FOSDEM 2017 is February 4-5, 2017 in Brussels Belgium. It is absolutely FREE to attend and registrations is not necessary.
FOSDEM is widely considered the premier open source conference in all of Europe. Its held every year at Université libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. FOSDEM is a free, non-commercial event, organized by the open source community for the open source community. The goal is to provide open source software developers and communities a place to meet to:
get in touch with other open source developers and projects
attend presentations on various topics by project leaders and committers
promote development and benefits of open source solutions
Core to the FOSDEM experience is the concept of devrooms. Devrooms are a place for teams to discuss, hack and publicly present the latest directions, lightning talks, news and discussions. Devrooms often exist for open source projects, but they can also be created for specific topics or areas of interest. This year Cisco DevNet is helping organize the SDN and NFV devroom. Here you will find sessions like Getting Started with OpenDaylight, Using OpenDaylight to Enable Advanced BGP Use Cases, FastDataStacks - A Platform for High Performance Applications Using FD.io, PNDA.io - Big Data Open Source Platform, and much more. You will also get the inside scoop on what it takes to run the network for FOSDEM and all the crazy ways in which 8000 open source developers stress a network.
Mark your calendars and join us at FOSDEM. I look forward to seeing you there!