This email is to tell you about ASF participation at FOSDEM. The event
will be held in Brussels on 4^th & 5^th February 2017 and we are hoping
that many people from our ASF projects will be there.
Attending FOSDEM is completely free and the ASF will again be running a
booth there. Our main focus will on talking to people about the ASF, our
projects and communities.
*_Why Attend FOSDEM?_*
Some reasons for attending FOSDEM are:
1. Promoting your project: FOSDEM has up to 4-5000 attendees so is a
great place to spread the word about your project
2. Learning, participating and meeting up: FOSDEM is a developers
conference so includes presentations covering a range of
technologies and includes lots of topic specific devrooms
_*FOSDEM Wiki *_
A page on the Community Development wiki has been created with the main
details about our involvement at conference, so please take a look
If you would like to spend some time on the ASF booth promoting your
project then please sign up on the FOSDEM wiki page. Initially we would
like to split this into slots of 3-4 hours but this will depend on the
number of projects that are represented.
We are also looking for volunteers to help out on the booth over the 2
days of the conference, so if you are going to be there and are willing
to help then please add your name to the volunteer list.
If you are going to be at FOSDEM and do not have any project stickers to
give away then we may (budget permitting) be able to help you get some
printed. Please contact me with your requirements.
Some people have asked about organising an ASF social event / meetup
during the conference. This is possible but we will need know how many
people are interested and which date works best. The FOSDEM wiki page
also contains an 'Arrival / Departure' section so so please add your
details if you would like to participate.
I hope this helps people see some of the advantages of attending FOSDEM
and we are looking forward to seeing lots of people there from our ASF
Apache Community Development