SOFTWARE FREEDOM KOSOVA 2014

The 6th edition!

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October 24-26, 2014, Prishtina, Kosovo

about SFK

SFK (Software Freedom Kosova Conference) is the biggest annual non-proffit conference in Kosovo/Balkans established to promote Software freedom, Open source software, Free culture and Open knowledge, a global movement that originally started more than 25 years ago.


SFK (Software Freedom Kosova Conference) is the biggest annual nonprofit conference in Kosovo established to promote software freedom, open source software, free culture and open knowledge, a global movement that originally started more than 25 years ago.

The Conference gathers each year academics, users, developers and people who share the idea that software should be free and open for the community to develop and customize to its needs; that knowledge is a communal property and free and open to everyone.  Each year SFK succeeded in its mission; educating Kosovo youth on Free and Open Source Software, its ideology and the great community behind it. SFK conferences had great impact on creating strong bonds of friendship between the local community and foreign one.

SFK provides a fertile ground to build and enhance networking within the tech community, both in the local region and worldwide by being used as a meeting point for a network of individuals and companies with the aim of sponsoring and initiating projects which benefit the people in Kosovo and which should also result in commercial benefits for the surrounding region.

Available to both the general public and the technical community, SFK offer it’s attendees:

  • Local/Regional/International and National networking for business and new friends worldwide.
  • Hands-on training and in depth talks from local and international speakers with a focus on the following subjects:
    • Basics: What is Free and Open Source Software?
    • How it works: How open source software gets funded and made (e.g. IBM, Red Hat, etc.), how OSS communities operate, the beauty of sharing code and data to build a better future
    • Business: How can free and open source software help you develop your business?
    • Government: How can OSS support government goals and plans?  Open government data and open data formats for connecting with constituents.
    • Education: Advantages of free and open source software for Education?
    • Non-profit sector: How can public and private institutions benefit from free and open source software?
    • Use and Development: Tools, desktop environment and distros, languages, web/web 2.0, standards, multimedia and video production, communities, security, servers, system administration, networks, mobile, databases, cloud computing  and more.

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Glyn Moody

Glyn Moody is a journalist, blogger and speaker. He writes about digital rights, copyright and..

Glyn Moody

Technology Writer

Thomas Uhl

Thomas Uhl is the founder Thinking Objects Software GmbH and founding member of Open Source..

Thomas Uhl

Open Source Business Alliance

Thomas Levine

Thomas eventually developed back and wrist pain, and then he started studying ergonomics. His..

Thomas Levine

Data Hacker

Marian Marinov

System Administrator since 98. Currently CEO of 1H Ltd, CTO of GetClouder Ltd, Chief architect..

Marian Marinov

Open Projects Foundation

Janis Janovskis

Janis is a developer, founder of Passive Management Ltd, and tech passionate entrepreneur.

Janis Janovskis

Passive Management Ltd

Ardian Gojani

Ardian is as a scientist from Gjakova that studied PhD and Masters at Aerospace Engineering at..

Ardian Gojani

Scientist

Georges Labrèche

Software engineer around free and open source software, Georges is conducting research on..

Georges Labrèche

Open Data Kosovo

Milot Shala

Computer programmer currently working for Konduko S.A. as a mobile developer, and former Nokia..

Milot Shala

Kudoku S.A

Giannis Konstantinidis

Free/Open Source Software Advocate; Mozilla Rep, Fedora Project Ambassador

Giannis Konstantinidis

Mozilla Rep

Redon Skikuli

As a FLOSS and Open Knowledge and culture hacktivist, Redon co-founded Open Labs Albania. He..

Redon Skikuli

FLOSS Activist

Gjergj Sheldija

Gjergj Sheldija discovered at an early age the beuty of sharing code with others, he discovered..

Gjergj Sheldija

Web developer

Dashamir Hoxha

Computer Engineer with experience in software engineering, web application development, Linux..

Dashamir Hoxha

Computer Engineer

Dijon Vula

Tech entrepreneur, with companies working in Hardware Development and product design. His..

