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Osstreffen FOSDEM 2010

Osstreffen FOSDEM 2010



Presentation from the FOSDEM Conference - a introduction over the Open Source Treffen in Germany held togehter with @floeff

Presentation from the FOSDEM Conference - a introduction over the Open Source Treffen in Germany held togehter with @floeff



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    • Open-Source-Treffen How to cook your own open source event Talk at FOSDEM Brussels, Belgium February 7 th , 2010
    • Who woke us up so early?
      • Florian Effenberger
        • [email_address] Twitter: @floeff
        • volunteer at OpenOffice.org since 2004
        • Marketing Project Lead
        • Distribution Project Lead
        • Management Board of OpenOffice.org Deutschland e.V. (non-profit)
      • Carsten „Tomcat“ Book
        • [email_address] Twitter: @BavarianTomcat
        • Longtime Community Member
        • employed by Mozilla since 2007
        • Software Engineer, Crash Analysis
        • Community Building
    • Step One: Gather Some Cooks
      • German Open-Source-Treffen founded by Mozilla and OpenOffice.org in July 2009
      • open source is widely adopted -> millions of users worldwide (with no clue about projects) -> thousands of active projects (with similar challenges) -> lots of possible new volunteers
      • bringing together regular users and projects
      • creating awareness for free software and fostering open standards on a local & regional basis
    • Step Two: Find a Kitchen
      • Café Netzwerk in Munich, a youth café facility with a small bar and little snacks
          • alternatives were (expensive) bars, schools, nonprofits
      • room for up to 70 people
      • convenient to reach by public transportation, near the central station
      • no obligation to eat and drink
      • has video projector, wi-fi and engaged staff :-)
    • Step Three: Invite Some Guests
      • five evening events with an average of 40 people, now taking place monthly
          • „every fourth Friday for free software“
      • 2-4 talks per evening, max. 20 minutes/each
          • OpenStreetMap, CAcert, x2go, LiMux (City of Munich)
          • and, of course, Mozilla and OpenOffice.org
      • special guests
          • Dan Mosedale, Mitchell Baker, Florian Schießl
          • soon to come: Chris Hofmann and Kev Needham
    • Step Four: Make Some Noise
      • set up a dedicated website and mailing lists www.opensourcetreffen.de
      • did lots of Web 2.0-stuff
          • IRC
          • bots at Twitter and identi.ca
          • groups at Facebook and XING
      • spread the word in blogs, forums and to press
      • regularly give talks about the topic ;-)
    • Step Five: Add Salt to the Soup
      • first Open-Source-Treffen in Leipzig in fall 2009
      • dedicated workshop days for 2010 planned
          • OpenStreetMap day in Munich
          • Bughunting sessions for OpenOffice.org and Firefox
      • thinking of video archives, probably live stream for larger events
    • Everybody loooooves pictures!
    • Some more pictures...
    • Say cheese!
    • Pictures, pictures, pictures...
    • That's it... Thanks for joining! [email_address] www.opensourcetreffen.de