[FOSDEM] End of the embedded devroom (regarding Call for participation)

Pierre FICHEUX pierre.ficheux at smile.fr
Mon Oct 15 12:03:23 CEST 2018

I do agree, very disappointing...

What about "hardware enabling" room ? There is no description available
right now.

Could it be close to embedded?

Le lun. 15 oct. 2018 à 12:00, Jasper Nuyens <jnuyens at linuxbe.com> a écrit :

> Hey everybody,
> A Fosdem without Embedded/automotive/IoT Devroom?
> That sounds a bit like a fair without candy.
> I would expect at least one automotive devroom one IoT devroom and another
> one with general embedded stuff which couldn't be categorised in other
> places...
> Does this all depend on a small registration mistake by Philippe, or there
> greater demi-gods at fosdem who can fix stuffs?
> Just my 2 eurocents ;)
> Jasper
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> On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 11:43 AM Philippe De Swert <
> philippedeswert at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Pierre, and others,
>> On 12/10/2018, Pierre FICHEUX <pierre.ficheux at smile.fr> wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > No embedded/automotive/iot devroom, is that real ???
>> Unfortunately yes. And it is all my fault. This summer has been very
>> busy dealing with sport club stuff and my own competitions/training
>> which caused that I missed completely the early call for
>> participation. By the time I noticed it (early last week), the
>> deadline had passed. Despite the long tradition and my personal
>> connection with FOSDEM in other ways, I did not feel it would be
>> appropriate to pull some strings to see if it could be forced in
>> anyway. It did not feel right compared to other projects/people
>> arranging devrooms through the regular procedure.
>> Otoh I was already thinking to stop with it after last year (as I have
>> been involved in different ways for 16 years), but the plan was rather
>> to make next year the final one for me and organize some hand-over.
>> Well clearly that will not happen now. However anybody who would like
>> to take over has my full support and is free to contact me to ask for
>> help.
>> I thus apologize for any disappointment and that due to me missing the
>> deadline completely there was no chance for anybody else to take over
>> for 2019. BOF rooms are afaik still open and main talks also. A number
>> of devrooms have quite overlapping content also, so there should be
>> room there too to submit talks. Although it is unfortunate the IOT
>> room is not there for 2019 either.
>> So I am sorry for this abrupt end of the embedded room (for now), and
>> offer also a big thank you for everybody who has visited or made a
>> presentation there.
>> Philippe
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Pierre FICHEUX -/- CTO Smile ECS, France -\- pierre.ficheux at smile.fr
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