The website isn't completely ready yet, so I thought I should post this on my blog.
____________________________________First Annual Bangalore Debian Developer Conference
Saturday, August 20, 2005 2:30pm-6:30pm (Pre-announcement)The first annual Bangalore Debian Developer Conference will be held at the
International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT,) Bangalore on Saturday, August 20, 2005 2:30pm-6:30pm. Debian and Free Software developers from Bangalore meet for a half-day interaction on Debian. The conference focus will be technical in nature. Being the first conference and with very few volunteers, we are organizing this conference as a low-key, techie conference. The main objective of this conference is to create a network and ecosystem for Debian Developers in Bangalore.
The target audience is: current or aspiring Debian developers, interested and sophisticated users of Debian GNU/Linux distribution from Bangalore. During the conference a few of attending developers will give talks about particular topics about or otherwise affiliated with Debian GNU/Linux.
Prof.S. Sadagopan, Director, IIIT-Bangalore has kindly agreed to inaugurate the conference.
The schedule will be published during the conference and isn't finalized yet. The broad topics will include discussions on potential development initiatives Debian developers could take up, sharing experience by Debian developers who have contributed and other experience sharing. This conference also aims at defining goals for the next one year among participants for Debian GNU/Linux based activities. The conference registration is free. However, interested participants are expected to be pre-registered. Please visit http://www.iiitb.ac.in/debconf/register.html to register yourself for the conference. You can also register by sending mail to: email@example.com. Please visit the IIIT-B website for details of the venue and how to reach.
Acknowledgement: This year's Bangalore Debian Developer Conference is being organized in collaboration with and support from IIIT-Bangalore.This posting was made by S. Nagarajan (firstname.lastname@example.org) who's driving this effort to DebianIndia@yahoogroups.com and I am posting this here to reach a wider audience.
As some of you may be aware there are only two Debian Developers in India. This is an abysmally low number, and I have to admit that I personally haven't done much to address this problem. I thank S. Nagarajan for taking this up and hope this mini conference helps to get more developers involved.