Coreboot conference San Francisco 2016
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- 1 Invitation letter
- 1.1 Target audience
- 1.2 Who will host the conference
- 1.3 Date
- 1.4 When should you attend
- 1.5 Goodies
- 1.6 Call for presentations
- 1.7 Call for discussion topics and development suggestions
- 1.8 Call for profiles
- 1.9 Call for developers
- 1.10 Travel information
- 1.11 Conference location
- 1.12 Accommodation
- 1.13 Spare time activities
- 1.14 Food and drinks
- 1.15 Date and time
- 1.16 Signing up / Registration
- 2 Participants
Dear vendors, developers, users and interested parties,
on behalf of Google and the coreboot project, I would like to invite you to the coreboot conference and developer meeting on Monday, June 13 to Thursday June 16, 2016
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
This conference will be hosted by Google, and will be held in the San Francisco office. Google has been a significant contributor to the coreboot project, and several key members of the community work for Google. Google's chromebooks and chromeboxes use coreboot as a significant piece of their verified boot security model.
The date of the coreboot conference is Monday, June 13 to Thursday June 16, 2016.
When should you attend
If your main interest is forging business relationships and/or strategic coordination and you want to skip the technical workshops, Monday and Tuesday will be the days for talks, presentations and discussions.
If your main interest is doing development, There will be a separate developer room next to the presentation room all four days of the conference.
If you are more interested in learning about coreboot development, there will be classes and tutorials on Wednesday and Thursday.
We will have an assortment of coreboot items available. The list is not yet set, but we will definitely have the following items available.
- Stickers - Coffee Cups - T-Shirts - Backpacks
Call for presentations
We are looking for interesting talks/presentations about coreboot related topics for the first and seconds day of the conference. Please note that those presentations are not intended to be advertisements or company portfolio presentations. Expected duration is between 15 and 90 minutes.
Submission: Please send the title, a brief summary, the expected duration and name/organization of the speaker to firstname.lastname@example.org until May 6. We will notify you of acceptance by May 13.
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.
While there is no formal deadline for submission, we'd appreciate a submission to email@example.com before May 27 to be able to list the topic on the agenda to allow others to think about the topic in advance.
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.
Please submit such profiles before June 3 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for developers
If you want to do development all day, every day, just come and do it. We have power, networking and some spare hardware (please tell us in advance if you need something on site, we might have it in our lab).
Spare time activities
Food and drinks
Date and time
Monday June 13 - Thursday June 16, 2016
- Monday: 9:00 - 19:00 (Talks start at 9:45)
- Tuesday: 9:00 - 19:00 (Talks start at 10:00)
- Wednesday: 9:00 - 19:00 (Classes start at 10:00)
- Thursday: 9:00 - 3:30 (Classes start at 10:00)