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openSUSE miniSummit @Scale13x – summary

February 21st, 2015 by

openSUSE miniSummit T-shirtBy Bruno Friedmann

Hi Geekos, here is a small summary of our Thursday February 19th openSUSE miniSummit event here at SCALE 13x.

Located in Century AB room, a 80 seats room, the average attendance rate was varying between 50% and 85%.


Conference in The Hague Taking Shape

February 4th, 2015 by

From retro gaming to Linux Professional Institute exams, this year’s openSUSE Conference is shaping up to be full of fun, knowledge and entertainment.


Lock picking workshops designed to address the importance of security is one of a few security-related topics for oSC15. Security is a topic affecting people and businesses on a global scale. Radically Open Security will do a talk about their open source business model.


Submit you proposal for oSC15

January 27th, 2015 by

flowRootosc15iconWe are making another call for papers for this year’s openSUSE Conference in The Hague, the Netherlands between 1 and 4th May 2015.

Now is your chance to submit your proposal for oSC15. The conference is just 93 days from today. Share your interests and projects with the openSUSE community.

We are looking for speakers on a wide range of topics, ranging from hacking to open-source idealism. If you have an interest in contributing, please don’t hesitate to register before 14th February 2015 at https://events.opensuse.org/conference/osc15/proposal

Today we will have a project meeting at 13 UTC on the openSUSE-project channel on Freenode IRC.

Join us at FOSDEM for a meeting at Café Belga this Saturday at 7 p.m. if you want to talk more about oSC15.

Cya at FOSDEM!

Visit openSUSE at FOSDEM

January 23rd, 2015 by

label_for-printFOSDEM is here once again and openSUSE will be there for all the madness that will take place next Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Geekos will discuss everything you want to know about Tumbleweed, Factory, YaST, Open Build Service, openQA and more. The openSUSE community will be there in full force to present to and develop with the open-source community.

On Sunday, Feb. 1 between 10:35 and 11:25 a.m., come see Stephan Kulow explain the development process and tools used to turn openSUSE Factory into Tumbleweed; if you are a distribution integrators, you won’t want to miss it.


And the keynote speaker for OSC 15 is…

January 15th, 2015 by


Who is it?


oSC15 Venue Change

January 14th, 2015 by


Hello Westvliet, goodbye BINK36, in with the new, out with the old. For the second time, Dutch legislation is impacting oSC15; we are obviously very important!

What Happened?

The initial impact was felt way back when we were investigating the dates for oSC15. At the time a holiday was moved to match with the King’s birthday and thus took one of our options for dates for oSC15 out of the equation.

Now a new legislation that effects the housing authority is effecting our location. BINK36 is currently owned and managed by a housing authority, but as we can all see from the pictures BINK36 certainly has nothing to do with housing. The legislation passed forces the housing authority to focus on, well, housing and thus BINK36 is up for sale.

The good news for the housing authority is that they already have a potential buyer. The bad news for us is that neither the housing authority (present owner,) nor the potential new owner are willing to enter into a contract for the venue at this point.

New Location


Geekos heading to SoCal

January 13th, 2015 by

IMG_20150103_152215Geekos are kicking off 2015 events in Southern California with an openSUSE Mini Summit @ SCALE. To attend the free openSUSE Mini Summit, you must buy a SCALE ticket; registering on the openSUSE events page is not enough.

Several popular open source software projects along with openSUSE will be joined at the hip at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel from February 19-22. Besides gaming with Linux, demonstrations on openSUSE capabilities and having a Human Resources representative from SUSE to discuss job opportunities, there will be a drawing for some  Raspberry Pi openSUSE branded


oSC15 – Call for papers

December 30th, 2014 by

Hans1Make your voice heard! Do you have something interesting to share with the dynamic openSUSE community? Now is your chance. The conference will be held in the beautiful city of The Hague, the Netherlands between 1 and 4th May 2015.Starting today, the oSC15 Paper Committee is ready to receive your proposals for sessions!

We are looking for speakers on a wide range of subjects,Talk, Workshop and Birds of a Feather, ranging from hacking and open source idealisim to software, security and development. If you feel you have something interesting to contribute, please don’t hesitate to register before 14th February 2015 at https://events.opensuse.org/conference/osc15/proposal

Dates: from 1 until 4 may 2015
Location:  The Hague Netherlands

Session owners will be notified no later than April 2nd, 2015.

oSC 2015 – Call for Team Members

December 22nd, 2014 by


Before the dawn of 2015 and as announced at oSC14  work has already started for yet another awesome openSUSE Conference. For 2015 the city of The Hague in theNetherlands will host our Annual Conference. This year the openSUSE community is gearing up and is ready to accept people from everywhere to a 4 day conference where there will be a lot of Learning and Hacking and Partying. The organizing team needs YOUR HELP to make this happen. So starting today you can sign up to join forces!Hans2

Whatever your skill level you are welcome to participate. We are looking for people willing to help out with A/V, Design, Networking, Promotion, Software, finding Speakers and helping out with the Venue itself. Join us for an awesome ride, with a fantastic destination. Make it your own event!

We use the openSUSE progresstracker in this project to keep track of the tasks. The documents are used to suggest announcements. Every two weeks we have project meetings on the opensuse-project channel on freenode.

Anyone is welcome to participate! To do so:

Sign up for an openSUSE account and sign into this tool
Assign an existing issue to yourself or create an issue with a task

If you need help with this tool (Redmine) have a look at the user guide .

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.