Today, Saturday 12 August 2017, the annual Debian Developers
and Contributors Conference came to a close.
With over 405 people attending from all over the world,
and 169 events including 89 talks, 61 discussion sessions or BoFs,
6 workshops and 13 other activities,
DebConf17 has been hailed as a success.
Highlights included DebCamp with 117 participants,
the Open Day,
where events of interest to a broader audience were offered,
talks from invited speakers
and Katheryn Sutter),
the traditional Bits from the DPL, lightning talks and live demos
and the announcement of next year's DebConf (DebConf18 in Hsinchu, Taiwan).
has been updated every day, including 32 ad-hoc new activities, planned
by attendees during the whole conference.
For those not able to attend, talks and sessions were recorded and live streamed,
and videos are being made available at the
Debian meetings archive website.
Many sessions also facilitated remote participation via IRC or a collaborative pad.
The DebConf17 website
will remain active for archive purposes, and will continue to offer
links to the presentations and videos of talks and events.
Next year, DebConf18 will be held in Hsinchu, Taiwan, from 29 July 2018
until 5 August 2018. It will be the first DebConf held in Asia.
For the days before DebConf the local organisers will again set up DebCamp
(21 July - 27 July),
a session for some intense work on improving the distribution,
and organise the Open Day on 28 July 2018, aimed at the general public.
DebConf is committed to a safe and welcome environment for all participants.
See the DebConf Code of Conduct
and the Debian Code of Conduct for more details on this.
Debian thanks the commitment of numerous sponsors
to support DebConf17, particularly our Platinum Sponsors
Hewlett Packard Enterprise,
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is a Montreal-based Free/Open-Source Software company
with offices in Quebec City, Toronto, Paris and Lyon. It offers Linux and
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to many free software projects, and provides mirrors of Debian, Ubuntu, Linux
About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
is one of the largest computer companies in the
world, providing a wide range of products and services, such as servers, storage,
networking, consulting and support, software, and financial services.
HPE is also a development partner of Debian,
and provides hardware for port development, Debian mirrors, and other Debian services.
is one of the largest technology companies in the
world, providing a wide range of Internet-related services and products
as online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
Google has been supporting Debian by sponsoring DebConf since more than
ten years, at gold level since DebConf12, and at platinum level for this DebConf17.