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FOSDEM 2015 (the Free and Open Source Software Developers' Europe Meeting) will take place on Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.

(XSF) will again try to host the Realtime Lounge

Anyone applying to lightning talks? Lightning Talks.

FOSDEM 2015 will be preceded by XMPP Summit 17. See there for details.

The XSF needs your help to make FOSDEM a success!

Interesting xmpp talks

MongooseIM talk in testing and automation dev room sunday 1 feb 10:55

Michal Slaski will give a talk on testing massive scalable systems

Talk objectives: show from the ground up how to plan and execute load tests of a distributed service and distribute load generation

XMPP-IoT talk in Internet of things dev room sunday 1 feb 15:00

20141209: Just got confirmed that Joachim Lindborg will have a talk and demo in the Internet of Things devroom

XMPP-IoT an open solution for things

A demo and talk around using XMPP to create open scalable and secure IoT systems between peers in different domains


  • Demo of live devices locally and on the web.
  • The audience is invited to interact with them during the talk through phones and laptops
  • An intro to the core concepts, reading and writing values in devices.
  • A discussion on the security, scalability and interoperability, distributed vs. centralized solutions.

XMPP and Android - Lightning Talk - Saturday, 31 Jan, 16:00, H.2215 (Ferrer)

Using XMPP on resource constraint systems, like Android devices that are surrounded by a hostile mobile environment, imposes many challenges. But with the right measures, a stable, reliable, push-enabled and battery friendly XMPP connection can be achieved. This talk will present the required techniques using Smack


Realtime Lounge

This year, we will again have an enormous stand, together with Jitsi, called the Realtime Lounge. That needs filling with people! We're aiming to showcase exciting and inventive XMPP-based projects, and we need your help both to provide things to demo, and hang out answering questions from the crowd.

Also, please volunteer to spend some time at the lounge so that our hardworking volunteers can do things like eat lunch or catch some talks! The lounge hours are 10:00-19:00 on Saturday and 10:00-17:00 on Sunday.

  • Happy to spend some time on/at the stand during either/both days (Lloyd Watkin)


We are planning to host demonstrations at the lounge. If you would like to present a demo, please list it below.

  • Iot devices: a few XMPP connected devices such as raspberries and alike (Joachim Lindborg)
  • Salut à Toi ( an AGPL XMPP communication tool which is multi-frontends (web, console, desktop) and multi-features (microbloging, games, file sharing, etc). (Adrien Cossa [souliane] + Jérôme Poisson [goffi])
  • Movim ( : A web-based social network client fully built on XMPP (with Jaussoin Timothée [edhelas]) + Android WebApp.

From last year

  • ikDisplay: Realtime waterfall display of social network updates (Ralph Meijer)
  • Lounge lighting with Philips Hue bulbs and XMPP control (Ralph Meijer)

Gear and supplies

To set up the stand, the area around it and cater for demos, we need a number of things to make it a success. Please add your name behind supplies that we haven't sourced yet. FOSDEM will provide us with high-speed wireless internet access. If you need wired internet for your demos, please let Ralph Meijer know.

Note: because we can't put up things on the walls (by decree of the venue), we will rely on projectors to show information, sponsors, etc. on the walls.

  • Tables, 2 for Jabber/XMPP, 2 for Jitsi (FOSDEM)
  • Transport van (Ralph Meijer / Edwin Mons)
  • Furniture and swag stored at Cisco (Ralph Meijer / Edwin Mons)
  • Stepladder (Ralph Meijer)
  • Light fixings and lights (Ralph Meijer)
  • Projector #1 ()
  • Projector #2 ()
  • Projector #3 ()
  • Signage ()
  • Markers (Edwin / )
  • Power extension cords / strips (Edwin / )
  • Toolbox (Edwin Mons)


While FOSDEM or our stand is free-of-cost itself, we do have some costs to organise it. This includes furniture, decoration and transport. Also, it is a tradition for the XSF to hold a dinner one evening during FOSDEM and the Summit. Sponsorship from individuals or organisations to help reduce the costs to attendees is always appreciated. As sponsors step forward they'll be listed at the Summit 17 page.

If you or the organisations you work for would like to sponsor the dinner (no donation too small), then please contact any XSF Board Member. See Summit 17 for details.

Who will be there

Please add your name if you plan to be there (ordered by family name):

  • Adrien Cossa (Souliane)
  • Sergey Dobrov (Binary)
  • Timothée Jaussoin (edhelas)
  • Joachim Lindborg
  • Ralph Meijer (ralphm)
  • Edwin Mons (intosi)
  • Jérôme Poisson (Goffi)
  • Florian Schmaus
  • Lloyd Watkin