Sponsors 2017

BelFOSS is run by the School of EEECS at Queen’s University Belfast in conjunction with the Belfast Linux User Group. BelFOSS 2017 would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

Gold Sponsors


AllState Logo Allstate NI was established in Belfast in 1999 to provide high quality software development services and business solutions in support of its parent company, The Allstate Corporation; the United States largest publicly held personal lines, property and casualty insurer. Allstate NI is Northern Ireland’s largest IT Company with over 2,300 employees across three sites in Belfast, Derry and Strabane.

Silver Sponsors

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.
Vanrath IT Recruitment Belfast Vanrath – As specialist recruiters we fully recognise that making a career change can be a huge step. We will endeavour to support you through every step of the recruitment process, from an initial discussion of goals and aspirations, to the security of your new position.

Bronze Sponsors


OpenData NI logo The OpenDataNI portal has been created to facilitate easy access to public sector data for both reuse and redistribution.The government Digital Transformation Service is facilitating this cultural shift through a number of methods, transforming Government services, making data open and available and encouraging and coaching those who lack digital skills. It is recognised that opening up our data is the right thing to do in terms of transparency, accountability and efficiency of the Public Sector. It has the potential to encourage new commercial opportunities and drive economic growth and innovation across public and private sectors.
Beauty is only skin deep. At The Tomorrow Lab, we never design something that is purely nice to look at; we’ll never promise you this – our user centric approach simply doesn’t permit it. We pride ourselves on our dedication to designing with both substance and style. Good design is based on more than what appeals to the eye; it’s about what appeals to the mind.