The two days before FOSDEM 2020 and GodotCon, we organize what we call the Godot Sprint, with the intent for contributors to meet IRL and get some work done! This contributor sprint will be primarily intended for existing engine and documentation contributors, so that we can work on current topics together, review Pull Requests, discuss the roadmap, etc. We will also welcome users who aren't contributors yet but would like to get involved, be it with C++ engine contributions, documentation writing or the creation of other teaching materials (demos, courses, etc.).
Entrance will be free.
FOSDEM stands for Free and Open Source Developers' European Meeting and is held every year in February at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels, Belgium. It is arguably the biggest European event about free and open source software, with free entry and thousands of developers and users of various projects attending.
We will have a Godot stand at the event, with many engine contributors and users available to discuss with visitors and showcase the engine. We'll also have Godot T-shirts to sell, and stickers and metal pins to give away.
Some of us also organize the Game Development devroom, where talks will be given on Sat 1 February on various topics related to both game development and Free and Open Source Software. Some talks will be about Godot, but many others will cover different technology stacks and projects.
Refer to the FOSDEM 2020 website for more information on which projects will be there, as well as talks that you might be interested in. (Note: The final schedule for FOSDEM usually arrives quite late, so be patient. :))
Like the past few years years, we're taking the opportunity that many community members flock to Brussels for FOSDEM 2020 to organize our own Godot Conference right after it. There will be talks and workshops given by engine users and developers, and plenty of time to discuss with each other and play Godot-made games.
A Call for Proposals has been posted, and speakers will be announced in January.
This is an event for you (and us) to meet together and get to strengthen the existing bonds between Godot contributors and users. Everyone is welcome to join, and the entrance will be free. Even if you aren't familiar with Godot Engine yet, this can be a nice opportunity to discover a great game engine and an even greater community!
To spread the word about the event, you can use the GodotCon Brussels 2020 banner.