The Google Open Source team is currently enjoying summer weather in Sydney at Linux.conf.au
, but soon we return to winter weather and head to Brussels for FOSDEM 2018
. FOSDEM is a special event, famous for being non-commercial, volunteer-organized, and free to attend. It’s also huge, attracting more than 5,000 attendees.
This year FOSDEM is particularly special as it falls on top of the 20th anniversary of the open source movement
and its steward, the Open Source Initiative
. (In case you’re wondering, this September will mark the 35th anniversary of the free software movement
.) We’re looking forward to celebrating the occasion!
You’ll find us in the hallways, at satellite events, and at our table in the stands area. You’ll also find some Googlers in the conference schedule, as well as folks sharing their experience of the most recent Google Summer of Code
and Google Code-in
If you’d like to say hello or chat, swing by our table in Building K. The highlight of our trip is meeting hundreds of the thousands of students and mentors who have participated in our programs!
Below are the Googlers who will be giving presentations:Saturday, February 3rd
12:30pm Google’s approach to distributed systems observability for Go
(also at 2:30pm
3:05pm Testing and Validating distributed systems
by Holden KarauSunday, February 4th
10:20am Regular Expression Derivatives in Python
by Michael Paddon
11:30am Advocating For FOSS Inside Companies
a panel including Max Sills
3:00pm Your Build in a Datacenter
by Jakob Buchgraber
4:00pm Accelerating Big Data Outside of the JVM
by Holden Karau
Hope to see you there!By Josh Simmons, Google Open Source
The new year is off to an excellent start as we wrap up the 7th year of Google Code-in
, ramp up for the 13th year of Google Summer of Code
, and return from connecting with our compatriots in the open source community down under at Linux.conf.au
. Next up? We’re headed to FOSDEM, Europe’s famed non-commercial and volunteer-organized open source conference.
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FOSDEM is hosted in Brussels on the Université libre de Bruxelles
campus and runs the weekend of February 4-5. It’s a unique event in the spirit of the free and open source software and is free to the public. This year they are expecting 8,000+ attendees.
We’re looking forward to talking face-to-face with some of the thousands of former students, mentors and organization administrators who have participated in our student programs. A few of them will even be giving talks about their recent Google Summer of Code experience.
If you’d like to say hello or chat about our programs, you’ll be sure to find a Googler or two at our table. You’ll also find a number of Googlers in the program schedule:Saturday, February 4th
2:00pm Bazel: How to build at Google scale
by Klaus Aehlig
3:25pm Copyleft in Commerce: How GPLv3 keeps Samba relevant in the marketplace
by Jeremy AllisonSunday, February 5th
10:40am gRPC 101: Building fast and efficient microservices
by Ray Tsang
10:50am Is the GPL a copyright license or a contract under U.S. law?
by Max Sills
12:45pm The state of Go: What to expect in Go 1.8
by Francesc Campoy
1:00pm Analyze terabytes of OS code with one query
by Felipe Hoffa
2:50pm Like the ants: Turn individuals into a large contributing community
by Dan Franc
See you there!By Josh Simmons, Open Source Programs Office