Osstreffen FOSDEM 2010


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Osstreffen FOSDEM 2010

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