Fosscomm 2017 - Event Report

Last month, I spoke at Fosscomm 2017 which constitutes the largest free and open-source software conference in Greece.

My talk was titled “Open Source Community Building 101: The Mozilla Way”. I had delivered similar presentations at OSCAL’17 and LibreOffice Conference 2017. As usual, I aimed at providing specific hints and tips for fostering positive community environments.

Speaking about Open Source Community Building Speaking about Open Source Community Building (photo by Giannis Konstantinidis, CC BY-SA)

Throughout the conference, I joined forces with fellow University of the Aegean students to advocate for multiple free and open-source projects and the open Internet. We had our own booth where we engaged with hundreds of conference attendees, exhibited projects and gave away promotional material.

Together with Fellow University of the Aegean Students Together with Fellow University of the Aegean Students (photo by Giannis Konstantinidis, CC BY-SA)

Last but not least, we had the opportunity to meet free and open-source software engineers, developers, users and enthusiasts based all over Greece and therefore were able to exchange experiences and best practices among our communities.

To conclude, Fosscomm 2017 left positive experiences. However, I’d be expecting increased participation by free and open-source communities and even companies embracing open technologies.

Read the University of the Aegean’s press release (in Greek) mentioning our participation.

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