We are happy to announce that we will be running a Python devroom again at FOSDEM 2020, hosted in Brussels, Belgium. This year’s edition will take place on the 1st and 2nd of February, with the Python devroom being available on Sunday.

If you have not heard about FOSDEM before or are looking for more information, you can visit the official website at www.fosdem.org.

As per usual, we are looking for multiple Pythonistas to help us shape the devroom schedule. We are now open for receiving your proposals! With over 8000 participants, FOSDEM is the perfect place to share your story and meet fellow Python enthusiasts.

You can check the Python-FOSDEM website (https://www.python-fosdem.org) or the Belgium Python mailing list (https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/belgium) to stay updated.

Good luck to everyone applying. We’re looking forward to meeting you all at FOSDEM 2020!


Official website: https://fosdem.org/2020/

FOSDEM is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community for the community. The goal is to provide free and open source software developers and communities a place to meet to:

Participation and attendance is totally free, though the organisers gratefully accept donations and sponsorship.

Essential Information

If you have submitted for previous FOSDEM editions, remember to use your already existing account on Pentabarf.

Financial aid can be requested to FOSDEM organizers for presenters traveling from outside Europe.

Submission Guidelines

If you would like to give a talk, present a project or show off some coding skills, we are looking forward to receiving your application.

Submission platform: https://penta.fosdem.org/submission/FOSDEM20

Deadline: 24/11/2019

Announcement of selected talks: 08/12/2019

The sooner we can start planning a draft schedule the better, so please submit your application ASAP.

Be sure to properly fill your Pentabarf profile (Person) with:

Then submit your talk (or event)

Keep in mind presentations must be related to Python. Next to this, all presentations will be streamed live under the FOSDEM content licence and presented on the hallway screens in case the room is full. Captured footage will later be shared online using the FOSDEM archives. By submitting you also agree to these terms.

List of desirable topics

We'd like to have a devroom as diverse as possible, so we are looking to offer a mixture of presentations, tutorials, demos, live coding, discussions, etc. Aside from the usual talks about free and open source, we will also gladly welcome talks about:

Pentabarf Notes

If you ever find yourself in doubt:

Social Event

Every year, we have the tradition to crash somewhere to eat and drink while discussing Python things. This year we will try to book for the event well in advance, more details will follow on the mailing list and the website.


We will also call for volunteers to help us run the event and help us with the devroom operation. You can get in touch with the organizers on the Python-Belgium mailing list (https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/belgium)


You can reach out directly to the organizers if you have a specific request or question:

Useful Links

If you want to keep informed for this edition, you can follow our twitter account @PythonFOSDEM.