Arch Linux Conf Online 2020 Will Take Place On October 10th and 11th

Arch Linux Conference

This year Arch Linux Conference cannot hold any in-person conference. To remedy this, from Arch Linux intend to hold a two-day online conference for the Arch community instead.

Arch Linux is an independently developed, x86-64 general-purpose GNU/Linux distribution that strives to provide the latest stable versions of most software by following a rolling release model.

Arch Conf was first held in 2010, and a second iteration was held in 2019, where Arch members came together for a two-day problem-solving work session. This year they sadly cannot hold any in-person conference. To remedy this, they intend to hold a two-day online conference for the Arch community instead.

The target audience are intermediate users with a do-it-yourself attitude.

The goal is to have an even split between talks surrounding the Arch Linux distribution, and talks from the larger free and open source software community.

  • Conference date: 10th – 11th of October
  • Submission deadline: 18th of September
  • Video submission deadline: 5th of October

Arch Linux Conf Topics

Though they invite proposals on any FLOSS related subject, they have some broad topics that from Arch Linux encourage people to submit proposals for:

  • Derivative distributions
  • Build systems
  • Infrastructure and deployment
  • Reproducible Builds
  • Supply-chain security
  • Packaging

If you have an idea for a talk, but are unsure if it’s suitable, do not hesitate to reach out to the team.

Talk Formats

  • Talks – 45 Minutes (30 minutes + 15 min questions & answers if you want)
  • Lightning talks – 10-20 minutes

Currently, from Arch Linux has planning for these two types of formats. However, if you have suggestions for alternative formats, please get in touch with the team.

In addition, the Arch Linux conference is going to be streamed and possibly will be re-streamed to other platforms as well.

You can enter submissions until September 18, 2020. All talks are expected to be recorded as it will ease the planning for the live portion of the stream, however there are going to be live Q&A session with the presenters if they are available. For accepted submissions the recording should be submitted no later then 7 days prior to the conference. Information how to record a talk is available on the conference page.

For any questions you can email [email protected]

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