San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
SFK (Software Freedom Kosova Conference) is the biggest annual nonprofit conference in Kosovo established to promote software freedom, open source software, free culture and open knowledge, a global movement that originally started more than 25 years ago.
The Conference gathers each year academics, users, developers and people who share the idea that software should be free and open for the community to develop and customize to its needs; that knowledge is a communal property and free and open to everyone. Each year SFK succeeded in its mission; educating Kosovo youth on Free and Open Source Software, its ideology and the great community behind it. SFK conferences had great impact on creating strong bonds of friendship between the local community and foreign one.
SFK provides a fertile ground to build and enhance networking within the tech community, both in the local region and worldwide by being used as a meeting point for a network of individuals and companies with the aim of sponsoring and initiating projects which benefit the people in Kosovo and which should also result in commercial benefits for the surrounding region.
Available to both the general public and the technical community, SFK offer it’s attendees:
- Local/Regional/International and National networking for business and new friends worldwide.
- Hands-on training and in depth talks from local and international speakers with a focus on the following subjects:
- Basics: What is Free and Open Source Software?
- How it works: How open source software gets funded and made (e.g. IBM, Red Hat, etc.), how OSS communities operate, the beauty of sharing code and data to build a better future
- Business: How can free and open source software help you develop your business?
- Government: How can OSS support government goals and plans? Open government data and open data formats for connecting with constituents.
- Education: Advantages of free and open source software for Education?
- Non-profit sector: How can public and private institutions benefit from free and open source software?
- Use and Development: Tools, desktop environment and distros, languages, web/web 2.0, standards, multimedia and video production, communities, security, servers, system administration, networks, mobile, databases, cloud computing and more.