Fosdem 2021 and NethServer Community gathering

In a few months Fosdem2021 is going to happen Feb 6 and 7 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this will be an online event this year. Sure this is disappointing since it is an anual chance to see each other in person. On the other hand, this gives the opportunity to non-EU members to ‘visit’ Fosdem too.
We more or less have a tradition with Fosdem to also organize a community meeting with several small talks by NethServer members.
Together with @mrmarkuz and @oneitonitram I am setting up a server with a Jitsi-meet instance. The idea is to use this server during Fosdem as a meetingplace for NethServer members and have a chat with each other and perhaps, also do some presentations there.

So this is a call for presentations. If you have something to show or discuss, please come forward and we will plan this in. Maybe we could have a paneldiscussion, for instance deepen the challenges for the upcoming NethServer8 version. There already is a lively discussion in the forums. This discussion is far from over.

If you have ideas or other topics to discuss/present please reply. I hope the online version of our Community meeting during Fosdem will be as fun as the in person meetings we had the past years.


I’d love a food & beverages tr[au]ck :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

That’s a great idea. We should look for people that made beautiful things with NethServer and ask them personally :slight_smile:

After the online course of filippo, I think we could have a public for an online NethServer event, This could be a good time to introduce who we are, what we do, what we love…

Obviously this is a lot of work :smiley:


Maybe we can split it into small presentations of 10 mins long


yes I think a remote event could be something new for us but the pro is that all the community could take part of it, going to Bruxelles for few days is not affordable to everybody.

Thanks for picking this up.
I agree that we should not try to fill in the online gathering ourselves. And having multiple 10 minute presentations from anyone of our community would be great to host as a base for this meeting.
Besides that, we could have a panel discussion. I could think of many subjects. For instance NS-8, or community development.
I am very much open for suggestions

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Panel sounds great :smiley: