Call for Talks: FOSDEM 2024

Hey Mozillians,

We’re so excited to announce that we’re going to participate in the upcoming FOSDEM 2024 in Brussels, Belgium.

FOSDEM is the largest FOSS event in Europe. Next year, it’ll take place on the 3-4th of February 2024 in Brussels. You can read here to find out more about the event.

With this, we’d like to open the Call for Talks for our Mozilla DevRoom. Mozilla has organized a DevRoom at FOSDEM for more than 20 years. A DevRoom is a self-organized space where we can present talks and discuss topics relevant to a specific topic/organization/community.

Call for Proposal

Please submit your talk proposal by the 1st of December 2024. We will let you know if your call has been accepted by the 15th of December.

Here is a list of topics, but feel free to deviate from them!

  • Open Source AI
  • MDN Web Docs
  • Firefox in General
  • Privacy & Security
  • Future and Emerging Mozilla Technologies
  • Innovation
  • Data & Telemetry
  • Add-ons
  • Localization
  • SUMO
  • Policy
  • Common Voice

The selection for talks will be based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the topic
  • Relevance/expertise of the speaker (don’t worry, first-timers are also welcome!)
  • Description and details

Submit a proposal

All talks are going to be in person. Talks can be 15 to 45 minutes in duration (including Q&A).

You need to submit your talk proposal here. If you have submitted a talk in the past through Pentabarf, you need to create a new account this time.

Please indicate:

  • DevRoom track: Mozilla
  • First and Last Name/nickname
  • Email address
  • Title
  • Topic of the talk
  • Length of the talk
  • Short abstract

Also, feel free to add links to projects/previous calls/personal websites you think will be useful.

Community Participation Guidelines

As with all Mozilla spaces, the DevRoom will be governed by the Mozilla CPG. Please familiarize yourself with it before submitting the proposal.

Best of luck!

Community Programs Team

(This post was inspired by Michael’s from past conferences, thanks for that!)


hi :slight_smile:
Which day the dev room will happen?


Hey @bogomil :wave:

It’ll be on Sunday the 4th.

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Magic. Thanks a lot!

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With a week to go, a reminder for anyone who would like to submit a talk for FOSDEM ahead of the deadline of the 1st December.

It is one of the world’s biggest and most important developer events and is probably one of the pinnacles of the open source calendar.

Please see follow the links in the post above for all the details.

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Hi folks,

The team have selected the talks for Mozilla’s devroom. If your talk has been selected, please check your email to confirm your participation.

See you all in Brussels!

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