FOSDEM is one of the largest gatherings of Free Software contributors in
the world and happens each year in Brussels (Belgium) at the ULB Campus
Solbosch. In 2020, it will be held on Saturday, February 1, and Sunday,
The Open Document Editors (OFE) DevRoom is scheduled for Saturday,
February 1, from 10:30AM to 7PM. Physical room has not yet been assigned
by FOSDEM. The shared devroom gives all project in this area a chance to
present ODF related developments and innovations.
We are now inviting proposals for talks about Open Document Editors or
the ODF document format, on topics such as code, extensions,
localization, QA, UX, tools and adoption related cases. This is a unique
opportunity to show new ideas and developments to a wide technical audience.
Length of talks should be limited to a maximum of 20 minutes, as we
would like to have questions after each presentation, and to fit as many
presenters as possible in the schedule. Exceptions must be explicitly
requested and justified. You may be assigned LESS time than you request.
All submissions have to be made in the Pentabarf event planning tool:
While filing your proposal, please provide the title of your talk, a
short abstract (one or two paragraphs), some information about yourself
(name, bio and photo).
To submit your talk, click on “Create Event”, then make sure to select
the “Open Document Editors” devroom as the “Track”. Otherwise your talk
will not be even considered for any devroom at all.
If you already have a Pentabarf account from a previous year, even if
your talk was not accepted, please reuse it. Create an account if, and
only if, you don’t have one from a previous year. If you have any issues
with Pentabarf, please contact [hidden email].
The deadline is Saturday, November 30, 2019. Accepted speakers will be
notified by Sunday, December 8th, 2019. The DevRoom schedule will be
published by Tuesday, December 12, 2019.
The talks in the Open Document Editors DevRoom will be audio and video
recorded, and possibly streamed live too.
In the “Submission notes” field, please indicate that you agree that
your presentation will be licensed under the CC-BY-SA-4.0 or CC-BY-4.0
license and that you agree to have your presentation recorded. For
example: “If my speech is accepted for FOSDEM, I hereby agree to license
all recordings, slides, and other associated materials under the
Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International License.