SFScon and the FSFE Community Meeting
In 2019, the FSFE will cooperate with the Free Software Conference in Bolzano, Italy: https://www.sfscon.it/ taking place between November 15th and 17th.
The SFScon will host an FSFE track during that weekend, as well as an FSFE assembly. Our track will cover topics on the interplay of technology and society, and the assembly will be a place to meet and share experiences for all participants and our own community.
We will also use the occasion to run our Annual Community Meeting at the same event.
The South Tyrol Free Software Conference (SFScon) is one of Europe’s most established conferences on Free Software happening annually in November in Bolzano, Italy, with multiple tracks running in parallel. Registration is required and it is free of charge.
This year, the FSFE community experts will help shape the topics by presenting talks and keynotes on various matters:
Join our track and activities
The FSFE will be part of the SFScon2019 with its own track on Saturday morning. The FSFE track will start in the morning of November 16th at the SFScon venue (see below), followed by a Community hike on Sunday, November 17th. Please find the Agenda of our track and the Community meeting sessions below
As the SFScon starts already on Friday, November 15th, we booked places at a nice local pub called Hopfen where the FSFE community and friends can have some food and drinks. The reservation starts at 20:00h.
Saturday morning, November 16th
The sessions will take place in the Seminar Room 3 (in the NOI Techpark Seminar area)
- 09:00 Welcome, Matthias Kirschner;
- 09:20 Free Software, Open Standards and Open Data in Tourism, Patrick Ohnewein;
- 09:40 Free Software legal licenses 101, Carlo Piana;
- 10:00 Free Software in European Politics, Alexander Sander;
- 10:20 Router Freedom, Lucas Lasota;
- 10:40 Coffee Break
- 11:20 Free Software business models, Björn Schiessle;
- 11:40 About Sustainability of Software, Erik Albers;
- 12:00 Putting AI Back into People's Hands: Toward an Accessible, Transparent and Fair AI, Vincent Lequertier;
- 12:20 Micro G - what it is and where it's going, Marvin W;
- 12:40 “Public Money? Public Code!” majors campaign, Bonnie Mehring;
- 13:00 End of public SFScon FSFE track part
Saturday afternoon, November 16th
- Community meeting and the FSFE assembly The sessions will take place in the Seminar Room 3 (in the NOI Techpark Seminar area)
- 14:00 - 14:10 Welcome back
- 14:10 - 14:30 Round: your favourite Free Software app in 2 minutes; (moderation: Erik Albers);
- 14:35 - 15:05 Do it the Italian way: Presenting Italian groups and their work;
15:10 - 15:20 Next Generation Internet (NGI0) (talk by Gabriel Ku & Lucas Lasota)
- 15:20 - 15:30 Freedomvote, talk by Gian-Maria Daffré aka Giammi
- 15:30 - 15:40 Blogging for Freedom; talk by Florian Snow
- 15:45 - 16:15 Lightning talks;
- 16:15 - 16:30 Coffee Break
- 16:30 - 16:40 Introduction to breakout sessions;
- 16:40 - 17:40 Breakout Session: Time for Groups to work together;
- 17:45 - 18:00 Results of sessions and closing
20:00 - 23:00 Dinner & Drinks at Batzen Bräu
At 23:00h the Batzen Bräu will host a life gig of a Slovenian neo-psych and noise rock band called "Haiku Garden". Those who are curious can remain after dinner and enjoy the band.
Sunday November 17th
Community Hike - Hiking and exploring the Bolzano area together
The FSFE Booth
The FSFE stand will be located in the SFScon Foyer (on the -1 floor of the NOI Techpark - between Seminar Room 1 and Seminar Room 2). Besides the flyers and stickers, you would also be able to find some of the classic FSFE t-shirts and other merchandise.
The SFScon takes place at the NOI Techpark. The building named "Black Monolith" is where the Conference will take place.
- From this picture, you can see the view you would encounter, including the black building behind the water tower where the Conference will be held, when you enter the premises of the Techpark:
This link will provide you with more information on the location of the NOI Techpark in Bolzano, South Tyrol where the event will take place during November 15th-16th.
There are many options, but do make your arrangements quickly as Bolzano is usually crowded during the SFScon and hotels, guest houses and rooms get booked out very quickly.
Bolzano is reachable by multiple types of transport. It is a well connected place that even has its own airport. The most budget friendly flight would however be via Innsbruck, Verona, or Venice, where you could change to a convenient train connection. Another financially sparing way would be to travel entirely by train from your location, by bus or with a car. For more information on how Bolzano can be reached, we advise you to visit the following helpful page of the region, where they give useful tips and tricks: https://www.suedtirol.info/how-to-get-there
Code of Conduct
Although the SFScon does not have its own Code of Conduct, the FSFE Community meeting will be governed by the FSFE's Code of Conduct. This means that inside the FSFE track and during our community activities, the FSFE's Code of Conduct should be adhered to.