Ubuntu Live 2008 Call for Participation

Call closed 11:59pm 02/04/2008 PST.

This is your opportunity to present your experiences of working with Ubuntu to a knowledgeable audience that is keen to learn more and participate. Previous presenters have enthused about the key contacts they were able to make and new opportunities discovered after talking about their use of Ubuntu.

Submissions are welcome on any aspect of developing, using, customizing, or deploying Ubuntu. Ubuntu is opening new opportunities for individuals and businesses, just as your use of Ubuntu takes the world of open source further. We want to hear your challenges and successes, your technical and business priorities for Ubuntu and open source. Possible areas of interest include (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Using Ubuntu Server Edition at the edge of the network
  • Ubuntu in small and medium businesses
  • Deploying and managing large scale deployments
  • Building Ubuntu-based appliances and products
  • Point of sale, mobile, scientific research, banking, and other verticals
  • Performance optimization in Ubuntu
  • Virtualization uses for server consolidation, maintenance simplification or security
  • Developing new products on Ubuntu
  • Adding Ubuntu as a supported platform
  • Ubuntu in the NGO/non-profit sector
  • Ubuntu in education
  • Ubuntu Community contributions

To increase the chances of having your presentation proposal accepted for Ubuntu Live, please remember: the Program Committee is evaluating
proposals based on this submission and this submission alone. Tell us as much as you can about your proposed presentation. Specifics will help us
evaluate it more fairly, while vague proposals will likely be rejected. Conference attendees want to learn. Articulate what you can teach them, and be clear about the real world Ubuntu experience you bring. Ubuntu Live is a conference for human beings (of all types). Specify the audience you are targeting (e.g., technical, business, ISV, CIO/CTO, etc.). The Program Committee will be selecting a set of presentations to cover a range of audience interests.

Limited speaking opportunities are also available through conference sponsorship. Contact Sharon Cordesse at (707) 827-7065 or scordesse@oreilly.com for more information.

Important Dates
The submission deadline for all proposals is February 4, 2008
Early registration opens in April 2008
Standard registration begins June 2, 2008