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Friends of OpenJDK at FOSDEM 2021

December 17, 2020

Over the last two years at FOSDEM—the free event for software developers, many of them in the open source ecosystem, for meeting, sharing ideas and collaborating—one of the developer rooms has been focused on short presentations dealing with demos and overviews of free tools and editors.

The programs for 2020 and 2019 are listed below:

You can see in the above that the room was organized by developers connected to, in particular, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, and NetBeans.

Overview of Foojay at FOSDEM 2021

In next year's implementation of the same concept, developers connected to Foojay (friends of OpenJDK) are running the program:

Organizations included in setting up this dev room, active in Foojay in one way or another, are Azul, JFrog, Payara, and Snyk.

The content is focused on being similar to previous years, that is, short presentations on a variety of tools and technologies, though more narrowly focused on Java than in the previous two years, which featured tools and technologies using or promoting a variety of programming languages.

Submission Details and Deadlines

The upcoming FOSDEM, 6 and 7 February 2021, will be virtual and everything will be prerecorded. Go here to sign up and submit your abstracts, making sure to use the "Friends of OpenJDK devroom" in the "Track" field:

Here's the announcement details on the FOSDEM mailing list:

Feel free to join Foojay on Slack, where we have a channel dedicated to FOSDEM to discuss further if needed:

Any help or advice needed, join us above.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, 27 December!

Join us... and for inspiration and ideas, see the first two links above about the program that was run in this room over the past two years!


  • Geertjan Wielenga

    Geertjan is Senior Director of Open Source Projects at Azul and Apache NetBeans PMC Chair.

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