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Call for Papers

Open Source Developers Conference in France

Open World Forum, Eurosites George V, Paris, October 12th & 13th, 2012

The goal of is to gather developers from various communities around groundbreaking technologies in the world of computer programming. After two editions on our own, we are now working together with the Open World Forum since 2011 to bring you an improved experience.

For the 4th edition of this conference in France, we want to unite the communities around open source development in all the free and open source languages, like Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, SmallTalk and many more.

The main goal is to learn by discovering new tricks in new languages: there is often a lot to learn by tackling concepts and techniques not linked to a particular programming language.

To this end, we invite you to join us at, either by submitting a talk, or simply by attending the conference, which will take place on the 12th and 13th October 2012, during the Open World Forum, at Eurosites George V, Paris. Entrance is free of charge.

Talks can last 25 or 45 minutes. There will also be a lightning talks session, with a 5-minute limit on each talk.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of possible subjects:

  • Themes related to programming languages such as Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Erlang, JavaScript, node.js, Lua, Scala, Clojure, Groovy, Haskell, C, C++, Smalltalk, Java, etc.
  • Dynamic compilation
  • Interpreters and virtual machines (Parrot, JVM, CLR, etc)
  • Development tools
  • Development best practices
  • Programming experience feedback
  • Code frameworks and libraries
  • Innovative languages and their implementation
  • Software maintenance
  • Integrating different languages in the same project
  • Les approches pédagogiques

Key dates:

  • Deadline for submitting a talk: September 25th, 2012
  • Final schedule: October 1st, 2012
  • conference: October 12th & 13th, 2012