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


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