FOSDEM '09 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.


Call for volunteers

Less than 2 weeks until FOSDEM, time flies indeed. This year we'll have over 200 lectures and more than 5000 geeks, which means quite a lot of work.

That's why we're calling on you, our visitors, to lend a hand during the event and help us in making this edition another success. Even if you only have a couple of spare hours in between talks, don't be shy to grab this chance to become part of the team that "makes it happen".

What can you do? Well, as a matter of fact, we have quite a list of tasks we could use some help with:

  • Setting up the venue (network, tables & stands, signalization) on friday and saturday morning
  • Welcoming visitors at the infodesk and supplying them with information
  • Handling the donations
  • Translating for our foreign guests
  • Handle taxis for speakers
  • Moderation of the main tracks and the lightning talks
  • Clean up after the event

And I'm sure I'm forgetting a ton!

Does this sound like fun to you? Then point your mail client towards, and become part of the team now! And remember, even if you can only contribute a couple of hours in between talks, your help is more than appreciated.

Helping hands are especially welcome on Friday afternoon. If you're in the neighborhood of Brussels, just come to the venue, we'll need it !
PS: Don't worry about missing the beer event. As a matter of fact, we're going all together after wards.

See you at FOSDEM!