FOSDEM 2014: just megainspired!

fosdem 2014 participation Redon Skikuli

FOSDEM (Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting) is a non-commercial, volunteer organized European event centered around free and open source software development. It is aimed at developers and anyone interested in the free and open source software movement. It aims to enable developers to meet and to promote the awareness and use of free and open source software.  FOSDEM is held annually during the first weekend of February at the Université Libre de Bruxelles Solbosh campus, situated in the southeast of Brussels, Belgium and easily reachable by public transport from Brussels-Central railway station.

R.S at fosdem 2014

Huge crowd at the main presentation room. For sure more than 5000 participants

If you are working on promoting the adaptation of free open source software just as I am, FOSDEM is the place you should participate at least once in your lifetime. This year I had the super awesome opportunity to travel once again in Brussels to participated at the mecca of the FLOS community in Europe as a Mozilla Representative from Albania along with fellow rep Elio Qoshi. We helped the Mozilla team establish a presence there and also answered lots of questions from the visitors of the kiosk.

The organization was amazing, the people I met were cool (to say at least) and the experience is a must have! There will be also videos from the conference availabe online soon so be sure to check fosdem.org from time to time if you are interested. Here are some moments from three amazing days full of geeks, community and free open source software.

R.S at fosdem 2014

A camel at the info kiosks of the conference. I really had to do this pic

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USE OTR or how we learned to start worrying and love cryptography
One of my favourite tracks of the conference

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My first entrance at the main conference room. Not my best selfie but i had to do it :-)

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Talking about Wikimedia and Wikidata projects

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With some of the Mozillians present at the conference. The hard part of this pic? Finding someone in Brussels take a picture for you

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Beer, Mozillians and free open source conversation. What else could be better?

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FOSDEM day two: At the Wiki workshop room

RS at Mozilla booth FOSDEM

FOSDEM day 1: at the Mozilla info point answering questions about Firefox OS devices. Image source: @brianking

Redon Skikuli at fosdem 2014

FOSDEM day 2: With the sun on your eyes you never get a nice pic. Credits: Elio Qoshi FB (slightly edited)

Redon Skikuli at fosdem 2014 with Mozilla team

At the Mozilla Booth with fellow Mozillians. Credits: Elio Qoshi FB (slightly edited)

R.S at fosdem 2014

During the last day of my stay in Brussels. Dinner with Mozillians. Weird promo tagline for Ketchup!

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FOSDEM day 2: The best closure for a conference like FOSDEM!
Poul-Henning Kamp title for his talk was “NSA operation ORCHESTRA: Annual Status Report“. He nailed it!

Can’t wait for FOSDEM 2015!