Guided sightseeing tours
If your non-geek partner and/or kids are joining you to FOSDEM, they may be interested in spending some time exploring Brussels while you attend the conference.
Like previous years, FOSDEM is organising sightseeing tours.
Second set of speaker interviews
We have just published the second set of interviews with our main track speakers.
The following interviews give you a lot of interesting reading material about various topics:
- Benedict Gaster (cuberoo_): LoRaWAN for exploring the Internet of Things . Talk Hard: A technical, political, and cultural look at LoRaWAN for IoT
- Brooks Davis: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About "Hello, World"*. (*But Were Afraid To Ask)
- Daniel Stenberg: You know what's cool? Running on billions of devices. curl from A to Z
- Keith Packard: Free Software For The Machine
- Klaus Aehlig: Bazel. How to build at Google scale?
- Rich Bowen: Write a Better FM. Read The F* Manual? Maybe you need to write a better f* manual
- Richard Brown: Resurrecting dinosaurs, what can possibly go wrong?. How Containerised Applications could eat our users.
Last week, we already published our first set of speaker interviews. If you can't wait for FOSDEM 2017, get a glimpse of the talks in all these interviews. More are coming during the next weeks.
First speaker interviews
During the holidays we have performed some interviews with main track speakers from various tracks.
To get up to speed with the topics discussed in the main track talks, you can start reading the following interviews:
- Benjamin Kampmann: It's time to SAFE the Internet. Introducing SAFE, the decentralised privacy-first storage and communication network
- Dominik George and Eike Jesinghaus: The Veripeditus AR Game Framework. Enabling everyone to freely create Augmented Reality Games
- Ed Schouten: CloudABI: easily develop sandboxed apps for UNIX
- Martin Pitt: Continuous Integration at a Distribution Level. Shepherding 30.000 packages to never break
- Mathieu Stephan: The Making of a Secure Open Source Password Keeper. From the Electronics to the High Level Software...
- Nikolai Kondrashov: User Session Recording for the Enterprise. An Open-Source Effort by Red Hat
- Peter Baumann: Datacubes on Steroids with ISO Array SQL. Open Source, Open Standards, Open Terabytes
- Roberto Di cosmo and Stefano Zacchiroli: Software Heritage: Preserving the Free Software Commons
Keysigning: submit your keys
Our keyserver is now accepting submissions for the FOSDEM 2017 keysigning event.
The annual PGP keysigning event at FOSDEM is one of the largest of its kind. With more than one hundred participants every year, it is an excellent opportunity to strengthen the web of trust. For instructions on how to participate in this event, see the keysigning page.
Key submissions close a week before FOSDEM (27 January), to give us some time to generate and distribute the list of participants. Remember to bring a printed copy of this list to FOSDEM.
Accepted developer rooms
We are pleased to announce the developer rooms that will be organised at FOSDEM 2017.
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. The individual developer room organisers will issue their calls for participation in the next few days.
We will update this table with links to the calls for participation.
Both days, 4 February & 5 February 2017
Topic Call for Participation CfP deadline Legal and Policy Issues announcement 2016-11-27 Embedded, Mobile and Automotive announcement 2016-12-12
Saturday 4 February 2017
Topic Call for Participation CfP deadline Backup and Disaster Recovery announcement 2016-12-02 Config Management announcement 2016-11-18 Distributions announcement 2016-11-25 Free Java announcement 2016-12-10 GNU Guile announcement 2016-11-18 Graph Processing announcement 2016-11-25 HPC, Big Data, and Data Science announcement 2016-12-02 Internet of Things announcement 2016-12-01 Lua announcement 2016-12-01 Microkernels and Component-based OS announcement 2016-12-04 Mozilla announcement 2016-12-01 MySQL and Friends announcement 2016-12-06 Open Document Editors announcement 2016-12-11 Real Time Communications announcement 2016-11-17 Ruby announcement 2016-12-04 SDN and NFV announcement 2016-11-16 Security announcement 2016-12-01 Software Defined Radio announcement 2016-12-09 Valgrind announcement 2016-12-01 Virtualisation and IaaS announcement 2016-11-18
Sunday 5 February 2017
Topic Call for Participation CfP deadline BSD announcement 2016-12-10 Community announcement 2016-11-25 Decentralised Internet announcement 2016-12-04 Desktops announcement 2016-12-05 Electronic Design Automation announcement 2016-12-01 Geospatial announcement 2016-12-01 Go announcement 2016-12-12 LLVM Toolchain announcement 2016-12-01 Linux Containers and Microservices announcement 2016-11-26 Monitoring and Cloud announcement 2016-11-26 Open Game Development announcement 2016-12-04 Open Media announcement 2016-12-01 Open Source Design announcement 2016-12-01 PHP and Friends announcement 2016-11-25 Perl announcement 2016-12-11 PostgreSQL announcement 2016-11-13 Python announcement 2016-12-18 Software Defined Storage announcement 2016-11-16 Testing and Automation announcement 2016-12-15