FOSDEM 2013

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FOSDEM 2-3 February 2013 in Brussels, Belgium

Apache OpenOffice had a dedicated track (devroom) and a stand.

Devroom

Call for talks (sent to the ooo-announce list)

Apache OpenOffice at FOSDEM 2013, 2-3 February 2013, Brussels

Apache OpenOffice (formerly OpenOffice.org) is coming again to FOSDEM, for the first time as an Apache Top-Level Project. Our community has a new structure, friendly and open, and new developers are especially welcome.

We invite submissions of talks for the Apache OpenOffice devroom, to be held on Saturday, 2 February, 9.00 to 17.30.

If you have something interesting to say about Apache OpenOffice or the ODF format from a technical point of view (code, extensions, localization, QA, tools... but also less known functions or creative ways to use the program) please share it with us!

It doesn't need to be long or serious. Funny contributions are welcome as well. Just make sure to specify an estimated length for your talk, as well as a proposed title, description and a few lines about yourself.

The deadline is Sunday, 23 December. Accepted talks will be published by January 10. Limited funding may be available for accepted speakers in need.

Please add your talk proposals to this page:

http://s.apache.org/fosdem-2013-proposals

You can send any questions to our development mailing list: dev@openoffice.apache.org

Proposed talks

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Apache OpenOffice at FOSDEM 2013: Call for Talks

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We recommend Impress, but use Calc if you prefer!

Apache OpenOffice (formerly OpenOffice.org) is coming again to FOSDEM in Brussels, for the first time as an Apache Top-Level Project. Our community has a new structure, friendly and open, and new developers are especially welcome.

We invite submissions of talks for the Apache OpenOffice devroom, to be held on Saturday, 2 February 2013, 9.00 to 17.30.

If you have something interesting to say about Apache OpenOffice or the ODF format from a technical point of view (code, extensions, localization, QA, tools... but also less known functions or creative ways to use the program) please share it with us!

It doesn't need to be long or serious, short and funny contributions are very appreciated too. Just make sure to specify an estimated length for your talk (10, 20, 30 minutes), as well as a proposed title, description and a few lines about yourself.

Deadline is Sunday, 23 December 2012. Accepted talks will be published by 10 January 2013. Limited funding may be available for accepted speakers in need.

Please add your talk proposals to the table below. You will need an account on this wiki: if you don't have one, just sign up.

You can send any questions to our development mailing list: dev@openoffice.apache.org

Practical information

  • The Apache OpenOffice devroom will be held all day Saturday 2 February 2013, Brussels
  • The room setup will include microphone and projector
  • More details about FOSDEM 2013 are at https://fosdem.org/2013/

Submitted talk proposals (deadline: Sunday, 23 Dec 2012)

Copy the last table below and add your talk proposal!

You need an account on this wiki to edit this page: if you don't have one, just sign up.

Title Building a dictionary for Apache OpenOffice
Speaker Andrea Pescetti
Duration 20 minutes
Description We will go through the steps needed to create and maintain a dictionary for Apache OpenOffice, including how to package it for the Extensions web site and how to include it in the builds available for download from the official site.
Speaker Information Andrea Pescetti is a long-time OpenOffice volunteer and maintainer of the Italian dictionary used in Apache OpenOffice
Title New possibilities with DrawObjects in the next version of AOO
Speaker Armin Le Grand
Duration 30 minutes
Description A live demo showing enhancements for DrawShapes in the next version of AOO, and some more fancy actions and tricks with them
Speaker Information Armin Le Grand is a core developer, working on AOO for over 15 years, specialized on DrawingLayer stuff
Title Tips and Tricks for Extension Developers
Speaker Juergen Schmidt
Duration 30 minutes (extended version 60 minutes)
Description Extension are a powerful way to connect the office to other applications or systems to extend the existing functionality with completely new stuff. The talk will highlight some nice ways to integrate via extensions into OpenOffice and make use of existing features to provide a smooth and seamless integration. ...
Speaker Information Juergen Schmidt is a core developer, working on OpenOffice since the beginning, specialize din UNO, API, extensions
Title Programming AOO/LO: The Universal Network Object (UNO) Framework
Speaker Rony G. Flatscher
Duration 20 minutes
Description This talk gives a bird eye's view of the programming model of Apache OpenOffice (AOO) and LibreOffice (LO). It should help interested developers to get conceptually jump-started with developing AOO/LO applications.
Speaker Information Rony G. Flatscher works as a professor for Business Informatics (German: "Wirtschaftsinformatik") at the WU Vienna. Some of his lectures enable interested Business Administration students to learn programming and to create programs that take advantage of AOO/LO.


