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The Usual Long Weekend in Brussels

Fri Jan 12 13:23:45 2018

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It's that time of year where the wind is still bitingly cold from the Arctic that the Shadowcatters decamp and head to FOSDEM. Once again the Shadowcat crew will be making there way down, across, back up a bit to Brussels1 for the event. This is the 4th year in succession that the SC team have attended.

What is FOSDEM?

FOSDEM, for those not in the know, is probably the largest Open Source Developers conference in the Western World, if not the whole world, and is attended by upwards of eight thousand attendees, presenters and stalls. It is one of the most important events for any open source language, project or initiative.

What Will You Be Doing?

As always the Shadowcat team will not be slacking while they are there. Mark will once again be on the Perl booth where he will be tempting people with badges, stickers, books, toys and the other groovy giveaways along with some other Perl personalities (Wendy who organises the booth for the Perl 6 community each year will be away but she has still managed to do all the organising and will be leaving us with instructions and orders).

Perl also has a DevRoom on the Sunday where there will be a number of great talks on the schedule. You can view the full schedule for the Perl devroom by going here.

If you are going to FOSDEM then give us a shout or try to meet up at the event, we will likely be on the Perl booth, in the Perl Dev. room, supporting a bar to help it stand upright, or in one of the many hallway tracks.


  1. So that sounds a little odd as a description but lets look at it. We are travelling down to London from Lancaster for the train across the channel (well under it) to France and then up to Brussels which is still down from Lancaster which is further north than Brussels. :P ↩