Since posting the call for proposals last month, we’ve received several complaints about the submission process. Mostly the issues are that the submission form is too complex, and a few people don’t want to use Launchpad. We (the planning committee) have heard your concerns, and I apologize for any inconvenience.
Therefore, proposals may also be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and there is no requirement to have or use a Launchpad account.
Include in your email:
- Session title
- Name of microconference (if applicable)
- Abstract. Should be short (a couple of paragraphs), but clearly describe the problem, the affected areas of the Linux plumbing, and the intended audience.
- (optional) Required attendees – list people critical to the discussion and who should be in the room
- A one-paragraph bio, describing your experience.
Deadline for submission is 11:59 PDT on May 1, 2012. If you’ve already submitted a proposal via Launchpad, then do not fear. We have your proposal and there is no need to resubmit.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to say we’re still accepting microconference topic proposals. Submit a proposal by going to the wiki and adding a page for the new topic.