Creative Mornings Tirana 2015

CreativeMornings Tirana July 2015 Redon SkikuliI feel honoured and mega excited to be the mentor of the next session of CreativeMornings Tirana, a breakfast lecture series for the creative community, talking about a theme that is very close to what I’m working on the last years: Collaboration.
When: 17.07.2015 @ 9.30;
Where: Dada Bar, Tirana, Albania. OSM link here;
Website: creativemornings.com/cities/tir
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Some of my thoughts that will be shared during my talk.
“Collaboration is working with others to do a task and to achieve shared goals”. Collaboration means to work with others for completing a task and/or achieving shared goals. I actually looked through Wikipedia to find this out, which incidentally is also the largest, interactive and collaborative internet project at the moment, freely and easily accessible online. The Wikipedia article about collaboration can be accessed from Mozilla Firefox, a computer software developed by many volunteers located in different corners of the earth. Having said this, it is clear that in 2015 cooperation goes hand in hand with interaction. Think of it as the combination of Notorious BIG, Elton John, Destiny’s Child in 30 seconds of a mashup created with love and passion by Girl Talk. It is the development of operating systems such as Linux, of software such as Open Street Map and WikiCommons, and co-funding platforms like Kickstarter. And the list of similar geeky collaborative projects goes on until we understand that in 2015 collaboration will be streamed online and trolled.
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Domino Podcast #2: underdog

Domino Podcast 2 artwork

Image credit: flic.kr/p/NSvmj nga Flickr. Piublikuar ne: Creative Commons by-nc

Shkarkoje në formatin mp3 këtu: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k5h301mebrfy1t2/Domino_podcast_2.mp3

Edicioni i dytë i podcast-it personal. Me vetëdije për gabimet e shumta në produksion e shikoj të gjithë procesin si pjesën më të rëndesishme të përmirësimit personal.
Flasim për servilizmin, sistemin e kalbur të vlerave në vendin ku jetojmë, aktivitetet frymëzuese që kanë mbushur javët e fundit, udhëtimet në Bukuresht dhe Lyon për Mozilla Balkans dhe prezantim të Open Labs në European Lab, OSCAL2015, Wikipedia Weekend 2015 etj.
I bëjmë këto duke dëgjuar Kasabian nderkohë që lexoj The Dark Net nga Jamie Bartlett, një libër rreth bitcoin, decentralizimit teknologjik, shfletuesit TOR, Silk Road dhe gjërave të tjera të pista. Komentet më se të mirëpritura.

Shënim: përdorimi i muzikës është bërë për arsye personale dhe në asnjë mënyrë për përfitim financiar. Nuk posesoj copyright të muzikës në këtë episod.

Photoshoped memories

This is what happens when ex colleagues and good friends from Athens show you how they missed you. Thanks guys! Bring it on with more images!

For those who know: I have the feeling the ‘gries kai skiloi’ group will get reactivated ;)

Photoshoped by Kostas. K

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Domino Podcast #1: OSCAL, WikiAcademy Kukës dhe përditësime të tjera

Domino Podcast 1 maj 2015
Shënime dhe tema
> një podcast i regjistruar shumë herët në mëngjes.
> muzikë nga Baildsa. Tinguj ballkanikë të  mashapuara me rok, funk e ku di unë! Xhump, xhump, xhump!

Cfarë kam bërë këtë periudhë që kam humbur.
> WikiAcademy Kukës
Super fundjavë në Kukës me të rinj, të cilët krijuan mbi 30 artikuj në Wikipedia dhe publikuan mbi 1200 ftografi nga Kukësi dhe rrethinat në Wiki Commons.
> Mozilla Weekend
Takimi vjetor i komunitetit Mozilla në Tiranë me të ftuar Ardian Haxhën nga Prishtina.

Aktivitete të ardhshme
> Open Source Conference Albania
Edicioni i dytë me fokus në teknologjitë decentralizuese.
— Mozilla Balkans (në Bukuresht)
— Lyon për të prezatuar Open Labs bashkë me iniciativa të tjera kreative dhe me karakter komunitar në nivel Evropian.

Open Source Conference Albania, OSCAL 2015

OSCAL 2015 Poster no sponsorsOSCAL (Open Source Conference Albania) is the first international conference in Albania organized by Open Labs to promote software freedom, open source software, free culture and open knowledge, concepts that originally started more than 25 years ago.

The second edition of the conference will take place at 9 & 10 May 2015 in Tirana (Godina Liria) 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.
I’m exited, proud and lucky to be part of the organizing team of the second edition of the event, working with a great group of Albanian FLOSS enthusiasts that know how to create qualitative projects in a decentralized way. This edition is organized in the most decentralized way of working possible in the decision making process and the software used to document and plan activities and tasks. These tools include, but are not limited to Etherpads, Telegram for chat and WordPress for the maintenance of the website. Unfortunately in some cases we also used some proprietary cloud services, but we are planing to change this in the next edition.
Working and taking decision in a decentralized way is not only amazing, but also the the key theme of my talk during the first day and is also the main message we want to share with the participants during OSCAL 2015.
Here is the list with some of the inspirational speakers for this year, the agenda, the blog section with all the latest news, a humble guide to Tirana for our friends from abroad, some banners in case you dig the whole thing and want to spread the #OSCAL2015 vibe and the mobile app, your companion during the event. There will also be competitions, side events related to Open Street Map, LibreOffice, Mozilla and Wikipedia and a massive after-party.
Participation is free of charge, but online registration is required.
Looking forward for the result of months of hard work from all the team and the amazing volunteers in the second weekend of May 2015!