Mozilla Weekend in Tirana 2015: moments

#MozWeekend in Tirana 2015 was amazing! A growing community, a non-conference, a great venue, workshops, lightning talks, fun and a sense of togetherness – all this during a weekend in Tirana, for the second year in a row. Thanks for everyone involved in the organisation, our guest speakers and the amazing Mozilla Albania community! More pics coming soon.

During my talk about TOR browser

Punk, DIT and free (as in freedom) software.
Photo creadits: Andis Rado License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International

Mozilla Weekend in Tirana moments

Mozilla Weekend in Tirana

Mozilla Weekend in Tirana 2015: second edition

MozWeekend in Tirana 2015

After the first successful edition of Mozilla Weekend in Tirana, Open Labs and the Albanian Mozilla community with coordination from three local Mozilla Reps in Albania are organizing the second edition of the yearly event that gathers Mozillians and free libre open source enthusiasts from Albania, Kosovo and other countries from the region.

It will be held on the weekend of 28 February – 1 March and comes with more foxes, more dinosaurs and more community engagement though presentations, lightning talks and projections !
The event will last for two days starting at 10:00 until 16:00 on both days 28 February 1 March). Saturday morning will begin with opening remarks and presentation of the Mozilla community in Albania, and then will start the marathon Mozilla products presentation, like Thunderbird, Firefox OS, Webmaker, Developer Tools, and much more.

Presenters will not be the only Albanians but also guests from abroad, representatives of Mozilla and potential contributors to the community. Participants can be anyone who is interested; everyone is welcome and everyone will find themselves in more than one session Weekend Mozilla.
Definitely a not to be missed event from every geek in Albania!

The event will be organized in “Tulla Culture Centre’ (OSM location here)
Registration and details about the venue and the call for speakers can be found here mozilla-albania.org/2015/01/08/mozilla-weekend-tirana-2015

Domino Podcast #0: Revolucioni do podcast-ohet

Domino Podcast #0 Artwork
U kry më në fund! Episodi #0 i podcast-it të parë të përgatitur nga unë në shqip me karakter ‘demo’ dhe i prodhuar me mjete amatore, por i krijuar me shumë dashuri për të shpërndarë ide dhe opinione personale rreth shpërndarjes së lirë të dijes nëpërmjet teknologjive free libre open source, licensave alternative të të drejtave të aurorit ne epokën dixhitale, teknologjive decentralizuese, komuniteteve kreative dhe jo vetëm.
Duke shpresuar që revolucioni do podcast-ohet uroj dëgjim të këndshëm dhe komente sa më produktive në rrjetet sociale!

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Participation at Software Freedom Kosova 2014

SFK 2014 participation RSSFK (Software Freedom Kosova Conference) is the biggest annual nonprofit conference in Kosovo established to promote software freedom, open source software, free culture and open knowledge.

The Conference gathers each year academics, users, developers and people who share the idea that software should be free and open for the community to develop and customize to its needs; that knowledge is a communal property and free and open to everyone.  Each year SFK succeeded in its mission; educating Kosovo youth on Free and Open Source Software, its ideology and the great community behind it. SFK conferences had great impact on creating strong bonds of friendship between the local community and foreign one.

I have been there the previous years and can confirm that is one of these conferences where you can really feel the sense of a community that is working together with one goal in mind: to spread free software and grow the community even more.

This year I’ll have a speech on the importance of usage of FOSS on public administration with a focus on wikis during the second day (16.30-17.00) and will also help with Open Labs booth and the Mozilla presence along with the Mozilla Albania team and our friend Giannis Konstantinidis – you remember him from OSCAL right?
See you in Prishtina during 24,25 and 26th October 2014.

SFK14 RS speech

Pannel coordinator at IT bootcamp for “Tech Entrepreneurs” in Tirana

YUNUS Social Business Albania IT Entrepreneurs 2014Yunus Social Business (YSB) Albania in collaboration with Open Labs invited the tech community (Thursday, 2nd of October) @ Bar E Jona to the event: ACCELERATOR PROGRAM “Tech Entrepreneurs”.

I had the pleasure to coordinate and also be part of the panel ‘Where we stand and opportunities ahead’ with special guests from different fields of the tech community in Albania and Kosovo. It was nice to be back in touch with good friends like Celik, to hang out again with Edlira from Protik and meet Endri from Startup Grind Tirana. Most important it was one of those events where you could see youngsters in Tirana be really interested in ideas and technology.

RS Tech Entrepreneurship Event from Yunus Social Business

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RS Tech Entrepreneurship Event fromYunus Social Business

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