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Friends of OpenJDK at FOSDEM 2022

December 05, 2021


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    Geertjan Wielenga

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

Over the last few 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.

And in 2021, the above was transformed into... the Friends of OpenJDK developer room, with an awesome program:

Overview of Foojay at FOSDEM 2022

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, Datadog, DataStax, Gluon, Hazelcast, JFrog, Lightrun, 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 narrowly focused on Java and Kotlin, and, of course, the OpenJDK in general.

Submission Details and Deadlines

The upcoming FOSDEM, 5 and 6 February 2022, 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:

Program Committee

This year the program committee for the Friends of OpenJDK devroom consists of:

  • Shai Almog, Lightrun
  • Jaroslav Bachorik, Datadog
  • Almas Baimagambetov, University of Brighton
  • Erik Costlow, Contrast Security
  • Bazlur Rahman, Bangladesh JUG
  • Vipin Sharma, jFeatures
  • Roy Wasse, OpenValue
  • Geertjan Wielenga, Azul

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 31 December!

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

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    Geertjan Wielenga

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

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