This page is intended to create the next version of DebConf, as existing DebConf is getting more and more complex and may not be sustainable. This page collects ideas which can be used for other conferences which may spring up, competing with DebConf.
- Registration data is primarily based on what is easy to collect in a simple form-based system, not something as complicated and inter-related as some may want to do.
- Attendance is free. Registration is recommended, but anyone who shows up (if we have enough room) can sign up there.
- People are pointed at hostels to book themselves. We coordinate with the hostel to arrange our party together.
- Sponsored people book like normal, and then we pay the hostel for their costs.
- Of course, people can stay wherever they'd like.
- Conference divided between days of hacking and talks. Exact make-up depends on the general feeling of what attendees want to do - and can also be based on what talks are submitted. Primary general-interest talks can be on a weekend, with other developer-centered talks self-scheduled.
- Talk selection and creation is via wiki.
- Talk scheduling primarily via wiki. The talks team fills in the general-interest weekend, and there are self-scheduled things the rest of the week, with some guidance from talks team.
- Most funding comes from people-who-know-us, not unsolicited things. Take advantage of that and focus on network based fundraising, not unsolicited stuff.
- See about specific-target fundraising. A company can donate 2e3 EUR to bring three developers from $chosen_topic to DebConf/Camp. Money is only roughly internally allocated like that, and there are no mandated work plans. Each donation also has enough money for general expenses and sponsorship.
- Initial fundraising materials are made and handed over to Debian to form a permanent team. This Debian team then provides resources for future years, other sprints, and so on. Each year's fundraising doesn't have to start from scratch.
- When applying for sponsorship, in addition to what is used to internally evaluate, everyone should give a 1-2 sentence description for non-developers about what they want to accomplish. Use this in the next year's sponsorship brochure.
Before claiming the travel sponsorship, sponsored people need to give a 3-5 sentence paragraph about what DebConf means to them. This will be targeted towards the final report, and next year's sponsorship brochure also.