OSDC 2014 (Gold Coast) Call for Papers now open!

From: Steve D.
Sent on: Saturday, May 31, 2014 3:36 PM
Hi all

We're looking for presenters to talk at the upcoming Open Source Developers' Conference (4-7 November 2014, Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, QLD). Register on the http://2014.osdc.com.au/ site, and propose a presentation. You can submit as many proposals as you wish, and come back to edit them later, so why not get started today?

We have space for sessions, tutorials, hands-on workshops with keyboard or soldering iron (or both!) and yes, Miniconfs.

Speakers attend the conference for free; travel and accommodation is still your own gig, although we may be able to make arrangements in some special cases.

Initial CfP period closes midnight Friday July 4th, but you only have to get your abstract in at this stage, after that you've got quite a bit of time to prep your talk or workshop!


Focus
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While OSDC will be host to a wide range of presentation topics, from running an open source business or community, to more technical presentations, the overall conference theme for 2014 is

Open: Open Source software, hardware, data and standards (protocols) enable higher quality, more secure products, and faster innovation.

Inclusive: Openness enables and encourages exploration, the foundation of education. Making products accessible to for instance vision impaired people becomes easier. Affordable products are available to those with less money. Women, kids, and many other groups can get involved more easily. These are all opportunities, we must still work to make them happen!

Connected: The last 18 months has seen a tremendous rise in the development of connected hardware, the connected home, wearables and sensor equipped devices.


Contribute!
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Remember, we have ample space for sessions, tutorials, hands-on workshops with keyboard or soldering iron (or both!) and Miniconfs.

Go on, put in your cool ideas today! http://2014.osdc.com.au/

Cheers, Steve.
(on behalf of the OSDC 2014 organising committee)

--
Steve Dalton, President & Co-Founder
Gold Coast TechSpace
Robina Community Centre, San Antonio Ct, Robina, QLD 4226, Australia
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