Fedora Events: FOSDEM 2011 in Brussels, Belgium
FOSDEM is the biggest free and non-commercial event organized by and for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. FOSDEM 2011 will be held on February 5 and 6.
FOSDEM 2011 Project Status
:For more details about the organization in itself, please go to FOSDEM 2011 Project Management details
: Call for talks. FOSDEM 2011 Talk Propositions See below
What to do if you are attending
First, sign up here.
- Put an X in the S column if you need funding of your travel to attend
|1||Bert Desmet||Event owner||EN, NL, (FR)|
|2||Michael Spahn||Attendees||DE, EN, (FR)||x|
|3||Frederic Hornain||Stakeholder||EN, FR, (NL)|
|4||Hiemanshu Sharma||Attendees||EN, IN||x|
|5||Jared Smith||Fedora Project Leader||EN, ES|
|6||Sandro Mathys||EN, DE||()|
|7||Fabian Affolter||EN, DE, FR||unknown|
|8||Lennart poettering||DE, EN|
|9||Gent Thaçi||Need travel & accommodation coverage||EN, AL||x|
|11||Ilyes Gouta||Attendees||EN, FR, AR||x|
|12||Gerold Kassube||meet important Fedorians||DE, EN||unknown|
|13||Christoph Wickert||DE, EN|
|14||Robert Scheck||DE, EN||x?|
|15||Pierros Papadeas||I guess we need someone from FAmSCo :P||GR, EN||x?|
|16||Walter Justen||DE, EN|
|17||Zoltan Hoppar||EN, DE, HU||x|
|18||Nihed MBAREK||EN, FR, AR||x|
On Friday, February 4th, we'll have a Ambassador Fedora Activity Day to discuss all of the topics that are important in EMEA. Please see the wiki page for more information. This FAD will lead up to the FOSDEM beer event on Friday night.
Speakers in the Main Room
Below you can find the list of accepted devrooms, also on http://fosdem.org/2011/news/accepted-devrooms
We were very pleased with the devroom proposals we received, as many were collaborative proposals with ample opportunity for cross-pollination between projects. As a side effect, this did make the decision process even harder.
We asked the devroom organizers to send a copy of their call for papers to this mailinglist, and in the near future we will collect the different calls on our website.
Following devroom requests were accepted, and will have a room of varying size on Saturday or Sunday:
The goal is to talk about and focus on accessibility across multiple distinct technologies and open source projects.
The most notable Berkeley Software Distributions are perhaps the major open source BSDs (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFly BSD) which have themselves spawned a number of children. FreeBSD-kernel is also used in Linux projects like Debian GNU/kFreeBSD.
- Configuration/Systems Management
Mini-talks from real world case studies, brainstorming and hacking around configuration and systems management from complex virtual environments and cloud computing to desktops and laptops.
The "CrossDesktop" developer room is a collaboration across KDE, GNOME and XFCE to host talks about common topics, freedesktop.org as well as interoperability.
- Data Analytics
Open Source tools for Data Analytics. This includes Machine Learning, Text Mining and Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Recommender Engines, Visualisation, Data Mining, Large Scale and distributed data processing, etc.
- Distribution Miniconf
As last year, the idea is that rather than having several distributions with their own respective and individual Developer Room, we will host mixed conference rooms where talks and sessions will be organized by topic, with contributors from all distributions attending and participating.
Focus on working with embedded systems, cross-compiling, low memory footprints and all that is related to running open-source software on low power or mobile devices.
- Free Java
With JDK 7 due to make an appearance, our goal is to provide a venue for the developers and users of the Free Java projects to collaborate and discuss on a range of topics from virtual machines through to deployment on FOSS operating systems.
The goal is to promote discussion on the advancement of the GNU coding standards and maintainers guidelines as well as the packages implementing them, and strengthen the community of maintainers and developers.
The Jabber/XMPP devroom brings together developers of XMPP-using applications. The room will be used for presentations and tutorials on the protocol itself as well as specific projects, hacking on XMPP projects and protocol development discussions.
Our goals is to present ourselves and collaborate on development topics, introduce the idea of the Foundation and make one more important step towards open and transparent processes.
Mono is a software platform designed to allow developers to easily create cross platform applications. We feel that by embracing the successful, standardized .NET software platform, we can lower the barriers to producing great applications for Linux.
Contributors and staff of the Mozilla Project will give presentations and lead discussions on different areas of the project, notably, the latest version of Firefox, hacks.mozilla.org, HTML5 demos, Jetpack Development, SeaMonkey etc...
- MySQL & friends
Talks and discussions related to the MySQL Server Ecosystem. We'd like to cover sessions about best practices (e.g. performance tuning, scaling, high availability) as well as introductions into related technologies and projects.
- New challenges in Virtualization
There are several projects related to virtualization and the many open problems it poses. This devroom aims to be a meeting point where developers of these projects can meet to reinforce their cooperation.
- Open Source Telephony
The purpose of this devroom is promote cross pollination between projects in the telephony space. There are a good number of open source telephony projects out there and their goals may differ, but they all have certain values in mind, such as standards and interoperability.
We are going to organize presentations and hacking sessions on a number of Perl related open source projects such as Dancer, Mojolicious, Rakudo and Padre, as well as other Perl related projects such as Perl DBI and MongoDB.
FOSDEM is the second most important conference for the European PostgreSQL community (after our own PGDay). The majority of talks will be developer talks, use cases, and PostgreSQL related applications are also welcomed.
- Security / hardware crypto
The goal is to to raise the awareness of OpenSC and smart cards in general. The room targets both "core" PKI related software people, who work on libraries other developers use, and developers of any software supporting private keys.
- World of GNUstep
The goal is to teach interested developers how to write cross platform applications or port Cocoa applications to Linux, BSD and Windows using GNUstep; share news about the latest development and plans on GNUstep; code sprints, hacking, discussing... .
how to apply
- for most devrooms, there is a mailing list: http://lists.fosdem.org/mailman/listinfo
- for the others, ask or search on the official fosdem mailing list
Like last year, we won't have access to an own devroom :-(. Details on how to apply for the Distribution Miniconf still have to be published, but you can find some more information here. If you applied for a talk, please list it here
Location & Schedule
Friday, 4 February (18:00-06:00)
There will be a FOSDEM beer event on Friday night before FOSDEM (5 February 2010).
Saturday, 5 February (10:00-19:00) and Sunday, 6 February (09:00-17:00)
Attendance and Parking is free
ULB Campus Solbosh
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 50
The event is easily reachable by public transportation. For details, see below. If you are afraid of getting lost, the following links might help you:
Mailinglist: fosdem at lists.fosdem.org. We will inform you when news about FOSDEM is available.