Posted on February 5, 2017 - Bruxelles, BE
FOSDEM is a must for all open source enthusiast in Europe and close by. I think that the reasons to go to FOSDEM are different from the reasons of many other conferences, but equally valid. The comparison with DevConf is obvious, due to the temporal closeness of the two events.
I think that DevConf is more about enterprise grade software (or close to be), while FOSDEM is more about experimentations and community.
Posted on February 1, 2016 - Bruxelles, BE
Today is my last day in Brussels and since my flight back is pretty late in the afternoon I took the occasion to visit a little bit Brussels.
Fun fact is that after 4 days in Brussels for a FLOSS conference, I’ll spend my evening at my local Linux User Group :D.
Posted on January 31, 2016 - Bruxelles, BE
This morning I’ve assisted to one of the most fun and interesting talk I’ve have ever seen. I’m talking about the talk of Richard M Stallman on licensing and patents. I’ve really liked how the talk has been conducted by the speakers and I think the contents were great (you can probably find it available online and if I’ll find a link, I’ll post it).
After Stallman’s talk, I went to listen Langdon White talk Re-thinking Linux Distributions.
Posted on January 30, 2016 - Bruxelles, BE
After one day at FOSDEM, I’ve to admit that people are not lying when they affirm that FOSDEM is awesome. It really is.
Today I had the occasion of following multiple very interesting talks. The only problem I’ve found with the FOSDEM organization is that too often there are multiple very interesting talks at the same time and you have to pick only one (unless you have ubiquity capabilities, but I don’t).
Posted on January 29, 2016 - Bruxelles, BE
For years I wanted to attend some major FLOSS conferences, but I’ve never had the occasion since I’ve always had other things to do in the conferences dates. This year, due to multiple causes and good planning, I’ve been able to go to FOSDEM :).
One thing that I like to do at all kind of events, but even more in big events, is to volunteer. Volunteering, in my opinion, gives you big advantages, since you often can find very interesting people.