I am helping out to organize Packaging Con, a cross-ecosystem discussion forum for package managers. Several communities such as Anaconda and Julia are already quite strongly represented and it would be nice if we could get a lot of Nix related registrations and submissions as well.
This is a great place to exchange beyond the usual community boundaries! So don’t hesitate to submit a talk.
Here is a summary of important dates and topics from the website:
- Submissions open: 20 July 2021
- Submissions close: 31 August 2021
- Notifications: 13 September 2021
- Conference date: 9 & 10 November 2021
Submissions are due at 23:59 ``anywhere on Earth’’ on the specified date. Specifically, this is 23:59 IDLW, i.e., UTC–12:00. You can use this converter to figure out the deadline for your time zone.
We encourage submissions in a wide range of areas related to package management, including but not limited to:
- Deep dives on particular packaging systems.
- Package management vs dependency management
- Issues between distro-provided and developer/language-specific package managers
- Software supply chains, pipelines, and vulnerabilities
- CI for package managers and how to scale it
- Modeling software ecosystems in package managers
- Modeling compatibility (semver, API/ABI analysis, etc.)
- Software release methodology: rolling / LTS / others
- Monorepos and package management
- Reproducibility in package managers
- Functional package management, how it relates to other systems
- Reliability/robustness of software ecosystems
- Dependency solving: modeling, methods, and scalability
This list is by no means exhaustive – any topic related to package management is welcome to attend.
How to submit
The presentation length is 20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A right after the talk. All talks will be held live via video chat and are recorded (speakers can opt-out of the recording). We will have lightning talk sessions with lightning of max 2 minutes. There is no deadline for the submission of lightning talks. Submissions are handled by “pretalx” and will be reviewed by volunteers from the community.