Brainstorming why we have DebConf and what DebConf should be:
DebConf has many goals, the ones with highest priority are (in descending order):
* an opportunity for DDs, interested people and existing teams within Debian to get together, discuss and hack on the Debian distribution and its infrastructure * educate people with talks and workshops * a chance to meet face to face, socialise, form stronger and more productive social bonds and brainstorm new ideas * boost the motivations of individuals and work groups
Lower priority goals:
* boost the local Debian community * to have some fun in RL to have more fun when hacking on the net
No goals, but nice (but "not important") by-products:
* free food and accomodation in a nice place for DDs to give them something back to them for their continuous contributions.