This past weekend, 4 and 5 February,was the place to be for the large free software community, gathered under the umbrella of the best European Open Source event: . Just like the years before, the event was a hit, bringing together the love for Open Source, belgian fries and, of course, local beers.
If you haven't attended FOSDEM before, the magnitude of the event can overwhelm you: 645 lectures, 8000+ hackers, 610 speakers, 669 events, and 55 tracks, around 70 company booths and countless Twitter posts. Just like one: "It's a week long computer conference that takes place in one weekend.".
Then, there's the quality of the people attending and the knowledge gathered in the same campus. Keynote speakers like, , , and took over the stage on the two days of the event.
On Sunday, Ludovic, our CEO, raised awareness on the advantages and, and what makes it a competitive solution to Confluence or Microsoft Sharepoint.
You can enjoy his slidesand, below, this cool interview he gave to the Hacker Public Radio.
At the same time, our colleague, Ecaterina, was hosting a very interesting. It was a full-house dynamic talk that everyone enjoyed, as you can see below.
The Wikis and CMS stand is growing to be a tradition for XWiki. This year we were neighbors withand TikiWiki, and we must say, it was a pleasure to have such neighbours. Yet, we did not have the chance to enjoy their company too much, as our stands were very busy with people willing to learn more about us. We loved sharing knowledge on XWiki, CryptPad and our commitment to the Open Source community. After many interactions, demos and pitches, we can say the XWiki brand awareness increased substantially, and as usual, the operation “Tweet for goodies” was a total success.
The XWiki team was proudly represented by 9 (out of 40) members of our team, and even though we did not manage to sync for a group photo (someone had to be at the stand, obviously), we happily attended this great event. We also thought of sharing a few of the talks we attended and found interesting, with videos included: Matthew Hodgson'stalk, the talks from the room, Brabo Silvius' talk, Steffen Evers' talk and, of course, everything that went on in the room.
On behalf of XWiki, a round of applause goes out to the organizing and volunteers team, the ones that have made this event a success. And on this note, we are more than excited to announce our presence for FOSDEM 2018. Who else will join us?
Content Marketing Specialist @XWiki