Title Programming AOO/LO: "UNO_API_info.rxo": A Tool for Creating On-the-fly and Hyperlinked UNO-Documentation
Speaker Rony G. Flatscher
Duration 20 minutes
Description This talk introduces and demonstrates a free and opensource tool of a student from WU that allows creating hyperlinked documentation for UNO objects a programmer has in hands, but also for UNO types supplying the fully qualified name. Using the dispatch interface any AOO/LO language can take advantage of this great and helpful functionality aimed at developers.
Speaker Information Rony G. Flatscher works as a professor for Business Informatics (German: "Wirtschaftsinformatik") at the WU Vienna. Some of his lectures enable interested Business Administration students to learn programming and to create programs that take advantage of AOO/LO.
Title Scripting AOO/LO: Introductionary Word Processor ("swriter") Nutshell Programs
Speaker Rony G. Flatscher
Duration 20 minutes
Description This talk introduces and demonstrates to developers how easy it is to create Apache OpenOffice (AOO) and LibreOffice (LO) word processor documents and how to interact with them.
Speaker Information Rony G. Flatscher works as a professor for Business Informatics (German: "Wirtschaftsinformatik") at the WU Vienna. Some of his lectures enable interested Business Administration students to learn programming and to create programs that take advantage of AOO/LO.
Title Scripting AOO/LO: Introductionary Spreadsheet ("scalc") Nutshell Programs
Speaker Rony G. Flatscher
Duration 20 minutes
Description This talk introduces and demonstrates to developers how easy it is to create Apache OpenOffice (AOO) and LibreOffice (LO) spreadsheet documents and how to interact with them.
Speaker Information Rony G. Flatscher works as a professor for Business Informatics (German: "Wirtschaftsinformatik") at the WU Vienna. Some of his lectures enable interested Business Administration students to learn programming and to create programs that take advantage of AOO/LO.
Title Scripting AOO/LO: Introductionary Presentation ("simpress") Nutshell Programs
Speaker Rony G. Flatscher
Duration 20 minutes
Description This talk introduces and demonstrates to developers how easy it is to create Apache OpenOffice (AOO) and LibreOffice (LO) presentation documents and how to interact with them.
Speaker Information Rony G. Flatscher works as a professor for Business Informatics (German: "Wirtschaftsinformatik") at the WU Vienna. Some of his lectures enable interested Business Administration students to learn programming and to create programs that take advantage of AOO/LO.
Title Having Fun Creating Guide Posts for Presentations Programmatically
Speaker Rony G. Flatscher
Duration 10 minutes
Description This talk introduces and demonstrates the free and opensource results of a student's work at WU that allows creating various kinds of guide posts in the slides of any Apache OpenOffice (AOO) and LibreOffice (LO) presentation. (Guide posts allow the audience to become able to see from the slides how far a presentation has proceeded.)
Speaker Information Rony G. Flatscher works as a professor for Business Informatics (German: "Wirtschaftsinformatik") at the WU Vienna. Some of his lectures enable interested Business Administration students to learn programming and to create programs that take advantage of AOO/LO.
Title Uncommon ways to use OpenOffice on the management of large construction projects.
Speaker Andreas Weise
Duration 20 minutes
Description This talk shows three macro-driven examples: an easy way to produce timetables as Gantt charts, create and calculate a cash outflow plan for a project, visualizing a construction site with draw.
Speaker Information Andreas Weise is civil engineer and long-time user of StarOffice and OpenOffice. He's developed lots of applications and macros using Starbasic, python and java.
Title Creating New Custom Shapes
Speaker Regina Henschel
Duration 30 minutes
Description Custom shapes were introduced in OOo2.0 to get better import and export filters to MS Office. There is currently no UI to generate your own custom shapes and therefore their usefulness in other contexts are widely unknown. This talk shows how to make your own custom shape by using the definitions in the ODF specification.
Speaker Information Regina Henschel is a volunteer with many years of experience in StarOffice, OpenOffice.org and follow-ups. She is involved in user support, QA and documentation, and does core development now and then.
Title The Task Pane Adventure
Speaker Fabrizio Marchesano
Duration 30 minutes
Description A deep dive into the Tool Panel element introduced in OpenOffice.org 3.3 and the reasons that make it the best friend for extension developers (and users) whenever a practical UI is needed. Writer and Calc samples with live demos included.
Speaker Information Fabrizio Marchesano is a professional developer, proud supporter (and evangelist) of OpenOffice in the enterprise business environment
Title Your talk title
Speaker Your name and e-mail addres
Duration 10, 20, 30 minutes?
Description Your talk in 1-2 paragraphs
Speaker Information Something about yourself and your experience with Apache OpenOffice

Final schedule and slides

Find the devroom schedule and some slides on https://fosdem.org/2013/schedule/track/apache_openoffice/

Stand

Volunteers

Apache OpenOffice will have a stand at FOSDEM 2013, 2-3 February 2013, Brussels. Now *confirmed*. Main contact is Michael Stehmann.

Who is available to attend to the stand?

Edit the table below.

Who When (Sat/Sun, am/pm) Languages
Michael Both days, full day English, German...
Mechtilde Both days, full day English, German...
Sylvain DENIS Both days, full day French, English
Guy Waterval Both days, full day French, German
Raphael (not 100% sure yet) English, German...
Fabrizio Marchesano Saturday, whenever I will not be in the devroom Italian, English
Andrea Pescetti Mainly Sunday (Saturday mostly in devroom) Italian, English

Actual attendance

Stand staff Saturday: Mechtilde Stehmann, Michael Stehmann, Guy Waterval, Sylvain Denis, Raphael Bircher

Stand staff Sunday: Mechtilde Stehmann, Michael Stehmann, Raphael Bircher, Andrea Pescetti, Armin Le Grand, Guy Waterval, Regina Henschel, Herbert Duerr, Andre Fischer...

Merchandising

A few merchandising possibilities have been proposed, but we need to agree on a design first.

Flyers will be available:

A roll-up was available too.

Report and pictures

Blog post by Andrea Pescetti: https://blogs.apache.org/OOo/entry/apache_openoffice_at_fosdem_2013

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