In this post I round-up my first time at FOSDEM and the two talks I gave during my time there; one on open Web apps and the other on creating games with HTML5.
This past weekend I have been in Brussels at FOSDEM, and absolutely massive free event for the open source software community. I hear there were over 5,000 people there this weekend, that’s a lot of people.
Mozilla had a great presence there this year and hosted two full days of talks in the Mozilla DevRoom.
The Developer Engagement team also had a presence this weekend and put on a variety of talks ranging from hacking the Web with Jetpack, to Mozilla’s new perspectives for 2012, to creating open Web documentation.
All in all, FOSDEM is a pretty awesome event absolutely crammed full of developers who care immensely about open software. It is very much a Linux-fest but the talks on Web technologies seemed to go down well. And aside from a few cases of anti-Apple/Microsoft/HTML5 sentiment the event was very successful and well-behaved.
Open Web Apps and the Mozilla Labs Apps project
The first talk that I had the opportunity to give at FOSDEM was on open Web apps and the Mozilla Labs Apps project. It’s a very interesting topic that has been encouraging developers to think beyond the concept of Web apps being something that is just in the browser.
About Robin Hawkes
Robin thrives on solving problems through code. He's a Digital Tinkerer, Head of Developer Relations at Pusher, former Evangelist at Mozilla, book author, and a Brit.