Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2019

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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 sponsor

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.


Main sponsors

(in alphabetical order)

Arm

Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs have enabled intelligent computing in more than 125 billion chips. Over 70% of the world’s population are using Arm technology, which is securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. This technology combined with our IoT software and device management platform enables customers to derive real business value from their connected devices. Together with our 1,000+ technology partners we are at the forefront of designing, securing and managing all areas of compute from the chip to the cloud.

Arm supports the event financially.

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.

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.

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.

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 a global hotel search platform. We are focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels, while enabling hotel advertisers to grow their businesses. Our search platform makes sense of a complex, fragmented web of online hotel offerings in a comprehensive way, by aggregating information from a deep supply of hotels and websites. trivago provides access to over 1.8m hotels, including vacation rentals and alternative accommodations, with prices and availability from over 400+ booking sites and hotel chains.

trivago is a place where we take pride in learning from one another. We love what we do but we don’t take ourselves too seriously— we make mistakes, but the drive to continually improve is something we all possess.

Our tech stack:

We are big supporters of Open Source and contribute back whenever possible.

Curious? Visit our tech blog! tech.trivago.com

trivago supports the event financially

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.


Thanks

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.