related events around FOSDEM, including the XMPP summit
social events (the legendary FOSDEM Beer Night and Saturday night dinners
provide endless networking opportunities)
the Planet aggregation sites for RTC blogs
Call for participation – Real Time Communications (RTC)
The Real-Time dev-room and Real-Time lounge is about all things involving real-time communication, including: XMPP, SIP, WebRTC, telephony, mobile VoIP, codecs, peer-to-peer, privacy and encryption. The dev-room is a successor to the previous XMPP and telephony dev-rooms. We are looking for speakers for the dev-room and volunteers and participants for the tables in the Real-Time lounge.
The dev-room is only on Sunday, 4th of February 2018. The lounge will be present for both days.
To discuss the dev-room and lounge, please join the FSFE-sponsored Free RTC mailing list: https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/listinfo/free-rtc
To be kept aware of major developments in Free RTC, without being on the discussion list, please join the Free-RTC Announce list:
Note: if you used FOSDEM Pentabarf before, please use the same account/username
Real-Time Communications dev-room: deadline 23:59 UTC on 30th of November. Please use the Pentabarf system to submit a talk proposal for the dev-room. On the “General” tab, please look for the “Track” option and choose “Real Time Communications devroom”.
Other dev-rooms and lightning talks: some speakers may find their topic is in the scope of more than one dev-room. It is encouraged to apply to more than one dev-room and also consider proposing a lightning talk, but please be kind enough to tell us if you do this by filling out the notes in the form. You can find the full list of dev-rooms at:
Main track: the deadline for main track presentations is 23:59 UTC 3rd of November. Leading developers in the Real-Time Communications field are encouraged to consider submitting a presentation to the main track at:
FOSDEM dev-rooms are a welcoming environment for people who have never given a talk before. Please feel free to contact the dev-room administrators personally if you would like to ask any questions about it.
The Pentabarf system will ask for many of the essential details. Please remember to re-use your account from previous years if you have one.
In the “Submission notes”, please tell us about:
the purpose of your talk
any other talk applications (dev-rooms, lightning talks, main track)
availability constraints and special needs
You can use HTML and links in your bio, abstract and description.
If you maintain a blog, please consider providing us with the URL of a feed with posts tagged for your RTC-related work.
We will be looking for relevance to the conference and dev-room themes, presentations aimed at developers of free and open source software about RTC-related topics.
Please feel free to suggest a duration between 20 minutes and 55 minutes but note that the final decision on talk durations will be made by the dev-room administrators based on the number of received proposals. As the two previous dev-rooms have been combined into one, we may decide to give shorter slots than in previous years so that more speakers can participate.
Please note FOSDEM aims to record and live-stream all talks. The CC-BY license is used.
To make the dev-room and lounge run successfully, we are looking for volunteers:
FOSDEM provides video recording equipment and live streaming, volunteers are needed to assist in this
organizing one or more restaurant bookings (depending upon number of participants) for the evening of Saturday, 3rd of February
participation in the Real-Time lounge
helping attract sponsorship funds for the dev-room to pay for the Saturday night dinner and any other expenses
circulating this Call for Participation to other mailing lists
The traditional FOSDEM beer night occurs on Friday, 2nd of February.
On Saturday night, there are usually dinners associated with each of the dev-rooms. Most restaurants in Brussels are not so large so these dinners have space constraints and reservations are essential. Please subscribe to the Free-RTC mailing list for further details about the Saturday night dinner options and how you can register for a seat: