ownCloud at re:publica and LinuxTag 2014
Last week saw several events in Berlin’s Station event location that also featured ownCloud in one way or the other. The first, re:publica, is probably mostly known by bloggers and internet activists. Titled Into the wild, an obvious tongue in cheek about the unsafe and well-surveilled place the internet has become, it was a great place to talk about ownCloud. Frank took that opportunity and was received by a packed room, to which he delivered a talk about ownCloud, despite The Hoff performing on Stage 1 at the same time.
The last day of re:publica coincided with the first day of LinuxTag 2014, which moved from Fairgrounds to Station Berlin. This brought a lot of new people to visit our booth, which ownCloud shared with openSUSE and KDE, courtesy of our new Community Manager Jos.
On Thursday, Frank and I also got invited and interviewed about ownCloud by the Sondersendung Podcast. If you can understand German, you can listen to our 15 minute interview .
At the presentation area of our booth, Arthur and Georg gave workshops on writing your first ownCloud app, while I was covering the details of the synchronization process in depth. Every day of LinuxTag, quite some people took the chance to listen and ask questions.
Others just walked up to our demo point for a quick demonstration of ownClouds capabilities and concepts. Some inquired about the improvements from earlier versions they have used, and most were impressed by the progress that ownCloud 6 and ownCloud Client 1.6 represent. Since LinuxTag joined forces with droidcon, we also had lots of questions on our mobile integration for Android (and iOS, :), for both ownCloud app and calendar/addressbook sync.
In total, LinuxTag has been a really great show this year, which was mostly owed to the co-location with other events and the more central location. We’re looking forward to LinuxTag 2015!