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Minimalistic Languages Devroom call for talks @FOSDEM 2019

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We are excited to announce a devroom on minimalistic languages (with big ideas) at FOSDEM on Saturday February 2nd 2019!

FOSDEM is one of the most important free software conferences and is hosted annually at Université libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium. FOSDEM is fantastic, check last year's schedule for Saturday (

Minimalism matters. Minimalism allows for smaller systems that take less resources and consume less energy. More importantly, free and open source minimalism allows for secure systems that are easy to understand. Finally, we believe that minimalism is educational and brings back the fun of the early days of computing where people learn to understand systems from the ground up. Speakers will be asked to accentuate the educational side of their projects.

We have a room Saturday 2 February 2019. We want to invite you to submit a talk on the use of minimalistic languages that fits that description. We are especially happy to receive talk submissions from members of any underrepresented groups.

If you have something you’d like to share with your fellow developers, please head to Pentabarf at

The deadline for submission is November 25th. If you have a FOSDEM pentabarf account from a previous year, please use that account. Otherwise add one on Reach out to if you run into any trouble.

When submitting your talk make doubly sure to select "Minimalistic Languages devroom" as track (if you don't we won't find it), and include the following information:

  • The title and subtitle of your talk
  • A short abstract of one paragraph
  • A longer description if you wish to do so
  • Links to related websites/blogs etc

Let's make this a fun day!


Pjotr Prins, Manolis Ragkousis, Hisham Muhammad, Ricardo Wurmus, Ludovic Courtès, Jan Nieuwenhuizen, Alex Sassmannshausen and Amirouche Boubekki

Code of conduct

Original proposal

Important dates

  • Nov 25th 2018: submission deadline for talk proposals
  • Dec 17th 2018: announcement of the final schedule
  • Feb 2nd 2019: FOSDEM!

This page is for the call for proposals for FOSDEM2019-devroom-proposal