Archive for 5 September 2012

JAWUG @ Software Freedom Day Jozi / PTA

JAWUG @ Software Freedom Day Jozi / PTA

Software freedom day  is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business — in short, everywhere! The non-profit organization Software Freedom International coordinates SFD at a global level, providing support, giveaways and a point of collaboration, but volunteer teams around the world organize the local SFD events to impact their own communities.

Jawug will be present at Software free day event , so please drop by and come have a chat with the team.

Keynote :
Dr Adrian Tiplady – Manager of the South African SKA Site

lightening Talks on the day :

  • Open gov data    (Aslam Raffee)
  • Chisimba: opportunities for SA developers    (Derek Keats)
  • Smart cities    Bojan Ivanovic
  • Using open source and hardware to create a jukebox    (Kobus Wolvaardt)
  • Printrbot : build your own open hardware 3d printer    (Peter van der Walt)
  • Desktop Aquaponics : open hardware to turn fish food into vegetables    (Dennis Kriel)
  • Openstack    Johann Els (suse)
  • e-Breadboard : open source decision intelligence    (Marius Kruger)
  • Connecting to the Wug in 10 minutes    (JaWug Neil Govander)
  • Hardware for brewing – monitoring and control    (Carl Sandrock)
  • Bonding ADSL lines with open source software    (Tim Haak)
  • Drupal    (Willem)
  • Semantic    (Noto)
  • Alfresco and Liferay    (Mark Clark)
  • IPV6 tunnels    (Mark Clark)
  • Exploring open data using R     (Schalk Heunis)

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 9:00 AM – Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM (CAT)
Johannesburg, South Africa

Venue : Wits university (Chamber of Mines Building)
1 Jan Smuts Avenue
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2000
South Africa

Tickets are limited please book at :

Hoping to see fellow wuggers supporting software freedom and Jawug at the event