Balkan FLOSStival 2020

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Balkan FLOSStival, our latest initiative to promote software freedom, open-source software, online privacy, open data and open knowledge in the region, even during the COVID-19 crisis.

About the event

Balkan FLOSStival is an event that will take place this year for the first time, completely in the form of an online conference to promote software freedom, open-source software, online privacy, open data and open knowledge in the Balkan region. This idea is initiated by Open Labs Hackerspace and every organization in the region is invited to join forces with us and keep spreading awareness and knowledge for all! The original idea of the festival was initiated from the cancellation of OSCAL, the in-person event about software freedom in Tirana and other events in the region such as SFK, due to the COVID-19 crisis and safety measures taken globally this year. As things didn’t go exactly for the better, a “new era” in event organizing and knowledge sharing started taking place: the online conferencing - a new experience, creative and safe solution. Balkan FLOSStival would be a collaborative effort of Open Source promoters in the region to deliver for the first time one single online conference to a larger, no-border audience! Think of Balkan FLOSStival like a Balkan open-source alliance.


Agenda

Balkan FLOSStival will be an online gathering of Free Libre & Open Source Software communities and contributors, to celebrate, share, connect and learn from each other. This event is planned to take place at the end of this year, maybe first or second week of December might be an option.

More info and updates will be published soon