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SFScon 2018

The South Tyrol Free Software Conference (SFScon) is an event of international stature that attracts more and more visitors every year from Northern Italy, Austria and Switzerland.

It is an annual conference dedicated to Free Software in South Tyrol that is aimed at the general public, but in particular at decision-makers in the public administration and business worlds. SFScon promotes the use of Free Software in IT infrastructures as a tool to achieve greater innovation and competitiveness in the region.

Thanks to the presence of speakers with national and international reputations, the conference is a meeting place for experts, end users and those interested in Free Software, offering participants the opportunity to share best practice and to get to know the latest innovations in the field.

Founded in 2001 at the initiative of the Linux User Group Bozen-Bolzano-Bulsan, SFScon has since 2005 been jointly organised and promoted by the TIS innovation park in Bolzano, now IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige. From 2004 onwards the Linux User Group Bozen-Bolzano-Bulsan has been presenting the “South Tyrol Free Software Award” (SFS Award) at SFScon.

Data: 
Sexta, 16 Novembro, 2018 (Todo o dia)
Local: 
Bozen, South Tyrol, Italia

OggCamp 2018

OggCamp is an unconference celebrating Free Culture, Free and Open Source Software, hardware hacking, digital rights, and all manner of collaborative cultural activites. You can find out what happens at an OggCamp by watching the video below:

https://youtu.be/K15PIGuiLKw





Data: 
Sábado, 18 Agosto, 2018 (Todo o dia) to Domingo, 19 Agosto, 2018 (Todo o dia)
Local: 
Sheffield, UK

Akademy 2018 - Viena

Vienna Calling! This is not only a song by the famous austrian singer Falco, but could also be the motto for next years Akademy.
In 2018 Akademy will be held at the University of Technology (TU Wien) in Vienna, Austria, from Saturday 11th to Friday 17th August.

The conference is expected to draw hundreds of attendees from the global KDE Community to discuss and plan the future of the Community and its technology. Many participants from the broad free and open source software community, local organizations and software companies will also attend.

Akademy 2018 is being organized together with Fachschaft Informatik (FSINF). Apart from representing and counseling computer science students, they engage in diverse political topics e.g. FOSS, Privacy and social justice.
Akademy 2018 Program

Akademy 2018 will start with a 2-day conference on Sat 11th of August & Sunday 12th of August, followed by 5 days of workshops, Birds of a Feather (BoF) and coding sessions.
Vienna and Akademy

Vienna, the capital of Austria, has around 1.8 million inhabitants. It is located in the middle of Central Europe, next to the river Danube. With it's rich history, ranging from Roman times via being the capital city of the Habsburg Empire to being a modern city, rated Number one in diverse studies on quality of living.

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TU Wien and Akademy

Almost all buildings of TU Wien are very close to the city center. From the venue a 10 minute walk will bring you directly to the inner city. With a total of around 30000 students, 6000 are studying Computer Science at TU Wien.
About Akademy

For most of the year, KDE—one of the largest free and open software communities in the world—works on-line by email, IRC, forums and mailing lists. Akademy provides all KDE contributors the opportunity to meet in person to foster social bonds, work on concrete technology issues, consider new ideas, and reinforce the innovative, dynamic culture of KDE. Akademy brings together artists, designers, developers, translators, users, writers, sponsors and many other types of KDE contributors to celebrate the achievements of the past year and help determine the direction for the next year. Hands-on sessions offer the opportunity for intense work bringing those plans to reality. The KDE Community welcomes companies building on KDE technology, and those that are looking for opportunities. For more information, please contact The Akademy Team.

Data: 
Sábado, 11 Agosto, 2018 (Todo o dia) to Sexta, 17 Agosto, 2018 (Todo o dia)
Local: 
TU Wien, Viena, Austria

Drupal Dev Days - Lisbon 2018

The event

MONDAY 2ND JULY - FRIDAY 6TH JULY ON ISCTE

Join us for a week of Drupal with a Portuguese touch

  • Monday 2nd July - Community reception in the evening.
  • Tuesday 3rd July - Registration, Sessions, Sprints
  • Wednesday 4th July - Sessions, Sprints
  • Thursday 5th July - Sessions, Sprints
  • Friday 6th July - Sessions, Sprints and Closure

SPRINTS, SESSIONS, WORKSHOPS, SOCIAL ACTIVITIES.

Drupal Developer Days is an event organized by the Drupal community which gathers people from all over the world who contribute to the progress of Drupal, taking place in Europe every year. 

