Roadworks near ULB Solbosch
Like last year, there are roadworks on Av Buyl near the ULB Solbosch campus. This affects travellers coming by car or public transport.
Please be aware that the entrance to the campus on Av Buyl is completely blocked due to roadworks: the only access to and from the parking is via Av Roosevelt. Also note that this means the narrow and steep ramp is now two-way traffic so be very careful, especially in bad weather.
Like last year, buses and trams will avoid Av Buyl. When coming by tram line 25 or 94 you can switch to a replacement bus service at Legrand or at Cambre-Étoile. This T-bus will stop at ULB on Av Roosevelt.
Using bus line 71, you can walk to the ULB from the stop at Buyl or at Cimetière d'Ixelles, while bus 72 will still stop near the ULB (via a detour).
The free shuttle buses, taking visitors from FOSDEM to the Brussels South (Midi) railway station on Sunday evening, will depart from Av Roosevelt this year. The location will be clearly indicated.
For more information see our transportation page.
Last set of speaker interviews
We proudly present the last set of speaker interviews. See you at FOSDEM this weekend!
- Blake Girardot: Putting 8 Million People on the Map:. Revolutionizing crisis response through open mapping tools
- Holger Levsen: Beyond reproducible builds. Making the whole free software ecosystem reproducible and then…
- James Bottomley: How containers work in Linux. an introduction to NameSpaces and Cgroups
- Langdon White: Re-thinking Linux Distributions. ... separate the operating system from the content
- Michael Meeks: Scaling and Securing LibreOffice Online. caging, taming and go-faster-striping a big beast of an office suite
If you haven't read our previous interviews with main track speakers yet, take a look at them. No registration necessary, just like the conference!
Third set of speaker interviews
We have added a whole lot of new interviews with some of our main track speakers, with topics varying from systemd through the Vulkan graphics API, live migration of virtual machines and code reviews to the future of OpenDocument:
- Adrien Béraud and Guillaume Roguez: Building a peer-to-peer network for Real-Time Communication. Can a true peer-to-peer architecture, with no central point of control, be a universal and secure solution?
- Alberto Bacchelli: What Do Code Reviews at Microsoft and in Open Source Projects Have in Common?
- Amit Shah: Live Migration of Virtual Machines From the Bottom Up
- Anand Babu (AB) Periasamy: Rearchitecting Linux I/O towards Petascale Storage. Treat Linux like a microkernel and push towards a simpler distributed user-space storage architecture.
- Drasko Draskovic: Mainflux. Open Source IoT Cloud
- Jason Ekstrand: Vulkan in Open-Source. A discussion of the new Vulkan graphics API and its impact on Open-source software
- Jos van den Oever: The Future of OpenDocument (ODF). Maintaining the Momentum
- Lennart Poettering: systemd and Where We Want to Take the Basic Linux Userspace in 2016
- Niels de Vos: Gluster roadmap, recent improvements and upcoming features
- Philip Homburg: Open-sourcing RIPE Atlas
Our interviews page is already filling up nicely with a diverse set of main track speakers. Next week we'll publish the last set of interviews. Only 11 days left until FOSDEM 2016 kicks off!
Second set of speaker interviews
We have just published the second batch of interviews with our main track speakers.
The following interviews give you a lot of interesting reading material about various topics:
- Dan McDonald: illumos at 5. An overview of illumos five years later
- Daniel Pocock: Free communications with Free Software. Is there any credible way to build a trustworthy communications platform without using free software?
- Dave Neary: How to run a telco on free software. The network transformation with OPNFV
- Frank Ch. Eigler: Applying band-aids over security wounds with systemtap. A data-modification-based approach for fixing the unfixable.
- Philipp Wagner: Digital Hardware Design: Why is it still so hard?
- Tom Rondeau: GNU Radio for Exploring Signals. Talk Hard: A technical, historical, political, and cultural look at FM
- Vsevolod Stakhov: Rspamd - fast opensource spam filter
- Yoshinori Matsunobu: RocksDB Storage Engine for MySQL. LSM databases at Facebook
Last week, we already published our first set of speaker interviews. If you can't wait for FOSDEM 2016, get a glimpse of the talks in all these interviews. More are coming during the next weeks.
Join your fellow hackers for a drink at the eve of FOSDEM!
Looking for something to do the evening before FOSDEM?
Like every year, many FOSDEM attendees are planning to enjoy some beers at the Delirium Café, in a beautiful alley near the Grand Place in Brussels. We have reserved most of the bar (most of the alley in fact!) again this year.
Come and join us at the eve of FOSDEM, on Friday the 29th of January. You are welcome as of 16h00.
Read the beer event page for all the details!
If the beer event is very busy or if you would like dinner before heading over (Delirium Café does not serve food), a number of other events are on. Check fosdem@ mailing list for more announcements.
Alternatively there are plenty of local restaurants within ten minutes walk of the Delirium—you can't miss them! There are plenty of rating sites to help you choose and avoid being disappointed.
See you there!
PS: Drink wisely. Belgian beers are stronger than you might be used to.
Work for us FOR FREE! Volunteer!
Are you coming to FOSDEM? Would you like to meet some crazy energetic smart friendly people? Have you got some time to spare before, during or after FOSDEM?
Come work for us FOR FREE! Volunteer!
- HOW? Subscribe to volunteers.fosdem.org. Pick your tasks.
- WHERE? Come meet us at infodesk K.
- WHEN? 10 minutes before the first task you picked, for a short briefing.
- WHAT? Buildup on Friday. Infodesk, video, and heralding during FOSDEM. Teardown on Sunday evening.
- CONTACT? Mark, firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred), or +32 486 961726 (emergencies only)
- WHO? You, together with us other volunteers. Remember, staff are volunteers too, just the persistent all year kind.
- COMPENSATION Eternal gratitude. Plus food. We want our volunteers to last!