FOSDEM is the biggest free and non-commercial event organized by and for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. No registration necessary.


Call for volunteers

FOSDEM 2012 is almost upon us, and we're looking for motivated people to help us make it a success again. If you've visited FOSDEM in the past, you've probably seen our enthusiastic army of volunteers that helped us make FOSDEM a pleasant experience for all our visitors. If you want to be a part of this great team, here's your chance to sign up!

More specifically, we need help with the following tasks:

* Setting up the venue
* Manning the infodesk
* Handling the donations
* Translating for our foreign guests
* Handling taxis for speakers
* Moderating the main tracks and the lightning talks
* Room security: barring entrance to overcrowded rooms
* Cleaning up after the event
* ...

Also new this year, we're looking for volunteers to help with the video recordings. If you have experience handling digital video equipment, be sure to mention this in your application!

Does this sound like fun to you? Send us a mail at! All help is appreciated, even if it's just a couple of hours in between talks.

Helping hands are especially welcome on Friday from 9am onwards when we set up the venue. If you're in the neighborhood, come on over and look around for geeks in yellow shirts. Someone will be there to direct you, and I'm sure they'll appreciate the help.

PS: Obviously we wouldn't want our Friday volunteers to miss the beer event. Not to worry, we'll be done before it starts. After all, we're going too!

See you at FOSDEM!