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FOSDEM 2023 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 2023 will be held on 4-5 February.

Location & transportation

Attendance is free.

ULB Campus Solbosh
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 50
1050 Bruxelles

Location ULB

ULB campus

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:

First time at FOSDEM?

Read those excellent resources to learn more:

Fedora Project attendees & stand personnel

We should have 6-8 Ambassadors (or other contributors) so that at least three Ambassadors are always present at the stand. Some others will assist with the Distributions Devroom. Sponsored participants are expected to stay at the stand/devroom for at least X hours per day.

  • If you're willing to volunteer for a shift at the Fedora stand, please put "stand staff" in the Comments column. Otherwise, put "attendee" there.
No Name Friday Saturday Sunday Comments Languages Travel funding Need Lodging Topics
1 Bogomil Shopov Stand staff bg, en No No L10n, community building, ethical design, SDR
2 Artur Frenszek-Iwicki Stand staff en, pl, de (beginner) No No
3 User:bittin Stand staff en, sv Yes No
4 Akashdeep Dhar Stand staff and Containers Devroom speaker en, hi, bn Containers, Virtual Machines, Video gaming, Websites and applications, Mentorship, Selfhosting
5 Emma Kidney Stand staff en Open source design
6 Justin W. Flory Stand & Distro Devroom en n/a n/a Fedora Council, Fedora Mindshare, i3, how Fedora works and how to get involved
7 Fernando F. Mancera Stand staff en , es n/a n/a Networking, Rust, Mentorship, community
8 Smera Goel Stand staff en , hi Mentorship, Outreachy, Fedora Badges, Open Source Design
9 Germano Massullo Attendee en , it No No
A Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek Attendee en , pl systemd, packaging, rust, rpmautospec

 : available  : unavailable  : pending / undecided

Satellite events

Two events will take place on the Friday, 3 February before FOSDEM. Fedora Ambassadors and friends of Fedora are welcome to attend either:

  • CentOS Connect: Free to attend. "CentOS Connect is a free mini-conference focusing on CentOS Stream, the CentOS SIGs, and the entire Enterprise Linux ecosystem. CentOS Connect at FOSDEM happens February 3, 2023, the day before FOSDEM."
  • CHAOSScon EU: $10 USD ticket. "Learn about open source project health metrics and tools used by open source projects, communities, and engineering teams to track and analyze their community work. This conference will provide a venue for discussing open source project health, CHAOSS updates, use cases, and hands-on workshops for developers, community managers, project managers, and anyone interested in measuring open source project health. We will also share insights from the CHAOSS working groups on Diversity and Inclusion, Evolution, Risk, OSPO Metrics, Common Metrics, and Metric Models."

FOSDEM presentations involving Fedora

Date Time (CET) Topic Name Location/Devroom/Matrix URL
Feb-4 1130 - 1200 Fedora CoreOS - Your Next Multiplayer Homelab Distro User:t0xic0der and User:sumantrom Containers Devroom, Room UB2.252A (Lameere) and
Feb-5 1130 - 1155 Modularity, ALP and the dream of the modular-distribution User:defolos Distributions DevRoom - UA2.114 (Baudoux)
Feb-5 1430 - 1455 Creative Freedom Summit Retrospective User:ekidney and User:jchitas Open Source Design Devroom, Room UB4.132
Feb-5 12:00 - 12:25 Building a Web UI for the Fedora installer: the reasons, the tools, and progress so far Martin Kolman Distributions DevRoom - UA2.114 (Baudoux)
Feb-5 1400 -1425 From Linux to Cloud to Edge and beyond: Evolution of women contributors in distros & FOSS Amita Sharma Distributions DevRoom - UA2.114 (Baudoux)

Items to bring

Want to bring something for the stand? Add it below!

Quantity Item Person Responsible Particulars
100x Fedora Stickers User:t0xic0der Originally purchased for Fedora Hatch Pune India 2022
1x Raspberry Pi 4B (with protective case, power supply + cable, HDMI2MiniHDMI converter, 32GB MicroSD card with Fedora Linux, Flash card reader etc.) User:sumantrom and User:t0xic0der Subjected to the availability of a monitor, keyboard and mouse on the desk
1x NooElec SDR dongle + some antennas Bogomil Shopov I might demonstrate hot to intercept radio signals with this SDR while on "duty" at the booth.

More information

Mailing list: fosdem at We will inform you when news about FOSDEM is available.

Pictures and Reports

Coming soon.