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From Pierre Smits <>
Subject Re: FOSDEM 2016
Date Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:17:55 GMT
Free/sponsored always goes a long way (See the list:, so it leads to value for a lot of
groups and individuals. Think recruiters, entrepreneurs, students,
independent contractors. But also the sponsors (advertisers as well).

Something the ASF could learn from? Share your input at:

Best regards:

Pierre Smits

Services & Solutions for Cloud-
Based Manufacturing, Professional
Services and Retail & Trade

On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 4:11 PM, Rich Bowen <> wrote:

> On 02/04/2015 09:49 AM, Pierre Smits wrote:
>> Had I known upfront it was held in Brussels and the last few days (yes, I
>> had to look it up), I would have popped over as it is only an hour's drive
>> away.
>> Where will the next be held and when?
> Always first weekend of February, always in Brussels at the ULB (
> It is a two day (Sat, Sun) event, but there are
> numerous events that orbit it, both before and after, both in Brussels and
> in surrounding cities, so it is a VERY high-bandwidth time to be in the
> area.
> Upwards of 4000 geeks in attendance. Very community focused (as opposed to
> the corporate focus of may events like OSCON) and one of the oldest free
> software events in the world - may be the oldest. Event is free. And there
> are always lots of ASF people in attendance, although not usually wearing
> their Apache 'hats'.
> --
> Rich Bowen - - @rbowen
> - @apachecon

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