Software Freedom Day 2017
It’s Good to be FREE
A celebration of FOSS Technologies and Communities
September 16, 2017
Help Us Share the Spirit of Giving and Community
To ensure the success of this year’s celebration of SFD Philippines to a broader audience of attendees – free of charge – we are enjoining your support through the following:
Be a Community Partner
A keystone to the success of the open source movement is the active participation, engagement, and collaboration between and among different open source groups and communities. As a community partner, you can help make SFD Philippines 2017 memorable and meaningful for a new generation of open source practitioners and advocates in the following ways:
- Share Your Community Story. Introduce your community story and how it started, developed, and helped not only community members but the IT sector and wider groups at large. This will serve to inspire a new generation of open source practitioners and advocates be a part of or support the open source communities in the Philippines. (can be in the form of a video or live speaker/s).
- Showcase Your Work. Through a video, an exhibit booth, a live demo, or even giving away software freebies and/or swag – get attendees to know more about your work and be inspired by your initiative.
- Be an Open Source Mentor. Give back by teaching a new generation of open source practitioners the basics of different FOSS applications and technologies, through plenary and/or hands-on inputs and seminars. More details on “Be an SFD Mentor” below.
- Be a Community Sponsor. To ensure that we keep each SFD celebration free of charge for attending students and participants, we rely on generous donors and sponsors to help us cover costs for publicity materials, transportation, production of kits, etc. More details on “Call for Donors and Sponsors”.
If you are interested and/or would like to be a Community Partner for this year’s SFD Celebration, kindly visit: bit.ly/sfdphilippines2017-community-partner
Be an SFD Mentor
Give back by teaching a new generation of open source practitioners the basics of FOSS and the different FOSS applications and technologies, through plenary and/or hands-on inputs and seminars. Some of the topics of our plenary and hands-on inputs include:
- History of the Free Open Source Movement
- Introduction to FOSS and the Open Source Communities
- Software Freedom with Free Open Source Software
- Liberte! Introducing Philippine Open Source Communities
- Free Culture
- FOSS Legislation
- FOSS for Arts ((Inkscape, Blender, Audio Production, GIMP, Game Development, etc.)
- FOSS for Developers (Drupal, Docker, Python, Android, Ruby, etc.)
- FOSS for Education (LibreOffice, Wikimedia, Moodle, etc.)
- Open Content and Data Visualization (Ushahidi, Open Street Map, Orange, etc.)
- Introduction to Linux and Linux Systems (Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, Red Hat, etc.)
- Open Hardware (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Galileo, etc.)
- FOSS for Business (OpenBSD, MySQL, Apache, etc.)
- FOSS for Science (MAXIMA, Cadabra, SciPy, PSPP, R, etc.)
- FOSS and IOT (programming sensors with open hardware, sensor data analytics)
If you are interested and/or would like to be an Open Source Mentor for this year’s SFD Celebration, kindly visit: bit.ly/sfdphilippines2017-mentor
For questions and inquiries, please contact Almondz, our SFD Philippines 2017 community coordinator via landline: 282-4129 or through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The SFD Philippines 2017 Team
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