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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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  • 1. Open-Source-Treffen How to cook your own open source event Talk at FOSDEM Brussels, Belgium February 7 th , 2010
  • 2. Who woke us up so early?
    • Florian Effenberger
      • [email_address] Twitter: @floeff
      • 3. volunteer at OpenOffice.org since 2004
      • 4. Marketing Project Lead
      • 5. Distribution Project Lead
      • 6. Management Board of OpenOffice.org Deutschland e.V. (non-profit)
    • Carsten „Tomcat“ Book
      • [email_address] Twitter: @BavarianTomcat
      • 7. Longtime Community Member
      • 8. employed by Mozilla since 2007
      • 9. Software Engineer, Crash Analysis
      • 10. Community Building
  • 11. Step One: Gather Some Cooks
    • German Open-Source-Treffen founded by Mozilla and OpenOffice.org in July 2009
    • 12. 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
    • 13. bringing together regular users and projects
    • 14. creating awareness for free software and fostering open standards on a local & regional basis
  • 15. 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
    • 16. convenient to reach by public transportation, near the central station
    • 17. no obligation to eat and drink
    • 18. has video projector, wi-fi and engaged staff :-)
  • 19. 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)
        • 20. and, of course, Mozilla and OpenOffice.org
    • special guests
        • Dan Mosedale, Mitchell Baker, Florian Schießl
        • 21. soon to come: Chris Hofmann and Kev Needham
  • 22. Step Four: Make Some Noise
    • set up a dedicated website and mailing lists www.opensourcetreffen.de
    • 23. did lots of Web 2.0-stuff
        • IRC
        • 24. bots at Twitter and identi.ca
        • 25. groups at Facebook and XING
    • spread the word in blogs, forums and to press
    • 26. regularly give talks about the topic ;-)
  • 27. Step Five: Add Salt to the Soup
    • first Open-Source-Treffen in Leipzig in fall 2009
    • 28. dedicated workshop days for 2010 planned
        • OpenStreetMap day in Munich
        • 29. Bughunting sessions for OpenOffice.org and Firefox
    • thinking of video archives, probably live stream for larger events
  • 30. Everybody loooooves pictures!
  • 31. Some more pictures...
  • 32. Say cheese!
  • 33. Pictures, pictures, pictures...
  • 34. That's it... Thanks for joining! [email_address] www.opensourcetreffen.de