OSCAL'17 - Event Report

Haven’t missed a single OSCAL since the very first edition in 2014 - way to be! This time, I participated at the conference primarily as a Mozilla contributor. A quick summary of my activities follows.

My talk was titled “How to Build Solid FOSS Communities: Lessons Learned from Mozilla”. It was actually the first time I directly presented about community building. My slides were kept at minimum, since I wished to create an immediate interaction with my audience. I kicked off with short introduction to Mozilla and free and open-source software in general. Then, during the rest of the time, I provided specific hints and tips on community building as well as shared many of my field experiences.

Presenting on Stage Presenting on Stage (photo by Andis Rado, CC BY-SA)

Once more, OSCAL provided an amazing opportunity to meet and collaborate with fellow free and open-source contributors from all over the world. We have had two complete days of presentations, workshops community meetups, on-the-spot hacking sessions and of course fun. I was very happy to participate at the community meetups of both Mozilla and the Fedora Project where we discussed about certain regional issues and suggested ways of tackling them down.

With the Mozilla Crew With the Mozilla Crew (photo by Andis Rado, CC BY-SA)

Before ending this post-event report, I have one message for you: If you haven’t checked OSCAL out already, make sure to do so next year - there’s no way you’re going to regret it!