Hello NixOS Community!
We hope this message finds you well. It’s that time of the year again when we start preparing for FOSDEM, one of the largest open source conferences in Europe. We’re excited to announce that we will try to host a NixOS Devroom at FOSDEM 2024, and we’re looking for enthusiastic organizers to help make it a great success!
FOSDEM will take place on February 3rd and 4th, 2024, in Brussels, Belgium. It’s a fantastic event where open source enthusiasts, developers, and communities from all around the world come together to share knowledge, collaborate, and celebrate open source projects. The NixOS Devroom is a unique opportunity for us to showcase the power and versatility of NixOS and Nix inside an extremely rich conference with many other devrooms: kernel, containers, userspace API devroom (image based), Guix and friends, and many more!
What is a Devroom? A Devroom is a space dedicated to a specific open source project or community at FOSDEM. It allows us to organize talks, discussions, and workshops focused on NixOS and related topics.
Call for Organizers: We are looking for individuals who are passionate about NixOS and want to help us organize the NixOS Devroom at FOSDEM. Past organizers were myself @regnat @bjth @JulienMalka and @matthewcroughan. This year, we would like to open up the team and have more diverse folks join us to help us. As an organizer, you will have the opportunity to shape the content and schedule of the Devroom, collaborate with speakers, and ensure everything runs smoothly during the event.
Here are some of the roles and responsibilities of Devroom organizers:
- Review and select proposals for talks and presentations.
- Coordinate with speakers to ensure they have everything they need for their sessions.
- Manage the schedule and logistics of the Devroom during FOSDEM.
- Promote the Devroom within the NixOS community and beyond.
- Take a shift at managing the Devroom
If you’re interested in becoming an organizer or have any questions, please reply to this thread or send a message to me on Matrix or Discourse.
We welcome both newcomers and experienced NixOS users to join the organizing team. Your enthusiasm and dedication to NixOS are what matter most!
We look forward to your participation and contributions to this exciting opportunity. Stay tuned for more updates, and let’s make FOSDEM 2024 a fantastic experience for all NixOS enthusiasts!