FreeBSD mini-Developer Summit, January 2020

Brussels, Belgium. January 31, 2020

This invitation-only FreeBSD Developer Summit takes place on Friday, January 31 2020 (the day before FOSDEM), located in Brussels, Belgium. FreeBSD committers are welcome to register themselves; non-committers have to be sponsored by a committer to attend.

FOSDEM 2020

FOSDEM 2020 takes place on February 1st and 2nd, 2020. Note that the FreeBSD mini-developer summit is organized independently from FOSDEM.

Travel Information

The FOSDEM Practical page has a lot of information about how to get to Brussels for FOSDEM.

Approaching the Event site

The DevSummit will be held in central Brussels at the Hotel NH Brussels Carrefour de l'Europe close to Brussels Centraal.

IRC

Note that many of attendees of the summit hang out on #devsummit on EFnet during the event (as well as the conference itself). Feel free to join!

Schedule

The current general plan is as follows.

(Do not edit this section yourself unless asked to.)

Date

Morning
9:00--10:00

Coffee Break
10:00--10:30

Late morning
10:30--12:00

Lunch
12:00--13:00

Afternoon
13:00--15:00

Coffee Break
15:00--15:30

Late Afternoon
15:30--18:00

Evening
19:30--22:00

...

Friday
1st February 2019

Opening/Introductions

Devsummit

Devsummit

Devsummit

Presentations

Tell us about your latest project, brainstorm on solutions to a hard problem, train us to use a new tool, make observations about a FreeBSD development process and how to improve it, tell us how your company uses FreeBSD, or coordinate activities!

Submit your proposals to devsummit@freebsd.org and include a small abstract and number of slots needed. (1 slot = 20 minutes)

Name

Topic

Slides

TobiasBerner

What ports-land would like from src-people (or more generally what FreeBSD needs to become an even better desktop experience)

Working Groups

These sessions are intended to get developers with common areas of interest or specific projects in mind together for collaboration and hacking. They might involve prepared presentations, structured code reading, or a notebook-assisted whiteboard session. Advance preparation for such events is critical so everyone comes to the table with the right reading done so you can get to the meat of the matter.

Session Topic

Session Leader

FreeBSD as a Desktop

NiclasZeising

Notes

If you are in trouble with preparing your slides, you could use the template attached to the page. It contains a LaTeX source file that you can modify to create PDF slides for the FreeBSD Developer Summit. It uses the Beamer class which is an easy-to-use extension to LaTeX for making presentations. You can easily install it by the following command (as root):

# pkg install latex-beamer

This will install Beamer and pdfLaTeX that can be used for compiling the sources to produce the desired PDF file.

$ pdflatex my-presentation.latex

Or you can use the LibreOffice / OpenOffice template (contributed by BaptisteDaroussin).

A few rule-of-thumbs when creating slides:

Contact devsummit@FreeBSD.org if you have questions or problems.

Registration

In order to attend, you must register in advance, this allows us to size rooms, order food, provide beverages, and make dinner reservations. We appreciate your cooperation in letting us know your plans well in advance of the event. Non-committers must be sponsored by a committer in order to attend.

The meeting room and refreshments during the DevSummit will be sponsored. We collect a small fee from attendees to help cover the costs. The dinner will have to be paid by the attendees themselves (at the dinner).

Here is a list of the attendees and their guests at the summit.

Developer Attendees

(Please keep sorted alphabetically by last name. Do not change the format unless asked to.)

Name

FreeBSD ID

Dinner

Notes

Hotel

Registration

TobiasBerner

tcberner

yes

Paid

KaiKnoblich

kai

yes

Paid

Olivier Cochard-Labbé

olivier

yes

ARR 30/01 - DEP 03/02

NH Brussels Carrefour de l'Europe

Paid

ReneLadan

rene

yes

Paid

RodrigoOsorio

rodrigo

yes

ARR 29/01 - DEP 02/02

Olives

MateuszPiotrowski

0mp

yes

Paid

BenedictReuschling

bcr

yes

Arr Jan 30, dep Feb 3

NH Brussels Carrefour de l'Europe

Paid

NiclasZeising

zeising

yes

Arr Jan 30, dep Feb 3

NH Brussels Carrefour de l'Europe

Paid

Guest Attendees

Developers are welcome to invite guests to attend the developer summit, subject to their tolerance for ceaseless hours of kernel hacking, and availability of space at the venue.

(Please keep sorted alphabetically by last name. Do not change the format unless asked to.)

Name

Affiliation

Host
(FreeBSD ID)

Dinner

Notes

Hotel

Paid

LaraFernandezCueto

0mp

yes

Paid

Dries Michiels

bcr

local

Further Useful Information

Catering

Meal Requirements

Requirement

Qty

Vegetarian

2

Vegan

0

Diet drinks

0

Dinner

Maps

Restaurant

Discussion Notes

Photos

(Mail devsummit@freebsd.org with the link to your photos so we can add them here.)

Information on Prior Developer Summits

Information on prior Developer Summits is available from the DevSummit page.

DevSummit/202002 (last edited 2019-12-02 10:32:03 by LaraFernandezCueto)