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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