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OSCAL 2019

Below are all the speakers for this edition of OSCAL.

Adam Samalik

Open source enthusiast. Software Engineer with Red Hat working on Fedora. Most of Adam’s activities tend to be in the Fedora community, focusing on advocacy and innovations of the Linux distribution. This includes looking at ways how to make the build infrastructure more effective, exploring ways how we can define and manage different lifecycles within the distribution, and also making sure everything is understandable and well documented. He also enjoys automating things with horrible shell scripts, making graphical design, and writing.

Linux distributions, lifecycles, and containers

Deploying software has lots of solutions, but what gets deployed often plays out as a fight between developers and operators. Developers want the latest (or at least later) code. Operators want things in nice packages, certified, and with a known period of support. What we need is a catalog of software with the variety of versions the developers need, with the qualities expected by the operators. Come and learn how various projects within Fedora approach this problem from different perspectives, including Fedora Modularity, containers, Fedora CoreOS, and Fedora Silverblue.

Adrian Ratiu

Adrian Ratiu is both a hobbyist and a professionel embedded Linux software engineer, currently working for Collabora in the Core Systems team. He has a wide range of interests accross the F/LOSS stack from low-level bootloaders, the kernel and associated sub-projects like PREEMPT_RT or eBPF, to maintaining his own Yocto/OpenEmbedded-based distribution and hacking on various tools like Emacs or the notmuch mail indexer. He created an eBPF series on the Collabora blog which can be useful for those wishing to further their knowledge after attending this introductory presentation.

A gentle introduction to Linux tracing using eBPF

Over the last few years a new technology has been developed within the Linux kernel. It allowings engineers to safely monitor, debug or modify the behaviour of a running system, both in production and development, without risking performance degradations (for example a normal debugger completely halts a process), crashes or other unwanted side-effects which may negatively impact software reliability. This is done by running code inside a kernel Virtual Machine which is now present and enabled by default in all Linux distribution kernels, and is gaiding wide industry adoption. Come to this presentation to learn more and how you can also use this technology on your own devices. No prior OS/Linux kernel development experience is required.

Alexander Sander

Alexander has studied politics in Marburg, Germany and later has been an MEP Assistant in Brussels for three years and the General Manager of Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. in Berlin for four years. Furthermore he is the founder of NoPNR!, a campaign against the retention of travel data. He is also a Member of the Advisory Board of the ZMI Gießen and the Initiative gegen Totalüberwachung. He joined the Free Software Foundation Europe in 2018 as EU Public Policy Programme Manager.

Public Money? Public Code!

"Why is software that is programmed with taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software? We want legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for public sector must be made publicly available under a Free and Open Source Software licence. If it is public money, it should be public code as well. Code paid by all people should be available to all people! This talk will provide a brief overview of the FSFE's previous and ongoing activities to foster software freedom in Europe on the levels of politics, legal work with enterprises, and general public awareness."

Altin Ukshini

Angjelina Dervishaj

Angjelina has a degree on Geoinformatics. She is a OSM contributor spending a lot of time to improve the local maps. Currently she works for the city of Tirana as an IT specialist. One of the first research papers that she worked on was on ""Some Mapping Specifications in the Mining Region of Krasta"" which was first introduced in the Western Balkan Conference on GIS, Mine Surveying, Geodesy and Geomatics.

Getting started with editing OSM

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Through this workshop we'll make an introduction on what are the first steps to make to start editing OSM as well as the basic concepts of mapic editing. For those who want to learn a new tool and get started, this workshop will be a good start.

Amita Sharma

I am a Senior Quality Engineer at Red Hat, working for 8 years now. I am responsible for Quality Assurance and testing of Red Hat Directory Server (389). I am a Fedora and Open Source Software enthusiast and contribute to various projects in different ways. I contribute to Fedora QA and Diversity teams I regularly write for the Fedora Magazine and blog at http://whatamithinks.wordpress.com/. I always encourage women participation in open source. I often visit women colleges to talk about open source technologies, motivate them and help them to be part of open source world.

Topic 1
Fedora for everyone
Fedora for everyone will cover these sub-topics:

   - How to be part of the Fedora community.
   - Openness in a culturally diverse world
   - Contributing to open source
   - Importance of communication in open source communities/case study Fedora

Topic 2
Quality is everyone's responsibility
Quality is everyone's responsibility:

   - Quality Assurance in Fedora
   - How to optimize testing time
   - Quality Engineer - role in a cross functional team.

Topic 3
Unexpectedly Agile
Unexpectedly Agile - I will cover basics of Agile processes along with these sub-topics:

   Agile documentation
   Open source project management tools for agile teams

Besfort Guri

Besfort is founder and CEO of OpS-IN. Open Spatial Information Network is a startup that develops FLOSS Information Networks mainly with focus in Geographical Information Networks. He is member of FLOSSK & HOTOSM.

Besfort is founder and CEO of OpS-IN. He is member of FLOSSK & HOTOSM.

OSM Kosovo & SoTM Balkans Description
In 2019 we would like to create an OSM Chapter for Kosovo. We have been organizing OSM meetups and Mapathons. We signed a MoU with Cadastral Agency of Kosovo where we got Kosovo’s streets and addresses and now with mapathons we are populating the OSM with data. By te end of the year we are planning to organize SoTM Ballkans.

Dajana Mulaj

Dajana is the Coordinator of the Albanian Youth IGF which aims to provide an open platform to Albanian youth to engage in Internet governance discussions. Dajana has been a 2018 Internet Society IGF Ambassador, ICANN64 Fellow, RIPE77 Fellow, 2018 SEEDIG Fellow, part of Mozilla Open Leaders 6 and 2017 ISOC Youth@IGF Fellow. Dajana is inspired by the collective efforts of young people in building a healthier Internet and she is passionate about cybersecurity, community building and authentic leadership. Dajana has an educational background in business informatics from the University of Tirana and has studied cybersecurity and Internet technology & policy at DiploFoundation.

The multi-stakeholder approach of ‘governing’ the Internet
Who ‘governs’ the Internet? Can the Internet be ‘governed’ and if yes, how? This talk will offer an introduction to the bottom-up multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance, the main actors and platforms where everyone can contribute as well as the importance of this model for preserving the core Internet values. It will explore how this particular model can help create better and more inclusive Internet-related public policymaking processes for countries like Albania but also encourage stakeholders coming from civil society, government, private sector, and technical community to make their voice heard. Lastly, this talk will explore the actual national, regional and global platforms where everyone and especially young people can get engaged and contribute such as Albanian Youth IGF, SEEDIG, EuroDIG, the global IGF, ICANN, and RIPE community.

Daniel Bello

Dashamir Hoxha

David Stainton

Dávid Halász

Dennis Van Zuijlekom

  1. Dimitar Zahariev
  2. Eduard Milushi
  3. Elger Jonker
  4. Elio Qoshi
  5. Emiliano Vavassori
  6. Eugene Zhukov
  7. Gabriele Falasca
  8. Guillaume Rischard
  9. John Sturdy
  10. Jora Kasapi
  11. Jor Bashllari
  12. Jos Weyers
  13. Kleidi Eski
  14. Koloreto Cukali
  15. Lars Heafner
  16. Laurent Ymet
  17. Marko Kažić
  18. Mehul Patel
  19. Mike Schwartz
  20. Paul Honig
  21. Rafael Shkëmbi
  22. Redon Skikuli
  23. Riccardo Magliocchetti
  24. Rikeldo Ndreu
  25. Ritger Teunissen
  26. Sam Tuke
  27. Winfried Tilanus
  28. Xhesi Balla