Wendy G.A. van Dijk at
Fri Oct 21 10:29:09 BST 2011

Hi all,

A re-post of a message by Claudio Ramirez, our good friend from the 
Belgian (Flemish / Brussels) Perl Mongers.  He invites us to give 
presentations at FOSDEM 2012  (  ) in 
Brussels.  This "Free and Open source Software Developers' European 
Meeting will be held on February 4&5 in Brussels, Belgium, at the ULB 
Campus Solbosch.

There is no entrance fee.  The event has many conference talks, a 
market with information about many open source products and projects, 
and several dev rooms including a Perl dev room will be set up as we speak.

Soon, the deadlines for requesting a dev room and for submitting 
talks will pass.  If you are interested, please react.  Send a 
message to Claudio if you want to give a talk in the Perl dev room.

Please send a message to me if you want to assist at the Perl 
booth.  Liz Mattijsen and I will organise a Perl booth at the 
information market in the main halls during FOSDEM.  We will bring 
along our library of Perl books, our camel Meeltje, a lot of Perl 
brochures, flyers and goodies.

Thanks for your attention and hopefully we will meet at FOSDEM.

Kind regards,
Wendy van Dijk

Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:11:51 +0200
From: Claudio Ramirez <padre.claudio at>
To: "vlaanderen. pm" <vlaanderen at>, bruxelles-pm at
Subject: [Vlaanderen] FOSDEM 2012


** Writing in English because I am posting to both Belgian pm lists **

Next week is the deadline for the request of a dev room at FOSDEM 2012
(the first deadline on the calender):

2011-10-27: Deadline for devroom requests
2011-11-06: Deadline for main track talk requests
No deadline yet: Booth

So I have two questions:

1. Is it OK if I do the paperwork for the devroom?
The combination of full time work, PhD and young kids does not leave a
lot of time on my hands, so I need to be sure to have the support of
the Belgian mongers for the FOSDEM weekend.

2. The deadline for the main track is also pretty close. Can you
contact your Perl contacts to see if someone is interesting in giving
a talk in the *main* track of FOSDEM? The presence of Perl people may
be a convincing argument for people to talk on a non-Perl conference.
Info on type of talk:

Thank you (and please reply),

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