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Preparations for !FOSDEM (part 2)

My plans for FOSDEM are getting more specific. As I wrote earlier, I am mainly looking forward to meet people, the talks are somewhat secondary. Nevertheless, I will try to attend a few. As I still haven’t found a way to be at serveral places at a given time, I had to kick out a lot of interesting talks as a tribute to the laws of physics. So, below, also for my convenience, is my selection for this year with my comments (in parenthesis) why I want to attend the talk:

Compliance Panel (Interesting in general. Tip: As I know from last year, you’ve got to be early to get a seat. Space is very limited in this room.)
Track: Legal issues devroom
Room: K.3.201
Day: Saturday
Start: 11:05 End: 11:55

What is a derivative work under European Copyright Law?
(I still don’t know where the law draws that line. I hope I will get enlighted here)
Track: Legal issues devroom
Room: K.3.201
Day: Saturday
Start: 12:00 End: 12:45

Coding Goûter – Sharing our passion for code with our kids. A new kind of family time.
(I already wrote about it)
Track: Lightning talks
Room: Ferrer
Day: Saturday
Start: 13:00 End: 13:15

Learning to Automate (I’d like to free more time for activists work. Automating repetitive tasks should help here)
Track: Configuration Systems Management devroom
Room: K.4.601
Day: Saturday
Start: 14:00  End: 14:45

Should We Embrace App Stores? (I find the problematic interesting and I like the concept that it is mainly planned as an open discussion)
Track: Legal issues devroom
Room: K.3.201
Day: Saturday
Start: 15:00 End: 15:45

eGov Testing Machine to ensure Free Software users freedom to access eGovernment services  (Well, this is a “machine” that could be very helpful for the FSFE)
Track: Lightning talks
Room: Ferrer
Day: Sunday
Start: 12:20  End: 12:35

Kolab Groupware (I heard so much about it and never got to ever try it. At least I can hear a little more about it in these 10 minutes :) )
Track: Lightning talks
Room: Ferrer
Day: Sunday
Start: 12:40  End: 12:55

Free, open, secure and convenient communications (I never got Ekiga to work and decided to stop wasting my time. So, I was happy that Sam and all the others donated their time to do it for me during the last Software Freedom Day. And I am especially thankful that they documented their findings so well, because that is something I and thouthands of others did not. So, by documenting everything, they saved me a lot of time. I am curious what to expect in the future. Well, I think just the list of speakers is already worth to attend this talk)
Track: Open source challenges
Room: Janson
Day: Sunday
Start: 14:00 End: 14:50

Update (2013-01-31): Just saw that this collides with the keysigning party… Too bad.

Android freedom and Replicant. (Even though I failed to get my HTC Magic rooted at the FYA workshop at FSCONS, I am still interested in the matter)
Track: Embedded and mobile devroom
Room: Lameere
Day: Sunday
Start: 15:00 End: 16:00

Introducing GNOME Photos (When I got my first digital camera, I thought – and various articles on the internet agreed with me – that a proper file name and a good folder structure is the best recipe for keeping the pictures manageble. Well, as of today, I have more than 230GB (81892+ files) of pictures and have to admit that I was wrong back then. To my defence: I realized that years ago, but haven’t found a solution that satisfied all my needs. Spending a lot of time for FSFE activist work, I also kind of neglected this subject and may pay for it by not finding precious pictures even though I still have them somewhere! Maybe this talk will promise salvation?)
Track: Cross desktop devroom
Room: H.1308
Day: Sunday
Start: 16:40 End: 17:00

The Keeper of Secrets (The subtitle of this talk is: “The Dance of Community Leadership”. As the deputy coordinator of FSFE’s edu-team, I am of course interested in this subject, even though we don’t code, I guess that the mechanics work quite the same.)
Track: Keynotes
Room: Janson
Day: Sunday
Start: 17:00 End: 17:50

Now, you know where you (might) find me if I am not at the FSFE booth at FOSDEM ;) As I wrote above, this list is my personal selection, not a suggestion for you! I can’t recommend any of these talks, because I haven’t seen them yet :) Apropos:The only reason why Otto’s  talk “Fixing public procurement: How we’ll stop European governments” is not in the list above, is that I already seen it at FSCONS in November 2012. The same and similar is true for other talks I didn’t mention and collide with one of the above mentioned. What I am trying to say here is: go and check out the program yourself! :)

 

 

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