May 11, 2018 Silva

The LibreOffice Hackfest Hamburg 2018 was a very friendly event, a gathering of LibreOffice contributors who came along to work together and discuss on the plans of the community. The hackfest was held on 7th and 8th of April 2018, in the amazing city of Hamburg. I signed up to join the community meetups, where we discussed on different topics related to the future plans of the community. For our first group meeting we gathered at the balcony of the building, which the sunny day in Hamburg, made it even nicer. We started by making a short introduction with one…

October 31, 2017 Silva

It was a great pleasure for me to be part of FOSScamp Syros at the begginign of this autumn. The event was held on the beautiful Greek island of Syros during 31 August to 6 September. This resulted to be a great event to attend and I had the chance to be part of it thanks to the support from the Wikimedia project! Our local community of Open Labs hackerspace has been making some important steps in order for people to be more involved with Wikimedia and its related projects, and as a result of this efforts, I was able…

September 13, 2017 Silva 1Comment

As described in their website, Digital Born Media Carnival was a gathering of hundred of online media representatives, information explorers and digital rights enthusiasts. The event took place on 14 – 18 July in Kotor, Montenegro. I found out about it as one of the members of Open Labs Hackerspace shared the news on our forum. While struggling if I should attend or not because of a very busy period at work and at the University, the whole thing sounded very interesting and intriguing at the same time, so I decided to join the group of people who were also…

September 5, 2017 Silva

We started the fourth day of FOSScamp by going to the beach early in the morning and I have to say that this was one of the funniest days, not because of the beach in my case, since I don’t enjoy it that much, but for all the gathering and the discussions we had during the Debian Meetup. This was a gathering of people from different communities. We had Lior from Israel, Sotirios from Greece and the people from the Open Labs Albania. The main topics we discussed during the meetup were about the Debian localization which for us was…

September 3, 2017 Silva

As a member of the Open Labs Hackerspace for the last two years it makes me very happy to see that we are having more presence from different linux distributions projects at our hackerspace. We had a considerable presence from many people involved with different communities at our annual conference, Open Source Conference Albania which I think considerably inspired many people to join and ask for ways to get involved and contribute. At least for me this was the case! I was very happy to meet people from the Debian community and thanks to the great help of Daniel Pocock,…

August 19, 2017 Silva 2Comment

We’re Still Hacking Anyway! I was very lucky to have the chance to join the SHA 2017 Hacker Camp this year and I would definitely consider this an amazing and unique experience. Going for camping in an event with an interesting content sounded promising and fun, but SHA was so much more than that. Before I go into more details into my experience during the event, I’m gonna make a brief intro for those of you who haven’t heard about the camp before.  By Erik Albers (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons Still Hacking Anyway or…

July 2, 2017 Silva

I decided a few months ago that I would dedicate my first blog post to OSCAL 2017, a bit later than I planned but yeah, this moment has arrived, OSCAL is over and I’m finally sitting to write on my experience. A bit happy and sad at the same time. Happy because it was a great edition, a group of very awesome speakers joined us for a very extensive and productive weekend, and I think we managed to share pretty well our ideology and what our community of Open Labs Hackerspace has been promoting for the last 5 years with…