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From Roman Shaposhnik <>
Subject Re: FOSDEM 2016 - Call for Participation
Date Sun, 27 Sep 2015 19:47:00 GMT
On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 10:43 AM, Daniel Gruno <> wrote:
> On 09/25/2015 09:11 AM, Sharan Foga wrote:
>> Hi All
>> I've just seen this call for participation at FOSDEM and I know we
>> talked about getting more of an Apache presence there.
> Indeedy, I was notified by FOSDEM staff about this, and will note that
> the ASF has formally requested a stand at FOSDEM 2016.

Awesome! Is there any chance to have FOSDEM guys CC comdev
to make it easier for everybody to follow.

> Time will tell what sort of stand we'll get (how big etc), but we should
> plan ahead and _assume_ we'll get two tables (might get one, might get
> three, but let's assume two).
> This will require 3-4 volunteers at most times (not to speak of endless
> amounts of swag to give away), so I would imagine we'd need at least
> double that in available people, so as to do it in shifts.

I've volunteered for the booth. And looking at the # of folks who volunteered
as well I think we may be covered actually.

> Depending on the number of projects that are interested in a presence at
> FOSDEM, we'll likely do a rotation, so that each project get N hours of
> fame at the stand. FOSDEM has notified us that they are really limited
> on space this time around, due to the huge interest in this from FOSS
> communities, so if we can help them by rotating a bit, that would work
> out for everyone. Having been to previous FOSDEMs, I can also say with
> some certainty, that you won't risk getting the "boring time slot", as
> the stands are pretty much always crowded.

FYI: I will also be trying to organized Bigdata/Data science dev. room. And
you all know what projects are the majority in the category ;-)


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