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TED Talks in Albanian #2

TED in Albanian at Open LabsSecond event as part of the new Tuesday projections focusing on TED talks, which some of us consider the best video content related with Technology Education and Design. This time we are going big by presenting 3 presentations translated in Albanian in a row:

#1 AnnMarie Thomas: Hands-on science with squishy circuits
#2 Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach
#3 Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks

If you are interested on becoming part of the translation team don’t hesitate to contact us.
If you don’t know why TED talks are awesome click here!
Where: Open Labs (Rr. Nikolla Lena 100, Tirane)
When: 03.09.2012 @ 19.00
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Presenting: Smart Tourist Albania

Open Labs presents smarttourist_al poster

Open Labs presents smarttourist_al poster

During or first monthly meetup we present Smart Tourist Albania an interesting social initiative with the goal of  reacting on the emerging issue of protecting the environment in Albania though technology and interactive tools.

Where: Open Labs (Rr. Nikolla Lena 100, Tirane)
When: 31.08.2012 @ 19.00

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New project: TED Talks in Albanian

Open Labs prezanton TED talks 1

Open Labs prezanton TED talks 1We are really happy to announce the start of a new series of events focusing on TED talks, which some of us consider  the most inspirational piece of information on the universe, or at least the part of it that we are aware of. At the same time our team at Open Labs is translating the rest of the TED talks in Albanian in order to present them on a weekly basis. If you are interested on becoming part of the translation team don’t hesitate to contact us.

The projections of the talks will take place at our headquarters every Tuesday at 19.00 and the first one will be an amazing presentation from Philip Zimbardo focused on “The psychology of evil”. Don’t miss it!

About TED
TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event. The annual conference began in 1990, in Monterey, California. The events are now held in Long Beach and Palm Springs in the U.S. and in Europe and Asia, offering live streaming of the talks. They address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture, often through storytelling. Past presenters include Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Malcolm Gladwell, Al Gore, Gordon Brown, Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates, educator Salman Khan, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and many Nobel Prize winners.  Since June 2006, the talks have been offered for free viewing online, under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons license, through TED.com. As of November 2011, over 1,050 talks are available free online. By January 2009 they had been viewed 50 million times. In June 2011, the viewing figure stood at more than 500 million, reflecting a still growing global audience.

Where: Open Labs (Rr. Nikolla Lena 100, Tirane)
When: 28.08.2012 @ 19.00

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Software Freedom Kosova 2012

flossk conference poster

On September 8th FLOSSK will be holding the fourth edition of Software Freedom Kosova Conference“SFK12″.

Software Freedom Kosovoa is an annual conference about Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) in Kosovo. The local team has succeeded in making the conference a traditional event, an event which gathers every year a number of more than 400 attendees including regional audience and lectures and presentations by a variety of international and national professionals and academicians who present the latest developments in the global FLOSS community.

This year the event will feature a day of presentations 30-50 min long and 2 days of 2-3 hr long workshops.  The workshops will be at the  STIKK-KS office, on Sept 7th and 8th.

The Conference will be at the technical faculty of the University of Prishtina.

Confirmed Speakers 
The current list of confirmed speakers can be viewed here.

Software Freedom Kosovo 2012 Open Labs Albania 1Below are the first ever WMKIT presented at Software Freedom Kosovo 2012, the team from Open Labs and friends.

The presentation from Open Labs also included the story behind WMKIT and some Arduino coolness.

Software Freedom Kosovo 2012 Open Labs Albania presenting WMKITKim, one of the first (proud) owners of a WMKIT package

Software Freedom Kosovo 2012 Open Labs Albania presenting WMKITThe first kits assembled and ready for the public

Software Freedom Kosovo 2012 Open Labs Albania presenting WMKIT

 

Open Labs meets FLOSSK

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Open Labs takon FLOSSK poster

A group of FLOSSK (Free Libre Open Source Software Kosova) representatives visited our hackerspace e in order to meet with us for the first time and generate discussion about the upcoming Software Freedom Kosova.

The main organizer of the meeting Mike Dupont is Member of the Conference Steering Working Group of the Software Freedom Conference in Kosovo.  He is also the Co-Founder of FLOSS Kosova.

During the meetings we talked about the SFK 2012, common projects such as Openstreetmap, Wikipedia and a general discussion about the translation of free Software in Albanian. Our microcontroller based project We Make It was also presented
We really had a good time with the FLOSSK team and are looking forward to meet them at the Software Freedom Kosova 2012 where we will present Open Labs projects at the Kosovo audience for the first time.

Here are some of the pics from the event.Open Labs meets FLOSSK 13Open Labs meets FLOSSK 14Open Labs meets FLOSSK 7