I attended FOSDEM for the first time back in 2010. I have since been back and attended every single physical version of the conference since then (remember that it skipped a few years in the COVID days).

FOSDEM is my favorite conference no doubt.

I did a presentation in the embedded dev room in 2010. I have in fact talked in front of audiences almost every year and some years I did it more than once.

Stickers and coasters

If you are interested in getting a curl sticker or two, this is a great opportunity. I will bring a senseless amount of curl stickers in different flavors and sizes so that hopefully everyone who wants one can get one. Find me at FOSDEM to get one. Or find the wolfSSL stand (K building level 1), where I will stock up stickers and also spend time every once in a while.

I will also bring fancy PCB-style coasters. You must have a commit merged in curl’s source repository to be eligible to one of those beauties receive from me.

Feel free to email or DM me on Mastodon or something for syncing.

Broom not included: curling the modern way

That’s the title of my talk in the Network devroom. It is scheduled to take place at 10:50 on Saturday February 3rd.

The talk is set to take 20 minutes (including questions). My presentation abstract from when I still naively thought I could get 40 minutes describes the talk like this:

Everyone uses curl, the Swiss army knife of Internet transfers. Earlier this year we celebrated curl’s 25th birthday, and while this tool has provided a solid set of command line options for decades, new ones are added over time This talk is a look at some of the most powerful and interesting additions to curl done in recent years. The perhaps lesser known curl tricks that might enrich your command lines, extend your “tool belt” and make you more productive. Also trurl, the recently created companion tool for URL manipulations you maybe did not realize you want.

I will have to make some tough decisions on what of all this that I can actually include…


I proposed a talk titled “HTTP/3 – why and where are we” in the Web Performance devroom but it was not accepted.

I have also proposed a talk titled “You too could have made curl” for the main track, but I have yet to get that shot down or accepted. It seems the schedule for that is not done yet. I will update this post once I get notified on their decision.