FOSDEM is a free software event that offers open source communities a place to
meet, share ideas and collaborate. It is renown for being highly developer-
oriented and brings together 8000+ participants from all over the world. It
is held in the city of Brussels (Belgium).
FOSDEM 2020 will take place during the weekend of February 1st-2nd 2020. More
details about the event can be found at http://fosdem.org/
** Call For Participation
The Software Defined Storage devroom will go into it's fourth round for
talks around Open Source Software Defined Storage projects, management tools
and real world deployments.
Presentation topics could include but are not limited too:
- Your work on a SDS project like Ceph, Gluster, OpenEBS or LizardFS
- Your work on or with SDS related projects like SWIFT or Container Storage
- Management tools for SDS deployments
- Monitoring tools for SDS clusters
** Important dates:
- Nov 24th 2019: submission deadline for talk proposals
- Dec 15th 2019: announcement of the final schedule
- Feb 2nd 2020: Software Defined Storage dev room
Talk proposals will be reviewed by a steering committee:
- Niels de Vos (OpenShift Container Storage Developer - Red Hat)
- Jan Fajerski (Ceph Developer - SUSE)
- Kai Wagner (SUSE)
- Mike Perez (Ceph Community Manager, Red Hat)
Use the FOSDEM 'pentabarf' tool to submit your proposal:
- If necessary, create a Pentabarf account and activate it.
Please reuse your account from previous years if you have
already created it.
- In the "Person" section, provide First name, Last name
(in the "General" tab), Email (in the "Contact" tab)
and Bio ("Abstract" field in the "Description" tab).
- Submit a proposal by clicking on "Create event".
- Important! Select the "Software Defined Storage devroom" track
(on the "General" tab).
- Provide the title of your talk ("Event title" in the "General"
- Provide a description of the subject of the talk and the
intended audience (in the "Abstract" field of the "Description" tab)
- Provide a rough outline of the talk or goals of the session (a short
list of bullet points covering topics that will be discussed) in the
"Full description" field in the "Description" tab
- Provide an expected length of your talk in the "Duration" field. Please
consider at least 5 minutes of discussion into your proposal plus allow
5 minutes for the handover to the next presenter.
Suggested talk length would be 20+5+5 and 45+10+5 minutes. Note that
short talks have a preference so that more topics can be presented during
** Recording of talks
The FOSDEM organizers plan to have live streaming and recording fully working,
both for remote/later viewing of talks, and so that people can watch streams
in the hallways when rooms are full. This requires speakers to consent to
being recorded and streamed. If you plan to be a speaker, please understand
that by doing so you implicitly give consent for your talk to be recorded and
streamed. The recordings will be published under the same license as all
FOSDEM content (CC-BY).
Hope to hear from you soon! And please forward this announcement.
If you have any further questions, please write to the mailinglist at
storage-devroom(a)lists.fosdem.org and we will try to answer as soon as