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, a global movement that originally started more than 25 years ago. The Conference will take place at 13th and 14th May 2017 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. Learn more →
Girls Coding Kosova
Blerta is a passionate Android Developer at APPSIX, and is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering in Prishtina. She is the founder of the Girls Coding Kosova initiative.
Gwen is the coordinator for Creative Commons in Europe, and the open access coordinator for Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL), working on projects like OpenAIRE, PASTEUR4OA and FOSTER.
Italo Vignoli is a Director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), a founding member of The Document Foundation and Associazione LibreItalia. In his professional life he is a marketing consultant.
Wikimedia Czech Republic
Jan Loužek (Aktron) is a long-term Wikipedian, vice chairman of Wikimedia Czech Republic and a co-worker of the Pirate Party Group in the Prague City hall.
Jiri works for Red Hat as a desktop engineering manager responsible for apps. He is a Fedora Ambassador for Czech Republic and Fedora packager. He’s also been a GNOME Foundation member.
John has been an OpenStreetMap user and mapper for several years, with a great amount of contributions in Cambridge, UK. He has a background in programming, particularly in Lisp and C.
Since 2008 Peter is a team member and coordinator of the FSFE, based in Vienna, Austria. He is using/promoting Free Software in different domains like audiovisual, graphics and education with great impact.
William is a former Community Manager and Founder of the Mozilla Reps Program. Hehas worked for various international NGOs both in Europe and in Africa and started working with FOSS communities when he joined FON.
OSCAL is organized by Open Labs, the Albanian based not for profit community that promotes open knowledge initiatives such as Wikipedia, Linux, LibreOffice, Mozilla and any free libre open source platform that promotes the free software manifesto. Open Labs is active since 2012 and has organized more than 100 events, weekly workshops, projections and activities with local and foreign presenters.
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