Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018

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Sponsors

FOSDEM would not be possible without the generous help of our sponsors. Thank you very much!

If you are interested in sponsoring FOSDEM, send us an email at sponsors@fosdem.org or see our contact page for more information.

While FOSDEM is primarily funded by sponsors and the sale of t-shirts onsite, we also gratefully accept voluntary donations. See our donations page for more information.


Cornerstone sponsors

(in alphabetical order)

Google

Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

For more information, visit http://www.google.com/.

Google supports the event financially.

Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com/.

Red Hat supports the event financially.


Main sponsors

(in alphabetical order)

Cisco

Cisco enables people to make powerful connections - whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible - providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.

Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company’s inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies.

Today, with more than 67,000 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company’s core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies such as Application Networking, Data Center, Digital Media, IPICS, Mobility, Security, Storage Networking, TelePresence, Unified Communications, Video and Virtualization

Cisco provides all of our WLAN hardware and helps us setting up the wireless network.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) will harmonize emerging technologies and foster innovation in container packaged, dynamically scheduled, and microservices based application development and operations. The mission of the CNCF is to create and drive the adoption of a new computing paradigm that is optimized for modern distributed systems environments capable of scaling to tens of thousands of self healing multi-tenant nodes.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) supports the event financially.

Codethink

Codethink specialises in system-level software engineering to enable advanced technical applications, working across a range of industries including finance, automotive, telecoms and medical. As experts in Free and Open Source Software, they help customers take maximum advantage of the knowledge and technologies developed by the Open Source community. Their customers are international-scale organizations who seek competitive edge through design of enterprise appliances and embedded systems which are faster, smaller, more secure, more up-to-date, or more advanced than their competitors.

Codethink supports the event financially.

Collabora

Collabora is a leading global consultancy specializing in delivering the benefits of Open Source software to the commercial world. For over 12 years, we’ve helped clients navigate the ever-evolving world of Open Source, enabling them to develop the best solutions – whether writing a line of code or shaping a longer-term strategic software development plan. By harnessing the potential of community-driven Open Source projects, and re-using existing components, we help our clients reduce time to market and focus on creating product differentiation.

To learn more, please visit collabora.com. Follow us on Twitter @Collabora.

Collabora supports the event financially.

Colt

Colt provides network, voice, and data centre services to thousands of businesses around the world, allowing them to focus on delivering their business goals instead of the underlying infrastructure. Customers include 18 of the top 25 banks and diversified financial groups and 19 out of the top 25 companies in both global media and telecoms industries (Forbes 2000 list, 2014). In addition, Colt works with over 50 exchange venues and 13 European central banks.

Colt operates across Europe, Asia and North America with connections into over 200 cities globally. It completed the acquisition of KVH in 2014, an integrated managed communications and IT infrastructure services business, with headquarters in Tokyo and operations in Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore.

Colt sponsors the internet uplink at FOSDEM.

Minio

Minio is an AWS S3 compatible, open source, object storage server, written in Go. Consistent S3 API with freedom of deployment on variety of platforms, makes Minio an ideal multi-cloud storage platform. Developers generally deploy Minio in a container and consume storage services. While scaling Minio via platforms like Kubernetes and Docker Swarm.

Join us on slack.minio.io.

Minio supports the event financially.

O’Reilly

Once again, we are proud to have O’Reilly as one of our sponsors.

O’Reilly are the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies and communicate the knowledge of experts through books, conferences, and web sites. Their books, sporting the iconic animals on the covers, occupy a treasured place on the shelves of the developers building the next generation of software. Their conferences and summits bring innovators together to shape the revolutionary ideas that spark new industries. From the Internet to the web, Linux, Open Source, and now peer-to-peer networking, O’Reilly puts technologies on the map.

Visit http://oreilly.com/ to learn more.

O’Reilly supports the event financially.

trivago

trivago is the world’s largest hotel search website, with over 900,000 hotels, 250 booking sites and 80 million monthly visitors.

But trivago is more! With people from all over the world, trivago is an international IT company constantly implementing the newest technology. Over 150 IT specialists are currently working on the continuous development of the high-traffic metasearch engine. Do you want to know more? Here’s a little more insight into our world of IT:

PHP 5.4 at it’s best, handmade on FreeBSD Javascript in browser and back-end Symfony2, Twig, Twitter Bootstrap, jQuery, Backbone and much more Storage facilities: MySQL Percona Server, TokuDB, Redis, Memcached, Varnish, InfluxDB, Solr, Kafka “Big Data” areas: Java, Hadoop MR, Hive, Pig & Co

Curious? Visit www.trivago.com

trivago supports the event financially.


Thanks

Université Libre de Bruxelles

The Université Libre de Bruxelles (or ULB) is a French-speaking university in Brussels, Belgium. It has about 20,000 students. The ULB very substantially supports the event by providing us with the location as well as infrastructure on-site.

Cercle Informatique ULB

The “Cercle Informatique ULB” is a group of students who help us book ULB rooms for use during FOSDEM. They also provide part of the catering during the event, the proceeds of which go towards funding their own academic activities.