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  • 1. My first experience
  • 2. About FOSDEM
  • 3. Numbers ● 5000+ attendees ● 512 lectures ● 23 rooms / devrooms ● 6 buildings
  • 4. Event Structure 1.Keynotes (eg. NSA operation ORCHESTRA: Annual Status Report) 2.Main tracks (IPv6, Mail, Mathematics, Hardware, etc.) 3.Developer rooms (Ada, BSD, Go, NoSQL, MySQL, etc) 4.Lightning talks (eg. Why You Should be an Open Source Project) 5.Certification exams (BSDCG, LPI)
  • 5. Main keynotes How we found a million style and grammar errors in the English Wikipedia & how to fix them ● LanguageTool ● Java ● 20.000 Wikipedia articles = 37.000 errors ● 4,3 mil articles = 1,1 mil errors
  • 6. Main keynotes NSA operation ORCHESTRA – Anual Status Report ● Ficticious NSA briefing ● Parody ● 80's / 90's songs
  • 7. Main keynotes Software Archaeology for Beginners ● ● Navigating culture Understanding open source communities and how to become part of one ● Spelunking legacy code bases ● Reverse documentation ● Tests, testing, and statistics ● Modeling, profiling, and tracing ● Avoiding curses, rolling boulders, and snakes
  • 8. Main tracks Tracing and debugging ● Linux tracing with LTTng ● Making the Linux Kernel better (without coding) ● Your Application versus GDB ● ● Who ate my battery? (why free and open source systems are solving the problem of excessive energy consumption) A simple Energy-Aware Computing Framework
  • 9. Main tracks Memory and storage ● ● ● What's New in OpenLDAP Persistent Memory (changing the Way We Store Data) Concurrent Programming Made Simple (the (r)evolution of Transactional Memory)
  • 10. Main tracks IPv6 ● ● ● The FOSDEM network (what is NAT64 and DNS64; and why should you care?) No more IPv4 (impact on applications and measuring IPv6 deployment) Using RIPE Atlas API for measuring IPv6 Reachability
  • 11. Main tracks Mail ● ● ● Dovecot's way of scaling to millions of users Postfix open source mail server - lessons learned and recent developments Mailpile
  • 12. Main tracks Mathematics ● ● An Introduction to Sage Calc: GPU enabling a spreadsheet (LibreOffice Calc - now available on your GPU)
  • 13. Main tracks Hardware ● ● ● OpTiMSoC (build Your Own System-on-Chip!) ARM: Allwinner sunxi SoC's and the community behind it (the most opensource (friendly) SoC!) Power management: a system wide challenge
  • 14. Main tracks Miscellaneous ● ● ● ● F-Droid (free Software app distribution for Android) HTML5 Video Part Deux (new Opportunities and new Challenges) The Wikipedia stack (an insider's look at the free encyclopedia's code that anyone can clone, branch & commit) MirageOS: compiling functional library operating systems
  • 15. Main tracks Security ● ● USE OTR or how we learned to start worrying and love cryptography Capsicum (practical capabilities for UNIX)
  • 16. Developer Rooms ● Ada ● Automotive development ● BSD ● Configuration management ● Desktops ● Distributions ● Embedded ● Energy-efficient computing ● Game development ● Go ● Graph processing
  • 17. Developer Rooms ● Graphics ● HPC and computational science ● Internet of things ● Java ● JavaScript ● LLVM ● Legal and policy issues ● Microkernel-based operating systems ● Mozilla ● MySQL ● NoSQL
  • 18. Developer Rooms ● Open document editors ● Perl ● PostgreSQL ● Python ● Smalltalk ● Software defined radio ● Testing and automation ● Valgrind ● Virtualisation and IaaS ● Wikis ● Wine
  • 19. Lightning talks ● 39 talks ● max 15 minutes ● variety of topics ● 300 people auditorium ● tech / non-tech speakers
  • 20. Certification exams BSDCG ● BSDCG Exam Session LPI (Linux Professional Institute) ● LPI Exam Session
  • 21. Do's ● Try to stick 1 – 2 tracks ● Get accomodation early ● Show up early (really early!) ● Buy stuff ● Buy books ● Bring food with you ● Visit Brussels
  • 22. Don't ● Use propietary software (at the event) ● Expect to find a seat ● Use like 2-3 chairs ● ● Expect to attend all lectures (or to ones you planned to see) Stay if you don't like the lecture
  • 23. Q&A