Every year we have fine Nixers going to FOSDEM. I remember hacking in the hallway in 2017 and it was a lot of fun so am going back next year.
We can use this thread to share ideas, interest and organize ourselves.
It looks like this year there is a Distributions room that we might be able to storm. According to FOSDEM 2019 - Call for participation the Distribution room has issues a CfP on the 15th of October. Does anyone intend to submit anything? To submit a talk it seems like one has to go through https://penta.fosdem.org/ which is a bit of a convoluted process.
We could also setup a stand with some swag if anyone is interested.
The last time I booked a full house over AirBnB with many rooms. I don’t think we can all fit into one so we might do multiple instances of that.
Any other ideas of things to discuss?
I would very much like to have a meetup/hackday(s) before or after FOSDEM. There is the cfgmgmt camp in the week after FOSDEM that a few people of the Nix community seem to be interested in. That could be a related crowd of people.
@LnL7 also said he might be able to check for places to gather as a group.
Do we have rough numbers for nixers planning to attend?
On email@example.com a Guix dev also mentioned they were looking to share a stand. Maybe contact them?
https://cfgmgmtcamp.eu/ - looks great. I already have plans right after FOSDEM but it seems like a logical place to go.
We’ll be there too, with one or two day as a reserve for any hackathon you guys might want to do I’m in
We’d like to do our vpsFree and vpsAdminOS talks, has anyone taken up general NixOS and Nix coverage?
I’ll also go to FOSDEM, a hackathon before it or after cfgmgmt camp might make sense a lot.
Internet suggests hotels aren’t yet riddiculously expensive, so maybe we should just gather in there?
Hi, I am relative new to nix and participate FOSDEM, too. I would like to ask where to meet other nix people? Best Regards Udo
A few of us are in the #nixos-fosdem IRC channel on FreeNode. Feel free to ping around during the conf and we’ll send out locations.
Thanks a lot. See you at FOSDEM.
IRC doesn’t really work well from my phone. Could someone post times/locations here if there are any?
Irccloud works pretty well on my phone. Or if you don’t want to pay anything, the Riot app also has a matrix to IRC gateway that works decently.
I can confirm that the riot app is working pretty well. Advantage over classical IRC clients is that you’re not required to be always online. Although I guess having “cloud” in the name, IRCcloud probably has a similar feature.
A few of us are at the ptit yoyo cafe near the food court, U building
I’ll be at FOSDEM this afternoon, I’ll drop by the distributions room.