alg0rhythm (alg0rhythm) wrote,

Call for Presentations at LinuxFest NorthWest, May 6-7, 2017

Freedom, Friends, Features, First. The theme of this years LinuxFest NorthWest is ‘The Mechanics of Freedom’.

Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things are becoming even more integrated in the lives of regular citizens. Along with these changes comes concern over the trade-offs between convenience and privacy. For example: Privacy in the age of relentless online tracking, How bots can help you onboard new community members, Training driverless vehicles, How the Internet of Things took down DNS.

LFNW wants presentations that bring together pieces of this larger puzzle, 60 or 90 minute talks. The theme is not mandatory but highly encouraged. The Tracks are:

  • Security – Keeping your personal data secure, e.g. Privacy in the age of relentless online tracking

  • Infrastructure – Latest testing, automation tools, and databases, e.g. How the Internet of Things took down DNS

  • Humans – Community, education, licensing, legal, e.g. How bots can help you on-board new community members

  • Code – Frameworks, content management systems, and programming languages, e.g. Training driverless vehicles

  • General Interest – Not covered by the tracks above? That’s okay! e.g. Beginners guide to the Linux desktop

Each track will have simultaneously sub-tracks for expert and newcomers, 10 tracks total.

  • Newcomer (30%) – No prior knowledge or prerequisites, e.g. Introduction to Ubuntu

  • Learner (20%) – Some prior knowledge in topic, e.g. Introduction to ZFS

  • Expert (50%) – In depth experience around the topic, e.g. Deep dive into MongoDB sharding

LFNW is expanding the tutorium to hold in depth, hands on sessions of all topics and difficulties, 90 minutes or 2.5 hours in length.

Submit your proposal here.

If you are a Fedora contributor and submit a session or want to help work the booth let me know on the Fedora Wiki page. Fedora make have travel money for booth workers or speakers giving a Fedora presentations.
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