FOSDEM '08 is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.


Speaker: Mattias Guns

Event Track Day Room Start time Duration
Lightning Opening Talk Lightning Talks Saturday Ferrer 14:00 00:15

Mattias Guns

Mattias 'Tias' Guns is the organiser of the FOSDEM Lightning Talks

Tias joined the FOSDEM organisation team in 2006, after finishing university and accordingly its LUG. When he joined the team, there were no plans for lightning talks. A previous attempt a few years back had had limited succes, as the schedule had gotten messed up by laptop switching delays and too long talks. So he took up the challenge of organising the lightning talks the best way he could: with a strict schedule, yet in a relaxed atmosphere with breaks between the talks.