Free Software Conference 2010 in Limassol, Cyprus

Here is an announcement from my friends at forum, who are organizing yet another event to promote Free and Open Source Software.

The Ubuntu Linux Cyprus Local Community in cooperation with the Information Systems and Technology Service of Cyprus University of Technology and the New Technologies Club of CUT, invite you to the Free Software Conference which will be held at the Andreas Themistokleous Building (Old Cadastre) of CUT on the 6th of October. The agenda follows:

Presentations (Pefkios Georgiades Amphitheater) :
6:00 – 6:30 pm: Introduction to Free Software (in Greek)
6:30 – 7:00 pm: Linux Clusters (in Greek)
7:00 – 7:30 pm: Free software: past, present, and the future (in English)
7:30 – 7:45 pm: Projection of the Creative Commons epic short film “Sintel”

Workshops (KXE1 Computer Lab):
8:00 – 8:30 pm: Presentation of the Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop
8:30 – 9:00 pm: Academic Applications for Math, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering.

An installation workshop will be running in parallel with the above, where can practice on how to install Ubuntu and its applications.

There will be free Ubuntu CDs with Free Software for everyone! You can also bring you laptop to test them.

Just so that you don’t get confused – this is tomorrow, October 6th, 2010.  It’s going to be in Limassol, on campus of Cyprus University of Technology.  And in case you’ll be running late, make sure you get there before 7 o’clock.  Yes, I’m going to deliver a speech in English on the subject of past, present, and future of the Free and Open Source Software.  Maybe we can talk more and catch a beer afterwards. Don’t miss it!  Here is a leaflet for you if you need something printed.

Cyprus Linux User Group meeting

As you might have heard, there was yet another Cyprus Linux User Group meeting yesterday.  It was, as usual, aligned to the recent Ubuntu and upcoming Fedora releases.  This time the even took place in the new University of Cyprus campus, in Nicosia.  There were slightly more people than the last time, but I was hoping for even more.

There were three presentations and one workshop.   Theo did a traditional Ubuntu Linux presentation in Greek.  Alexandros presented, also in Greek, about Linux in Cyprus education – a very interesting one, too bad my Greek is so poor.  And then I did a presentation in English about what Linux has to offer to students and why they should get involved.  Here are the slides from my talk (Linux for Students and Linux for Students).  After the presentations, Constantinos did a workshop about Compiz and Elisa media library.  Both looked quite impressive.

After the event a few of us went to the tavern for some really awesome meze and beer.  Altogether – good fun.

P.S.: If you missed the event, keep an eye on Ubuntu Cyprus web site and forums for announcements of the next one. Hope to see you there.