Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024



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Every year, FOSDEM hosts a wide variety of activities. This page gives an overview with links to further information about scheduled events. All times CET (UTC+1).

FOSDEM is a rather busy conference. This edition features 948 speakers, 875 events, and 67 tracks. We do our best to provide you with as much information and navigation options about the schedule as we can.

Activities take place in 35 rooms. An overview of the room occupation by track is available, too.

There are essentially the following categories of sessions and activities: keynotes, main tracks, developer rooms, lightning talks, stands and BOFs.

For a complete (but crowded) overview, there is also a page that lists all events.
A list of all speakers is available, too.

During the event, the live streaming page is also updated every few minutes to show you what is currently scheduled in each room.


Like almost every other conference, FOSDEM invites speakers to gently start the day with talks concerning slightly less technical, but nevertheless interesting topics from the Open Source realm. The closing keynote at the end of the conference helps everyone digest the vast amount of insightful information collected over the weekend.

For this edition, the keynotes are as follows:

Title Speaker(s) Day When Room
Welcome to FOSDEM 2024
Photo of FOSDEM StaffFOSDEM Staff, Photo of Richard Richard "RichiH" Hartmann Saturday 09:30 - 09:55 Janson
Where have the women of tech history gone?
Photo of Laura DurieuxLaura Durieux Saturday 10:00 - 10:50 Janson
Outreachy: 1000 interns
Photo of Karen SandlerKaren Sandler, Photo of Anna e sóAnna e só, Photo of Omotola Eunice OMOTAYOOmotola Eunice OMOTAYO, Photo of Sage SharpSage Sharp Saturday 11:00 - 11:50 Janson
FOSDEM 2024 Highlights
Photo of FOSDEM StaffFOSDEM Staff, Photo of Richard Richard "RichiH" Hartmann Sunday 17:00 - 17:50 Janson
Closing FOSDEM 2024
Photo of FOSDEM StaffFOSDEM Staff, Photo of Richard Richard "RichiH" Hartmann Sunday 17:50 - 18:15 Janson

Main tracks

The main tracks consist of series of talks that are organised by topic, where the FOSDEM program committee selects suggestions and actively invites speakers on those topics.

For this edition the main tracks are:

Track Saturday Sunday
Main Track - Janson Janson Janson
Main Track - K Building K.1.105 (La Fontaine) K.1.105 (La Fontaine)

Developer rooms

The vast majority of events (talks, hacking sessions, open discussions) are held in so-called developer rooms (devrooms), which are organized and managed by open source projects themselves, or even associations between several such projects on a common topic in order to foster collaboration.

Here is the list of the devrooms that are present at this edition of FOSDEM, in alphabetical order:

Lightning talks

The lightning talk is a very popular format, used at many conferences, where speakers have a mere 15 minutes at their disposal to showcase an open source project, an idea, or a concept thereof.

While that brief lapse of time may seem awkward, it almost always leads the presenters to concentrate on the absolute essence and what is really important, which is why it is often a much appreciated approach, as is the wide variety of the topics.

There are currently 37 lightning talks in the schedule.


Stands offer a unique chance to get in touch with developers or project members, and discover at a glance what they do.

A list of projects that will be present with a stand can be found on the FOSDEM stands page.


BOF stands for Birds Of a Feather who, as the saying goes, flock together. FOSDEM has three meeting rooms that may be booked in 30 or 60 minute blocks for discussions. All the meetings are public so anyone who is interested can attend if there is enough space.


Anyone aged 7 to 17 can visit the workshops of FOSDEM junior. Registration is required using the link on the individual web page for each workshop.

The FOSDEM Fringe

The FOSDEM Fringe consists of independent events involving free and open source software taking place in the days around the FOSDEM weekend. Why not extend your trip?

Further details are available on the FOSDEM Fringe page.

Mobile Apps

People have submitted a variety of apps for mobile devices that display the FOSDEM schedule.

Raw schedule data

The schedule data is available in: