FOSDEM is kept free as in beer also by the community helping out, please help us by volunteering -- volunteers.fosdem.org

Bring warm clothing and coat (not so cold now, but might rain and around freezing at night), Belgian power plug type E adapter (see link) and your device chargers. Also some cash for purchases at stands and beer-event (cash machine onsite runs out quick), t-shirt sales and catering accept cards.
worldstandards.eu/electricity/

Heads up for speakers: video boxes have HDMI input (before only vga), bring adapter from mini-HDMI/displayport/... to "regular size" HDMI if required. Also good practice to upload your slides beforehand in penta and/or on extra thumbdrive as a backup in case of laptop failure!

The ULB campus Solbosch is located within the Brussels Low Emission Zone (LEZ). Drivers of cars registered abroad are required to register before entering the LEZ, or risk being fined. Registration is free of charge.
More information can be found here: lez.brussels/mytax/en/

Schedule is now in lockdown - all further changes appear on the amendments page
830 scheduled lectures at the moment, totalling 380 hours
The booklet was just sent to the printer and we already have 2 amendments
fosdem.org/2020/schedule/amend

Independently organised events involving free and open source software taking place in the days around FOSDEM
fosdem.org/2020/fringe/

Part of the year-round volunteer team deep into one of our multi hour meetings today poring over the last details for The Event. The t-shirts have been ordered, sightseeing tours booked, preparations going very well!

Btw you can help *while* attending:

1. Check schedule fosdem.org/2020/schedule/
2. Match talks to "Heralding" volunteers.fosdem.org/tasks/

If you're going to be in a main track or lighting talk, you can help us enormously just by introducing the speakers & ensuring talks end on time!

Now that we're all rested from the holidays, time for you all to sign up for some fun activities: fosdem.org/2020/news/2019-12-3 Jokes aside, it would be literally impossible to make FOSDEM happen without all the wonderful people who volunteer, so thank you :) !

A nice read for first-time visitors, some circumstances might differ, like currently the weather is pretty warm temperature wise, but you never know how it might evolve... :) marcin.juszkiewicz.com.pl/2019

Now that we're all rested from the holidays, time for you all to sign up for some fun activities: fosdem.org/2020/news/2019-12-3 . Jokes aside, it would be literally impossible to make FOSDEM happen without all the wonderful people who volunteer, so thank you :)!

FOSDEM prep work sunday... Inventory of equipment and video setup upgrades and testing :)

I am trying to work out a system so our website RSS feed gets automatically published on fediverse... anyone have any tips/ tools to do so?

We are pleased to announce the developer rooms that will be organised at FOSDEM 2020.

Developer rooms are assigned to self-organising groups to work together on open source projects, to discuss topics relevant to a broader subset of the community, etc. The individual developer room organisers will issue their calls for participation in the next few days.
fosdem.org/2020/news/2019-10-0

The next FOSDEM will take place on 1-2 February 2020 at our usual venue, Université Libre de Bruxelles (thanks ULB!). fosdem.org/2020/

See fosdem.org/2020/practical/ for venue location and other useful information. The site will be updated further in the coming months.

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