Dijon Vula

Smart Squared

Besfort Guri

FLOSS Hacktivist, Member FLOSSKosova & hotosm, Software Developer Adaptivit, Open Data Advocate..

Besfort Guri

FLOSSK

Ardian Haxha

Ardian is a Fedora Ambassador, Mozilla Rep and FLOSSK member, he has been contributing to Open..

Ardian Haxha

Software Developer

Drinor Selmanaj

Experineced in cyber security and networks, Drinor is the CEO of HelloWorld and FLOSSK member.

Drinor Selmanaj

Cyber Security

Ardita Turhani

Sophomore in Computer Engineering at Polytechnic University of Tirana, Ardita is a volunteer at..

Ardita Turhani

Student Polytechnic University of Tirana

Sam Tuke

Sam has driven global adoption of Free Software at Collabora, FSFE, GnuPG and ownCloud. He now..

Sam Tuke

phpList

Blinera Meta

Deputy Director at Open Data Kosovo. Interested in development and innovation - keen on a..

Blinera Meta

Open Data Kosovo

Redon Skikuli

Open Labs Hackerspace member, Mozillian, OSCAL co-organizer, OpenStreetMaper, LibreOffice..

Redon Skikuli

Open Labs Hackerspace

Dashamir Hoxha

Computer Engineer with experience in software engineering, web development, linux..

Dashamir Hoxha

FLOSS

Betim Drenica

Betim is a software architect with experience in cloud and mobile.

Betim Drenica

Thomas Levine

Thomas Levine is a dada artist interested in sleep.

Thomas Levine

Dimitar Poposki

An ordinary person with a critical mindset.

Dimitar Poposki

Besfort Guri

Besfort is founder and CEO of OpS-IN. He is member of FLOSSK & HOTOSM. Open Data Advocate.

Besfort Guri

FLOSSK

Altin Ukshini

Altin is a FLOSS hacktivist and former board president of FLOSSK. He currently works as a linux..

Altin Ukshini

FLOSSK

Chris Ward

Explains cool tech to the World. Technical Writer and blogger. He has crazy projects in progress..

Chris Ward

Alket Rexhepi

Alket is a hobbyist game developer also involved with development of Godot Game Engine. He..

Alket Rexhepi

Godot Engine

Giannis Konstantinidis

Giannis Konstantinidis is a free & open source software advocate and Mozilla TechSpeaker...

Giannis Konstantinidis

Mozilla

Gabriel Mičko

Front-end Dev Specialist @DoclerHolding, Public Speaker - #mozTechSpeakers, Contributor..

Gabriel Mičko

Mozilla

Jona Azizaj

Jona is a student of Business Informatics at the University of Tirana. She is a member of Open..

Jona Azizaj

Fedora Project and Open Labs Hackerspace

Elio Qoshi

Elio is founder of Ura Design. a Mozilla Tech Speaker, Tor Designer, Open Labs Albania Board..

Elio Qoshi

Ura

Endrit Bytyqi

Endrit Bytyqi, is an open knowledge advocate from ODK, who contributes on promoting local..

Endrit Bytyqi

Italo Vignoli

Italo Vignoli is a free software advocate, and a founder of the LibreOffice project

Italo Vignoli

The Document Foundation

Bhagyashree Padalkar

When she is not daydreaming, Bee contributes to Fedora CommOps and Diversity on metrics, does..

Bhagyashree Padalkar

Fedora

Ajkuna Mujo

Ajkuna is in her last year of computer science studies and she loves contributing for Fedora

Ajkuna Mujo

Anxhela Hyseni

She is studying computer science. A contributor at Fedora and she believes in the power of open..

Anxhela Hyseni

Open Labs Hackerspace

Chris Lamb

Debian Developer, freelance programmer.

Chris Lamb

Kostaq Cipo

Programmer Analyst/Business Analyst experienced in various programming languages and platforms,..

Kostaq Cipo

Ozren Muic

Ozren Muić is a passionate UX professional, trying to make as many happy users as possible..

Ozren Muic

Rustam Mehmandarov

Passionate computer scientist. Leader of the Norwegian Java User Group - javaBin. Speaker.

