Software Freedom Day 2013

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Software Freedom Day 2013
Sat 21 Sep 2013 0:00
till Sat 21 Sep 2013 0:00
Software Freedom Day 2013
HSB Brussels,Belgium
Jurgen, Laurent (UrLab), Cedric (UrLab)


Software Freedom Day?[edit]

Software Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in businesses - in short: everywhere!


When you hear about hackers in the news, it's often about breaking into computers or networks. You won't find this here. A hackerspace is a place where people who love technology meet each other and get creative: discover new uses for existing technology, teach each other new things. As a ground rule, we all love to share what we know. We often organize workshops - most of them are open to everyone. In Brussels we have two hackerspaces (and some fablabs, a LUG and a makerspace), there are around ten in Belgium. See the site for more details.


You can download the multilingual (ENG/FR/NL) flyer with the program and some background on the event. Please be sure to spread it amongst your friends and colleagues... File:Flyer-sfd-hsbxl-web.pdf

Ground Floor[edit]

The ground floor is the "walk-in" zone... Everyone is welcome to walk in and look around. There's no schedule, things happen all the time here... You're welcome to have a drink. Apart from the typical drinks, you can also enjoy a Club Mate (the typical hacker drink) Great hackers will be hanging around, happy to have an interesting talk with you. You'll find computers equipped with some of the greatest Free games. Have a seat and try them out... Hackers and Free Software Advocates will show their stuff. You'll see a 3D-printer in action. Have a look and please ask questions!

Level 1: grand public[edit]

Talks will be in French, Dutch, English depending on the choice of the speaker.

  • 11:00-11:15 NL/FR/ENG Opening speech, Acceuil
  • 11:15-11:45 FR Libérez votre GSM avec FirefoxOS (Benoit Leseul)
  • 11:45-12:15 FR C'est quoi un hackerspace ? (Cedric Lood)
  • 12:45-13:00 FR/NL HetPact .be- (Nicolas Pettiaux)
  • 13:00-13:30 ENG Public discussion on software freedom (moderated by Wendy Van Wynsberghe, Constant vzw/asbl)
  • 13:30-14:00 FR/ENG Importance of privacy (Kirsteen)
  • 14:00-14:30 ENG Governance in mobile operating systems (Friedger Müffke)
  • 14:30-15:00 FR Creative Commons en Belgique (Agnez Bewer)
  • 15:15-15:45 ENG OUYA console and - great examples of Applied Open Hardware (Friedger Müffke)
  • 15:45-16:15 ENG What's a hackerspace? (Cedric Lood)
  • 16:15-16:45 FR/ENG Free/Libre Software for the commons - (Olm-e)
  • 17:00-17:30 FR La mémoire politique (Laurent Peuch)
  • 17:30-18:00 ENG The history of street art in Brussels (André Madeira Cortes)
  • 18:00-18:30 NL/ENG iRail, over het belang van toegang tot publieke data - Why it's important to have access to public data (Wouter Vandenneuker)

Level 2: practical stuff and workshops[edit]

Talks and workshops will be in English

  • 11:15-11:45 Using Arduino to do cool stuff with model trains (Dylan Van Assche) [video]
  • 11:45-12:15 Photo Editing with the GIMP (Agnez Bewer)
  • 13:00-14:00 Inkscape: creating your own bottle-label (Jurgen Gaeremyn) [video]
  • 14:00-14:30 Make my Makey Makey Myself - how to play piano on your tablecloth (Arduino, Python & Olimex) (Wendy Van Wynsberghe, Constant vzw/asbl) [video]
  • 14:30-15:00 Openstreetmap, that's you and me! (Jurgen Gaeremyn)
  • 15:15-15:45 Installing OwnClowd on Raspberry Pi (Lucas Van Beneden)
  • 16:00-16:30 Using Gentoo profiles to manage servers (Zoobab)
  • 16:30-17:00 Askarel and his fridge: how to make a dumb machine smarter... (Askarel) [video]
  • 17:00-18:00 Making your own website using a CMS (e.g. Wordpress) (Agnez Bewer)
  • 18:00-19:00 Write your own Gentoo packages (ebuilds) (Zoobab) [video]

Level 3: Ueber geeky stuff[edit]

A few of the more advanced topics that might interest you. Will be in English

  • 11:15-13:15 Don't let the OWASP sting you (JG)
  • 13:15-14:15 HAM Radio for dummies (Sebastien Van Cauwenberghe)
  • 14:30-15:30 The art of lockpicking (Sedrik)
  • 15:30-16:00 Tempory Autonomous Zone, a philosophical concept... (Hastake)
  • 16:00-17:00 Codec2 vocoder and digital voice over radio (Kristoff Bonne)
  • 17:00-18:00 Monitoring for fun and profit: using nagios and munin to monitor your boxes. (Wouter Simons)
  • 18:00-19:00 Software Defined Networking (Target0)

BBQ and Concert[edit]

  • 18:30 - 20:00 7 Euro BBQ
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Live concert by Jake Rathburn (currently touring hackerspaces in Europe)