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A report got posted at https://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/20210205140036.GG30920@beskar.mdcc.cx .


FOSDEM coordinates stands at https://stands.fosdem.org/


If you plan to attend the event you are welcome to help at the booth, just add yourself to the table below and get in touch with <event coordinator> for coordination and have a look to <announcement mail>.

Open tasks

See https://lists.fosdem.org/pipermail/fosdem/2020q4/003167.html for information about what a virtual stand would be.

we use https://pad.weho.st/p/debianboothfosdem for coordination

On jan 11 2021, fosdem orga wrote us:

"Congratulations on your stand at FOSDEM 2021."

We should upload our static video stuff using instructions from https://github.com/FOSDEM/stands-website

"FOSDEM will set up all chatrooms (documentation will follow) and provide a way to upload video's easily." ( Message-ID: <1316bea8-daee-7c66-c8d4-e925c43bed18@fosdem.org>, Fri, 22 Jan 2021)

Chat Infra, Debian Booth Welcome presentation, and Prerecorded Video's

On Thu, 14 Jan 2021 23:16:38 +0000, matix/fosdem orga wrote: "FOSDEM is providing a Matrix chatroom with integrated video conference (jitsi) and livestream (of that jitsi) via Matrix for each stand. You can then use the jitsi to screenshare when you want to broadcast presentations."

There is a matrix chat room @ " #debian-stand:fosdem.org " on https://chat.fosdem.org/ , this room is bridged to Freenode IRC (see details above).

We have a dedicated time slot, see https://fosdem.org/2021/schedule/event/debian_welcome/ (2021-02-06 Sat 09:30--10:00 CET , UTC+1)

Videos - A first shot at a selection to be enjoyed by people interested in Debian and our Booth:

And there's also https://blog.einval.com/2020/01/30#Lincoln2020 : steve's talk from about a year ago; slides only, no video

Not yet reviewed Videos:

As of Friday, there's infra for us to upload 4 video's.

Additional possible video source options include:

Some non-English ones; might be interesting for the even more international audience we expect at this virtual FOSDEM:

Booth Schedule

Legend: + = will be there, - = won't be there, ? = unsure, / = will be there partially, blank = unknown, bold = booth responsible ; times are in CET, UTC+1

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    9:00-17:00, likely

    10:00-17:00, likely


    Helping around volunteering at FOSDEM Online so helping setting things up a bit




joostvb and stappers have volunteered to make this happen. urbec is lending a hand. rumour has it that utkarsh2102 might have some time. Jean-Philippe MENGUAL expressed interest. adria will drop by.

At Thu, 04 Feb 2021 22:33:07 +0100, fosdem orga wrote: "[The matrix chatroom] is your way to interact with your visitors, so make sure that someone is present during the conference hours (9:30 - 18:00 CET)."


Please add links to reports, blog posts, photos etc about the event here:

Yes we even have a physical booth this year: physical-fosdem-debian-booth-scaled.jpg

(also at http://plaatjes.mdcc.cx/2021/202102-fosdem-in-tilburg/ )

Thanks Hendrikx ITC https://hendrikx-itc.nl/ and Spoorzicht 013 https://spoorzicht013.nl/ for offering fysical space to enjoy and help making online FOSDEM happen.

My two cents (adria)
Being part of the Debian (virtual) stand for my very first time was a great experience. Although I haven't met many people I've met some and I had fun.
I would recommend it to you if you're considering it either virtual or in the real life: you'll enjoy a good time hanging out with Debian folks - they are really nice people!
However, do a minimal plan in advance and align with the tasks that you'll be in charge of. They are simple and easy to do, but doing things in the last minute, specially if you aren't experienced in them, will result in extra pressure. That would be my advice.
I had the feeling I asked too much, but sometimes it's worth to ensure you're in the right path until you feel comfortable. However I was supported by others more experienced and that was a relief.

It's a different way of enjoying FOSDEM, you can combine it with attending talks or other stuff, so what are you still deciding? Join the team! :-)

A report got posted at https://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/20210205140036.GG30920@beskar.mdcc.cx .