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Package Management Devroom at FOSDEM ‘18

On Saturday 3rd February FOSDEM will host its first devroom dedicated to the subject of package management at ULB.


As this is the first time we’re hosting a package management devroom we want you to bring your own take. We’re open to exploring issues around distribution, verification, complexity, reproducibility, immutability, versioning, orphaning and sustaining package managers as an essential part of the open source ecosystem. Experiences, cautionary tales and ‘best-practice’ type talks are welcome. We are also considering a panel discussion.


Submissions require a small abstract and a short speaker description and must be submitted via the Pentabarf system no later than 1st of December 2017.

The suggested duration for a timeslot to apply for is 25 minutes (20 min presentation + 5 mins questions). The schedule shall be finalized by 15 December 2016.


  • Go to
  • If you don't have an account from previous years, register
  • Create a new event with your title and abstract and some information about you, please indicate within your submission whether you would like to be a part of a panel discussion.
  • Be sure to set the event track to "Package Management devroom"

Note that by submitting a talk you agree to your talk (or panel discussion) being recorded and released under a Creative Commons CC-BY-SA licence.


The package management devroom is organised by Karanbir Singh, Andrew Nesbitt and Benjamin Nickolls

Important Dates

  • 2017-12-01: Deadline for submissions
  • 2017-12-11: Talks announced and speakers notified of acceptance
  • 2017-12-15: Schedule published
  • 2018-02-02: Package management devroom is LIVE

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@pombredanne pombredanne commented Nov 19, 2017

That's awesome and I will join and submit some things for sure!

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