FOSDEM 2020 anyone?

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Re: FOSDEM 2020 anyone?

Postby Kunda1 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:13 pm

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Re: FOSDEM 2020 anyone?

Postby vejmarie » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:36 pm

I'll be there and super excited to finally be able to meet with some of you !
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Re: FOSDEM 2020 anyone?

Postby JulianTodd » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:42 pm

Hey, I just heard about this FOSDEM thing. I need to get back up to speed with this FreeCAD thing, among all my other projects.

I can get there a day early to Brussels for all of January 31, if there's going to be anyone else there too. Is this likely?

One thing we ought to talk about is how to establish some kind of a FreeCAD focused congress meetings to have it out regarding the different issues that may be bugging outsiders more than it is the core developers who make the decisions. It's these kinds of longer meetings that are really useful for moving other OSS projects forward by making change possible.
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Re: FOSDEM 2020 anyone?

Postby kkremitzki » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:31 pm

I'll be at the MiniDebCamp at Hackerspace Bruxelles on the 30th & 31st: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents/be ... iniDebCamp
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Re: FOSDEM 2020 anyone?

Postby gAdlike » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:21 am

yorik wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:55 pm
Great! Tell us if yes and who, it would be great to meet.

We will have a FreeCAD talk, that we'll give all 3 (sliptonic, kkremitzki and me) together: https://fosdem.org/2020/schedule/event/freecad/
And we're trying to foment a kind of side event too. At least have a room where we can sit and chat.
I'm making some merch too, stickers that I'll bring together, and t-shirts that I'm thinking of printing in Brussels prior to the event. I'll also share the file here so anyone can print one at home too.
Yes, I (Alexander Malyshev) will take a part in this event. You can find my talk via link:
https://fosdem.org/2020/schedule/event/opencascade/
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Re: FOSDEM 2020 anyone?

Postby JulianTodd » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:06 am

I'll be arriving in Brussels on the Thursday, so I'll have all of Friday there. (Brad says he's there all that day too.) Now I have 2 weeks to get back up to speed, having been distracted by all my other projects.

My understanding, though, is things get rather beery Friday afternoon, which is why my friend who told me about FOSDEM goes early. I can't see beer+inevitable hang-overs working too well at my age, so I'd like to do as much coding type stuff as I can with anyone interested to delay the drinking as much as possible.
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Re: FOSDEM 2020 anyone?

Postby toralf » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:32 pm

Hi,

I’ve never been to FOSDEM. What will you exactly be doing there (beside giving the talk)? I’m considering to drive there for the weekend (Feb 1&2). But it is a 6 hour drive for me and I would like to understand what you”ll be doing and if I could participate. I do not know to program in python nor c++. But I have some experience in the macro script language AutoHotkey and been using CAD and FEM for several years at work. Thus, I”m more a normal end user with interest in FreeCAD.
So, my question is, will it be worthwhile for me to drive to Brussels? Could I contribute or participate in any activity?
Or will it be mainly a hangout of hardcore devs and people are walking from talk to talk?
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Re: FOSDEM 2020 anyone?

Postby yorik » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:37 pm

Hey everybody!
We're getting prepared for FOSDEM here...

For who is thinking of coming: The whole weekend (saturday + sunday) is usually very, very packed, with really a lot of people and tens of events happening at the same time. I would advise to have a look at the schedule first and look for the events you want to attend first.

Our FreeCAD talk is part of a track dedicated to 3D, CNC and open design. We will likely have a few rooms all together there, there might be interesting talks to have with folks from other projects too. I'm now looking with FOSDEM people if we can have a room or at least a small place where we can sit, showcase FreeCAD and discuss about it. I'll post it here when I know exactly where. So basically, just pop up, that will be great!

I'll have some FreeCAD stickers to distribute, and I also printed a few t-shirts, if anyone wants to buy one, I'll bring them there too. Otherwise, here is the file so anyone can print more t-shirts on their own: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k0mzczg9a6n4i ... d.png?dl=0
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Attached are the two files needed to produce stickers (one is the print and one is the cut contour)

I'm also looking with the Brussels Hackerspace people, I'll go visit there tonight. They are interested in hosting a small FreeCAD event there too, probably just sitting there and talking FreeCAD for a while... They have a good slot on thursday 28th in the afternoon, but I think we can also do that after FOSDEM, (tuesday 4th maybe?) that might be better. But it also depends on who'll be there. We could also try friday or monday.

About FOSDEM being a "beer" event, that's quite true, half the people there are holding beers all the time :) but don't worry too much about it, there are also a lot who are not keen to drink, and it all works nicely and happily. Last time I went I happened to not drink a single one... :?
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Re: FOSDEM 2020 anyone?

Postby Kunda1 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:59 pm

Can we also schedule a documentation sprint for 0.19 Release that coincides with one of the FC FOSDEM hacking sessions for attendees (and non-attendees) ?
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Re: FOSDEM 2020 anyone?

Postby yorik » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:40 am

That could be a good idea indeed!
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