This week I had a quick trip to Brussels to attend the Free Open Source Developers European Meeting – FOSDEM 2014. I’m having my first contact with FOSS (Free Open Source Software) now during my internship with the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) sponsored by GNOME’s Outreach Program for Women (OPW). Marina, one of the program coordinators suggested I attended FOSDEM, so I decided to take a few days off from coding and see what FOSS looks like away from the keyboard.
Since I was going alone and didn’t know anyone, I figured I’d join FOSDEM’s volunteers to meet some people. I thought helping out would also be a great way to be part of the conference, and it was 😀
Before I left, I casually mentioned that it would be cool to have an OSRF shirt to wear during FOSDEM and my mentors were really nice to send me a ROS Hydro shirt! So that’s the shirt I was wearing most of the time there 😀 They also sent me some OSRF stickers, so now my awkward chapulina sticker has a friend ^^
While volunteering, I had to wear a volunteer shirt, so that’s shirt number 2. I took shifts on both infodesks and, to my surprise, giving information was the least I did. Most of the work consisted of handing out t-shirts to people who donated money to the conference. Lots and lots of shirts! Of course, in the end I got myself one as well 🙂 That’s the red one.
And finally, since Brussels was freezing, I got myself a LibreOffice hoodie 😀 LibreOffice Impress may be buggy, but it was how I prepared all my presentations during 2 years of masters, so I feel pretty proud to wear this around 🙂
I feel like I really needed a GNOME shirt to complete my FOSDEM collection, but unfortunately when I went to their booth they didn’t have my size anymore 😦 I feel so greateful to them for OPW… Now I’m on a quest to get a GNOME shirt!
But enough about clothing… 😛
I don’t think there’s a video of his presentation, but these slides look pretty similar to those at FOSDEM 😉
I’m really looking forward to more events like this 😀