LibreOffice Technology DevRoom at FOSDEM 2023: Call for Papers

After two virtual events, FOSDEM 2023 will be in person, taking place on Saturday, February 4, and Sunday, February 5. LibreOffice Technology DevRoom is scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, February 4, from 3PM to 7PM.


December 11: Submission deadline
December 13: Announcement of selected talks
December 15: Publication of DevRoom schedule

We might update this call for papers with further details, as soon as we receive them from FOSDEM organizers. Please check TDF blog and social media channels on a regular basis.


We are inviting proposals for talks about LibreOffice Technology, including ODF standard document format, on topics such as code, localization, QA, UX, documentation, tools, extensions, migrations and general advocacy. Please keep in mind that product pitches are not allowed at FOSDEM.

In order to fit as many presenters as possible in the schedule, the length of talks will be limited to a maximum of 15 or 20 minutes, including questions, according to the number of submissions.


All talk submissions have to be made in the Pentabarf event planning tool:

While filing the proposal, please provide the title of your talk, a short abstract (one or two paragraphs), some information about yourself (name, bio and photo, but please do remember that your profile might be already stored in Pentabarf).

To submit your talk, click on “Create Event” and select the “LibreOffice Technology” DevRoom as the “Track”. Otherwise, your talk will not be even considered for any devroom at all.

If you already have a Pentabarf account from a previous year, even if your talk was not accepted, please reuse it. Create an account if, and only if, you don’t have one from a previous year. If you have any issues with Pentabarf, please contact italo at for help.


Italo Vignoli: italo at
Mike Saunders: mike.saunders at