Summit 19

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XMPP Summit 19

The XMPP Standards Foundation (XSF) will hold its 19th XMPP Summit around FOSDEM 2016 on 28 and 29 January 2016.

To participate in this (or any future summit), please join the discussion list and post with your participation request or ideas for Summit topics.


Please use #XMPP2016 as the hashtag in any social media posting you do and also tag any photos posted as XMPP2016. References to the Summit's wiki page can be either or - we have set up redirects for the XMPP looking ones.

Meeting Notes

Summit 19 minutes


The Summit will again be held at Cisco Systems Belgium's offices in Diegem (just outside Brussels and accessible via local train from the city center).

Address: De Kleetlaan 6/B, 1831, Belgium.


From the Brussels main train station (Gare Centrale/Centraal Station):

Walk to the Parc tram station, take the tram #92 or #93. Change over at Botanique and take the bus 272 to Diegem Kennedy and walk the last bit. ( )


We'll be aiming to get there for 9:30 for a 10:00 start (local time).


Possible presentation topics (please augment as desired):

  • Feedback on decentralized (micro)blogging through XMPP (Jérôme Poisson/Goffi)
  • "De Nieuwe GGZ" ("The new mental healthcare") and XMPP: presentation & brainstorm
  • site tooling and integrating building xeps into it
  • prosodypy: modules for prosody written in Python (Sergey Dobrov)
  • Mobile group chat
  • Simple (re)connection
  • Your topic here

The agenda items from the last Brussels summit are available on the Summit 17 page. Please post to the discussion list if you would like any of these topics re-visited or updated during Summit 19 or if you have suggestions for Summit 19 topics.

Working Sessions / Hack Projects

End-to-end encryption


  • Ralph Meijer
  • Jérôme Poisson (Goffi)
  • Winfried Tilanus


Like previous years, the XSF requested hosting the Realtime Lounge and a devroom, and we have both the Lounge and a Realtime dev room. See FOSDEM 2016 for details.

Summit Participants

The following people plan to be there in person. The list MUST be kept sorted (on last name, ascending).

Given name Family name Nickname Hotel check in - out booked? comments
Dave Cridland dwd Wed Sun no /* C style */
Chris Deering Wed Sat yes
Sergey Dobrov Binary wed mon -- booked different hotel
Bahtiar Gadimov kalkin
Daniel Gultsch inputmice -- -- -- booked different hotel
Steve Kille -- -- -- yes
Steffen Larsen zooldk wed sun yes booked different hotel
Tobias Markmann Tobias wed sun yes booked different hotel
Ralph Meijer ralphm Thu Sun yes
Edwin Mons intosi Thu Sun yes B.A., bekommen die van!
Emmanuel Gil Peyrot Link Mauve -- -- no will sleep at a friend???s place, also will miss the morning of the first day of summit
Michal Piotrowski michalwski wed sun no
Jérôme Poisson goffi -- -- no booked different hotel
Kevin Smith Kev Wed Sat yes
Winfried Tilanus winfried wed sun yes booked different hotel
Matthew Wild MattJ Thu Mon Yes (unable to attend first day of summit)
Nicolas Vérité Nÿco Thu Fri Yes  ;-)

Hotel Booking

The designated hotel is Aloft Brussels Schumann. Please fill in your check-in and check-out dates in the participants list above, so we can try to arrange a group discount.

Note that currently, the Wednesday night appears to be full - but all other nights are available.

Remote Participation

We will use the chatroom for coordination. A/V TBD

The following people plan to participate remotely some or all of the time:

  • Your name here
  • Sam Whited
  • Joachim Lindborg

XSF Dinner

As usual, the XSF will hold a dinner for XSF participants in conjunction with the Summit. XSF members attend for free, as do XSF Sponsors and XSF Dinner Sponsors. Note that any excess sponsorship will be used to cover the costs of the weekend's activities, including the Summit and FOSDEM activities.

Time and Venue

Thursday 28 January, 19:00. Auberge Bretonne, Brusselsesteenweg 670, Jesus-Eik.

Note that you have to sign up for this before Wednesday 27 January, evening. Ask around in


The following organizations and individuals stepped up to sponsor the weekend's activities as "XSF Dinner Sponsors":

To sponsor future XSF dinners, please contact any member of the XSF Board! No donation too small (or too large)!

GPG key signing

During the summit there will be the possibility to sign each others GPG keys. If you want to have your keys signed, please take along:

  • Key printouts with the following:
    • your first name and last name
    • the e-mail adresses and other id's you would like to have signed
    • the key-id and encryption method (eg: 4096R/1A2B3C4D)
    • key fingerprint (visible with: gpg -v --fingerprint 1A2B3C4D)
  • Some official ID with photo (e.g. Passport or drivers license)

Prepared like this, it should not take more then 15 minutes to cross-sign the keys of everybody who is interested. More info can be found at: Debian Wiki on Keysigning. Some handy scripts for making mass-signing more easy can be found in the Signing party Debian package.

Here are the people who plan to participate in key signing:

  • Ralph Meijer
  • Winfried Tilanus
  • Matthew Wild