[FOSDEM] FOSDEM calls for devroom organizers and main track speakers

Tias Guns tias at fosdem.org
Sun Aug 12 14:40:55 CEST 2012

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FOSDEM is a non-commercial event offering open source communities a 
place to meet, share ideas and collaborate. It is renowned for being 
highly developer-oriented and brings together 5000+ geeks from all over 
the world. FOSDEM will take place in Brussels, Belgium on the 2nd and 
3rd of February 2013.

We invite proposals for *devrooms* and *main track talks*:

*Main Track Talks*
The main tracks host high-quality seminars for a broad and technical 
audience. Every track is organized around a theme (security, kernel, 
collaboration, ...). They are held in the two biggest auditoria and last 
50 minutes. Each of the talks is given by a speaker who gets their 
travel and accommodation costs reimbursed.

To apply for a FOSDEM Main Track talk, visit

To suggest a main track speaker that we should invite, mail 
program at fosdem.org

A devroom is a 'developer room' in which open source communities can 
organize their own schedule, made of presentations, brainstorming and 
hacking sessions. Our goal is to stimulate developer collaboration and 
cross-pollination between projects.

Each year we receive more requests than we can host. To better achieve 
our goals, preference will be given to *proposals involving multiple, 
collaborating projects*. Projects with similar goals/domains that make 
separate requests will be asked to co-organize a devroom under their 
common theme.

To propose organizing a devroom, visit

Note! Linux distributions should apply to the dedicated distribution 

*Key Dates*
- 1 October: deadline for devroom proposals
- mid October: devroom announcements
- 1 November: deadline main track proposals
- mid November: main track announcements
- 2 and 3 February: FOSDEM 2013

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