BelFOSS 2023 will take place on Friday 14th April 2023

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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Ryan Kilfedder PHP & Composer

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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Deloitte Digital on Blockchain

Deloitte Digital Publish Smart Identity Ethereum Code

At BelFOSS 2017 Ciaran Molloy and Jamie Bentham described the Smart Identity contract being developed at Deloitte Digital for the Ethereum blockchain. Jamie and Ciaran follwed up by letting us know the code has been released on GitHub under an Apache license. Smart Identity uses the Ethereum blockchain to represent an identity using a […]

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Blender Links

Following their demos Mal Duffin and Conor Graham have provided some links to useful resources: Blender Artists Forum –  for checking out game development, as well as other Blender info. Game Engine Section Depth Motion Skanect – Software for scanning with a motion video camera such as the Xbox Kinect Asus Kinect Camera/Sensors etc described […]

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Blender 3D software

Blender Bash Registration Open

It has taken some time and negotiation but thanks to Declan Keeney (School of Creative Arts) we have finally been able to reserve the QFT to show the Blender movies and give some practical advice about Blender. The event will take place on Wednesday 24th February 2016 in the Queens Film Theatre (location) starting at […]

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For anyone interested in publicising the BelFOSS event I have uploaded some resources: Poster (A4/A3) Slide for display screens or presentations

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Degree Plus Announcement

I’ve just got word this evening that QUB students will be able to apply for Degree Plus for attending^ the BelFOSS event. Throughout the 2015/2016 academic year the following events will be organised: BelFOSS – a full one-day conference, run in conjunction with Belfast Linux User Group and QUB, with talks on FOSS including Linux, […]

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IDUG Conference Free Spark Day

The IDUG DB2 conference in Dublin is hosting a free day of Spark talks on  Tuesday, 17 November, 2015. The talks include the following: Apache Spark: What’s in It for Your Business? Apache Spark: What’s Under the Hood? Using Apache Spark With DB2 for z/OS and z Systems Data Apache Spark and DB2 BLU: Making […]

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Top Free & Open Source Desktop Software

A list of some of the best FOSS Desktop software for anyone who might be interested. Many of these also run on Windows and Mac OSX in addition to Gnu/Linux: Operating Systems Ubuntu Linux Mint Chromium OS Office Productivity LibreOffice OpenProj Raster Graphics Gimp Krita Vector Graphics Inkscape Video Editing Kdenlive OpenShot Animation Blender FOSS […]

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