Global Sprint 2018 Lisboa - Bright Pixel

Mozilla’s Global Sprint is a fun, two-day collaborative hackathon. A diverse network of educators, engineers, artists, scientists, and many others come together in person and online to build projects for a healthy Internet.

As part of a global movement to make the Internet better, safer, and healthier, educators are creating games that explore online privacy and digital citizenship. Scientists are sharing data online to speed the discovery of new medical treatments. Coders are building smartphone apps to prevent gender-based violence. All this (and much more) is happening in the open—so anyone can watch this work evolve, build on shared knowledge, and pitch in to help out.

At the Global Sprint, you can join us… no matter your skill level or background.

We’ll gather to work on over 100 projects to support a healthy Internet. Bring your design or writing skills, expertise in coding, teaching, QA testing, game design, and more. We’ll use basic online tools like chat, video conferencing, collaborative editing software, and code/content sharing platforms to work and learn together. Collaborate with partners in the same room—or on the other side of the world.

Quinta, 10 Maio, 2018 (Todo o dia) to Sexta, 11 Maio, 2018 (Todo o dia)
Bright Pixel, Rua da emenda n19,1200-169 Lisboa, Portugal

LAC 2018 - Linux Audio Conference 2018

We are happy to announce, that the review process has started. As everything has been delayed in the past weeks, we have updated the deadlines accordingly:
  • Acceptance notification: April 14th, 2018
  • Final deadline for 'camera ready' paper: April 28th, 2018
  • Author registration deadline: April 29th, 2018
  • Final program: May 1st, 2018
We hope there will be no further delays and are looking forward to reviewing your submissions!

Deadline extended

You might be happy to hear, that we have just extended the submission deadline by two weeks (March 15th, 2018)!
Due to unforseen circumstances the past few weeks have been quite bumpy.
All the more reason to give everyone a little more time!
We have also updated the information on the submission process regarding the upload of PDFs. We hope this will clear any uncertainties you might have.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us!

Services are back!

As you might have noticed, on January 29th the linuxaudio.org server (hosting many more websites and the affiliated mailing lists) was compromised. You can read the full recap by Jeremy Jongepier, if you're interested.
After moving all services to a new location and getting things from backups, everything should be operational by now! However, if you see any glitches with the openconf submission system, please contact us!

Call for Papers starts!

We are happy to announce, that the call for papers and works has started!
All relevant information on the submission process can now be found on this website.
Additionally, we're very pleased to have another institution (Spektrum) onboard in support of this year's conference.

LAC 2018 is happening in Berlin

Hey all, we have some good news!

Linux Audio Conference 2018 will be hosted at c-base - in partnership with the Electronic Studio at TU Berlin - again in 2018 and we even have a date for it already!

7th - 10th June 2018

We will have a Call for Papers and a Call for Submissions in the beginning of next year.

More information will follow in the coming weeks.

Quinta, 7 Junho, 2018 (Todo o dia) to Domingo, 10 Junho, 2018 (Todo o dia)
C-Base, Berlim, Alemanha

FrOSCon 2018


Free Software and Open Source - these are the topics of FrOSCon (Free and Open Source Software Conference). Every year in August the computer science department of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, supported by FrOSCon e.V., will organize an exciting program with talks and workshops for visitors of all ages. The event is topped off with a fair of booths from FLOSS projects and companies. The social event, celebrated at Saturday night, offers the opportunity to exchange opinions with other visitors, speakers or volunteers.

Sábado, 25 Agosto, 2018 (Todo o dia) to Domingo, 26 Agosto, 2018 (Todo o dia)
Bonn-Rhein-Sieg Universidade ciências aplicadas, Bona. Alemanha

BornHack 2018

BornHack is a 7 day outdoor tent camp where hackers, makers and people with an interest in technology or security come together to celebrate technology, socialise, learn and have fun.
Bornhack 2018 will be the third BornHack. It will take place from August 16th to August 23rd 2018 on the Danish island of Bornholm.

The BornHack team looks forward to organising another great event for the hacker community. We still need volunteers, so please let us know if you want to help!
We want to encourage hackers, makers, politicians, activists, developers, artists, sysadmins, engineers with something to say to read our call for speakers.

BornHack aims to keep ticket prices affordable for everyone and to that end we need sponsors. Please see our call for sponsors if you want to sponsor us, or if you work for a company you think might be able to help.

You are very welcome to ask questions and show your interest on our different channels:

    IRC: #bornhack @ 6nbtgccn5nbcodn3.onion or irc.baconsvin.org (TLS port 6697)
    Email: info@bornhack.dk
    Twitter: @BornHax
    Facebook: @BornHax
    Instagram: @BornHax
    Flickr: @BornHax

Happy organisers welcoming people at the entrance to BornHack 2016 A bus full of hackers arrive at BornHack 2016 Late night hacking at Baconsvin village at BornHack 2016 #irl_bar by night at BornHack 2016 Soldering the BornHack 2016 badge Colored lights at night BornHack Colored light in the grass Working on decorations Sitting around the campfire at BornHack 2016

Quinta, 16 Agosto, 2018 (Todo o dia) to Quinta, 23 Agosto, 2018 (Todo o dia)
ilha de Bornholm, Dinamarca

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:


Sábado, 18 Agosto, 2018 (Todo o dia) to Domingo, 19 Agosto, 2018 (Todo o dia)
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.

