BelFOSS Conference – 28th January

BelFOSS Conference – Queen’s University Belfast

On the 28th of January 2016, The School of EEECS (School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) at Queen’s University is hosting BelFOSS. BelFOSS is a free event to showcase and raise awareness of Linux and Free / Open-Source Software (FOSS). Anyone with an interest or wanting to learn more about FOSS is welcome to attend – it is not limited to the students of Queen’s University. The talks are structured to show how FOSS software is used locally in charities, in research and in global businesses. It is hoped the BelFOSS Conference will raise awareness about demand from employers for skills and careers in Linux/FOSS.

The provisional agenda is:

  • What is Free and Open Source Software ?
  • Linux – Companies, Jobs and Certification
  • Git
  • Puppet
  • High Performance Computing – Odroid Development Boards in a 16 Node Cluster
  • Latex
  • A Day in the Life of a Debian Linux Developer

A final agenda will be ratified in January with speakers confirmed.

For further information visit the BelFOSS Conference website: and to register for free visit:

The BelFOSS Conference will be at: Queen’s University, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast ,BT9 6AY. Parking is limited close by, so public transport is advisable.