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The openSUSE Conference – a Few Months Later

January 21st, 2013 by

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This article attempts to give a bit of an overview of what happened at oSC 12. And that is lots and lots, as you can see in the Google Plus event page for oSC12 and LinuxDays. You can find a lot of CC licensed pictures here and of course in this article. Read on to get some idea of the feedback we’ve got, the number of visitors and results from the BoF’s! (more…)

openSUSE Conference 2013 in Thessaloniki, Greece. OPA!

December 10th, 2012 by

We are very happy to inform you that next year’s openSUSE Conference (oSC13), the yearly get together of our community, will happen in July in the beautiful city of Thessaloniki, Greece. oSC13 will bring together a wide variety of Free and Open Source (FOSS) contributors to collaborate on one of the major Linux distribution projects. In exciting talks, workshops and social events our community will bring alive our motto “Have a lot of fun”.


We are entering the organization phase right now and have not yet settled on an exact date and location but we will let you know, right here on news.opensuse.org, once we have that info. In the meantime how about you help us organize oSC13?

We need you at the kick off meeting!

To make this the most awesome conference ever, we are looking for people who are willing to help out. We need you! There is a lot of organizing to be done, logos to be drawn, websites to be designed, schedules to be made, hotels to be booked, sponsors to be found and a million of other things you can help with. So to kick off the organization team and to get everyone on the same page we are going to meet this Thursday, December 13th on IRC to discuss what we need to do and how we are going to do it. If you’re looking for a chance to give back to the openSUSE community this is it!

When: 2012-12-13 at 15:00 UTC
Where: #opensuse-project on the freenode network
Who: Everybody who want’s to make oSC13 great

If you, for whatever reason, can’t participate but still want to help you should subscribe to our conference mailinglist:

opensuse-conference@opensuse.org

we are going to post meeting minutes there and will use this list to further organize oSC13.

Let’s get going and make oSC13 in Thessaloniki the best conference ever!

openSUSE Conference 2012: Monday

October 24th, 2012 by
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registration desk

The third day schedule began gently at 10:00, with a few of the headaches that come with hosting an event in Prague. Yet, the atmosphere was enthusiastic and energized. Being among fellow geekos certainly helped the attitude: it’s more focused today, we’re talking Green! So, by the time it was 11:00, over 150 people were in sessions and another 50 or so hung out in the main areas behind their laptops, in discussion or eating and drinking in the café and bar.. (more…)

Day 2 – Ending Linuxdays

October 23rd, 2012 by

Hybrid Geeko

The second day started an hour later to give people time to recover from the party the previous night.  The golden autumn weather seemed to have run out by Sunday, making the run between the auditoriums and the cafeteria an exercise in dodging raindrops, but the many tracks and workshops gave visitors little reason to have to venture outside. (more…)

Linux Days 2012 Day One

October 21st, 2012 by

On Saturday the openSUSE Conference 2012 began. The fourth annual meeting of the openSUSE Community is taking place in Prague, Czech Republic at the CVUT University.

After a relaxing time on Friday evening at the pre-event party at Cafe Traverza, the team and attendees kicked off the conference with a keynote from openSUSE Team lead Agustin Benito Bethencourt, on the opportunities facing Linux Distributions with small and medium-sized enterprises.

With tracks at Linux Days spanning openSUSE and Gentoo Linux projects, Future Media examining the legal and cultural aspects of Free Software, and Linux Days offering a wide range of talks in Czech, there was something for everyone.

Some noted that due to the increased size and scope it felt more like FOSDEM or another generic FLOSS event than an openSUSE event, but the Monday and Tuesday sessions promise dedicated time for the project and its community.

In Defensive Publications, Armijn Hemel spoke about the dangers facing Free Software projects due to software patents, and the opportunity to protect ourselves by using projects like linuxdefenders.org.

Lydia Pintscher of WikiMedia Deutschland presented the challenge in opening up participation in WikiData projects to everyone in Wikidata – Wikimedia going structured data.

