The Call for Participation for FOSDEM ’18 is now open. Taking place, February 3-4, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium, FOSDEM offers open source and free software developers a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Renowned for being highly developer-oriented, the event brings together some 8000+ geeks from all over the world. 

Previous editions have featured main tracks centered around security, operating system development, community building, and many other topics. Presentations are expected to be 50 minutes long (including audience questions) and should cater to a varied technical audience. The conference covers reasonable travel expenses agreed in advance and arranges accommodation for accepted main track speakers if needed.

Proposals for main track presentations should be submitted using Pentabarf: If you already created an account in the system for a previous edition, please reuse it rather than re-registering.

Submissions will be reviewed in two batches, beginning with those received by 13 October. The final deadline is 3 November.

In addition, the event also features developer rooms, an exhibition, and lightning talks.

Find out more and submit your work today!