Symmetry has confirmed: we are doing SAOC 2021 and it kicks off on September 15. And I can confirm that DConf Online 2021 is happening in November. I'll be formally announcing both on the D Blog soon, with dates, deadlines, and details.
I'm announcing informally here first primarily because I want to encourage everyone to start thinking about the types of projects that would be good for SAOC and submitting ideas in our Projects repository before the announcement next week:
We have a few there already, but we can always use more. The SAOC work period runs for four months, during which participants are expected to work at least 20 hours per week on their projects. Please keep that in mind when you submit your ideas.
You do not need to be a student to participate in SAOC. Students will be preferred during selection, but applications are open to everyone. If you would like to participate, now is the time to start thinking about the kind of project you'd like to work on and find yourself a mentor.
If you are interested in making yourself available as a SAOC mentor, please leave a comment on the issues for the projects (in the repository linked above) on which you'd be inclined to do so. If you'd like to make yourself generally available as a mentor, please email me directly at email@example.com and let me know. Each mentor is awarded $500 at the end of the event, courtesy of Symmetry Investments.
I encourage everyone to think about submitting a talk or livecoding proposal for DConf Online. We're open to accepting anything related to the D programming language or general computer science topics. Submission details will be provided in the upcoming blog announcement.
For the past couple of weeks, I've been editing the Q & A videos from last year's conference to cut out the dead space and irrelevant chatter. That has resulted in much shorter, uninterrupted videos. I still have three more to go. Those that I've already published have (v2.0) in the title. I've also added timecodes in the description of the new videos so that YouTube will show chapters, or bookmarks, at the bottom of the player frame. It's taking me several hours to work through each video, so I don't expect to have the remainder published until the end of next week at the earliest.
The DConf Online 2020 Q & A playlist is here:
If you missed the talks last year, they are all here (along with the 'Ask us Anything' with Walter and Atila, and Adam's livecoding session):