DDD Lisbon 2018 will be the meeting place of students, amateurs and professionals interested in learning about the latest updates, exchanging information with leading international experts and strengthening the network within the community. Event highlights include sessions, workshops and code sprints, where participants come together to develop, test, document, fix and design to improve the Drupal platform.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • February 9 - Start ticket sales
  • March 5 - Call for Session proposals submission
  • April 30 - Deadline for Session proposals submission
  • May 14 - Sessions and schedule announced
  • July 1 - End ticket registration
  • July 2/6 - Drupal Dev Days Lisbon
Data: 
Segunda, 2 Julho, 2018 (Todo o dia) to Sexta, 6 Julho, 2018 (Todo o dia)
Local: 
ISCTE, Lisboa, Portugal

Pass the SALT 2018

July 2-4, 2018 - Lille, France.

A free Security & Free Software conference.

For setting up bridges between Security communities and Free Software hackers!

Conferences

Meet speakers coming to expose Free Software projects for Security purposes, Security topics in Free Software projects or open standards dealing with Security !
All the talks will be given in English in order to share the conference with non French speaking speakers in the more confortable manner.
You don't see what we are talking about ? Have a look to previous editions contents and speakers who came to speak !

Networking

Exchange experiences, set up new relationships with accessible attendees and speakers coming from very various areas from hackitivists to professional security reversers or Free Software enthusiasts.

Moreover these exchanges will be done in a beautiful place and in a warm and open-minded ambiance :)

Data: 
Segunda, 2 Julho, 2018 (Todo o dia) to Quarta, 4 Julho, 2018 (Todo o dia)
Local: 
Polytech Lille, Lille, France

GUADEC 2018

GUADEC brings together Free Software Enthusiasts and professionals from all over the world. Join us for six days of talks, demos, discussion, parties, games and more.

Join us to find out about the latest technical developments, learn new skills and tools, attend talks by leading experts, and participate in workshops and discussions.

You will also get the opportunity to participate in the GNOME project, meet community members, as well as connect with local groups and organisations.

Data: 
Sexta, 6 Julho, 2018 (Todo o dia) to Quarta, 11 Julho, 2018 (Todo o dia)
Local: 
Almería, Espanha

TÜBIX

Tübix could be something for you if you:

    ... want to learn something from others
    ... want to show or teach something to others
    ... expert / professional / veteran / master
    ... newbie / beginner / changer / prospective customer
    ... by the way want to visit a computer museum
    ... by the way want to see an 80cm telescope

Admission is free, but everyone helps a bit with .

Data: 
Sábado, 9 Junho, 2018 (Todo o dia)
Local: 
Wilhelm-Schickard-Institut für Informatik, Tübingen, Alemanha

MakerFair Berlin 2018

A festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness.

Coming to Berlin for the fourth time in 2018! See you again on May 26 and 27, 2018 at our new venue: FEZ-Berlin!

Data: 
Sábado, 26 Maio, 2018 (Todo o dia) to Domingo, 27 Maio, 2018 (Todo o dia)
Local: 
FEZ-Berlin, Berlin, Alemanha

OSCAL'18

5th edition OPEN SOURCE CONFERENCE ALBANIA TIRANA, ALBANIA / 19 & 20 MAY 2018

OSCAL is the annual international Open Source Free Software Conference in Albania dedicated to empowering Software Freedom, Open Knowledge, Free Culture and Decentralization.

This year's OSCAL is expected to gather over 400 enthusiasts of open source technologies, developers, agencies and professionals of free/libre, open source culture troublemakers, cryptoanarchists and dreamers of a decentralised world. The participants will gather with a common belief in a world where information is open, free and decentralized. The conference not only provides everyone with the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with the audience, but also inspires many others to act upon.

A wide variety of intriguing presentations and workshops will be held on both days of the conference. More specifically, each day from 9AM to 6PM, participants will have the chance to become acquainted with different topics, as well as explore contribution and work opportunities. In addition, community infobooths will be present on both days. Mozilla, Fedora, LibreOffice, OpenStreetMap, Wikipedia, phpList, Nextcloud are only a few of the projects that OSCAL participants can get to know better.

OSCAL 2017 concluded with 70 presentations, speakers from 20 different countries of the world and more than 300 attendants inspired to advance the free/libre open source movement even further. The best part were all the positive comments, that motivate the organizers to come up with something even more expanded. Everyone who wishes to become part of OSCAL 2018 may reserve their ticket, free of charge, by visiting oscal.openlabs.cc. Any financial contribution towards the development of the conference is certainly more than welcome.
The theme of OSCAL 2018 is "Open By Default", which reflects the main message of the organising team. #OpenByDefault is an idea to protest the normalization of closed platforms and silos and cultivate the idea that they should not define the status quo. In the past decades we have seen open sourcedo more good than any proprietary equivalent, so why do we still consider open source a perk? Software, Spaces and Processes should be open. Everything not meeting this criteria should be criticized & retaliated, not normalized.


