[FOSDEM] Call for participation: main tracks and developer rooms

Philip Paeps philip at fosdem.org
Tue Aug 6 09:34:59 CEST 2013

FOSDEM offers open source developers a place to meet, share ideas and
collaborate.  Renowned for being highly developer-oriented, the event
brings together some 5000+ geeks from all over the world.

The fourteenth edition will take place on 1 and 2 February 2014 at the
usual location: ULB Campus Solbosch in Brussels.

We now invite proposals for main track presentations and developer rooms.

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

Developer rooms are assigned to self-organising groups to work together
on open source projects, to discuss topics relevant to a broader subset
of the community, etc.  Content may be scheduled in any format, subject
to approval.  Popular formats include presentation tracks, hacking
sessions and panel discussions.  Proposals involving collaboration
across project or domain boundaries are strongly encouraged.

Proposals for main track presentations should be submitted using


Developer room proposals should be emailed to <devrooms at fosdem.org> and
be as detailed as possible.  In particular, coordinators should indicate
their affinity with the topic being proposed and provide a rough idea of
the content they plan to schedule.

Key dates:

15 September
   - deadline for developer room proposals
1 October
   - deadline for main track proposals
   - accepted developer rooms announced

Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Ministry of Information

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