In January 2016 and January 2017  the School of EEECS at QUB hosted an event to showcase and raise awareness of Linux and Free/Open-Source Software (FOSS) use in Belfast. Aimed at students, IT professionals and hobbyists the talks showed how FOSS software is used locally in charities, in research and in global businesses. The event raised awareness about demand from employers for skills and careers in Linux/FOSS.

Talks in 2016 & 2017  included Certification & Careers, High Performance Computing, Puppet, Docker, Open-Data, FOSS in Geosciences, Rust, Security and OpenStack.

BelFOSS is organised by:

Queen’s University Belfast

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science are hosting the event, providing the facilities and refreshments.

Belfast Linux User Group

Members of the local Belfast Linux User Group have been instrumental in the planning, organisation and delivery of the talks at the BelFOSS event.