DebConf is a highlight of the Debian year, when the community comes together for hacking, presentations and discussion sessions, and just to spend time face-to-face with other contributors who are normally only names on a mailing list or nicks on IRC. This year DebConf took place in Managua, in the beautiful Central American country of Nicaragua. The main conference events were held in the Universidad Centroamericana in a central area of the city, while a day trip took attendees past a string of volcanoes north of Managua, to the Pacific Ocean at Las Penitas and around the colonial monuments of Le ˜ on. ´ The DebConf12 schedule included talks ranging from introductory tutorials on getting involved in Debian to advanced kernel virtualisation features; discussions ranging from configuration management to package hijacking; and Q&A sessions with the release team, security team and technical committee. We also hosted a special series of events in Spanish to encourage more local people to get involved in Debian.
Taken from the final report: http://media.debconf.org/dc12/documents/DebConf12_FinalReport_rc1.pdf