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On Saturday 3rd February and Sunday 4th February 2018, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting FOSDEM 2018 takes place in Brussels, Belgium.

Naturally a Gentoo crowd is there; this page collected public information about our presence and helped with organizing stuff.

Recent updates

  • We will have name tags for devs this year. Pick yours up at the booth. Thanks to dilfridge and Polynomial-C!
  • The Saturday dinner was confirmed for 8pm at Chez Léon. Thanks to Xaviermiller!

Users and Developers available at FOSDEM

Please add yourself alphabetically if you're not listed yet!


Nick Arrival Departure Signed up for stand time Will be at Beer Event (Fri) Will be at Dinner (Sat) Talk Comments
Alexis Ballier (Aballier) Friday evening (11:30pm) Sunday late afternoon not yet if people are still not kicking everyone out when I arrive yes no
Amy Liffey (Amynka) Friday night Sunday evening yes no no no
Andrew Savchenko (bircoph) Friday noon Monday morning not yet yes yes yes (not Gentoo related)
Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn (chithanh) Saturday morning Sunday evening yes no yes no Brings button machine. Possibly also lanyards, mugs and/or t-shirts.
Andreas K. Hüttel (dilfridge) Thursday late night Monday afternoon yes yes yes yes (not Gentoo related) Takes responsibility for stand
Hans de Graaff (Graaff) Friday afternoon Sunday afternoon yes yes yes no
Michael Haubenwallner (haubi) Friday Monday yes yes+1 yes+1 Unix? Windows? Gentoo! Distributions devroom, Sun 1:30pm - 2:25pm
Kristian Fiskerstrand (k_f) Friday morning Sunday evening yes yes yes no Brings banner, takes responsibility for stand
Patrice Clement (Monsieurp) Friday evening Sunday evening not yet if my train arrives on time yes no
Manuel Rüger (mrueg) Friday Sunday evening not yet yes + 1 yes + 1 no
Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) Friday Sunday evening yes yes yes no
Rafael Martins (RafaelMartins) Friday noon Monday morning not yet likely likely no
David Seifert (Soap) Friday night Sunday evening yes no yes no
Thomas Deutschmann (Whissi) Friday Monday morning yes yes yes no
Xavier Miller (xaviermiller) no no yes no


Nick Arrival Departure Will be at Beer Event (Fri) Will be at Dinner (Sat) Talk Comments
Donnie Berkholz (Dberkholz) Fri night Sun afternoon Probably - ping on Twitter Maybe? Unlikely Old-school dev
FErki Friday evening Sunday evening Yes Likely No
Ntnn Friday afternoon Sunday afternoon/night Yes Yes No
You Early Late Yes Yes No Bringing good mood and finished quizzes

Gentoo stand

Gentoo will have a stand at K1A-area (map and info to follow)

The following is an hour-by-hour schedule of who is running the stand. The plan is to have always two devs present, with overlapping two-hour slots (i.e., 10h-12h, 12h-14h, ... and 9h-11h, 11h-13h, 13h-15h, ...) (At start and end there are shorter slots, but these obviously also involve build-up and teardown.)

Saturday Sunday
Hours Developer 1 Developer 2 Developer 1 Developer 2
0900 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) Kristian Fiskerstrand (k_f) Kristian Fiskerstrand (k_f) Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn (chithanh)
1000 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) Chekov
1100 Thomas Deutschmann (Whissi) Amy Liffey (Amynka)
1200 Andreas K. Hüttel (Dilfridge) David Seifert (Soap)
1300 Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn (chithanh) Hans de Graaff (Graaff)
1400 Nechayev OBrien
1500 Hans de Graaff (Graaff) Kristian Fiskerstrand (k_f)
1600 Pike Michael Haubenwallner (Haubi)
1700 Reed Riker

Gentoo dinner


We'll meet (as every year) for the traditional Gentoo dinner on saturday evening.

Place: Chez Léon, rue des Bouchers 18, 1000 Brussels (in centre) Hour 20:00 (8pm)

Places: 25 Price: 30,60 (menu B3/C2/E4, see page 6 of PDF brochure).

PDF Brochure (EN) PDF Brochure (FR) PDF Brochure (NL) PDF Brochure (DE) PDF Brochure (ES)

Gentoo OpenPGP Web of Trust

Gentoo will not host a key signing party this year, but participants are encouraged to exchange and verify OpenPGP key data to build the Gentoo Web of Trust. Please bring printed information of the key fingerprint and various UIDs you want certified along with a valid governmental ID matching the UID. You can use a service like [1] to generate such a key slip.

A graph of the curent WoT and keyblock statistics