I’m currently searching for people that would like to run a Rust devroom at FOSDEM 2016. Devroom submission is likely to start soon and be rather short.
For those that don’t know about FOSDEM devrooms: the conference is taking place at the University of Brussels and offers projects to get a room for a day to have talks. The luxury part is that all the rest is organized by the conference, including equipment for taping the talks. The room organization basically just needs to run a call for papers, submit the timetable ahead of the conference and be there on the day - maybe hold a camera. It’s a very doable task and also good for people that have no previous experience in event organizing and want to tiptoe. I’d find it good if Rust were present at the event, it’s the largest FOSS-Conference in Europe and given the reception of Steve’s talk last year, there is definitely interest.
I helped organizing the Ruby devroom last year and can assist with a little bit of knowledge.
There’s a problem for me though: we had multiple incidents of various severty on this years FOSDEM, which were badly handled from FOSDEM side. We are still talking to FOSDEM about this and it has been dragging on. For that reason, I’m not sure if I actually would attend the 2016 edition. If that weren’t the case, I would just try to run the thing myself.
Still, I’d find community presence there important. It’s a great opportunity to reach many people with overseeable effort.
Florian (rust-community team)