Kicking off 2015 at FOSDEM

Monday, January 26, 2015

2014 was a monumental year for all of us in the Google Open Source Programs Office as we celebrated the 10th instance of Google Summer of Code and the fifth year of Google Code-in. As we start 2015, we are excited to continue spreading the word about open source.

One of the highlights for our team in 2014 was our February trip to FOSDEM where we had a table dedicated to our Google Summer of Code and Google Code-in programs. We are thrilled to be back this year for FOSDEM 2015 held on January 31-February 1 in Brussels at Université libre de Bruxelles. We look forward to chatting again with some of the expected 5,000+ attendees at this energetic, free to the public conference. Having the opportunity to talk face to face with some of the thousands of former students, mentors, and organization administrators about their experiences with the program and seeing the difference the programs make in people’s lives and careers is a true reward for our team. And if that wasn’t fun enough, we also have the opportunity to spread the word about our programs to hundreds of interested students and teachers by chatting with them one on one at our table.

Googlers will be speaking during the conference at the sessions below:

Saturday, January 31
16:00   Pete Williamson, Emacs and Elisp on the Chromebook

Sunday, February 1
On Sunday there will be a Go Developer room from 9:50 - 16:30 with talks including a couple from Googlers.

If you are attending FOSDEM, be sure to stop by our table and say hi!

By Stephanie Taylor, Open Source Programs Office