Winter in Brussels Brings FOSDEM and Red Hat

This time of year, Brussels, Belgium is always a big community focal point for free and open source software, when FOSDEM brings passionate and talented members of the community to town.

Many organizations take advantage of the gathering and stage events of their own. Red Hat’s community members are pleased to host and participate in all of these events, especially FOSDEM.

On Friday, February 1, the CentOS Project will be hosting their annual Brussels CentOS Dojo. A full agenda for the one-day event, being held once more at the Marriott Grand Place, is available on the Dojo event page.

At the same time, those interested in community metrics can attend the one-day CHAOSSCon Europe event, this year at the L42 Business Center & Workspaces. This event, hosted by the Linux Foundation’s Project CHAOSS, “will include CHAOSS updates, use cases, and hands-on workshops for developers, community managers, project managers, and anyone interested in measuring open source project health,” according to the event site.

FOSDEM Lineup

Red Hat will be well represented this year at FOSDEM, with many community booths on display, as well as a number of talks announced for various DevRooms. For those attending, here is a brief overview of what is in store (all times CET local).

Saturday Talks

“Enlightening” KVM

Speaker: Vitaly Kuznetsov
Track: Virtualization and IaaS devroom
Room: H.2213
Start: 10:30
End: 11:00

Better loop mounts with NBD

Speaker: Richard Jones
Track: Storage devroom
Room:  K.1.105 (La Fontaine)
Start: 11:00
End: 11:50

Component-based Design System and Development

Speaker: Dávid Halász
Track: Open Source Design devroom
Room:  AW1.120
Start: 11:00
End: 11:20

Fearless Multimedia Programming

Speaker: Zeeshan Ali
Track: Open Media devroom
Room:  H.1309 (Van Rijn)
Start: 12:00
End: 12:25

It’s Time for the Populator

Speaker: Adam Litke
Track: Virtualization and IaaS devroom
Room: H.2213
Start: 12:00
End: 12:30

Java Checkpoint/Restore

Speaker: Christine H Flood
Track: Free Java devroom
Room: H.1302 (Depage)
Start: 12:20
End: 12:45

Connecting .NET Core to D-Bus

Speaker: Tom Deseyn
Track: .NET and TypeScript devroom
Room: K.3.201
Start: 12:45
End: 13:00

Valkyrja and the tale of eating servers using C#

Speaker: Radka Janeková
Track: .NET and TypeScript devroom
Room: K.3.201
Start: 13:00
End: 13:15

Go containers? Go serverless?

Speaker: Michael Hausenblas
Track: Go devroom
Room: UD2.120 (Chavanne)
Start: 13:30
End: 14:00

High performance virtual machines in oVirt

Speaker: Sharon Gratch
Track: Virtualization and IaaS devroom
Room: H.2213
Start: 15:00
End: 15:30

Declare your Linux Network state!

Speakers: Till Maas & Edward Haas
Track: Infra Management devroom
Room: UB2.252A (Lameere)
Start: 15:00
End: 15:25

Sysadmins, too, deserve interface stability

Speakers: Till Maas & Pavel Cahyna
Track: Infra Management devroom
Room: UB2.252A (Lameere)
Start: 15:30
End: 15:55

Northbound Connections of VPP for NFV in Containers and Kubernetes

Speakers: Thomas F. Herbert & Billy McFall
Track: Software defined networking devroom
Room: H.2214
Start: 15:40
End: 16:00

Flickerfree boot

Speaker: Hans De Goede
Track: Graphics devroom
Room: K.4.401
Start: 16:00
End: 16:25

Native GTK Dialogs

Speaker: Caolán McNamara
Track: Open Document Editors devroom
Room: UA2.114 (Baudoux)
Start: 17:30
End: 18:00

PipeWire

Speaker: Wim Taymans
Track: Graphics devroom
Room: K.4.401
Start: 17:30
End: 17:55

Automate Kubernetes Workloads with Ansible

Speaker: Michael Hrivnak
Track: Infra Management devroom
Room: UB2.252A (Lameere)
Start: 17:30
End: 17:55

Organizer’s Panel — Now and Forever

Speaker: Tom Marble, Bradley M. Kuhn, Karen Sandler, & Richard Fontana
Track: Legal and Policy Issues devroom
Room: UA2.220 (Guillissen)
Start: 18:00
End: 18:50

Cloud Native Security 101

Speaker: Michael Hausenblas
Track: Lightning Talks
Room: H.2215 (Ferrer)
Start: 18:20
End: 18:35

Virtual IOMMU Implementation using HW Nested Paging

Speaker: Eric Auger
Track: Virtualization and IaaS devroom
Room: H.2213
Start: 18:30
End: 19:00

Sunday Talks

Do Linux Distributions Still Matter With Containers?

Speaker: Scott Mccarty
Track: Distributions devroom
Room: K.3.401
Start: 09:00
End: 09:50

OpenHPC Update

Speaker: Adrian Reber
Track: HPC, Big Data, and Data Science devroom
Room: UA2.118 (Henriot)
Start: 09:50
End: 10:15

TLS 1.3: what developers should know about the APIs

Speaker: Daiki Ueno
Track: Security devroom
Room: UD2.218A
Start: 10:00
End: 10:25

The Container Storage Interface, Explained

Speaker: Gorka Eguileor
Track: Software Defined Storage devroom
Room: H.2214
Start: 10:15
End: 10:50

Mastering Application/Service Configuration

Speaker: Moisés Guimarães
Track: Python devroom
Room: UD2.120 (Chavanne)
Start: 10:30
End: 10:55

Community Data is Not Community Metrics

Speaker: Brian Proffitt
Track: Community devroom
Room: H.1301 (Cornil)
Start: 11:30
End: 12:00

Making your Python code write your Python code

Speaker: Marcin Sobcyzk
Track: Python devroom
Room: UD2.120 (Chavanne)
Start: 12:00
End: 12:25

Portable Services are Ready to Use

Speaker: Lennart Poettering
Track: Distributions devroom
Room: K.3.401
Start: 12:50
End: 13:40

Open Source Geolocation

Speaker: Zeeshan Ali
Track: Geospatial devroom
Room: AW1.126
Start: 14:10
End: 14:40

Back From the Dead

Speaker: Tomer Brisker
Track: Community devroom
Room: H.1301 (Cornil)
Start: 14:20
End: 14:40

Rootless Kubernetes

Speakers: Akihiro Suda & Giuseppe Scivano
Track: Containers devroom
Room: UA2.114 (Baudoux)
Start: 14:40
End: 15:00

FreeIPA and cross-distribution packaging experience

Speaker: Alexander Bokovoy
Track: Distributions devroom
Room: K.3.401
Start: 14:50
End: 15:40

Microcontroller Firmware from Scratch

Speaker: Nikolai Kondrashov
Track: Hardware Enablement devroom
Room: K.4.401
Start: 15:30
End: 16:00

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Brian is a Senior Principal Community Architect for the Red Hat Open Source Program Office, responsible for community content, onboarding, and open source consulting. Brian also serves on the governing board for Project CHAOSS, a metrics-oriented approach to ascertaining community health. A former technology journalist, Brian is also a graduate lecturer at the University of Notre Dame. Follow him on Twitter @TheTechScribe.

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