This is a guest post by the miniDebConf Montreal 2020 orga team on pollo's blog.
We are happy to announce miniDebConf Montreal 2020! The event will take place in Montreal, at Concordia University's John Molson School of Business from August 6th to August 9th 2020. Anybody interested in Debian development is welcome.
Following the announcement of the DebConf20 location, our desire to participate became incompatible with our commitment toward the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign launched by Palestinian civil society in 2005. Hence, many active Montreal-based Debian developpers, along with a number of other Debian developpers, have decided not to travel to Israel in August 2020 for DebConf20.
Nevertheless, recognizing the importance of DebConf for the health of both the developper community and the project as a whole, we decided to organize a miniDebConf just prior to DebConf20 in the hope that fellow developpers who may have otherwise skipped DebConf entirely this year might join us instead. Fellow developpers who decide to travel to both events are of course most welcome.
Registration is open
Registration is open now, and free, so go add your name and details on the Debian wiki.
We'll accept registrations until July 25th, but don't wait too much before making your travel plans! Finding reasonnable accommodation in Montreal during the summer can be hard if you don't make plans in advance.
We have you covered with lots of attendee information already.
We're looking for sponsors willing to help making this event possible. Information on sponsorship tiers can be found here.
Get in touch
We gather on the #debian-quebec on irc.debian.org and the firstname.lastname@example.org list.