FOSDEM 2009

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FOSDEM 2009 Announcement

FOSDEM 2009 will take place at at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Brussels on the 7/8. Feb 2009.

This page is for organizing GNUstep's participation in the event. This includes the organization of a developer meeting the Friday before FOSDEM.

Note: this year we will have a joint devroom for GNUstep + Etoilé + OpenGroupware.org but no stand/booth since running a stand consumes a lot of effort and there were complaints about the split up of folks between the devroom and the stand in the years before (and until now less people than in the years before have confirmed an attendance at FOSDEM this year)

Organizers

  • Lars Sonchocky-Helldorf
  • t.b.d.

Who will attend FOSDEM

One of the main reasons people attend the event is that you can meet, and talk directly to, other developers, whom you would otherwise meet only virtually (on mailing lists, emails, newsgroups, IRC etc.). We expect many lead developers and contributors to be present, so if you have never met them, you shouldn't miss this occasion!


The following is a list of people of GNUstep fame who have confirmed (or denied) that they will be able to join us at the GNUstep meeting at FOSDEM 2009:


Name Presence Friday Saturday Sunday Special comments
Richard Frith-Macdonald yes  ? yes yes GNUstep-base
Helge Hess yes (arriving ~3PM) yes yes [OpenGroupware.org]
Lars S.-Helldorf yes  ? x x
Graham Lee  ?  ?  ?  ?
Quentin Mathé unlikely  ?  ?  ? Étoilé
Nicola Pero yes yes yes GNUstep-make
Nicolas Roard  ?  ?  ?  ? Étoilé
Jesse Ross  ?  ?  ?  ? Étoilé
Gerold Rupprecht  ?  ?  ?  ?
Gregory Casamento  ?  ?  ?  ? GORM, GNUstep Chief Maintainer
Riccardo Mottola probably not, but I can provide and organize material for others on my topics  ?  ?  ? BSD Ports, [GNUstep Application Project]: LaternaMagica, Vespucci, FTP; PRICE
Nikolaus Schaller no (unfortunately) but I will provide an Openmoko and a Minibook for the Demo - - - mySTEP, [QuantumSTEP], [Simple WebKit], GSCoreData
Gürkan Sengün  ?  ?  ?  ? http://livecd.gnustep.org
Fred Kiefer most likely not - - - GNUstep-gui, back
Sašo Kiselkov  ?  ?  ?  ? GSCoreData, DataBuilder
Ludovic Marcotte  ?  ?  ?  ? [ScalableOGo]
Marcus Mueller  ?  ?  ?  ? [SOPE]

Dev-Room Presentations and Events

deadline for the papers is Monday 2009-01-12

The room at out disposal will be AW1.117 (capacity is 31 seats; in the building "AW"), -- on Saturday 2009-02-07 from 12:00 to 18:00 -- on Sunday 2009-02-08 from 09:00 to 17:00

Note that on Saturday, it is possible to use the room before 11:00

Day Time Slot Author Title Slides
Saturday
Sat. Feb 07, 2009 12:00 - 13:00 Richard F-M Theming in GNUstep t.b.d.
Sat. Feb 07, 2009 13:00 - 14:00 lunchbreak
Sat. Feb 07, 2009 14:00 - 15:00 Helge Hess ScalableOGo t.b.d.
Sat. Feb 07, 2009 15:00 - 16:00 t.b.d. t.b.d t.b.d.
Sat. Feb 07, 2009 16:00 - 17:00 Richard F-M Web Services in Objective-C t.b.d.
Sat. Feb 07, 2009 17:00 - 18:00 t.b.d. t.b.d t.b.d.
Sunday
Sun. Feb 08, 2009 09:00 - 10:00 t.b.d. t.b.d t.b.d.
Sun. Feb 08, 2009 10:00 - 11:00 t.b.d. t.b.d t.b.d.
Sun. Feb 08, 2009 11:00 - 12:00 t.b.d. t.b.d t.b.d.
Sun. Feb 08, 2009 12:00 - 13:00 t.b.d. t.b.d t.b.d.
Sun. Feb 08, 2009 13:00 - 14:00 lunchbreak
Sun. Feb 08, 2009 14:00 - 15:00 Helge Hess GroupDAV/CalDAV Implementors Meeting (to be organized) t.b.d.
Sun. Feb 08, 2009 15:00 - 16:00 t.b.d. t.b.d t.b.d.
Sun. Feb 08, 2009 16:00 - 17:00 t.b.d. t.b.d t.b.d.


Note: Does anyone have a projector for the talks? The FOSDEM organisation will gives us one if needed, but having our own would be more convenient (if only to have a good one, remember last year)

Suggested Hotels

Thanks to Nikolaus Schaller who has done some initial research as follows:

Argus Hotel Brussels (Belguim) (good experiences from last year)

  • 6, Rue Capitaine Crespel
  • B-1050 Bruxelles, Belgique
  • Tel +32 2 514 07 70
  • Fax +32 2 514 12 22
  • reception@hotel-argus.be

Normal prices are here:

http://www.hotel-argus.be/ukrates.htm

but there are discounts available:

http://www.hotel-argus.be/ukpromotions.htm

and we'll ask for even better discounts for a group booking (we need to know who's will be there for that!)

Sun Hotel in Brussels (Belguim) (not recommended)

  • Rue du Berger, 38
  • 1050 Brussels (near Porte de Namur)
  • Tel : +32(0)2 511 21 19
  • Fax : +32(0)2 512 32 71
  • sunhotel@skynet.be
  • www.hotels-belgium.com/brussel-al/sunhotel.htm
  • 50 EUR/Single room with breakfast
  • 22 rooms total
  • 3km distance to University


has internet access, will make breakfast room available for developers after 11:00 am. Two electrical plugs for breakfast room, so need extension cord with additional plugs. Ask for first or second floor rooms close to reception for good wifi connections.

Hotel Sabina in Brussels (Belgium)

  • Rue du Nord 78
  • B-1000 Brussels
  • Tel: (32)2 218 26 37
  • Fax: (32)2 219 32 39

(very good rating by visitors) 63 EUR/Single with breakfast 8 single only + 16 double rooms 4,2km distance

Hotel Mozart in Bruxelles (Belgium)

  • Rue Marché aux Fromages 23
  • B-1000 Brussels
  • Tel +32 2 502 66 61
  • Fax +32 2 502 77 58
  • Email Hotel.mozart@skynet.be

http://www.hotels-belgium.com/brussel-center/mozart.htm

70 EUR/Single room NO breakfast WLAN

51 rooms total 4,2km distance


We are open to other suggestions. Please take into account distance to the University and access to public transportation.



A quick introduction to Brussels: http://wikitravel.org/en/Brussel