BelFOSS 2019 will take place on Friday 12th April 2019

What is FOSS Software ?

Free and Open-Source Software refers to freedom (libre) rather than price (gratis).

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You may already use FOSS software since it is used in everything from TVs to Cars

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BelFOSS would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors

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Ushahidi Installathon

Thanks all to those who attended and participated in BelFOSS – especially Neil & the QUB team for doing so much. As always special thanks to the hardworking speakers and sponsors – Flax & Teal, Proofpoint, Forde-Campbell, Allstate and SpotX. For those who were interested in Ushahidi’s installathon from Eriol & David : more details […]

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BelFOSS 2019

We are making the final preparations for BelFOSS 2019 with a gang of volunteers ready to keep the hot water flowing and keep you safe and comfortable for the day. As usual we have crammed a lot of talks into the day so we will be ruthless with the timekeeping. We couldn’t bring you a […]

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Great to have Proofpoint on-board as sponsors of BelFOSS 2019. Attendees of BelFOSS 2017 will remember Jolene Dunne describing Proofpoint’s email security and we hope to hear more from them at BelFOSS 2019. Proofpoint’s Belfast office is in Weaver’s Court close to the Europa and Farset Labs.

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BelFOSS 2019 Preparations

Preparations are underway for BelFOSS 2019 to be held on Friday 12th April 2019 at the School of EEECS at Queen’s University, Belfast. Registration will open in the coming weeks but in the meantime we are pleased to announce that Howard Chu will be speaking.  Every year I am nervous about whether we’ll get the […]

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BelFOSS 2018 Sponsors

BelFOSS would not be possible without the support of the following who cover the costs of catering the event and also fill the goodie bags ! The Urban Penguin The Urban Penguin helps you learn Linux. Online or in the classroom we have developed our own training materials to meet your needs. No matter if […]

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BelFOSS 2018 Plans

In the past we have organised BelFOSS at the end of January to coincide with the post-exam break of undergraduate students, however with changes to the university timetable there will be no exams in January. As such we have decided to organise BelFOSS 2018 for Friday 16th March 2018 which is designated as a Reading […]

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Videos From BelFOSS 2017

After a few weeks of editing most of the talks from BelFOSS 2017 are now available on YouTube (Playlist here). We missed a few of the talks in the afternoon session due to a recording issue – apologies. Videos are embedded below for convenience. The videos have been edited on Linux Mint using Kdenlive.

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Article by Katie of The Tomorrow Lab

Nice article over on The Tomorrow Lab from Katie McGowan who attended BelFOSS 2017: Matt ended a great day of talks by reinforcing this point, a nice reminder of how important each person individually is in keeping open source software going. From what it is, to how it can be used, to future innovations for […]

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