What is DebConf?

Debian Conference

Debian Conference is the annual Debian developers meeting, an event filled with coding parties, discussions and workshops - all of them highly technical in nature. DebConf10, the 2010 Debian Conference, was held in New York City, USA, August 1-7, 2010 at Columbia University. For more detailed logistical information about attending including what to bring, and directions, please visit the Welcome to Debconf page

This year's schedule of events was exciting, productive and fun. As in previous years, DebConf10 features speakers from around the world. Past Debian Conferences have been extremely beneficial for developing key components of the Debian system, infrastructure and community. This year surely continued that tradition.

Debian Camp

Development teams like debian-installer and debian-edu also have the possibility of meeting beforehand for undisturbed collaborative work. However, note that only the basic necessities like bed and network connection will be provided at that time. Interested teams should contact the organizers upfront to make special arrangements. This year's DebCamp took place immediately prior to the main conference, from July 25-31, 2010 in Mudd Hall at Columbia University.

Debian Day

Meanwhile, decision-makers interested in discovering the benefits of Free Software and Debian users were invited to attend Debian Day on Sunday, August 1, 2010. This day opened DebConf attendance to the broader public and the schedule included presentations of more general interest.