Source: Bwag/CC-BY-SA-4
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.

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

Drupal Dev Days - Lisbon 2018

The event


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


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.


  • 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
Segunda, 2 Julho, 2018 (Todo o dia) to Sexta, 6 Julho, 2018 (Todo o dia)
ISCTE, Lisboa, Portugal

State of the Map 2018

State of the Map 2018 is taking place from July 28th to 30th 2018 in Milan, Italy. We are looking forward to designing a program with you - the OpenStreetMap community. Update: The call for session proposals has now closed and we are working hard to score and select the talks.

In the meantime, here is the outline of the program:

  • July 28th: first main conference day with keynote speech, presentations, workshops and evening social event
  • July 29th: second main conference day with presentations, workshops and an academic track
  • July 30th: either a third day or join activities or an activity day with code, documentation sprints, mapping and workshops

There will be plenty of breakout rooms throughout for discussions, code, documentation sprints, mapping and workshops. Academic talks will be included this year and will most likely be between half a day and a full day on July 29th.

Sábado, 28 Julho, 2018 (Todo o dia) to Segunda, 30 Julho, 2018 (Todo o dia)
Politecnico di Milano ‐ Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, Lombardy, Italy

LSM 2018

The yearly Libre Software Meeting (LSM) is an opportunity for beginners as well as veteran technicians to meet during several days to promote, discuss, develop, use and interrogate the Libre technologies, tools and culture.

This year, the LSM will stand, for the second time since its creation, at the University of Strasbourg from July 7 to 12, 2018.

The goal of this call is to incite you to contribute, and to describe the organization of the meeting. Further details regarding the location and the agenda will come later. If you need any special additional information, do not hesitate to contact us by email at contact [at] listes2018.rmll.info.

Choices and topics for the 2018 edition

For this year, the main topic will be “Digital education: building captivity or new empowerment?”. This topic will be running through the whole meeting. It is not exclusive, but we encourage you to submit proposals related to it. Questions about digital education relate to the major issues of teaching about and by these technologies. It covers teaching from primary school to university, but also learning within associations, self or continuous training and their social implications in general.

Beyond this main topic, we wish to underline the transversal and transdisciplinary aspects of the Free-culture movement, as it gathers free music, books, licenses and questions about privacy, governance and many other things. In fact, the Free-culture movement revolves around a humanist approach of culture: every person should be able to use, study, modify and share a ressource. We therefore encourage you to see beyond the purely technical aspects of software and computing.


It would be one of the biggest missed opportunity of our time if free software would only lead to free code. (Framasoft)
Your contribution to the RMLL2018 should be related to one (or several) of the following themes. Of course, each of these themes are arbitrary and contains many sub-themes which are to be detailed once the agenda is wrapped up.


contact: initiation [at] listes2018.rmll.info

It is essential that everyones feels free to take part in the Free movement in an accessible, stimulating, funny and sensitive way.
We would like to encourage all kind of methods that aim to make use of the diversity of people's approaches, regardless of their age.
The main focus for the week-end of July, the 7th and 8th will be intiation but it's also welcome during the rest of the week

Ex: a workshop “Learn music while programming” could gather live-coding software developers, teachers and children.


contact: technique [at] listes2018.rmll.info

The 2018 edition wouldn't be a LSM one without moments dedicated to tech. The Meetings strive to bring concrete motivation as well as exposure for the most recent technological developments. Software development, system administration, networking, electronics, fabrication are applicable to all domains (bureautics, health, domotics, graphics, social networks, etc...). We wish to welcome all kind of people, in the interest of the projects and communities involved. Thank you for evaluating the skill level required for your activity.


contact: societe [at] listes2018.rmll.info

A group of human beings can be defined by what they share, and what is common to the group. By giving access to their creations, we redefined our communities around common resources. To think about how we deal with information is also to rethink the philosophy which underlies our legal, technical, and sociological tools: our way of dealing with technology.
Can we control our institutions without a free access to their data? Can we do research without an access to the whole human knowledge?
Can we master our own lives without having a control on our data, our social and professional platforms?
Isn't our identity itself a piece of information?

Culture & Art

contact: arts [at] listes2018.rmll.info

The free culture includes all the elements resulting from those practices and esthetics which promote sharing and reappropriation as essential values; it concerns movies, video games, musics, theater, literature, etc. The LSM represents an opportunity to promote free licenses as full creation methods, and to question artistic practices, broadcasting modes, and the whole cultural economy.


The 2018 edition will stand at Strasbourg University, in the following buildings: l'Escarpe, l'Atrium and le Platane. Those three are close together, just separated by a dozen meters and an intermediate building.

