Come see us at FOSDEM 2018!

FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate. Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels for two days focused on promoting the use and development of free and open source software (FLOSS).

When and where

From 3rd-4th February’18 FOSDEM takes place in the beautiful city of Brussels, Belgium. It provides FLOSS developers and communities a place to meet and get in touch with each other, attend interesting talks and presentations on various topics by project leaders and committers, get informed about the latest developments in the open source world and more.

We will be there…

Our team is attending FOSDEM this year and we will have several talks:

Re-structuring a giant, ancient code-base for new platforms

Come and hear how LibreOffice is meeting the challenges of new platforms both hardware and software, adapting to new constraints & shining.

Day: Sunday, February 4
Start: 12:00
End: 12:50


What is this talk about? – Michael Meeks had an interview as a main track speaker to explain more details regarding his talk. For more details read his interview at FOSDEM website.

Calc: The challenges of scalable arithmetic

Come and hear the story of how we threaded the Calc core to get some great efficiency wins on the new deeply threaded Ryzen era. Hear about the rather complicated Calc-ulation core, and see how we used tool to profile and optimize from cachegrind, oprofile, perf and many others. Discover some of the challenges of spreadsheets, why it’s perhaps not quite as simple as you might hope, see how we tried to make this maintainable and test-able.

Day: Saturday, February 3
Start: 16:00
End: 16:30

EPUB export in LibreOffice Writer

LibreOffice Writer was always capable of exporting your document in a portable way in the form of the PDF filter. Today many users read reflowable content in EPUB, which is the new PDF to some extent. This work is done by integrating the libepubgen Document Liberation library and by improving both the library and LibreOffice itself along the way. Come and see how it’s implemented, where are the still rough edges and how you can help.

Day: Saturday, February 3
Start: 16:30
End: 16:50

Dialog tunneling in LibreOffice Online

LibreOffice on the desktop is very feature packed office suite. One of the complaints that power users make in Online is that it lacks many of them: they cannot add colored borders in their paragraphs, manage tracked changes/comments, correct the spelling and grammar in the document, etc. The question is how do we bring these functionalities to the cloud at your disposal in your browser tab?

Day: Saturday, February 3
Start: 16:50
End: 17:10

Meanwhile you will be able to find us at the LibreOffice booth in the K building on the main hall. Questions, feedback, comments are more than welcomed. 🙂

LibreOffice Hackfest

Right after FOSDEM we have a LibreOffice Hackfest on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th of February at Betacowork, room Madera. Don’t forget to register! For more informations check the wiki page.

Hope to see you there!

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