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=Invitation letter=
=Invitation letter=
Dear vendors, developers and interested parties,
Dear vendors, developers, users and interested parties,


on behalf of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) Germany I would like to invite you to the coreboot conference and developer meeting on October 9-11 2015 in Bonn, Germany.
on behalf of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) Germany I would like to invite you to the coreboot conference and developer meeting on October 9-11 2015 in Bonn, Germany.


This conference and developer meeting is geared towards manufacturers of hardware (processors, chipsets, mainboards and servers/ laptops/ tablets/ desktops/ appliances) as well as developers of firmware with an interest in coreboot and the possibilities it offers.
==Who is invited==
This conference and developer meeting is geared towards manufacturers of hardware (processors, chipsets, mainboards and servers/ laptops/ tablets/ desktops/ appliances) as well as developers of firmware with an interest in coreboot and the possibilities it offers as well as (potential) coreboot users. Both professionals and hobbyists are invited.


==Who will host the conference==
The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in Germany will host the conference in Bonn, Germany. As the national cyber security authority, the goal of the BSI is to promote IT security in Germany. For this reason, the BSI has funded coreboot development in the past for security reasons.
The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in Germany will host the conference in Bonn, Germany. As the national cyber security authority, the goal of the BSI is to promote IT security in Germany. For this reason, the BSI has funded coreboot development in the past for security reasons.


==Date==
The date of the coreboot conference is Friday October 9 to Sunday October 11, 2015. This is scheduled directly after Embedded Linux Conference Europe to make travel arrangements easier for people attending both events.
The date of the coreboot conference is Friday October 9 to Sunday October 11, 2015. This is scheduled directly after Embedded Linux Conference Europe to make travel arrangements easier for people attending both events.


==When should you attend==
If your main interest is forging business relationships and/or strategic coordination and you want to skip the technical workshops, Friday (and possibly Saturday) will be the outreach day of talks, presentations and discussions.
If your main interest is forging business relationships and/or strategic coordination and you want to skip the technical workshops, Friday (and possibly Saturday) will be the outreach day of talks, presentations and discussions.


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We are looking for interesting talks/presentations about coreboot related topics for the first (and possibly second) day of the conference. Please note that those presentations are not intended to be advertisements or company portfolio presentations. Expected duration is between 10 and 45 minutes.
We are looking for interesting talks/presentations about coreboot related topics for the first (and possibly second) day of the conference. Please note that those presentations are not intended to be advertisements or company portfolio presentations. Expected duration is between 10 and 45 minutes.
===Deadlines===
===Deadlines===
Submission: Please send the title, a brief summary, the expected duration and name/organization of the speaker to <coreboot-conference@bsi.bund.de> until '''September 21'''. We will notify you of acceptance until '''September 28'''. If you want us to make sure the slides work fine with the projector at the venue, please submit your final slides in pdf form before '''October 7'''.
Submission: Please send the title, a brief summary, the expected duration and name/organization of the speaker to [mailto:coreboot-conference@bsi.bund.de coreboot-conference@bsi.bund.de] until '''September 21'''. We will notify you of acceptance until '''September 28'''. If you want us to make sure the slides work fine with the projector at the venue, please submit your final slides in pdf form before '''October 7'''.


==Call for discussion topics and development suggestions==
==Call for discussion topics and development suggestions==
We hope to stimulate discussion and foster new ideas as well as explore ways to improve code, development and deployment. The format for this will be a few minutes (1-5) of presenting your idea/topic followed by discussing it with the audience for approximately 5-20 minutes.
We hope to stimulate discussion and foster new ideas as well as explore ways to improve code, development and deployment. The format for this will be a few minutes (1-5) of presenting your idea/topic followed by discussing it with the audience for approximately 5-20 minutes.
===Deadlines===
===Deadlines===
While there is no formal deadline for submission, we'd appreciate a submission to <coreboot-conference@bsi.bund.de> before '''October 2''' to be able to list the topic on the agenda to allow others to think about the topic in advance.
While there is no formal deadline for submission, we'd appreciate a submission to [mailto:coreboot-conference@bsi.bund.de coreboot-conference@bsi.bund.de] before '''October 2''' to be able to list the topic on the agenda to allow others to think about the topic in advance.


==Call for profiles==
==Call for profiles==
This is the chance to tell others what you're doing, what you can offer and in what area you'd like to collaborate. If desired, we can attempt to distribute your profile to other conference participants before the conference.
This is the chance to tell others what you're doing, what you can offer and in what area you'd like to collaborate. If desired, we can attempt to distribute your profile to other conference participants before the conference.
===Deadlines===
===Deadlines===
Please submit such profiles before September 30 to <coreboot-conference@bsi.bund.de>.
Please submit such profiles before September 30 to [mailto:coreboot-conference@bsi.bund.de coreboot-conference@bsi.bund.de].


==Call for developers==
==Call for developers==
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* Sunday: 9:00-19:00
* Sunday: 9:00-19:00


==Signing up==
==Signing up / Registration==
To enable us to estimate the number of attendees (for catering etc.), please notify us ASAP whether you will attend the conference at [mailto:coreboot-conference@bsi.bund.de coreboot-conference@bsi.bund.de]. Thank you!
To enable us to estimate the number of attendees (for catering etc.), please notify us ASAP whether you will attend the conference at [mailto:coreboot-conference@bsi.bund.de coreboot-conference@bsi.bund.de]. Thank you!



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