OSCAL is organized by Open Labs Hackerspace, the local community dedicated to empower
free/libre open source culture in Albania since 2012.
Further information:
Website: oscal.openlabs.cc
E-mail: oscal@openlabs.cc
Social networks:
Hashtag: #OSCAL2018
Twitter: @OSCALconf
Instagram: @oscalconf
Telegram channel: https://telegram.me/OSCAL2018
Important dates:
Call for Proposals: opens 11.01.2018 - deadline: open until 01.04.2018
Call for Sponsors: opens 30.11.2018 - deadline: open until 01.04.2018
Call for Volunteers: opens 08.03.2018 - deadline: open until 01.04.2018
Call for Info Booths: opens 17.01.2018 - deadline: open until 01.04.2018
Registration for the conference: opens 01.04.2018

Data: 
Sábado, 19 Maio, 2018 (Todo o dia) to Domingo, 20 Maio, 2018 (Todo o dia)
Local: 
TIRANA, ALBANIA

AMRO18 - Art Meets Radical Openness

2018 - Art Meets Radical Openness (#AMRO18)

AMRO is a biennial community festival in Linz that explores and discusses new challenges between digital culture, art, everyday life, education, politics and active action.

 

Event: Wed. 16.05.- Sat. 19.05.2018
Location: Linz, Austria
Venue: afo architekturforum oö

 

Call for Participation over
Thank you for your proposals! Please be patient with us. we will get back to you until 6 of April!

Unmapping Infrastructures

The current issue “Unmapping Infrastructures” deals with the idea of “mapping” as a process of becoming aware and then acquiring a critical position about the current landscape of technological infrastructures.

This conglomerate of machines, human and non-human actors, nation-states and borderless companies is increasingly complex to observe and describe. Nevertheless, we believe that there is more to be seen than a hyper-commercialized structure of interlaced technological layers. Cartographic mapping consists of a series of practices of observing, analyzing and representing a territory to be able to move through it. How can art and activism appropriate the methods of cartographic mapping to produce new, critical and alternative views of the current landscape shaped by different players?

The festival aims at deepening the thematic areas of digital geopolitics, alternative design methods, activist practices and autonomous infrastructures, themes that offer directions for localizing areas of intervention. Throughout the festival, these topics will be further explored through discussion panels, workshops, and performances.

The Open Call is addressed to artists, hacktivists, cultural workers, journalists, F/LOSS developers and “improvers of the world” who want to make a contribution (exhibition, workshop, lecture, performance) to this topic.

Lectures

How can we gain a better understanding of the surrounding infrastructure of autonomous machines, large corporations, post-state nations and commercialized networks? Can we influence the current leading tendencies? How can one find places for critical intervention?

Workshop, Hands-on, Presentations

Which experiments, alternative tools, and infrastructures can be used to “map the empire” and act upon its weakness? How can one build an ethical infrastructure that allows autonomy and independence from the “big players”?

Showcase

Since its beginnings, AMRO is a place for exchanging ideas and sharing discussions about on-going processes. Within the framework of the showcase we are able to provide a possibility to display your work within the festival locations or outdoors. You can propose projects that are still in development or that need some external point of view. Installations / objects / interventions … should be accompanied by a short presentation or a skill-sharing workshop.

Performances, Nightline

If a 3D-rendered tree falls into a virtual forest, and there is no-thing that listens to it, will it produce sound? What is the squawk of the fauna living at the borders of the corporate web? Do bots cry when one is rude to them? We are “simply” looking for the sonic-apparatus that can hack data-capitalism. Got some?\\

We especially appreciate contributions that float around algorave, live coding, device hackings or other experimental approaches towards machines and sound. You presence at the festival should also include  an active skill-sharing part with the other participants.

AMRO Policy

Support
We are aware of the fact that nobody is able to work for free. During our last events we were able to provide participants with travel support, private accomodation, food and an appreciative fee. We will do our best to make this possible again in 2018. We have to warn you, though, that no one will get rich by being part of this event!
 
How to support us?

If it is possible for you to finance your travel and/or accomodation on your own or through a 3rd party (university, grant, etc.), this would be a great help for us. In case you need a letter of invitation please mailto: amro@servus.at
 

Sharing Documents & Files
Please note that we support Open Standards. 3rd Party (Google, DropBox, etc): We try to avoid using 3rd party services as much as possible. If you want to share something with us it must be publicly accessible.
 
Open Source
AMRO (Art Meets Radical Openness) is shaped by the spirit of the Free Software movement. This understanding is an essential basis for the selection of contributions using software and hardware.

Application deadline: Sunday, 25th of March 2018

Data: 
Quarta, 16 Maio, 2018 (Todo o dia) to Sábado, 19 Maio, 2018 (Todo o dia)
Local: 
afo architekturforum, Linz, Austria

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