Tiki Fest Fosdem 2024


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 9 years nearly 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.

Jean-Marc presents...
Fabio and Jonny check out the food trucks
Live band at the Wiki reception
Le Bugatti wine
At the Wiki party
Le Bugatti Restuarant
Open beer (generally a good idea!)
Jean-Marc "Pushing Tiki to its Limits"
Beer paradise
The Wizard - this guy created a few programming languages
Jonny, our designated cook
The Tiki Quartet at the Wiki party

picture of our 2018 stand
Our 2018 stand


In Brussels:
FOSDEM 2024: February 3rd (from 9:30 to 19:00) & February 4th (from 9:00 to 18:00)
TikiFest: The week before from Monday to Friday.


FOSDEM will take place at the ULB Solbosch Campus, Brussels, Belgium, Europe, Earth.

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 take advantage of being together for renting a TikiHouse and having a TikiFest the week before.

Who does what

  • Jyhem volunteers for keeping in touch with other projects and participating in the Collab Devroom (see below).

Who & when

People confirmed

Who Arrival Departure Comments
Jean-Marc Libs 21pm Monday 29th Jan 13pm Monday 5th Feb
Jonny Bradley 6pm Monday 29th Jan 4pm Monday 5th Feb Arriving and leaving Brussels Midi eurostar
Roberto Kirschbaum 6pm Monday 29th Jan 6am Monday 5th Feb
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Staying at an AirBnB

People interested

  • Aris Bernotas
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TikiFest !!!

Before Fosdem, all are welcome to meet some days earlier for talking, coding, having fun. Please update the above attendance table. If there is a lot of commitments, we can look for an RBNB TikiHouse. Otherwise, the usual appart-hotel downtown.

Suggested TikiFest topics

  • Learn from other projects strength and weakness, for ex. Wordpress and Nextcloud (referring to the end product)
  • Tiki page speed optimisation - a real world tiki that doesn't do well on https://pagespeed.web.dev, how to improve?
  • https://gitlab.com/tikiwiki/tiki/-/merge_requests/4027
    SUBLIST for plugin list
  • https://gitlab.com/tikiwiki/tiki/-/merge_requests/4353
    Needs some help, a ToastUI syntax thing
  • Page speed optimisations (with perspectives - new pref needed)
  • Prepare conference for Fosdem
  • Easy way of finding trackerId knowing only fieldId
  • Update default prefs for Tiki 27.x
  • Status labels par tracker
  • Tabular usability
  • Time discrepancy in scheduler logs
  • Sort out wishes on dev that have been categorised as "master" (some from 2020 even!)

Related event: Collaboration Devroom

We have agreed to join our friends at Xwiki and NextCloud and submit a joint application for a devroom named « Collaboration and Content Management ».
It was accepted: https://fosdem.org/2024/schedule/track/collaboration-and_content-management/
« Pushing Tiki to its limits » by Jyhem was accepted.



Some local food recommendations near Ixelles

  • O Liban https://o-liban.com/
    Great Lebanese restaurant, good selection, not too expensive but really busy and loud (needed to book)
  • Le Bugatti https://lebugatti.be/
    Old school Belgian cuisine, like your grandmother made (if she was Belgian)
    Good Moule Marinière, need to go back for the other choices!

Interesting conferences

From the unexpected Designing Futures of FOSS Content Management with the Open Website Alliance devroom

  • All of them apart form Modern editing experiences you can build in your CMS.

From the https://fosdem.org/2024/schedule/track/collaboration-and_content-management/|Collaboration and Content Management devroom]

Other rooms