Georg Greve ended his talk What you don’t understand will still control you by pointing out that these days, little has more influence on the
world than software. Those writing software are the modern sorcerers; and we need more sorcerers on the side of Freedom.

The evening finished with a party at Klub Lavka. Despite a few communications failures over the catering, a good time was had by all.

openSUSE Conference 2012: What You Need To Know

October 20th, 2012 by

Heya all! We’re sure you’re terribly excited: On Saturda the awesome four-in-one Linux event Linux Days 2012 in Prague kicks off. We’ve got a few last minute notifications for you as well as reminders and tips on where to find information you’ll need!

Tidbits

  • Registration opens at 6pm on Friday and at 8am on Saturday
  • The Friday party starts at 18:00 at Cafe Traversa.
  • Lunch can be had for a moderate price at the “Studentský dům” (Student cafeteria).    The entrance is on the left of the pizzeria, room č 3. Just next to the Venue 1 Building of venue 1. Open from 12:00 to 14:30. See the Important Places section of the Location page.
  • Monday the conference continues at the second location, at Masaryk College. It is in walking distance from the university in the Masarykova student halls (Masarykova kolej, OSM link). We’ll provide signs but you can also find it in the map in this article and on the conference site.
  • GPG keysigning is very important
  • Linux merchandise will be available from the root.cz stand.>> http://butik.root.cz/
  • WiFi credentials will be mailed to all registered participants, and are available at the registration desk.
  • Ethernet access is available, but you’ll have to bring your own cable.
  • A multiple socket power adapter in your bag never hurts, either.
  • Talks are going to be very full due to large numbers of visitors.  Please respect the speaker and try not to arrive late or leave early. Use the Conference app to plan your talks
  • Twitter your impressions using the hashtag #osc12

Live streams from openSUSE Conference

October 20th, 2012 by

The SUSE Video team is happy to announce the availability of live streams from the openSUSE Conference. Just klick on the images or Room names below to start the live stream in your browser. If you want to get an overview about all recorded streams, just visit us on openSUSEtv.


Data
 

Room Data

 


Picard
 

Room Picard

 


Riker
 

Room Riker

 

…and here are some links to older talks in other rooms:


Spock
 

Room Spock

 


Scotty
 

Room Scotty

 


Mc Coy
 

Room Mc Coy

 


Kirk
 

Room kirk

 

LIVE by opensusetv from openSUSE Conference.

Announcing SUSE Business Track

October 18th, 2012 by

We are pleased to announce an additional track of talks and workshops as part of the openSUSE Conference 2012. On Monday, October 22nd at Masaryk College, Thakurova 1, Prague.

The focus of the track of talks and workshops will be on the use of Open Source and SUSE products in  business, both for the primary company mission and for support functions. Join key SUSE engineers and maangers to hear about the latest developments in:

  • Systems Management
  • High Availability
  • Green Computing
  • Agile Systems Management with SUSE Studio
  • Cloud

and many others. The full schedule is here.

The track is aimed at CIOs, CTOs, IT executives and managers, as well as
staff in IT interested in new technologies, challenges and opportunities
offered by Open Source.

Attendance is free, but please register at the conference website.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Last Interviews and Announcing Live Video Streaming!

October 17th, 2012 by

You’ve seen interviews now with a number of speakers at the upcoming conference in Prague starting on Saturday. Here, we’ve got one more: Shane Coughlan on his Flying Drones!. And we have cool news: the sessions in the main room will be live-streamed so those of you who couldn’t make it still get to enjoy the event to some extend! (more…)

LinuxDays Parties Scheduled

October 16th, 2012 by

Party Geeko
At the upcoming four in one conference in Prague we have a smashing session schedule ready for you. Last week we gave a sneak peek of some of those sessions. Today, we add two Round Table discussions about Free and Open to the Future Media track and we talk about another important side of our event: the Fun. The social side of events matters because it gives time to mingle, getting to know those you work with and talk about less technical subjects in a relaxed setting. The Geekos know how to party and for the LinuxDays event in Prague we’ve reserved a few party places. Read on to find out where and when all this goodness happens! (more…)