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Fedora Events: Developer Conference, Brno, Czech Republic


  • an Open conference for all Linux and JBoss Developers, Admins and Linux users organized by Red Hat Czech Republic
  • Presentations will be held by Red Hat, Fedora and JBoss users and developers
  • The conference has free entrance, no registration needed
  • For questions, please contact RadekVokal, MarekMahut or Jiri Eischmann
  • Check out DeveloperConference2011 and photos for last year event


Please register

When and Where

Proposed talks

  • Talks (in a lecture rooms for apx 80ppl) - 45 minutes each, topics should be highly technical, don't hesitate to get into details
presenter and subject group short description
Marek Poláček & Jan Kratochvíl - prelink/ELF Tools relro/execinstr/pi[ec]/LD_*/...& Introduction to DWARF, ELF, GDB/binutils, build-id etc.
Jakub Jelinek - ??? Tools
Jakub Hrozek & Jan Zeleny - FreeIPA/SSSD + intro to MIT kerberos Security introduction to MIT Kerberos, its concepts, and basic configuration/usage
Alexander Bokovoy/Andreas Schneider - Cross-realm trusts in FreeIPA v3.0 Security
Peter Vrabec - security compliance check in Fedora Security How sectool became obsolte by scap-workbench? Motivation, status, pros and cons.
Eduard Beneš&Miroslav Grepl - SELinux news in Fedora16 Security faster boot, file name transition, more strict SELinux
Miloslav Trmac - Concise overview of security - Security what it is, how to design programs, common programming bugs
Dmitri Pal - Identity Management Roadmap + MIT and kerberos Security
Steve Grubb - Security Logging Initiative Security
Jan Hutar - Software robot competitions around the world and our way Others Overview of various software robot competitions and announce of our own
Stanislav Kozina - What can Linux learn from the others Others introducing interesting features of Solaris
Jared Smith - Swimming Upstream & Creating technical documentation with DocBook and Publican Others How Fedora helps software development communities
Bryn Reeves - Supporting the Open Source enterprise Others
Vojtěch Juránek - Continuous integration with Jenkins CI Others either general talk how to use it with java, python, php ... project or focused on some specific topic like running Jenkins in cloud
University talks Others Presentaion about university projects, cooperation (various people, 3 projects)
Jaroslav Kysela - ALSA - High Definition Audio (HDA) driver Kernel Overview and Current Status
Bryn Reeves - How to lose data and implicate people Kernel
Milan Brož - Disk encryption (not only) in Linux Kernel
Edward "Joe" Thornber&Zdeněk Kabeláč - Thin provisioning and snapshots in device-mapper Kernel
Edward Shishkin - Modular approaches in file system development Kernel
Tom Coughlan - Enterprise storage: is a SAN necessary? Kernel
Lukas Czerner - btrfs Kernel
Chrissie - Bad things to do with clusters, and why Kernel
Jirka Pirko - perhaps something about soft net devices like bridge, vlan, bonding, team with great focus on team devices and its userspace counterpart libteam Kernel
Ondřej Žižka - Web apps develoeper's dream JBoss AS 7 + Wicket 1.5 + JPA 2.0/Hibernate 4 + CDI/Weld 1.1.2 + JMS/$#@%
Lukáš Vlček -Searching in content JBoss At that time there will be a new application running under webpage. How to use it, how we did it, roadmap.
Vojtech Juranek - Continuous integration with Jenkins CI JBoss either general talk how to use it with java, python, php ... project or focused on some specific topic like running Jenkins in cloud
Christian Sadilek - JBoss Errai Framework JBoss offers a concise programming model to build next generation web applications. It enables powerful client-server communication and brings Java Enterprise standards to the browser by leveraging the GWT compiler.
Karel Piwko - Arquillian Drone Helping Ike Get Rid of the Bugs JBoss Functional testing of Java EE applications with Arquillian
Pavol Pitoňák - RichFaces - Testing on Mobile Devices JBoss
Jiri Pechane - SwitchYard - next generation ESB JBoss
