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OSCAL 2018

OSCAL (Open Source Conference Albania) is the first annual conference in Albania organized to promote software freedom, open source software, free culture and open knowledge. The Conference will take place at 19 & 20 May 2018 in Tirana and will gather free libre open source technology users, developers, academics, governmental agencies and people who share the idea that software should be free and open for the local community and governments to develop and customize to its needs; that knowledge is a communal property and free and open to everyone. The mission is to educate the Albanian youth, and not only, on Free and Open Source Software, its ideology and the great community behind it.

Fedora is once again going to be a big part of this conference, as we'll deliver several talks and workshops. We're also having a booth as well. This event is a great chance of spreading the word about Fedora in Albania and engaging with the local Albanian community about open source and the Fedora community.

When and Where

19-20 May 2018, Tirana, Albania

Accepted talks / workshops

Feel free to add yours!

Note: The target audience, the Albanian FLOSS community that is, is currently making its first steps. It's very important that we present some basic stuff about Fedora as some people are not expected to be fully aware of it; so, we're going to have both technical and non-technical stuff going on.

Name Description Type (talk/workshop) Owner
Girls for Open Source! This session will introduce opportunities in open source including Fedora, with a focus on women. It will also showcase female role models in open source including Fedora and provide them opportunity to interact personally with them. ' Birds of Feather Bee
Open Source 101 Welcome to Open Source 101! This session gives the big picture overview of what open source is and how you can get started. Learn what it means when we talk about free and open source software and where this movement began, over 30 years ago. After understanding the philosophy, get practical advice on how to choose a project and community to contribute to. You won't believe the two things nobody ever told you about choosing a project! At the end, we'll look at the Fedora Project community as an example and explain how you can begin contributing to an open source community today. Talk Justin W. Flory
Meet the Fedora community Say hello to the Fedora community! Meet contributors from around the world and learn more about the Fedora community. Existing contributors, local and abroad, are encouraged to participate. If you are interested in Fedora, want to learn more about what the project is doing, or learn how to contribute, bring your questions! Did we mention there may be a sweet surprise? Meetup Justin W. Flory
Importance of communication in Open Source communities Open Source communities (Fedora) are excellent example of most diverse and globally spread work-space. Although, this is a major plus and feels amazing to work in such a diverse culture, but at the same time we need to face the challenge of accurate communication. When we are not at the same place and can't talk face-to-face, expressing the right thing in correct manner becomes more important and we need to take care of several things. Obviously, we are not always using video chats when we are communicating with our fellow community members and lack of those facial expressions make it more complex to deliver the right message. Talk Amita Sharma

Items to Bring

  • Demo laptops
  • Media & Swag
    • F23 DVDs
    • Stickers
    • Flyers
    • Fedora Banners/Posters

Fedora Project Attendees & Booth Personal

# Name Saturday Sunday Comments
1 Bee Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Event Owner & Speaker
2 Jona Azizaj Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Booth Staff
3 Justin W. Flory Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Speaker, booth staff
3 Amita Sharma Checkmark.png Checkmark.png Speaker, booth staff


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