the openSUSE Travel Support Program (TSP) or the LibreOffice’s Travel Policy process. Those who wish to use travel support should request the support well in advance. The last possible date to submit a request from openSUSE’s TSP is Sept. 1.
- Please refer to the following URL for how to apply for travel support: https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Travel_Support_Program
For citizens who are not a citizen of a Schengen country in Europe, you may need a formal invitation letter that fully explains the nature of your visit. An overview of visa requirements/exemptions for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany can be found at the Federal Foreign Office website. If you fall into one of the categories requiring an invitation letter, please email ddemaio (@) opensuse.org with the email subject “openSUSE + LibreOffice Conference Visa”.
Other requirements for a visa state you must:
- Have a valid passport
- Have enough money for each day of their stay)
- Be able to demonstrate the purpose of your stay to border officials
- Pose no threat to public order, national security or international relations