Rustam Mehmandarov

Victor Nițu

Victor Nițu is a developer, sysadmin and freedom enthusiast based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Victor Nițu

Nick Doiron

Nick is a full-stack developer and mapmaker. In the past he worked with One Laptop per Child,..

Nick Doiron

Fatbardh Veseli

Fatbardh is a researcher with a strong interest and passion about an open, secure, and..

Fatbardh Veseli

Egzontina Krasniqi

Egzontina is a passionate Software Developer at Open Data Kosovo.

Egzontina Krasniqi

Open Data Kosovo

Marinela Gogo

Marinela Gogo is a member of Open Labs Hackerspace that promotes FLOSS and she is also a..

Marinela Gogo

Open Labs Albania

Christopher Guess

Christopher is a Knight International Journalism Fellow with OCCRP, based in Sarajevo working on..

Christopher Guess

International Center For Journalists / Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Anxhelo Lushka

Anxhelo is a 19 year old student from Albania. He is a design passionate and a contributor in..

Anxhelo Lushka

Open Labs Hackerspace

Andy Mabbett

Serial Wikimedian in Residence, at a number of art galleries and museums, and with the Royal..

Andy Mabbett

Peter Corbett

Peter Corbett is the founder and CEO of iStrategyLabs - a digital agency that develops solutions..

Peter Corbett

Bashkim Shala

A coder who is passionate after open source.

Bashkim Shala

Arlind Hajredinaj

Arlind is an Android developer at OpenResearch a company based in Vienna Austria previously..

Arlind Hajredinaj

OpenResearch

Jos Poortvliet

People person, technology enthusiast and all-things-open evangelist.

Jos Poortvliet

Nextcloud

Ádám Podolcsdák

Mr. Ádám Podolcsdák, is IT/GIS expert, with over than 20 years of..

Ádám Podolcsdák

Kosovare Sahatqija

Kosovare Sahatqija works as a Project Coordinator/Software Developer at Open Data Kosovo. The..

Kosovare Sahatqija

Open Data Kosovo

James Michael Dupont

Dedicated Software developer who is passionate about freedom.

James Michael Dupont

FLOSSK

Zlatko Trajcheski

Person that develops and improves computer systems.

Zlatko Trajcheski

Kika Hacklab - Skopje

Dren Imeraj

A computer engineer obsessed with electronics.

Dren Imeraj

Arion Banishta

Arion studies Computer Science and Engineering at High School.

Arion Banishta

FLOSSK / Prishtina Hackerspace


Schedule

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.
There will be a separate registration for workshops available very soon...

Conference Venue: Red Hall, Faculty of Philology.

Nena Tereze Str. No.nr.
10000 Prishtina, Kosovo

Workshops Venue: ICK (Innovation Centre Kosovo).

Rexhep Mala strt. 28A,
10000 Prishtina, Kosovo


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Organizers

FLOSSK

Free Libre Open Source Software Kosova (FLOSSK) is a non-governmental non-profit organization established in order to support, promote and develop:

FLOSSK is the organizer of Software Freedom Kosova Conference for the fifth year now, gathering this way people who are interested in creating, developing or simply using free and open source software – based on code that can be altered by the users themselves.

FLOSSK’s website: http://www.flossk.org


A little History:


Since, an initiative to promote the plenty fold benefits of free software had not been undertaken until then, on September 2008, James Michael Dupont started an initiative to gather interested parties in the organization of the first Free and Open Source Software in Kosovo.

The virtual event attracted around 600 people and this served as an incentive for a group of close-knit partner organizations to be built and start putting the conference into action.

On March 22nd 2009, the first general assembly of what came to be called FLOSSK was held. The assembly set the aims and goals of the organization: focusing in gathering all IT and non-IT people interested in creating a single movement in creating a Free and Open Source Software community in Kosovo.

contact

You can find us at:
Prishtina Hackerspace

 Hajdar Dushi Str.
Building B, No. 11
10000 Prishtina, Kosovo

T: (+386) 49 199 992
E: info [AT] flossk [DOT] org