I’ve been intending to go to FOSDEM for a few years now, but so far I’ve never quite got around to making it. This year, though, Lorna asked me if I was up for helping to run the PHP devroom. I said yes, and so this year I will be there!
There are calls for papers open for the main track and lightning talks, which you can find on the FOSDEM site. We’d also like to see submissions for talks in the PHP room–head on over to the submission form to post your talks. This year, we’re going to try an anonymized process to choose the talks. All we’ll have to go on will be the talk title, abstract and length; no personally identifiable information will be there. As the form says, we don’t care who you are, we just want great talks.
FOSDEM is a huge, community-run event that takes place in Brussels every year. Attendance and participation is completely free to anyone. This does mean that we can’t cover costs for accommodation or getting to and from Brussels, but we hope that doesn’t put too many people off. As well as the PHP room, there will be a lot more going on in other tracks and rooms around the event, so there’ll be plenty of things to see and do elsewhere. Hopefully I’ll see some of you there.