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On Saturday 2nd February and Sunday 3rd February 2019, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting FOSDEM 2019 will take place in Brussels, Belgium.

Naturally a Gentoo crowd will be there; this page will collect public information about our presence, and help with organizing stuff.

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
Andreas K. Hüttel (dilfridge) Thursday late night Monday afternoon Yes Yes Yes No Takes responsibility for stand
Kristian Fiskerstrand (k_f) Friday evening Sunday evening Yes Yes Yes Brings banner, tablecloth, flyers - takes responsibility for stand
Andrew Savchenko (Bircoph) Friday noon Monday morning Yes Yes +3 Yes (not Gentoo related) Participating in Quantum Computing Workshop on Sunday
Roy Bamford (NeddySeagoon) Thursday evening Monday morning not yet Yes Yes None Planned Brings Gentoo on ARMv8A. Maybe oldest Gentoo dev.
Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn (chithanh) Saturday morning Sunday evening yes No Yes No Brings button machine, stickers, lanyards, T-shirts and mugs
Thomas Deutschmann (Whissi) Friday noon Monday morning not yet Yes Yes No
Rafael Martins (RafaelMartins) Friday noon Monday morning no Maybe Maybe No
James Le Cuirot (Chewi) Friday evening Sunday evening No Later (~21h) Yes No Employer has paid for trip so need to attend talks and not just hang around the Gentoo stall!
Mart Raudsepp (Leio) Friday morning Monday evening No Yes Yes No
Michael Haubenwallner (Haubi) Friday evening Monday afternoon Yes Yes Yes No no +1 (ill)
Amy Liffey (Amynka) Friday evening Monday morning Yes No Yes No
David Seifert (soap) Friday evening Monday morning not yet No Yes No
Alexis Ballier (aballier) Friday evening Sunday evening not yet Yes Yes No
Patrice Clement (Monsieurp) Friday evening Sunday evening not yet Maybe Maybe No
Marek Szuba (MarekSzuba) Friday evening Sunday evening No Maybe Yes No Employer has paid for trip so will have a fairly packed schedule, especially on Saturday
Francisco Blas Izquierdo Riera (Klondike) Thursday night Tuesday afternoon Not yet Maybe Yes No


Nick Arrival Departure Will be at Beer Event (Fri) Will be at Dinner (Sat) Talk Comments
George Diamantopoulos (Gd) Friday Morning Monday Afternoon Yes Maybe No Looking forward to this... been a while since I attended a Gentoo social event!
Raffaele (Rafspiny) Friday afternoon Sunday afternoon w.h.p Yes+1 No Bringing good mood, energy and questions :)
Stefan Strogin (Steils) Friday evening Monday morning Maybe later Yes No
Michael Everitt (Veremit) Thursday Tuesday Yes Yes No With positive attitude, draft quizzes, and a random long-sleeved-T which is too small for me (or Chewi) !!
And some GPG fingerprints & passport for key signing!
Neptu Friday Sunday Yes Yes No Clouds & Rainbows
Gramos Friday evening Monday afternoon Yes (later) Maybe No
fredricj Friday midday Monday afternoon Yes ( might be late) Maybe, if there is room No
wof Friday evening Sunday Yes Yes No Will join later to the beer event.
iescriva Friday Sunday Yes Yes No

Gentoo stand

Gentoo will have a stand at K (level 1, group A) # 6 fosdem stands

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 Kristian Fiskerstrand (k_f) Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn (chithanh) Everybody Nobody
1000 Kristian Fiskerstrand (k_f) Body Lotion
1100 Someone Roy Bamford (NeddySeagoon)
1200 Michael Haubenwallner (Haubi) Michael Haubenwallner (Haubi)
1300 Andreas K. Hüttel (Dilfridge) Body Double
1400 Michael Haubenwallner (Haubi) Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn (chithanh)
1500 Andreas K. Hüttel (Dilfridge) Amy Liffey (Amynka)
1600 Nobody Kristian Fiskerstrand (k_f)
1700 Amy Liffey (Amynka) Amy Liffey (Amynka)

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 7 of PDF brochure).

PDF Brochure (EN)

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 to generate such a key slip.

A graph of the curent WoT and keyblock statistics