BelFOSS is run by  the Belfast Linux User Group in co-ordination with the School of EEECS at Queen’s University Belfast.  The event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

The Urban Penguin

The Urban PenguinThe Urban Penguin helps you learn Linux. Online or in the classroom we have developed our own training materials to meet your needs. No matter if it is 4 hour online module or a 5 day classroom module you are taught by an expert with your learning in mind. Check out the YouTube channel.


MCS Group – Recruitment Solutions

MCS Group Recuitment SolutionsMCS Group set the standard in providing an enhanced customer experience, whether you are an employer seeking specialist talent or a professional seeking career progression. Call us today on 028 90 235 456.


Flax & Teal

Flax & Teal collaborates on open technology projects, and provides consultancy services for open technologies. This includes language training, web platforms, data analysis and numerics.
Open solutions provide a unique opportunity to support local demand for complex, wide-ranging technologies through on-the-ground suppliers without vendor/supplier lock-in, offshoring of sensitive data or third-party agreements. Flax & Teal uses this technology to keep clients in control of their infrastructure, whether serving to the web, performing analysis or running computing systems.
If you have a project that could benefit from an open approach, are seeking opportunities to work with exciting new technologies or would be interested in strategic collaboration on open projects, please get in touch.


SpotX are a global adtech company for media owners and advertisers. Based in Denver but investing in a growing Belfast operation of 30 employees and rising.



Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum. From healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.