Who What Where When Why

GNOME Developers from all across Europe get together to meet old friends, discuss new technologies and other GNOME related stuff at the FOSDEM Conference, and especially in the crossdesktop devroom. Contrary to the previous years, GNOME doesn't have a dedicated devroom this year, but we'll share one with our fellow KDE, XFCE, ... hackers during the whole FOSDEM.

Please let us know you're coming by adding your name to list. Check the FOSDEM website for more information about the main conference.

  • When: February 2-3, 2013


All details about the GNOME devroom and the schedule are published on /Devroom.


To help with the GNOME stand to promote GNOME and share goodies with people, or if you have any idea for the stand: /Stand.

Please let us know that you're coming: sign up on /Stand#attendees. It will help us organize things.

Saturday Evening

We organize a GNOME event in a bar on Saturday evening. Like last year, it will happen at « La Bécasse » where there is a great collection of Belgian beers, particularly lambic, gueuze, and kriek. There will be more details available at the GNOME booth.

Here's the Google+ Event


  • Is smoking allowed?

No, smoking is prohibited in the whole bar.

  • When can I arrive?

We have the first floor booked for us from 21 to 02:00 but you can probably arrive a bit earlier if you want to.

  • Where are you guys?

We have the whole first floor for us, the stairs are on the left when you enter into the bar.

  • Where are the beers?

To make things easier, beers have to be ordered and paid at the bar on the ground floor.

  • What should I drink?

I strongly suggest you to try the "Lambic Doux" and "Lambic Blanc" which you can find only in this bar! It's served in big jugs so you can order a big one for a bunch of people. Speaking of ordering, it would be nice to try to group orders as much as possible to make the life of the waiters easier.

  • Wow, these beers are awesome and now I'm drunk and hungry!

Don't panic, the bar is just in front of one the best french fries place of Brussels: Tabora.

  • How do I get back to my Hotel or the place where I'm staying after?

Fortunately the bar is right near the starting point of all the night bus in Brussels, called the Noctis network, these runs from 0.15 a.m to 3 a.m. For the lists of buses or a plan, see

Alternatively you can take a taxis, there are plenty in the center of Brussels so it's easy to find one.

  • Oh, I know "La Bécasse" it's like 2 minutes from the ULB!

No, it's not! There is two bar called "La Bécasse" in Brussels; the one where we'll be Saturday night is in the city center, NOT the one close to the ULB/FOSDEM


Let's list the things we need to improve for the next time so that we can have an even better presence. So the stuff in here should either be gotten or taken care of next year.

  • We had a nice looking stand, mostly due to various POSTERS that Kat and Dave printed and a small collection of various T-Shirts.

  • We did not have SCISSORS which made selling the more expensive STICKERS hard

  • The sizes for girly shirts were criticised. We need more Ls and some XLs. Not so many S.

  • We WALL-TAPED various prints of the Beer Event, OPW or just a T-Shirt price tag which likely helped a lot to sell many shirts, have many people at the beer event and at the booth.

  • We are running out of NAMETAGS


Events/FOSDEM/2013 (last edited 2014-02-04 16:26:21 by TobiasMueller)