Blog post for LGM announcement
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We need to make a blog post on dot.kde.org to announce the Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM), to motivate relevant people to make a talk or workshop proposal, or attend the event. Not to forget mentioning that KDE e.V. can provide travel support to KDE contributors (request must be done before January 31st).

Sorry for not creating this task earlier, I was waiting for the website to be ready but it took longer than expected, and then December was too busy for me...

Below is a rough draft, please edit as you feel, and publish it when the call for proposals is actually open; it is not open yet for technical reasons that we hope to fix soon, I'll comment here as soon as it is open.

Also, you can include the logo and illustration that we have on the website:
https://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2020/css/img/lgm2020-full-opti.png
https://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2020/css/img/lgm-illu.png


The Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is the annual international convention for the discussion and development of free and open source graphics software.

This year it will happen in Rennes, France, from May 26th to 29th. We are welcoming all relevant projects to submit a proposal for a talk and/or a workshop. We already expect Krita and KDEnlive teams to be present. It would be awesome to also see some people from Plasma team working on graphics tablet support and color management, or any other topic of interest for developers and users of graphics creation application.

Check the LGM website for more information: https://libregraphicsmeeting.org

We are happy that KDE e.V. decided to support the event by providing travel support to KDE contributors. If you are interested, make sure to file your reimbursement request before January 31st on https://reimbursements.kde.org/ .


Let me know if you need more info or have any question.

timotheegiet updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 7 2020, 2:12 PM
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paulb added a subscriber: paulb.Jan 7 2020, 7:28 PM

Is there a specific goal you need to achieve, @timotheegiet? Do you need more people to attend? People to submit talks? Help with material? Staff for a booth?

The goal of this post is to communicate about the event to KDE community, so that interested contributors knows about it early enough, either to be able to submit a talk or workshop, or to attend and learn things.
We don't really need booth staff (we don't plan to have a booth area), nor help with material (though now that I think about it, a bunch of KDE stickers to distribute there could be nice; I already have KDEnlive stickers for the same).

rempt added a subscriber: rempt.Jan 8 2020, 9:10 AM
rempt added a comment.Jan 8 2020, 9:13 AM

It might be interesting to mention that the Krita team will attend LGM and have their yearly sprint immediately after LGM.

afarid added a subscriber: afarid.Jan 8 2020, 3:31 PM

The Kdenlive team will also attend and have our yearly sprint either before or after LGM as well.

timotheegiet added a comment.EditedJan 10 2020, 2:17 PM

Nooooo!!!!
The call for proposal is not opened yet!!!

I said it in the description:
"Below is a rough draft, please edit as you feel, and publish it when the call for proposals is actually open; it is not open yet for technical reasons that we hope to fix soon, I'll comment here as soon as it is open."

Now we have a problem as many people think the call is open while it is not yet :(

Please, can this post be un-posted until actual confirmation that the call is open ??

Oh merde sorry, I thought since the LGM website points to the form and the form is up that meant it was now open. I don't think there much point in pulling the article with it being published for over 24 hours but I've put a disclaimer in red at the top of it to say the call isn't open yet. Sorry about that.

Good, thanks for adding that disclaimer at the top, it's maybe even better to clarify the situation.

The Call for Proposals is finally officially opened! :)

https://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2020/en/program.html

Please spread the word.

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