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: Tias Guns

Event Track Day Room Start time Duration
FOSDEM: Lightning Opening Talk Lightning Talks Saturday Ferrer 13:00 00:15

Tias Guns

Mattias 'Tias' Guns is the organiser of the FOSDEM Lightning Talks. He is involved in all aspects of community-proposed content such as the devrooms, stands and of course, 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. 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.

On the developer side, he is the guy behind xinput_calibrator, a generic touchscreen calibration program for X.Org. He helped in the development of the PEAR package manager for PHP libraries and maintains the webfrontend and webinstaller(go-pear.php). He also submitted patches to projects like MediaWiki, the X.Org Server and the linux kernel.