Yes, I’m finally going to FOSDEM after years of breaking my promise to people that I’d go and a failed crowdfunding campaign in an attempt to get me there I finally spent some of my children’s inheritance and booked a flight and hotel room from the Friday through to Monday morning. I’ve always viewed fosdem as “The big players” conference, from what I’ve read and heard it seems like most, if not all, the attendees are coders in one form or another which I’m not so I am a little apprehensive that I’m going to be well out on my depth. We shall see.

Earlier today, having posted that there are only 25 days to go, my mate Ade Bradshaw posted on Mastodon that I’d better choose some talks to attend as they all get full apparently. So with that in mind, here is my provisional list of choices.


Title Speaker(s) Day When Room
Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today?
Confessions of Activists Who Try But Fail to Avoid Proprietary Software
Photo of Bradley M. KuhnBradley M. Kuhn, Photo of Karen SandlerKaren Sandler Saturday 10:00 – 10:50 Janson Definitely Going
Blockchain: The Ethical Considerations Photo of Deb NicholsonDeb Nicholson Saturday 12:00 – 12:50 Janson Possibly Going

Main tracks

Databases K.1.105 (La Fontaine) Possibly Going

Developer Rooms
Collaborative Information and Content Management Applications Definitely My cup of tea.
Containers Interesting.

Certification Exams

LPI Exam Session 1 UB4.132 Saturday 13:00 – 15:00 Wonder if I can afford to lose my money/embarrass myself?

It looks like there are a few things to keep me occupied while the smart people huddle over their hacking keyboard. 😉

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