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

Peter Vandenabeele peter at vandenabeele.com
Mon Oct 15 16:08:56 CEST 2018

All good things come to and end.

A major THANK YOU to Philippe for carrying this so far from one of the
Dev Rooms on fosdem (or was it OSDEM ;-) ?

On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 11:45 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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Peter Vandenabeele
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