Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Devroom submission

Developer rooms are assigned to self-organising groups to work together on open source and free software projects, to discuss topics relevant to a broader subset of the community, etc. Most content should take the form of presentations. Proposals involving collaboration across project or domain boundaries are strongly encouraged.

The demand for devrooms far exceeds the supply so we do not want rooms to be planned to be empty during the event. By applying for a devroom you are making a commitment to fill the schedule.

Devroom coordinators must enter a complete schedule into our conference system by 15th December. It is particularly important to be available and to respond promptly to emails about the schedule for about a week either side of this date. We also require all proposals to be submitted directly by the speakers into our system.

If you don't think you can fill a full day, please try to join up with another project and submit a joint devroom application or indicate on this submission form that you are requesting only half-a-day and would like FOSDEM to try to pair you up with another similar request for half-a-day.

Because our room capacity is limited, we will record and stream all devrooms live. The recordings will be published under the same licence as all FOSDEM content (CC-BY).

For hybrid or virtual devrooms we will be using the same Matrix platform as last year, using prerecorded talks with live Q&A. Also these recordings will be published under the same license as all FOSDEM content (CC-BY).

Finally note that based on the interest, we may decide not to run hybrid or virtual devrooms. The decision will be announced when the list of devrooms is announced

You also agree to find:

Key dates

Pentabarf account

We also require you and your secondary to register an account in our conference management system pentabarf. If you have been a speaker or a devroom organiser before, you should already have one. Please reuse it rather than creating a new one. If you don't have an account, please create one at and activate it. For existing accounts, passwords can be reset at .