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Geeko holiday gift ideas

December 11th, 2014 by
Geeko Xmas

Tis the season for Geeko hacking – Fa la la la la, la la la la! Whom wouldn’t get excited about this time of year? And as Christmas is about giving here is our selection of gift ideas for the jolly Geeko holidays.

A RepRap 3D Printer

The Prusa i3 is a dream for every Geeko that wants to explore 3D printing. Print your own toys, spareparts or christmas decoration. And best of all the RepRaps not only work well with openSUSE, but they are open source! The 700€ price tag might not come with a red bow, but a RepRap will have a Geeko feeling like a child.
Prusa i3

A Kodi Media Center

WeTek could have Geekos vegging on the couch after tweaking with configurations to get the latest entertainment system. WeTek Play support booting of Linux XBMC or OpenELEC directly from Micro SD card. Keep WeTek Android running while Linux XBMC or OpenELEC run directly from Micro SD. Geekos can expand the usability of the system. The price has yet to be announced and the product has yet to be released, but Geekos won’t mind waiting to be the first to get a WeTek when it does come out, which should be next week according to our inside sources. (more…)

Conference kicks into high gear

December 11th, 2014 by

Register for OSC15 at http://bit.ly/1wC7qdX

We are ready to get this year’s Geeko-hack party started in The Hague, Netherlands, from May 1 to May 5.
Before the learning, hacking and partying begins at the four-day openSUSE Conference, the community needs to know what’s happening with oSC15 or better yet, help with the event planning.
This year’s theme “Flexibility through Diversity” offers much for the community to discuss. With openSUSE’s worldwide ecosystem, communicating and collaborating with open-source peers requires flexibility. The diversity of openSUSE creates an environment filled with opportune, learning and fun.

The following tracks that have been proposed for OSC15:

  • Collaboration and Cooperation
  • Business and Outcome track
  • Project & OSS Leadership
  • Technology & Development

A logo for oSC15 has already been selected and the website is taking shape leading up to the conference. Visitors will be able to submit papers, register for the conference and view the schedule at http://conference.opensuse.org.
More details will be annouced about the Call for Papers, which will close Feb. 14.

Know the location before you go

Here is a little info about The Hague before you plan your trip. The Hague is located between Amsterdam (69km) and Rotterdam (26km). The conference will be at a time when the city gets the most sunshine hours. Rotterdam The Hague airport receives flights from several European destinations and Amsterdam’s airport (Schiphol) is a major hub for flights coming to Europe from all over the world. The Hague is not the capital of the Netherlands, but is the seat of the Dutch government, parliament, Supreme Court and Council of the State. It’s one of eight major cities hosting the United Nations. Attendees can see the windmills, wooden shoes, the best soccer team never to be crowned the world champions, cheese, cows, farms and more cheese. The country is well below sea level, but don’t worry because chameleons can walk on water. Cya at oSC15.

The openSUSE Conference

The openSUSE Conference is the annual gathering of the openSUSE Community and other Free and Open Source contributors and enthusiasts. This year will be the 7th event where the talks, workshops and discussions provide the framework to exchange knowledge, collaborate and create lasting connections and incredible memories. Last year our event took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia – read reports on day one, day two and day three. Before we’ve had a smashing time in Prague and in a old factory hall in Nuremberg. It’s going to be off the chain in The Hague.

Want to help with oSC15?

Please join our team mailing list (subscribe)and our regular #opensuse-project IRC meetings. We can use help with working on the program, promotions and local organization. Tasks range from keeping our news outlets up to date and designing artwork to laying cables at the venue. There is much to do and we need you!

Sign up today to join forces or volunteer at http://conference.opensuse.org.