GNU Tools Cauldron 2019
Date: September 12 to 15, 2019.
- Arrival reception on the Thursday evening, three days of talks Friday thru' Sunday, conference dinner on Saturday
Location: Montréal, Canada
Registration Fee: No charge. See here for details on how to register.
Submission deadline: 31 July 2019. We will also accept "last minute" BoF/talks at the conference, if there is still room available.
As always, the GNU Cauldron is only possible thanks to the generous support from sponsors. They allow to the Cauldron to remain free to attend, and therefore as accessible as possible. If you would like to sponsor this year's event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstract submissions, registration, administrivia questions: email@example.com
Announcements and discussions related to the conference: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to announce another gathering of GNU tools developers. The format of this meeting will be similar to the previous meetings. The purpose of this workshop is to gather all GNU tools developers, discuss current/future work, coordinate efforts, exchange reports on ongoing efforts, discuss development plans for the next 12 months, developer tutorials and any other related discussions.
This year, the GNU Tools Cauldron crosses the Atlantic Ocean and lands in Montréal, Canada.
We are inviting every developer working in the GNU toolchain: GCC, GDB, binutils, runtimes, etc. In addition to discussion topics selected at the conference, we are looking for advance submissions.
If you intend to participate, but not necessarily present, please let us know. Send a message to email@example.com stating your intent to participate. Please indicate:
- Your affiliation (company, academic institution, or other)
- Dietary requirements.
- Whether you would like a conference t-shirt, and if so, which size (men or women, and the actual size). Bear in mind that t-shirts in North America (which we'll have) are a bit larger, for the same size designation, than their European counterpart.
- Whether you plan to attend the reception on Thursday night (the day before the conference officially starts).
Please tell us as soon as possible if you need a letter of invitation in order to secure a visa.
Travel Grants for Students
The GNU Tools Fund sponsors student travel to attend the GNU Cauldron. Travel grants cover some or all of travel related expenses. This program is open to full time undergraduate and graduate students.
Students should email information about their participation in the GNU Toolchain, interests, experience, an estimated budget, and any sponsors in the GNU Toolchain community to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to submit a request is 31 July 2019.
If you have a topic that you would like to present, please submit an abstract describing what you plan to present. We are accepting four types of submissions:
- Prepared presentations: demos, project reports, etc (approx. 45 minutes plus questions).
- Lightning talks (max 10 minutes).
BoFs: coordination meetings with other developers.
- Tutorials for developers. No user tutorials, please.
Note that we will not be doing in-depth reviews of the presentations. Mainly we are looking for applicability and to decide scheduling. There will be time at the conference to add other topics of discussion, similarly to previous meetings.
To register your abstract, send e-mail to email@example.com .
Your submission should contain the following information:
Code of Conduct
All participants are expected to by the conference Code of Conduct. As in 2018, we shall use the British Computer Society Open Source Special-ist Group Code of Conduct.
The personal information we hold on you is your name, email address, affiliation, dietary preferences, T-shirt size. This information will only be used to contact you about the arrangements for the GNU Tools Cauldron 2019, including a follow-up questionnaire after the event. The data is held securely on outsourced secure servers where the data is encrypted. The data is only accessible by the organisers of the GNU Tool Cauldron 2019. All the data will be destroyed shortly after the GNU Tools Cauldron, once the follow-up questionnaire has been sent out.
- The Data Controller is Embecosm Limited
The Data Officer is Sarah Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Please contact the Data Officer if you would like to know the information we hold on you, wish to have that information deleted, or for any other queries related to GDPR.
As usual, the presentations will take place on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This section will be updated with a detailed schedule as we get closer to the event.
We will hold a welcome reception on the Thursday night, which will give a chance to meet your fellow Cauldroners before the formal event starts. We will also have a dinner on Saturday night, as usual. More details will follow about these events.
Birds of a Feather sessions (BoFs)
GNU Toolchain Advocacy BoF
Led by: David Edelsohn
Discussion about promoting and sustaining the GNU Toolchain projects
OpenACC, OpenMP, offloading and multi-processing BoF
Led by: TBD
GCC Steering Committee Q&A
Led by: David Edelsohn
Open discussion and Q&A session with GCC Steering Committee.
Literally the "Great Library", the Grande Bibliothèque is a building of Québec's National Library and Archives. It is conveniently located downtown, next to Montréal's busiest metro station.
(Photo by Simon Villeneuve, distributed under CC BY-SA 3.0)
Montréal is served by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, with connections to many major cities worldwide.
Traveling from the airport to downtown can be done by:
Taxi: there is a fixed fare of Can$41 to travel between the airport and downtown.
Public Transit link1 link2: the 747 bus line runs from the airport to the Berri-UQAM metro station, which is the station right next to our venue. The fare is Can$10, or is included if you get a 3-days or weekly public transit pass.
It shouldn't be hard to find a hotel that is within walking distance from the venue, but should you need to go a bit further, Montréal's metro system is quite efficient. You'll find more information on the STM (Société de Transport de Montréal - Montreal Transit Corporation) website.
This is the logo you need to look for when looking for a metro station: