[Belgium] Fwd: [FOSDEM] Call for participation

Johan Van de Wauw johan.vandewauw at gmail.com
Mon Sep 16 11:24:22 PDT 2019

The call for devrooms at FOSDEM (the largest open source conference in
Europe) is ending this Friday. It would be nice if someone proposes a
geospatial devroom for this year. If you are interested, feel free to
contact me (I have run the devroom for several years).

Having a stand at FOSDEM is another way OSGeo could meet a lot of other
projects and exchange ideas. The deadline for a stand is November 1.

Kind regards,

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From: Gerry Demaret <gerry at fosdem.org>
Date: Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 10:52 AM
Subject: [FOSDEM] Call for participation
To: FOSDEM <fosdem at lists.fosdem.org>

We now invite proposals for main track presentations, developer rooms,
stands and lightning talks.

FOSDEM offers open source and free software developers a place to meet,
share ideas and collaborate. Renowned for being highly developer-
oriented, the event brings together some 8000+ geeks from all over the

The twentieth edition will take place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd
February 2020 at the usual location: ULB Campus Solbosch in Brussels.

We will record and stream all main tracks, devrooms and lightning talks
live. The recordings will be published under the same licence as all
FOSDEM content (CC-BY). If, exceptionally, you believe there is a
legitimate reason why your presentation should not be streamed or
recorded, you must seek our agreement via e-mail to program at fosdem.org
before submitting it.

Main Tracks

Previous editions have featured main tracks centered around security,
operating system development, community building, and many other topics.
Presentations are expected to be 50 minutes long (including audience
questions) and should cater to a varied technical audience. The
conference covers reasonable travel expenses agreed in advance and
arranges accommodation for accepted main track speakers if needed.

Proposals for main track presentations should be submitted using
Pentabarf: https://fosdem.org/submit. If you already created an account
in the system for a previous edition, please reuse it rather than
re-registering. You can reset your password here:

Submissions will be reviewed in two batches, beginning with those
received by 11 October. The final deadline is 8 November.

Questions or remarks? Contact us at program at fosdem.org.

Key dates:

 - 11 October: deadline for first batch of main track proposals
 - 8 November: final deadline for main track proposals
 - 1 November onwards: main track talks announced (in batches)

Developer Rooms

Developer rooms are assigned to self-organising groups to work together
on open source and free software projects, to discuss topics relevant to
a broader subset of the community, etc. Most content should take the
form of presentations. Proposals involving collaboration across project
or domain boundaries are strongly encouraged.

Developer room proposals should be submitted through the form at
https://fosdem.org/devroom which contains further information.

Questions or remarks? Contact us at devrooms at fosdem.org.

Key dates:

 - 20 September: deadline for developer room proposals
 - 30 September: accepted developer rooms announced
 - 15 October (or earlier): developer rooms issue Calls for
 - 15 December (or earlier): developer rooms publish complete schedules


FOSDEM offers open source and free software projects the opportunity to
display their work during the event. At its stand, a project can share
information, demo software, sell merchandise, give away goodies, and so
on, and personally interact with the visitors.

What we offer

 - one 180x80cm table, positioned in one of the buildings with developer
   rooms, for the entire duration of the conference. Joint submissions
   that share a table between related projects will be favoured in the
   selection process.
 - two chairs per table
 - one power socket type C/E (if you require adapters or additional
   sockets, please bring them yourself)
 - fast uplink shared wireless Internet access

To apply, please fill out the form at: https://fosdem.org/stand which
contains further information.

Questions or remarks? Contact us at stands at fosdem.org.

Key dates

 - 1 November: deadline for stand proposals
 - 11 November: accepted stands announced

Lightning talks

Lighting talks are short — 15 minute long — talks on a wide variety of
topics. Anyone who has something interesting to say about an open source
or free software topic can apply. We particularly encourage topics that
do not fit in any of the developer rooms.

Proposals for lightning talks should be submitted using Pentabarf:
https://fosdem.org/submit. Please select "lightning Talks" in the
"track" field. If you already created an account in the system for a
previous edition, please reuse it rather than re-registering.

Questions or remarks? Contact us at lightningtalks at fosdem.org.

Key dates

 - 22 November: deadline for lightning talk proposals
 - 15 December: accepted lightning talks announced

All deadlines are at 23:59 UTC.
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