FOSDEM 2018 CAD and Open Hardware Devroom Call for Participation
This is the call for participation in the FOSDEM
2018 devroom on Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools and Open Hardware, to
be held on Saturday 3 February 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. We are looking
for contributions under the form of talks and tutorials covering the
following main topics:
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design tools (e.g.
We hope to provide an opportunity for attendees to bring themselves up
to date on the latest FOSS CAD and Open Hardware developments, share
knowledge and identify opportunities to collaborate on development
tasks. This devroom is an evolution of the EDA devroom we organised in
If you already have a Pentabarf account (for example as a result of
having submitted a proposal in the past), make sure you use it to log in
and submit your proposal. Do not create a new account if you already
have one. Please provide a bit of information about yourself under
Person -> Description -> Abstract. When you submit your proposal
(creating an "Event" in Pentabarf), make sure you choose the "CAD and
Open Hardware Devroom" in the track drop-down menu. Otherwise your
proposal might go unnoticed. Fill in at least a title and abstract for
the proposed talk and a suggested duration. Bear in mind that a lot of
the value in these meetings comes from the discussions, so please be
reasonable regarding the duration of the talk.
1 December 2017: deadline for submission of proposals
8 December 2017: announcement of final schedule
3 February 2018: devroom day
The FOSDEM organisers hope to be able to live-stream and record all the
talks. The recordings will be published under the same licence as all
FOSDEM content (CC-BY). Only presentations will be recorded, not
informal discussions and whatever happens during the lunch break. By
agreeing to present at FOSDEM, you automatically give permission to be
recorded. The organisers will agree to make exceptions but only for
exceptional and well-reasoned cases.
We will create a new mailing list and migrate everybody over to it soon.
In the meantime, feel free to subscribe to the mailing
list of the old EDA
devroom to submit ideas, ask questions and generally discuss about the
Spread the word!
This is the first CAD and Open Hardware devroom at FOSDEM, after three
EDA-only devrooms which were very well received. Let's make sure as many
projects and developers as possible are present. Thanks!