  • l'Escarpe has 2 large lecture rooms (amphitheaters) with capacities of 521 and 221 persons; and one hall for the associative village;
  • l'Atrium has 2 large lecture rooms (amphitheaters) with capacities for 210 persons each; and one hall for the associative village;
  • le Platane has 20 rooms with a capacity of 50 persons each.

The gardens of the University campus will also be accessible during the festival, including a football field, and several smalll and larger lawns with walking paths, tables and benches.

Besides the University Campus, events will take place in buildings located at a few hundred meters away: le Shadok and the Malraux Public Library, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, depending on the actual proposals.

Daily organisation

Tracks (themes)

The meeting will be organised around “tracks” (fils rouges), the main track being “Digital Education: factory for captivity or new empowerment?”. Each track corresponds to a succession of different types of events organized along the same theme.


Each event will be attached to one or several of the 4 themes quoted above: Initiation, Technics, Society, and Arts & culture. We propose that events can take one the following forms:


The conference, which can be interactive or not, is a way to present a technical progress, a problem, or any other idea or relevant project.
Duration: either 30min or 1hr, eventually followed by interactions with the public.
Audience: 50, 210 or 520 persons.


The aim of workshops is to discover or learn more about a specific practice; workshops can be devoted to some specific audience, or not.
We ask you to present the teaching method that you will use during the workshop.
Duration: session(s) of 1 to 4 hr.
Audience: 50 persons max.


Meetings gathering persons and communities who are concerned by some specific subject.
We encourage you to make such moments welcoming and friendly.
Duration: between 1 and 4 hr.
Audience: 50 persons max.

Debates ("tables rondes")

Debates (or round tables) allow to discuss collectively major issues. You can choose the moderator of the debate, or let us do it for you.
You can choose the form of the debate (face to face, forum, etc), taking into account the interest of a more or less level of participation of the audience.
Duration: 50min.
Audience: 50 persons max.


You can ask us for some kind of residence of 1 or several days devoted to the creation of free forms: theater, music, drawing, movies, cooking, etc).
The term creation is to be unserstood in a broad sense; it can involve a media projection, a musical, or cooking performance, indoor or outdoor sport performance.
Duration: free.
Audience: ---


If your idea does not match any of the forms described above, it should not be a problem as long as you discribe its form as accurately as possible. We can talk with you about your project's feasibility.

Community Village

contact: village [at] listes2018.rmll.info

The Community Village will take place, as usual, not only during the general audience dedicated weekend but also during the whole event. Only non-profit organisations will be present.
This is now a rule: it's coordinated by Bookynette.

LSM radio

contact: radio [at] listes2018.rmll.info

The LSM radio will gather this year members of many radios, network and radio collectives, in the same approach as the rest of the LSM 2018.
It will be broadcasted in several formats and approaches during the whole festival.
We're planning a live internet stream, podcasts as well as a temporary radio frequency for LSM Radio.

How to respond to this call

Thank you to apply to this call for participation by filling the form available here. You can intent to organize a precise event, or a whole track (under conditions). Meanwhile we invite you to think about your idea with the hints provided here. You will then be able to send your intent to us until april 15, 12pm. We will ask you to define as precisely as possible what kind of public your proposal targets, what are the technical requirements (power, network access, radio or video broadcasting, fournitures). Also, before submitting a proposal yourself, please think about people from all under-represented gender/communities in such kind of events that you can find around you that may submit the same kind of reply as you and try to prioritize them.

Beyond the deadline, you'll be able to join the self-organized rooms which will be available during the festival. We will discuss the incomplete proposals as much as we can.
Our availability being limited, a spontaneity and autonomy from you in this organisation will be more than great!

Informations about volunteering will be published on the website in the next few weeks.

Logistics, reception conditions

Expenses covered

We will set expenses reimbursement rules according to our budget. Reimbursement will be prioritized based on the person revenue and travelling distance.


French, English and German languages are all welcome. For any other languages, please make a special request directly to us.

Video recording

By default, your presentation can be recorded and archived as part of the LSM videos. If you wish to, you can refuse those recordings. The EUPL 1.2 copyleft license will be used. It is compatible with many other copyleft licenses and translated in 23 langages. However you can ask your recording to be diffused under another license.

Thanks a lot for having read so far this call for proposals. We hope to receive plenty of proposals on exciting topics!

Best free regards,

The new team of LSM Strasbourg



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alsace.netlib.re, the Libre and Hack Alsatian Federation

The 2018 edition of LSM is presented to you by alsace.netlib.re, the Libre and Hack Alsatian Federation. Through multiple collaborations since 2014, the alsace.netlib.re, federation is composed of communities of alsacian activists on topics around digital liberation: net neutrality, privacy, knowledge access, ecology, democracy, etc.


Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE)

The Free Software Foundation Europe supports the LSM 2018 by organizing a full track among other things. The Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity that empowers users to control technology.

Sábado, 7 Julho, 2018 (Todo o dia) to Domingo, 8 Julho, 2018 (Todo o dia)
University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

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!


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 !


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 :)

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


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