Distributions Devroom at FOSDEM 2024

Friday, 1, December 2023 shaunm Uncategorized No Comments

FOSDEM Distros Devroom

In two months, the CentOS Project returns to FOSDEM in Brussels, Belgium on February 3-4, 2024. We will host CentOS Connect on the two dates before FOSDEM, and we'll once again have a stand at FOSDEM, shared with RDO and OKD. We're also joining with our friends at Fedora, AlmaLinux, Ubuntu, and openSUSE to deliver the popular Distributions Devroom.

CFP is open until 5 December 2023!

The Distributions dev room opened its CFP a couple of weeks ago. We have seen great ideas come in! If you would like to join us, submit your talk for inclusion no later than December 5th. If you’re looking for ideas, we’ve got a list of potential topics on our official CFP announcement, and you can always look at previous years for more ideas.

Important dates for FOSDEM 2024

What is a FOSDEM Developer Room?

Developer rooms are assigned to self-organizing groups to work together on open source projects, to discuss topics relevant to a broader subset of the community, etc.


The general idea is that a group of people get together to organize a mini-event inside the FOSDEM umbrella. The groups of folks submit a proposal to the FOSDEM organizers, and then recruit content and build a schedule for the room. Everyone involved is likely to be a volunteer, but the content is always extremely beneficial, and presented by leaders and experts on their topics.

How to attend

FOSDEM is a free conference that requires no registration of any kind. You just show up on the days of the event, and then attend the talks that you want to attend. It is an extremely popular event, so the talks are also recorded and posted later on the FOSDEM website.

When the schedule is live, you’ll be able to find it on the FOSDEM website, so keep an eye out for updates!

Help out as a volunteer

Will you be at FOSDEM next year from 3-4 February 2024? The Distributions dev room welcomes volunteers to help with various day-of logistics for running the dev room. If you are interested in helping out with the Distributions dev room, send an introduction email to the FOSDEM distributions-devroom mailing list.

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