[FOSDEM] Call for FOSDEM'09 participation

Mattias 'Tias' Guns mguns at fosdem.org
Wed Nov 5 22:30:59 CET 2008

Call for FOSDEM'09 participation

FOSDEM is probably the most developer-oriented Free and Opensource 
conference, taking place in Brussels, Belgium on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 
February 2009. Apart from having many invited speakers, the conference 
offers developer rooms, stands and lightning talks to projects from the 
Free and Opensource community.
We hereby welcome proposals from projects to participate in organizing a 
devroom, manning a stand or holding a lightning talk.

As every year, we have only a limited number of rooms, space for stands 
and lightning talk slots. Since we always receive more requests than we 
can host, a committee within the FOSDEM organizing team will review all 
proposals. Selection will be based on possible impact, our experience of 
previous editions and diversity in the offerings.


We offer large projects a devroom during the conference. A devroom is a 
room in which projects can organize their own schedule made of 
presentations, brainstorming and hacking sessions. Our goal is to 
stimulate developer collaboration and cross-pollination between 
projects, and as such we strongly favor projects with similar goals and 
domains to host a devroom together.
See http://fosdem.org/2009/call_for_devrooms_and_stands


We offer stands to projects that want to present themselves to the 
visitors in a more personal fashion. Stands can be used to share 
information, demo software, sell merchandizing or give away goodies.
See http://fosdem.org/2009/call_for_devrooms_and_stands

Lightning talks

We offer lightning talks to all other projects that want to present 
themselves. A lightning talk is a short talk in which a project can 
introduce itself, talk about recent developments, or share exciting new 
See http://fosdem.org/2009/call_for_lightningtalks

FOSDEM 2009 will be the 9th edition of the event, which has been 
steadily growing every year in importance and in the number of visitors. 
Our goal is to provide a platform to Free and Opensource projects to 
meet, discuss, present their current and future developments, both to 
their own developer  and user community as to other projects that are 
present. Given the large amount of active contributors from many 
different projects present during the conference, it is an exceptionally 
well suited occasion to share goals and ideas with people from other 
communities, which is something we strongly encourage and do our best to 
support. Of course, the event only lives through the projects that take 
part in it, and through the many FOSS contributors who attend. We merely 
do our best to provide the best possible service to the FOSS community 
at large.

Key dates:
2008-11-22: Deadline for devroom & stand requests
2008-11-24: Devroom & stand acceptance notification
2008-12-26: Deadline for lightning talk requests
2009-12-29: Lightning talk acceptance notification
2009-01-09: Deadline for final devroom & lightning talk schedules
2009-02-07 to 2009-02-08: FOSDEM 2009

For more information, visit http://fosdem.org/

Feel free to forward, kind regards,

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