Face-to-face Debian meetings in a climate crisis

Speakers: Tássia Camões Araújo & Tiago Bortoletto Vaz & Rhonda D'Vine

Track: Community, diversity, local outreach and social context

Type: BoF (45 minutes)

Room: Kuthiran

Time: Sep 12 (Tue): 11:30

Duration: 0:45

There was a time when we were proud to get this many people from this many countries in a conference. Nowadays, even if still amazed about what can be accomplished face-to-face, many of us have mixed feelings regarding our carbon footprint and other many of us refuse to take part in any meeting that involves air travel.

If we are not ready to give up global international meetings altogether, maybe it is time to bring about change in the way we run conferences in order to diminish our impact. Business as usual does not help, and it is clear it adds to the pot!

In this session we will discuss some alternative actions, and with your help, maybe this could lead to a draft recommendation for future Debian meetings.

Note: If you won’t be there and want your ideas to be taken into account, please get in touch by email, and we’ll do our best to raise your voice in the session.