Marek Baluch - RiftSaw 2 or RiftSaw 3 JBoss
Michal Linhard - Hibernate OGM JBoss
Peter Skopek - PicketBox in AS7 JBoss
Martin Kouba - Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE platform JBoss
Pavel Tisnovsky - New Features in JDK8 JBoss
Jirka Vanek - JSR 223: Scripting for the Java Platform JBoss
Miroslav Novak - HornetQ - fastest JMS (Jave Message Service) provider JBoss
Lukáš Krejčí - RHQ 4 - what's new JBoss
Martin Malina - What's new in JBDS 5.0 JBoss
Mladen Turk - Tomcat 7 and Tomcat 8 JBoss
Marek Cernocky - Tips & Tricks on Internationalizing Your Open Source Software Hackfest Software I18n & L10n issues and common problems in a typical Open Source community project.
Jonathan Blandford - Spice + Gnome 3.x Desktop
Matthias Clasen - GTK+ 3 and beyond Desktop whats new in GTK+ 3 compared to GTK+ 2, and what is brewing for GTK+ 4
Tomeu Vizoso - GNOME application development with Python and GObject Introspection Desktop Since GNOME 3.0, PyGTK+ is unsupported and applications must be ported to GObject Introspection in order to use Gtk+ 3. The talk will explain the benefits, how all the pieces fit together, what's the porting process and what are the opportunities for the future.
Shaun McCance - The GNOME Help System Desktop GNOME has always faced unique challenges in documentation because it has been customized and extended by distributions and vendors. This led to the development of several help tools which build the core GNOME's help system.
Jaroslav Reznik - Qt 5 GUI hereafter Desktop Introduction to Qt Quick and QML
Hans de Goede - SPICE Desktop SPICE "Open remote computing" introduction and presentation of the new USB redirection support
František Řezníček - Towards Unified Messaging Core AMQP protocol, Qpid project and derived MRG/M, examples)
Adam Tkáč - DNSSEC in Fedora 17 Core How DNSSEC works, what can it do for you, why should I care?
Lennart Poettering & Kay Sievers - Do's and Don'ts when Writing System Services Core starting, stopping, updates, monitoring, recovery, config, limits, logging, ...
Kamil Dudka&Ondřej Vašík - Common C/C++ error patterns & Static analysis Core Common C/C++ code defects with examples
Thomas Graf - libnl, network config tools for rhel7 or kernel QoS Core
Rainer Gerhards - rsyslog future Core rsyslog vs. journald - myths and facts. Where is rsyslog going?
Marcela Maslanova & Jindrich Novy - Dynamic Software Collections Core More version of the same software packaged in rpm
Jaroslav Škarvada - Power management SIG Core user space tools enhancements, internal testsuite introduction, future plans...
Harald Hoeyer - A streamlined and fully compatible Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Core This talk will show how to support minimal directory layouts, which can be extended up to a fully backwards compatible Linux distribution layout. It provides a cleaner definition of shareability and read-only settings, which gives the options to better support stateless systems, boot and virtualization.some lose definition, but we want to be much more specific. We will show the most minimal hierarchy and the hierarchy of a backwards compatible, typical Fedora installation, and explain the purpose of every directory
Phil Knirsch - The future of yum and rpm Core
Michal Fojtík&Fracesco Vollero - Cloud in the wild Cloud Examples about how to use Deltacloud API to speak with many different clouds.
Mladen Turk - Apache httpd 2.4: The Web Server for the Cloud Cloud
TBD - oVirt Cloud


Accompanying events held on the same ground:

Social Events

  • FRIDAY: A party that will be based in the University building. Dinner and drinks on the house!
  • SATURDAY: Free Movies Session


  • Hotel Avanti - closest hotel, 5-10 minutes of walking to University
  • Hotel Vista (formerly known as hotel Imos) - cheaper option, apx 20minutes by public transport far from University


to Brno, Czech Republic

By Plane

Brno is located within two hours by car from three European capitals (Prague, Vienna, and Bratislava), but you can fly directly to Brno as well:

