Bits and Pieces of Fosscomm 2015

Yesterday I attended the second day of Fosscomm 2015 on the Technological Institution of Athens. First of all I would like to point out that the convention was excellently organised, my previous experiences on various technological – and non – conventional was traumatic. The campus of the Institution is beautiful and the convention’s workshops and classes was scattered mostly on the faculty of Technological Applications building.

I watched the PirateBox intro course, by hackerspace.gr. A very interesting course for off-grid file sharing, chatting, media streaming.

The Open Business course, which evolved to an interactive lab to create a viable business model based on open source thinking and technologies.

Unfortunately I didn’t have a lot of time, so the last course I watched was a Quadcopter design and introductory course.

The beauty of Open Source are it’s people, I had time to talk to some very interesting persons about OpenSuse, Fedora and Debian – I also met the Mate maintainer of Debian! – plus I got familiar with GreekLUG and Ellak.

Booths of the Bitcoin, OpenSuse, Fedora communities

Booths of the Bitcoin, OpenSuse, Fedora communities

All in all it was a great experience, next year though I hope we will be more organised and attend both days and more courses!

P.S : The best thing about conventions are the goodies!! Stickers, DVDs, bags and a cup was my loot from Fosscomm 2015!

Fosscomm Goodies!

Fosscomm Goodies!