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openSUSE Conference: the Aftermath

Open Labs at openSUSE Thessaloniki 2013

openSUSE conference 2013 was a blast for the Open Labs team members that were there. We totally enjoyed the city, the talks, the greek food and all the open culture that was all around us for during the weekend.

We presented Open Labs as a hackerspace, WMKIT project and super enjoyed it. Lot’s of youngsters also asked questions related with our activities which is smth that made us mega happy. Here is the video with some audio bugs, but you get the general feeling I guess:

Here are also some pics from the event:

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 Open Labs at openSUSE Thessaloniki 2013

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Open Labs at openSUSEMore info and links
official page of the conference: conference.opensuse.org
Facebook event: facebook.com/events/143798705781708/

Projecting Creative Commons Short Movies

Projecting Creative Commons Short Movies

Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization that has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons licenses free of charge to the public. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators. Since CC licenses help us share knowledge and culture we have promoted the iniciative before and are continuing to do so in the future.

That’s why we collaborate with showtime.al, a movie portal that uses open software for publishing, to bring you a night full of projections with short movies published in Creative Commons licenses.

Beautiful World – http://vimeo.com/56183621
Little Tombstome – http://vimeo.com/34655941

What: Creative Commons projection movies night at Open Labs
When: Wednesday, July 31st 2013 @ 19.00
Where: Open Labs hackerspace, Rruga “Jordan Misja”, Seksioni I, Pallati i Usllugës, Apartamenti A-22. Same buiding with World Vision.

New location of Open LabsBacklinks: showtime.al, Facebook event, Google+ event,

Join Us:1 Year Open Labs Celebration

One Year Open Labs celebrationWe started Open Labs as a group of people that felt that knowledge sharing, open collaboration, open data and open source software are the base of a healthy society in a local or broader level. It was just an idea that came to life with hard work and team work since day one. July 2012 was the start of weekly meetups, events, collaborations with regional hackerspaces, free software organisations, projections, workshops and friendships that lead to some of the most inovative projects inititated Albania and spreaded in Kosovo, Greece, and Germany.

July 16th is the day we celebrate all the hard work, the fun and hacks with a brand new place, more people and board, a clear vision on sharing open source tecnhologies and on loving what we are doing even more. Join us!
When: Tuesday, July 16th 2013
Where: Open Labs hackerspace, Rruga “Jordan Misja”, Seksioni I, Pallati i Usllugës, Apartamenti A-22. Same buiding with World Vision.

Open Labs 1 year celebration july 2013

after party FLOSSK-ies and OL-ers

 

Backlinks: Facebook event, Google+ event, hackerspaces.org

Design Overview in Tirana Volunteers Meetup

Design Overview in Tirana 2013 volunteers meetup

Remember Design Overview in Tirana 2012? After the positive feedback the organisers are working to make the second edition of the first design conference in Albania even better. In order to achieve this they need your help and contribution before and during the event.

This meetup, hosted at the brand new Open Labs venue, will be your first step in getting to know each other and defining the fields that everyone wants to contribute. Participation is free and open for anyone interested, but it is important that you register before since the organisers will need to prepare for the whole thing.

There are only 20 invitations available so register today and only if you are kinda sure you can make it since there might be other people interested.

UPDATE: Registrations are closed. Thanks everyone for your interest. See you tomorrow

 

What: Design Overview in Tirana volunteers meetup
When: Monday, July 15th 2013
Where: Open Labs hackerspace, Rruga “Jordan Misja”, Seksioni I,  Pallati i Usllugës, Apartamenti A-22. Same buiding with World Vision.

New location of Open LabsMore info and details: info (at) designoverview.org

About Design Overview in Tirana: Design Overview In Tirana is the depth of experience from the best professionals in local and even more, in international level. It’s the yearly design conference in Albania about Graphic Design, Web Design and Motion Design.

Open-Steps.org Workshop at Open Labs

Open Steps Project workshop Open LabsStarting in July 2013 and for one year, Alex and Margo will travel through South-East Europe, Turkey, India, South-East Asia, Japan and South-America. They are going to take advantage of this opportunity and meet people, collectives and organisations actively working on making information, knowledge and education available for everyone. We are honoured to be one of the stops of the duo on Thursday July 18th @ 19.00 for a dedicated workshop.

The name of their initiative is Open Steps, which is a non-profit project which consist on exploring, documenting and divulging  the state of the art in the field of Open Knowledge around the world.

The open-steps.org team believes the philosophy behind these topics is of major importance for our society and the future generations. Making information, knowledge and education available for everyone is a big step towards equality where internet and new technologies should be the tool that communities and governments should employ rationally to achieve this goal.
Sounds familiar? Exactly! Open Labs is doing the same.

When: Thursday July 18th @ 19.00
Where: Open Labs hackerspace, Rruga “Jordan Misja”, Seksioni I, Pallati i Usllugës, Apartamenti A-22. Same building with World Vision. Map here

Open Steps workshp at Open Labs

Open Steps workshp at Open Labs

Open Steps workshp at Open Labs

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backlinks: Google+, Facebook event, hackerspaces.org