Meeting rooms

Cross-post to ruby-talk and rubyonrails-talk

Only relevant for people coming to FOSDEM
(Brussels, 4-5 Feb 2012)

We do not have a dev room at fosdem this year (we had organized
one in 2008, 2009, 2010 but we stopped because not that much
people where attending …)

But, as the attached mail suggests, we could set-up a 1 hour BoF
(Birds Of a Feather) session on Saturday or Sunday, just to meet
IRL for those interested at fosdem …

I propose to use this Doodle:

I suggested 4 time slots:

  • Sat noon
  • Sat afternoon
  • Sun noon
  • or … we could just join for dinner on Saturday evening
    (that is the 18:30 - 21:00 time slot). Pick your preference …

Also, I saw this tweet from Chris Nutter:!/headius/status/156293493277462528

So, maybe we will have a JRuby talk again this year :slight_smile:

Look forward to meeting some Rubyists in Brussels,


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Pascal B. [email protected]
Date: Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Subject: [FOSDEM] Meeting rooms
To: [email protected]

This year, we will provide two meeting rooms (aka “BoF rooms”)
in the AW building. The idea here is that they are provided for
unplanned or, rather, spontaneously planned and brief meetups.

The planning system is as easy as it gets: each room will have a
sheet of paper with a time grid next to it, and it’s first come
first served. A project or group of people may only take up to
an hour per day. We won’t enforce that unless someone complains
to us, but anyway, keep in mind that a whole lot of projects and
people are present at FOSDEM, and as many as possible should
have a fair chance of using them if needed.

Most specifically, they are not a replacement for a devroom.


Pascal B. [email protected]
FOSDEM 2012 ::: 4 + 5 February 2012 in Brussels, Belgium
Free and Opensource Software Developers European Meeting

On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 11:59 PM, Peter V.
<[email protected]


Also, I saw this tweet from Chris Nutter:

Correction: Charles Nutter of course …
Sorry, typed too fast (or too late in local time here).