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By | November 21, 2023

Speak at the FOSDEM Energy Devroom

We are excited to announce that for the second time there will be an Energy Devroom at FOSDEM, 3 February 2024 in Brussels, Belgium. The dedicated Energy devroom will foster the broad collaboration that is needed to successfully transform global energy systems though open source.

Representatives of open source project communities working in the energy space are encouraged to apply to present to the community at FOSDEM by sharing your project, experiences, and thought leadership.

Call for participation
Energy Devroom: “Reimagining the Energy Ecosystem through Open Source”

We are seeking presentations related to energy systems and energy usage. Project overview presentations are welcome, however tangible applications and use-cases are preferred, as are stories and lessons for community building in the energy industry.

We anticipate topics such as scheduling energy consumption, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, metering and measurement systems, microgrid controls, applications for going off-grid, and more. If you are unsure about what direction to take a topic, please reach out so we can assist you.

Talks should be aimed at a technical audience, but should not assume that attendees are already familiar with your project or how it solves a given problem. Talk proposals may cover very specific solutions to a problem, or may be a higher level project overview, particularly for lesser known projects. Recordings of the 2023 Energy devroom sessions can be viewed at, which may be useful background when preparing your proposal.

Please feel free to suggest a duration between 20 minutes and 55 minutes but note that the final decision on talk durations will be made by the devroom managers based on the number of received proposals. We may decide to schedule shorter slots so that more speakers can participate.

Key dates

  • 1 December: CfP submission deadline
  • 15 December: Announcement of selected talks
  • 3 February: Energy devroom at FOSDEM, you must be available onsite to present your talk.

All deadlines are at 00:00 UTC+1.

Submission process
Please submit your proposals at by the 1st of December 2023, 00:00 (Europe/Brussels UTC+1). If you already have an account from a previous year, you should reuse it so all recorded FOSDEM contributions are associated with your profile.

When submitting your proposal, select ‘Energy: Reimagining this Ecosystem through Open Source’ from the track drop-down menu.

Write the desired duration (between 20 minutes and 55 minutes) including question and answer into the proposal so we can take that into account when planning. We may decide to give shorter slots so that more speakers can participate.

If you will not be present on the campus in Brussels for the entire event or wish to participate remotely, please also fill out the Availability tab (under Person) to indicate the hours during which your presentation can be scheduled taking into account your local time zone.

If you run into issues with your submission, please reach out to us so we can assist you, or contact the program committee at program at

The conference language is English. All content must relate to Free and Open Source Software. By participating in the event you agree to the publication of your recordings, slides and other content provided under the same licence as all FOSDEM content (CC-BY). By participating in FOSDEM you are required to adhere the Code of Conduct:

Please consider volunteering
Regardless if you submit a talk, please consider volunteering if you plan on attending the devroom. Every small contribution counts, even just half an hour, so if you want to help make our devroom a success, please let us know so we can stay in touch and plan.

Devroom managers
Current Devroom managers are Kai-Uwe Hermann, Anna-Lina Helsen, and Boris Dolley. You can use the dedicated email address to contact us: energy-devroom-manager at

Hope to see you at the Energy Devroom!