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KDE at FOSDEM 2011

FOSDEM 2011, 5-6 Febuary, ULB Campus Solbosch, Brussels, Belgium

  • KDE will be part of the cross desktop devroom on Saturday and Sunday, talks needed, BCoppens organising, see below
  • KDE has a stall, jriddell organising, see below


Cross Desktop Room with Gnome and XFCE.

Saturday, Febuary 6, KDE: 1230-1900

Room Host - BCoppens(?)

Sunday, February 7, Cross Desktop Room

Room Host - BCoppens(?)

We're looking for developers, users and contributors to submit talks for inclusion on the program. We are specifically looking for topics that are of interest to the users and developers of all desktop environments.

Please submit your proposals to: [email protected]

Please include the following information when submitting a proposal:

  • Your name
  • The title of your talk (please be descriptive, as titles will be

listed with ~250 from other projects)

  • A short abstract of one to two paragraphs

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 22nd December 2010. FOSDEM will be held on the weekend of 5 and 6th February 2011.


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

Helper Name When available
Jonathan Riddell Saturday and Sunday
John Layt Saturday and Sunday (just not the whole time this time, eh?)
Milian Wolff Saturday and Sunday
Claudia Rauch Saturday and Sunday
Victor Cărbune Saturday and Sunday
Kenny Duffus Saturday and Sunday
Frank Karlitschek Saturday and Sunday
Lydia Pintscher Saturday and Sunday
Irina Rempt Saturday (but at 80% efficiency, still recuperating from surgery)
Harald Sitter Saturday and Sunday
Maximilian Fellner Saturday and Sunday
David Edmundson Saturday and Sunday

Stall To Do

What? Who? Status
T-shirts Claudia Designs to be ordered (how many?)
Posters Claudia Wade's poster designs to be printed
Contributor [leaflet] Claudia to be printed
Posters Claudia Wade's posters to be printed
Laptop lock cables Claudia 2 from e.V. office
Contributor Badges Claudia Large KDE badges for contributors
Money box and float ??
Small KDE badges Jonathan will bring
Vertical poster stand Jonathan I have a Kubuntu poster I can bring if appropriate
CDs Jonathan Can order Kubuntu CDs. FOSDEM can not accept deliveries, anything we need we have to take ourselves.
Demo machines Jonathan Netbook and Laptop, Kubuntu 10.10, KDE 4.6. jlayt: a demo of plasma mobile on an n900 would be great.
Power extension cables ?? needed. jlayt: I'm bringing a UK 4-plug power strip. Irina: can bring 6-plug Dutch (works in Belgium) strip.
Blu tac Jonathan will bring
Monitor Jonathan if someone else could that would be easier
KDE PIM Demo Box Paul 'padams' Adams Will bring Asus EeeBox (small footprint) and accessories. Will need monitor and Kensington lock.

People and Accommodation

Let us know you're coming. Claudia has booked accommodation for KDE people who requested it here. If you still want accommodation there are many central Brussels hotels available for around 60 Euro via booking sites such as hotels.com and laterooms.com.

Name Flight No/train time Please book me accommodation
Jonathan Riddell don't know yet Yes
John Layt Arrive Fri on Eurostar at 9:42, depart Sunday at 18:50 Booked at Hotel Astrid
Milian Wolff don't know yet Yes
Claudia Rauch probably Friday morning yes
Kenny Duffus thursday evening no (staying at Génération Europe hostel)
Pau Garcia i Quiles Friday morning (Charleroi) no (staying at EuroCapital Hotel *)
Irina Rempt Friday night (but not at events) no (staying at Novotel with Boudewijn)
Frank Karlitschek don't know yet Yes
Lydia Pintscher Friday Yes
Victor Carbune Friday morning (Charleroi) No
Harald Sitter Friday Yes
Maximilian Fellner Friday Yes
Paul 'padams' Adams Arr: Friday, 1735 (BRU) No, ta!
  • Note: EuroCapital is a great hotel, inexpensive if booked online, clean, friendly, excellent breakfast included; but do bring your own power strip (only one free outlet in single room) and a long network cable (they do lend cables to plug into the phone for free wired internet, but those are only 2 feet long).

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.

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

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