You can already take a look at the presentation schedule for FOSDEM 2007.
This almost completes our main track, with only two open slots waiting to be confirmed in the Web track.
As every year, we're organizing the FOSDEM beer event at the Roy d'Espagne on Friday night before FOSDEM (23 February).
The Roy d'Espagne is a very nice cafÃ© on the Grand Place in Brussels, certainly one of the most beautiful places in Europe.
As usual, the Estaminet will be ours for the night.
While coming over to Brussels to attend FOSDEM, don't miss this great opportunity to taste some of the finest beer in Belgium (and, hence, in the world).
It has just been confirmed that Andrew Morton will be one of the speakers at FOSDEM 2007.
Mr. Morton is the lead maintainer of the 2.6 Linux kernel branch, and as such decides which code is included in each kernel release. He's currently employed by Google, and was previously at the Open Source Development Labs.
As you might have guessed, his talk fits nicely into our kernel track.
FOSDEM 2007 will consist of 7 tracks, covering security, desktop applications, development, kernel, web and internet services. Keynote speaker for this edition is Jim Gettys, Vice President of Software at the One Laptop per Child project.
The new topics that we can announce today are: Samba (Jeremy Allison), gcc (Jim Blandy), Mono (Miguel de Icaza), LinuxBIOS (Ronald G Minnich), Java (Simon Phipps), JBoss (Tom Baeyens), Firebug (Joe Hewitt), and desktop application profiling techniques (Federico Mena-Quintero).
Stay tuned for more schedule updates, and don't forget to mark 2007-02-24 / 2007-02-25 in your calendar!
Lightning talks are your 15 minutes of fame: every open source or free software project can apply for a lightning talk.
During exactly 15 minutes, one person gets to present the project or an aspect of it.
All lightning talks will happen in a large room that can host almost 300 people.
Proposals closed, there are no more lightning talk slots available
Participate to this great event and put a banner or short tag on your website.
You will find some examples and html code on this page.
Thank you for your help !
PS: donations are also welcome. They keep FOSDEM up'n'running...
You will notice that there isn't yet a shedule for the rooms. That one will appear around January.
We just had the confirmation that the Stands/Booths (those tables in the hallway with many many people looking and discussing) are now assigned to different projects. We will soon post the names and probably a map of the different stands.
The 'Main Tracks' team is also working hard to invite key-speakers about very-very interesting projects. This year there will be 2 parallel tracks with main talks. These talks will be located in the two biggest rooms of the ULB Campus.
We will post a news-item when we've published the names of the speakers.
See you soon at FOSDEM 2007!