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KDE at FOSDEM 2012

FOSDEM 2011, 4-5 Febuary, ULB Campus Solbosch, Brussels, Belgium

  • KDE will be part of the cross desktop devroom on Saturday and Sunday, talks needed, Pau Garcia i Quiles organising, see below
  • KDE will have a stall


Cross Desktop Room with Gnome, XFCE and Enlightenment

Saturday, Febuary 4, 11.00 - 19.00

Room Hosts - Pau Garcia i Quiles, Christophe Fergeau

Sunday, February 5, 9.00 - 17.00

Room Host - Pau Garcia i Quiles, Christophe Fergeau

The schedule is now available.

There will be some Qt and KDE-related talks at the Open Mobile Linux DevRoom


Please add your name if you can help on the stall over the weekend

Helper Name When available
Claudia Rauch Saturday and Sunday
Giorgos Tsiapaliwkas Saturday and Sunday
Antonis Tsiapaliokas Saturday and Sunday
Jonathan Riddell Saturday and Sunday
Agustin Benito Saturday and Sunday
Dario Freddi Saturday and Sunday
Ingo Klöcker Saturday and Sunday morning
Martin Klapetek Saturday and Sunday
David Edmundson Saturday and Sunday
Daniele E. Domenichelli Saturday afternoon and Sunday

Stall To Do

What? Who? Status
Name badges Jonathan Riddell ordered
Work out what to demo all see below
Table cloths claudia? To be done
Posters claudia and jonathan? To be done, see below for ideas


What? Who? Status
blu tac Jonathan Riddell ready
monitor Jonathan Riddell ready
computer PAdams to be installed
UK extension and 4 way adaptor Jonathan Riddell ready
laptop demo Jonathan Riddell to be installed
CDs ordered for Bart Cernells to confirm
Tablet Claudia to install


What? Who? Status
KDE ? ?
Plasma Active ? ?
Calligra ? ?
Project Neon ? ?

Stall Demos

What? Who? Status
Project Neon/Calligra/Owncloud? JRiddell my laptop, to be installed, .docx file to be found, owncloud to be setup
N9 leinir to bring, to install KDE bits/calligra
Kolab Paul Adams his computer, jriddell monitor, to be installed
Plasma Active Claudia her touchpad, to be installed/calligra active installed

People and Accommodation

Let us know you're coming. We will book accommodation for KDE people who request it here. You may also find a hotel on your ow via booking sites such as and

Add yourself before End of 2011!

Name Flight No/train time Please book me accommodation
Pau Garcia i Quiles JAF5354 No
Giorgos Tsiapaliwkas arriving Friday,leaving Monday by airplane No
Antonis Tsiapaliokas arriving Friday,leaving Monday by airplane No
Lydia Pintscher arriving Friday, leaving Monday by train Yes
Jonathan Riddell arriving Friday, leaving Sunday by train Yes
Alex Fiestas arriving Friday, leaving Sunday or Monday Yes (Single room)
Agustin Benito arriving Friday, leaving on Monday No
Dario Freddi arriving Friday, leaving on Monday No
Riccardo Iaconelli arriving Friday, leaving on Monday No
Daniele E. Domenichelli (+1 person) arriving Saturday morning, leaving Monday Yes (double room)
Martin Klapetek arriving Friday morning, leaving Monday No
David Edmundson arriving Friday morning, leaving Sunday night Yes
José Millán Soto arriving Friday, leaving Monday Yes
Ingo Klöcker arriving Friday (17:35), leaving Sunday (14:25) No
Aleix Pol Gonzalez arriving Friday, leaving Monday No

Friday Drinks

FOSDEM will hold the usual beer event at Delirium again on the Friday evening. See you there, please try to wear something KDE to raise our visibility (also: a badge with your name will make identification easier!)

Saturday Night

Anyone know any vegan friendly restaurants? House party maybe?

Pataya might be a possibility it is a nice central Thai restaurant that some of us have been to before - Kenny

There is a small italian restaurant close to the Grand Place. I cannot remember the name but I can find it when I'm there. Inexpensive and very good food. - Pau

Post Event Review from 2011, to be considered for 2012

Awesome event, thanks all for helping. Add any thoughts so we can improve for next year:

  • Stall had no large KDE sign, get a poster stand or cloth flag (hall of flags did good ones for Akademy 2007) with KDE logo for next year
  • Better table cloths / KDE signs to go on front of tables.
  • Saturday night was good but should plan ahead with printed directions. Schedule/book for 8pm, 7:30pm was unachievable.
  • larger screens for demo machines would be cool (like openSUSE had), needs better transport. Perhaps hire locally or arrange for openSUSE to transport on their bus with their large ones??
  • No way to sign up to Join the Game on the day, we should have forms and accept cash for this.
  • print off crossdesktop dev room timetable to put on 2nd room door and stall (also any other KDE talks elsewhere)
  • KDE stickers good but libreoffice looked very smart in jumpers, matching KDE jumpers would be awesome. The bright blue t-shirts work well, just need to be different to any on sale.
  • Some kind of attract-mode animation / slideshow / deskcast to play on large screen(s) when not in use
  • I have access to a digital projector (aka beamer), Mozilla were using one but I'm not sure how useful it was given the limited space.
  • New t-shirt designs
  • Wider variety of swag to give away or sell?
  • Contact more distros in advance for KDE CD's to hand out, Fedora were keen as were Pardus, perhaps also Mageia and one of the *BSD's?
  • KDE on Windows was very popular, perhaps talk to the Windows team about an installer CD to give away? I have been trying to find a sponsor but neither Microsoft USA nor Microsoft Spain are interested -- Pau
  • Formal dressing (suits) at the stall? Postgres and others do that and it makes the project look more professional. Maybe a mixture of informal dressing and suits to make sure every visitor will feel comfortable?

Post Event Review from 2012, to be considered for 2013

  • Awesome event, lovely KDE people, good stall, good devroom
  • Needs overall coordinator, 2011 had Jonathan for stall but lacked energy and Pau for devroom who did a nice job
  • stall needed good posters, well thought about marketing points
  • we need a driver to carry equipment and people to and around brussels
  • swap telephone numbers before so we can stay in contact