[FOSDEM] Call for Participation: Debugging Tools DevRoom at FOSDEM 2018

Ivo Raisr ivosh@ivosh.net
Fri Dec 1 05:35:00 GMT 2017

We have extended the submission deadline for proposals until 6th December.

Kind regards,
Ivo Raisr

2017-10-13 12:38 GMT+02:00 Ivo Raisr <ivosh@ivosh.net>:
> Debugging Tools developer room at FOSDEM 2018
> (Brussels, Belgium, February 3th).
> FOSDEM is a free software event that offers open source communities a
> place to meet, share ideas and collaborate.  It is renown for being
> highly developer-oriented and brings together 5000+ hackers from all
> over the world.  It is held in the city of Brussels (Belgium).
> http://fosdem.org/
> FOSDEM 2018 will take place during the weekend of Saturday, February 3th
> and Sunday February 4th 2018.  On Saturday we will have a devroom for
> Debugging Tools, jointly organized by the Valgrind and GDB projects.
> Devrooms are a place for development teams to meet, discuss, hack and publicly
> present the project's latest improvements and future directions.
> We will have a whole day to hang out together as community
> embracing debugging tools, such as Valgrind, gdb, RR, Infinity, radare...
> Please join us, regardless of whether you are a core hacker,
> a plugin hacker, a user, a packager or a hacker on a
> project that integrates, extends or complements debugging tools.
> ** Call for Participation
> We would like to organize a series of talks/discussions on various
> topics relevant to both core hackers, new developers, users, packagers
> and cross project functionality.  Please do submit a talk proposal by
> Friday December 1st 2017, so we can make a list of activities during the
> day.
> Some possible topics for talks/discussions are:
> - The recently added functional changes (for users).
> - Get feedback on what what kinds of new functionality would be
> useful. Which tools and functionality users would like to see.
> - Discuss release/bugfixing strategy/policy (core hackers, packagers).
> - Connecting debugging tools together.
> - Latest DWARF extensions, going from binary back to source.
> - Multi, multi, multi... threads, processes and targets.
> - Debugging anything, everywhere. Dealing with complex systems.
> - Dealing with the dynamic loader and the kernel.
> - Intercepting and interposing functions and events.
> - Adding GDB features, such as designing GDB python scripts for your
> data structures.
> - Advances in gdbserver and the GDB remote serial protocol.
> - Adding Valgrind features (adding syscalls for a platform or VEX
> instructions for an architecture port).
> - Infrastructure changes to the Valgrind JIT framework.
> - Your interesting use case with a debugging tool.
> ** How to Submit
> There are two ways.
> The first one is to use the FOSDEM 'pentabarf' tool to submit your proposal:
> https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM18
> - If necessary, create a Pentabarf account and activate it.
>   Please reuse your account from previous years if you have
>   already created it.
> - In the "Person" section, provide First name, Last name
>   (in the "General" tab), Email (in the "Contact" tab)
>   and Bio ("Abstract" field in the "Description" tab).
> - Submit a proposal by clicking on "Create event".
> - Important! Select the "Debugging Tools devroom" track
>   (on the "General" tab).
> - Provide the title of your talk ("Event title" in the "General" tab).
> - Provide a description of the subject of the talk and the
>   intended audience (in the "Abstract" field of the "Description" tab)
> - Provide a rough outline of the talk or goals of the session (a short
>   list of bullet points covering topics that will be discussed) in the
>   "Full description" field in the "Description" tab
> The second way is to email your talk proposal to
> debugging-tools-devroom-manager@fosdem.org alias.
> Julian, Philippe, Mark, Ivosh, and Pedro will review the proposals and
> organize the
> schedule for the day.  Please feel free to suggest or discuss any ideas
> for the devroom on debugging-tools-devroom-manager@fosdem.org alias.
> ** Recording of Talks
> As usually the FOSDEM organisers plan to have live streaming and
> recording fully working, both for remote/later viewing of talks, and
> so that people can watch streams in the hallways when rooms are full.
> This obviously requires speakers to consent to being recorded and
> streamed.  If you plan to be a speaker, please understand that by
> doing so you implicitly give consent for your talk to be recorded and
> streamed.  The recordings will be published under the same licence as
> all FOSDEM content (CC-BY).
> Important dates:
>   Talk/Discussion Submission deadline:    Friday        1 Dec 2017
>   Devroom Schedule announcement:        Friday      15 Dec 2017
>   Devroom day:                                          Saturday   3 Feb 2018
> Hope to see you all at FOSDEM 2018 in the joint Debugging Tools devroom.
> Brussels (Belgium), Saturday February 3th 2018.
> On behalf of the devroom committee,
> Ivo Raisr

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