FrOSCon 2013: Call for Projects, Papers

frosconThe Free and Open Source Software Conference (FrOSCon) will take place on the 24th and 25th of August this year, kindly hosted by the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Sankt Augustin.

We are looking for projects that would like to present in the exhibition area, as well as interesting talks or workshops. Additionally, you can request a project room if you want to sit together to do some hacking, or have your own, topic specific course of lectures. Sign up now!

But even more so, we are looking for speakers. The focus this year is on Seamless Computing, How Free Software should deal with closed ecosystems and How to let the computer do your chores. Even if your topic is not in one of those domains: Submit your proposal.

FrOSCon 2009: Call for Papers About to Close

The Call for Papers for this years’ Free and Open Source Conference (FrOSCon) will close in three days. Hot topics are Cloud Computing, Open Hardware, Free Software and SaaS (Software as a Service) as well as mobile Gadgets (Netbooks, Phones, …).

Traditionally, FrOSCon has always hosted a sub conference. After hosting the Python and PHP community, this years programming language du jour is Java. Does anyone feel like giving a Jambi talk? ­čÖé

Btw: Qt Software supports FrOSCon as a Gold Sponsor and both Qt Software and the KDE team will of course be present during the conference. Visit us from 22.- 23. August 2009 in the premises of the University of Applied Technology in St. Augustin near Bonn!

Spontantrip, oder: Wie man sich Verantwortung aufhalst

Ich habe mich gebeugt. Ich bin der Aufforderung meiner lieben LUUSA-Kollegen nachgegangen und hab mich wirklich um halb acht in den Zug nach Essen gesetzt, um noch einen Tag an der Planung der FrOSCon 2007 teilnehmen zu d├╝rfen. Die positiven Dinge zuerst: Derjenige mit den offiziell flachesten Witzen bin nicht ich, und auch sonst haben wir viele Dinge getan, die uns und die Veranstaltung weiterbringen.

Ich wurde zur Begr├╝├čung erst mal mit einem Haufen Accounts beworfen: rt, Wiki, Mailinglisten und gef├╝hlte 3000 andere Dienste bedeuten aber wohl auch, dass ich in Zukunft mehr als bisher mit der FrOSCon-Orga zu tun haben werde. Aber wenn man mal genauer ├╝berlegt, ist Freizeit sowieso v├Âllig ├╝berbewertet…

D├╝sseldorf Hbf, in v├Âllig veraltetem Intercity

FrOSCon 2007: Call for Papers

Doesn’t everyone love Open Source events? I do, and thus I am proud to announce the Call for Paper for FrOSCon, the best Open Source and Free Software event in the western Part of Germany.

For those who don’t know: FrOSCon is a two-day conference on free software and open source, which takes place on the 25th and 26th of August at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, in St. Augustin near Bonn, Germany for the second time. Huge parts of the organisation are done by members of LUUSA and the FrOSCon e.V.

For KDE, I aready secured a developers room and I hope that more people will be able to attend then last year, when it was largely unknown because it was conducted for the first time. Yet I dare to claim that everyone who attended last year called it a great show, especially because the organizers carefully analyzed other open source and free software events such as FOSDEM or Linuxtag.

So I hope to welcome you in my home town St. Augustin in fall. Make sure to send a talk or subscribe for the KDE booth. St. Augustin is conviniently located rather close to the BeNeLux countries — a good enough excuse to come over and see some old (and new!) faces again :-).