FOSDEM '10 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. No registration necessary.


Speaker interviews installment 3

Today we publish the third batch of interviews with our main track speakers. Here is some interesting reading material to make you curious about the main track talks

Certification Exams

Certification exam sessions will again be offered at FOSDEM 2010.

The Linux Professional Institute, the BSD Certification Group and TYPO3 will organize exam sessions during FOSDEM 2010. Interested candidates can now register for exams with the respective certification groups.

The schedule for the exam sessions is also available now.

FOSDEM Smartphone applications

In an effort to make FOSDEM even more paperless, there are now Smartphone applications with the FOSDEM schedule. The features of the application depend on the platform, but they have a few features that make it nicer to use than the paper booklet, such as being able to download the latest schedule, read the descriptions of all the talks or view a map for each event. And best of all, it's not paper!

FOSDEM multiplies things by 10

For our 10th edition we multiply by 10.

  • The Spouses / Partners Tour will have two groups a day, doubling the capacity.
  • Last year we introduced the FOSDEM bus driving every 50 minutes on Sunday afternoon. And extra bus will lower the waiting time to max 25 minutes.
  • For the catering: expect a second fries van. So let's halve the queue.
  • We ask our visitors to apply seat defragmentation to double the capacity of the rooms.

Call for volunteers

FOSDEM 2010: nearly there... And you can help us make it a success again. Visitors of previous editions will probably have noticed our enthusiastic team of weekend volunteers who help us bend the chaos into order. Feel like helping out this year? Here's your chance: don't be shy and just sign up!

Second batch of FOSDEM 2010 speaker interviews

Here is the second batch of interviews with our main track speakers.

We hope this will make you hungry for more...

Participating stands

The stands have been decided since a long time, but we had not yet published the list on our website.

In total 31 projects were selected, you can find a list of them in schedule.
Update: we forgot to list RepRap!

The keynote talks are already in the schedule too, as well as most of the main track talks. We are still making final arrangements, so the timing is missing for some of them. In the coming days and weeks, the schedule will grow to include the devroom and lightning talks. user and group created!

A long forgotten task was to create a FOSDEM account on We just did that and you are welcome to subscribe to our fosdem dents!

We also created a group that you can join! You can find the group information here

Main Track Program released

The list of Main Track speakers for FOSDEM 2010 is almost complete and officially announced today, even though the website does not contain all the speaker bios and abstracts yet.

The keynotes will be highly interesting and entertaining, as always:

Check out the almost full Main Tracks Program here.

First FOSDEM 2010 Speaker Interviews

Just like previous editions we have collected a list of interesting interviews with our main track speakers.

To get up to speed with the various topics discussed in the main track talks, you can start with the following articles:

Stay tuned for more interviews in the next weeks...

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