This email is to tell you about ASF participation at FOSDEM. The
event will be held in Brussels on 4th & 5th
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:
- Promoting your project: FOSDEM has up to 4-5000 attendees so
is a great place to spread the word about your project
- 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
A page on the Community Development wiki has been created with the
main details about our involvement at conference, so please take a
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 communities.
Apache Community Development