KDE developers are cordially invited to the Free and Open Source Software Development Meeting (FOSDEM) which is taking place in Brussels on February 16-17, 2002. A dedicated KDE room will be made available for development talks as well as presentations. Developers already confirmed for this mini-KDE event include: David Faure, Laurent Montel (KOffice), Richard Moore, Matthias "Kalle" Dalheimer, Richard Dale, Michael Goffioul, Thomas Capricelli (boson), Mickael Marchand (KVim, KEdit stuff) and probably others such as Jono Bacon, Michael Brade, and Rob Kaper. Unfortunately due to exams, some german developers such as Simon Haussman or Ralph Nolden may have difficulties attending. Addendum: Kristof Borrey (of iKons fame) will also be present. Ian Reinhart Geiser (KDE wizard, also known to dabble with exotic CPU architectures and the weather) won't be there afterall.
The place is much bigger than last year. Contrary to a Linux Expo, the FOSDEM is an event held by developers, for developers. You may attend many interesting presentations, mingle, hold discussions with other projects, etc... For a better idea, perhaps check out what David Faure had to say about last year's OSDEM (the old name).
So to meet all these KDE guys and the plenty of others who will be attending, simply join us at the FOSDEM. The official site offers hints on where to sleep in Brussels. Last year, some of us even managed to crash with local developer folks; this might also be possible this year. Finally, if you intend to come, please be sure to register so that the organisers can estimate how many people to expect.