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TikiFestFosdem2020

Tiki Fest Fosdem 2020


https://fosdem.org/

FOSDEM is a free event that offers open source communities a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate.

It is renowned for being highly developer-oriented and brings together 5000+ geeks from all over the world.»
Jyhem has attended for 7 years in a row and confirms that it's huge, it's chaotic, it's fun, and well worth attending.

Most of everything is in English.

picture of our 2018 stand
Our 2018 stand


When 


In Brussels:
FOSDEM 2020 at 1 February (from 9:30 to 19:00) & 2 February (from 9:00 to 18:00)
TikiFest before or after? (to be confirmed)

Where 


FOSDEM will take place at the ULB Solbosch Campus, Brussels, Belgium, Europe, Earth.
https://fosdem.org/2020/practical/transportation/

Hopefully, we find a place for a TikiHouse as usual.

Why would we want to be there? 


It's fun, there are plenty of talks about Libre/Open-Source topics, there are a lot of interesting people to meet who are active or interested in Libre/Open-Source topics, it's an occasion of getting the word out about Tiki and adopt good ideas from other projects ;-)
Plus, we could take advantage of being together for renting a TikiHouse and having a TikiFest.

What are our options 

  • We should submit talks which showcase the power of Tiki for the « Collaborative information and content management applications Devroom ». That gets Tiki and the speaker visbility during Fosdem and also forever after: the talk slides and video stay online on Fosdem's site.


The Call for Participation is here: https://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Events/Fosdem2020/DevRoom/CFP/

Important dates

  • December 9th 2019: deadline for submission of proposals
  • December 15th 2019 or before: announcement of final schedule
  • February 1st 2020, in the morning: devroom day

Who does what 

  • Jyhem volunteers for keeping in touch with other projects and following up on any submissions we may want to do about a stand or anything at Fosdem. I did it before and I know that's enough occupation for me.

  • Torsten brings the Tiki display and if necessary a projector (no tv/computer screen this time, as travelling by bus) -> does a projector make sense to use at a stand/booth, if we will have one?

Who & when 

People confirmed 

Who Arrival Departure Comments
Jean-Marc Libs Tuesday, 28th
if that's when the TikiFest rental starts
Monday, 3rd
Almost definitely jonny B Tuesday, 28th Monday, 3rd
Almost definitely Torsten before 1st after 2nd Flixbus
luciash d' being 🧙‍♂️ ? ? Flixbus
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People interested 

TikiFest 


As discussed during Roundtable-Meeting-2019-09. It would be great to spend more days together before Fosdem. Please update the above attendance table so we can plan suitable accommodation and travel plans.

Suggested TikiFest topics 

  • Share examples of elaborate Tracker usage. Discuss best practices for common use cases.
  • How could the tiki-check page design be improved while keeping in mind the page is both a useful standalone tool and some people's first sight of Tiki.
  • Improvement of documentation and marketing
  • How to recruit and train new consultants (for example for the German language market)
  • Learn from other projects strength and weekness, for ex. Wordpress and Nextcloud (referring to the end product)

Related event 


Our friends at Xwiki have submitted a joint application for a devroom named « Collaboration Devroom ». https://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Events/Fosdem2020/DevRoom/Proposal/
Description: Power, today, comes from sharing information, not withholding it. (Keith Ferrazzi). Inspired by this, the XWiki community along with several other Open Source projects would like to organize a developer room to explore the theme of "Collaboration Software and Collaborative Uses of Open Source Software”, at FOSDEM 2020.

This means we should submit talks on the following topics!https://www.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Events/Fosdem2020/DevRoom/Proposal/

  • New projects presentation
  • Self-hosted platforms
  • Secure collaboration
  • Collaborative applications
  • Connectors & Integrations
  • Knowledge management techniques
  • Protocols for collaboration

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