FOSDEM 2010

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FOSDEM 2010 Announcement

FOSDEM 2010 will take place at at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Brussels on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February 2010.

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

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 2010:


Name Presence Friday

5. Feb

Saturday

6. Feb

Sunday

7. Feb

Special comments / topics
Lars S.-Helldorf likely likely likely likely
Nicola Pero Yes No Yes Yes
Nicolas Roard likely likely likely likely
Gerold Rupprecht likely likely likely likely
Nikolaus Schaller Yes Yes Yes Yes mySTEP (embedded), Simple Web Kit
Fred Kiefer likely likely likely likely
Richard Frith-Macdonald Yes maybe Yes Yes
Riccardo Mottola likely maybe likely likely

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
  • Rate: 65/night - but you have to ask for the 'GNUstep/FOSDEM' discount
  • has free Internet ;-)

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!)

Some people booked that hotel: Nicolas, Marcus, Helge ,Lars.

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