Call for Participation for FOSDEM OpenPOWER DevRoom

World Wide Web - Online - Europe/Brussels Timezone

The DevRoom will run on Saturday 5 February 2022.
The OpenPOWER Devroom is targeting for software developers, hardware developers, system engineers, silicon builder, SRE, system administrators and all practitioners of OpenPOWER systems and open source hardware based upon the POWER architecture in general.
We are looking for any topic relating to OpenPOWER in the most general view, with the explicit requirement that all presentations are about open source and use open source.

Code of Conduct

FOSDEM 2022 Online - Rules

For obvious reasons, this year the event will not take place in a physical location but online.
The reference time will be Brussels local lime (CET).
Talks will be pre-recorded in advance , and streamed during the event with a live Q/A session after the recording.
FOSDEM provides a place where people can watching the event and chat.
The expected chat system will be Matrix and for video an embedded Jitsi.
There will be a place for participants to chat between themselves, and for people watching to submit questions.
All accepted talks will be transferred to FOSDEM penta.

What are we looking for

We are looking for any open source topic relating to OpenPOWER, including but not limited to :
- Chip Design
- Hardware Design
- POWER ISA usage
- Open Source Software
- Open Source Hardware
- FPGA development
- Softcores
- Hardware / Software to design POWER architecture
- Adoption of POWER
- POWER Open Toolchain


General details

  • The default duration for talks is about 45 minutes including discussion.
  • If you plan to register your proposal in several tracks to increase your chances, don’t ! Register your talk once, in the most accurate track.
  • If the OpenPOWER DevRoom is not your first choice, just let us know, and give us a chance to save you a slot.
  • Presentations have to be pre-recorded before the event and will be streamed during the event.
  • Multiple entries are welcome
  • Submissions must be made by one of the presenters; we do not accept proposals submitted on behalf of others.

For accepted talks

Once your talk was accepted, your talk will be transferred into the FOSDEM penta system.
We will assign you a deputy to help you to produce the pre-recorded content.
The deputy will review the content and ensure it has the required quality.
The deputy is also responsible to ensure the content is into the system and ready to broadcast.
During the stream of your talk, you must be available online for the Q/A session.
You will need a FOSDEM penta account, and a FOSDEM Matrix account.
We use both OPF Pretalx and FOSDEM penta for any communication and follow up.

Submit a talk

We use Pretalx for submission and evaluation of all talks on
FOSDEM uses pentabarf on, your data will be exported and inserted from our Pretalx system into the FOSDEM Pentabarf.
If you have a talk submitted in pentabarf, please email , so we copy the data over to evaluation.

This Call for Papers closed on 2021-12-31 23:55 (Europe/Brussels).