  • Brno (BRQ, 0.5 million passengers transported a year) - connections to London-Stansted (Ryanair), London-Luton (Wizz Air), Bergamo, Italy (Ryanair), Rome (Wizz Air), Prague (Czech Airlines/SkyTeam), Moscow-Domodedovo, St. Petersburg (CCA), Moscow-Vnukovo (Yakutia Airlines, UTair Aviation). Smart Wings provide seasonal flights to various destinations in Greece and Spain.
  • Prague (PRG, 13 mil.) - 210 km from Brno, 50 airlines serve flights to over 120 destinations. Student Agency buses go from the airport to Brno every hour (2.5 hours, CZK 250/€10). Flight pricing examples (roundtrips 2 months in advance, for the summer 2011):
    • New York (JFK) - (direct flight with Delta) € 826,
    • London (LHR) – (via Frankfurt with Lufthansa) € 150,
    • Madrid (MAD) – (via Dusseldorf with Lufthansa) € 150.
  • Vienna (VIE, 18 mil.) - 150 km from Brno, about 70 airlines serve flights to many destinations all over the world. Student Agency buses go from the airport to Brno every other hour (2.5 hours, CZK 310/€ 13). Flight pricing examples (roundtrips 2 months in advance, for the summer 2011):
    • New York (JFK) – (via Moscow with Aeroflot) € 843,
    • London (LHR) – (direct flight with Austrian Airlines) € 126,
    • Mandrid (MAD) – (direct flight with Air Berlin) € 144.
  • Bratislava (BTS, 2 mil.) - 130 km from Brno, 7 airlines serve regular flights to over 30 destinations, there is a hub of Ryanair (cheap flights to many European cities). There is no direct connection between the airport and Brno. Trains (€ 7, 1.5 hour) and buses (€ 9, 2 hours) go to Brno from the city center every hour.

By Train

Brno has good train connections to several European cities and train is the fastest and most convenient means of transportation between big cities in the region. All intercity trains arrive and depart at the main stations which is a hub of public transport in the city.

  • Prague – trains between Prague and Brno go hourly, 2.5 hours, € 6.5-13,
  • Vienna – trains between Vienna Meidling and Brno go every other hour, 2 hours, € 9,
  • Bratislava – from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica hourly, 1.5 hour, € 7,
  • Budapest – from Budapest-Keleti pu several trains every day, 5 hours, € 19,
  • Warsaw – from Warszawa Centralna several times every day (usually one connection), 7 hours, € 29
  • Berlin – from Berlin Hauptbahnhof several trains every day, 7.5 hours, € 39.

By Bus

Brno is part of the European bus network and all connections and their prices are similar to trains. Most buses arrive to Brno-Zvonarka, only Student Agency buses arrive to Grand Hotel. Student Agency ( and Eurolines ( provide buses to many European cities.

By Car

Brno is well-connected to other cities by highways. You can get easily to neighboring countries by car. Travel time examples:

  • Prague – 210 km, 2 hours,
  • Bratislava – 130 km, 1.3 hour,
  • Vienna – 143 km, 1.8 hour,
  • Budapest – 326 km, 3 hours,
  • Munich – 587 km, 5.3 hours,
  • Berlin – 555 km, 5.2 hours.

Parking lots are available right in the university campus where the conference would take place.

In Brno

From Main railway station take tram #1 (towards Řečkovice). Get off the tram on 5th stop - Hrnčířská (after apx 10minutes). Take the street on the left - Hrnčířská - up and after apx 300 meters the building on your right hand is the University.

From Main bus station (Zvonařka) take bus number 60, get off on second stop - Nové Sady (apx 2minutes). Take tram #1 towards Řečkovice. After two stops you are on the Main railway station, follow instructions above.

From Česká street (City center) take trolley 32 (towards Královo pole) for 4 stops and get off on stop Botanická right in front of the main University building.


English poster by jimmac