Open Day

Em português

The Open Day (20 July) is targeted at the general public. Events of interest to a wider audience will be offered, ranging from topics specific to Debian to the greater Free Software community and maker movement.

The event is a perfect opportunity for interested users to meet our community, for us to broaden our community, and for our sponsors to increase their visibility.

Less purely technical than main conference schedule, the events on Open Day will cover a large range of topics from social and cultural issues to workshops and introductions to Debian.

If you are interested in presenting at the open day, please read our Call For Participation, and submit your proposal. We also welcome suggestions of potential speakers to invite, please e-mail

As with rest of DebConf, attendance is free of charge. Although the Open Day is fairly relaxed, registration in advance is essential.



At UTFPR Curitiba.

Job Fair

During the Open Day, we will have a Job Fair with booths from our sponsors.


Where do I submit my proposal?

We will open the call for activities in early 2019. It will include instructions.

What language will the activities be held in?

The Open Day will host activities in multiple languages. We expect to have activities in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

If your talk will be in portuguese, you can write the Abstract field in portuguese too.

Need help installing Debian?

We will host a Debian installfest, for attendees who would like to get help installing Debian on their machines.

Help out with Open Day!

DebConf runs on volunteer effort. To get involved, see our contact page. Open Day is being planned on the wiki.