There are several ways to participate at FOSDEM
1) We are organizing talks in the Perl devroom on Sunday
2) The request for a Perl stand was submitted. Decision will be made
around 14 december if we are accepted or not.
3) There is a track of 15 minute long talks at FOSDEM
called "Lightning talks".
They provide an opportunity to give a short talk about any project
http://www.fosdem.org/2011/call_for_lightningtalks outside of the
I can even imagine that 3 people submit together one talk proposal and
give 3 5-min talk in there.
4) Other devroom
If you have a solution to some problem, IMHO it is better to show
it in a place
where people dealing with that problem can be found and not where the people
who use the same technology you used can be found.
So if you wrote a OOP for Perl then of course the best place to
show it is the Perl
devroom. On the other hand if you have a solution to a problem related to
"Configuration/Systems Management" then it is probably better to
show it in the
"Configuration/Systems Management" devroom and not in the Perl devroom.
So I'd like to encourage everyone to check out the list of accepted devrooms:
http://www.fosdem.org/2011/news/accepted-devrooms and check out
5) Distribution miniconf
This is an area where talks are about thing common to various
Linux (and BSD) distributions. Last year I gave a talk about CPAN
and how the "upstream" (CPAN developers) could better interact with the
"downstream" - the Linux and BSD distributions.
Details are here: http://www.fosdem.org/2011/distrominiconf
6) Perl 6 and Dancer hackathons:
We are planning to organize a Perl 6 and a Dancer hackathon
either before or after FOSDEM. Further announcements will
In the Perl Ecosystem Group http://perl-ecosystem.org/ we already
have some budget to finance the participation of a few people
on FOSDEM. Therefore if you think about someone who would be
a particulary good speaker at FOSDEM but who need some help
in financing flight and accomodation, please let me know.