As you all know by now ROSCon New Orleans has been postponed until 2021, due to the pandemic. HOWEVER, we wouldn’t, and shouldn’t go a full year without getting the community together to see one another and discuss our progress. Therefore I am pleased to announce that we are currently organizing a virtual ROSCon like event that we’re calling ROS World.
Our plan for ROS World is to make it a free event for the entire ROS community that will be live streamed across the world on November 12th, 2020. We’re still firming things up, but our preliminary plan is to have a half day event packed with pre-recorded videos and live talks, social events, and panels. ROSCon 2020 was supposed to be our first “federated” conference where ROS affiliated communities could sponsor their own events in parallel to ROSCon. We now plan to test this model at ROS World by offering tracks that focus on our affiliated communities like Autoware, DroneCode, and others.
Since this will be a limited event, and we’re using an abridged timeline, we’ve opted to curate the speakers and panels this year versus implementing a full call for proposals. To balance out the program, and replicate our beloved lightning talks, we are going to ask the community to submit short video clips highlighting their projects.
In the coming weeks we’ll use ROS Discourse to announce the full conference proceedings, where to register, where to get your ROS World T-shirts (oh yes, there will be t-shirts), and how to submit a project video. Please mark November 12th in your calendar. We hope to see you “there”, wherever “there” may be. The website is live and we will update with a full schedule and details as they become available.