Tiki Fest Fosdem 2018

«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 5 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.

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In Brussels:
FOSDEM 3 (from 9:30 to 19:00) & 4 February (from 9:00 to 18:00) 2018
TikiFest 5, 6 & 7 February 2018

Accommodation is being organised (thanks Jonny!) from friday 2nd, afternoon to thursday 8th, morning (morning check out). That's 6 nights.


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


An airbnb for us Tiki people is booked from the Friday 2nd to Thursday 8th for 5 people... a few more can be fitted in for extra cost, so if there are enough people we'll been TikiHouse2 to be organised. Jonny Bradley

Meanwhile, those confirmed in the TikiHouse are:

Who Arriving Departing
jonny B Feb 2nd, lunchtime approx 8th Feb after lunch
Jyhem Feb 2nd, early evening 8th Feb lunchtime
Amette Feb 2nd, lunchtime approx 8th Feb evening
Bsfez Feb 2nd, early morning 8th Feb morning
Torsten Fabricius Feb 2nd 8th Feb after lunch
Frank Guthausen Feb 2nd afternoon 8th Feb noon

The TikiHouse is just south of the park next to the university, approximately here, contact me or anyone else staying for the exact address Jonny Bradley

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Joint stand application together with wikis-oriented communities

XWiki, DokuWiki and Foswiki

The Tiki community would like to send a joint application for a booth together with other wikis-oriented communities, like we did very successfully last year and the year before Fosdem2016 Fosdem2017 with the Xwiki community and the DokuWiki community.

The reasons are:

  • it is important and it is required to have at least 2 people on the booth. We plan to be about 6 but there are a lot of conferences and booths we want to see, too.
  • There is a lot of competition for booths so a joint application has more chances of being accepted.
  • The more, the merrier. After all, we also travel to Brussels in order to meet people.

Current status

Jean-Marc Libs (Jyhem) has contacted the XWiki, the DokuWiki and the MediaWiki communities.
Anyone else I should contact?

Who is participating

Lists of participants are below under the Who section.

Tiki community

We need to have 2 people on the stand at all times, which means 6 attendees.

XWiki (confirmed)

Responded favorably :-)

Foswiki (confirmed)

Have been contacted: Michael Daum. Answered YES :-)
Foswiki have their own page : https://foswiki.org/Community/Fosdem2018


Have been contacted:

  • Michael Hamann
  • Dominik Eckelmann

Application (success!)


Stand organisation

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Since we are 4 projects and there is only one table (!) and CiviCRM have one table beside ours, we are currently discussing how we could share space in a way everybody likes.

On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 9:37 AM, Alain Benbassat <alain@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Thank you Alasdair for accepting the CiviCRM booth at FOSDEM.

@Jean-Marc: we need two chairs and space for a laptop with external monitor. Behind us we will have one roll-up banner. As you know, that will take up most of the space of our booth. Nevertheless, I guess with respect for each other's project and some common sense, we will find a win-win solution.
Can you discuss this with your wiki colleagues? Then we can Skype about it.

@Alasdair: is an extra table possible?

Kind regards,


After some mails and phone calls, I feel we could make it with the following arrangement:
  • The « Wikis oriented communities » table would have Xwiki, Tiki and Wikisuite together.
  • The «CiviCRM» would share some room for Foswiki. Probably 1/3, but details to be defined when stands are set up on saturday morning.

Also, we will need to find extra chairs.

TikiFest Fosdem 2018 Whiteboard


People confirmed

People interested

  • luci (Tiki)
  • Roberto (Tiki) (Most probably not. Grounded in Portugal till feb. 23 at least, unless immigration services here get reorganized before that.)
  • add yourself by writing your username one line above

Resources - what's needed | who brings

what's needed who brings
Tiki bannerTorsten
beamerTorsten if coming with car (no car)
screen (for video/presentation) Torsten if coming with car (no car)
Tiki-shirts rest Jyhem 40 t-shirts leftovers from last year (mostly big sizes, no M)
new Tiki-shirts M sized avantech paid and sent to Barbara's place
100 new Tiki tote bags avantech paid and sent to Barbara's place
2 A3 plastic posters Jyhem
Ticket-making machine Jyhem
Tiki brochures / flyer / leaflets Jyhem brings 40 black&white from last year and 4colored ones. Does anyone remember how many we printed last year? If it was 100, we don't need to print more…
A pdf presentation for laptops on the stand?


TikiFest Fosdem 2018 Whiteboard



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