Registration

Registration for the BelFOSS event on Friday 27th January 2017 will open in November

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What is FOSS Software ?

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

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Software

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

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Jobs

Many companies use FOSS software and need experts in using Linux, Python, Puppet..

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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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Posters

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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Previous Belfast FOSS Events

There has been several events in Belfast & Dublin over the past 10 years related to FOSS software, including: OpenIsland 2011 FOSS means Business in 2006 included Richard M. Stallman & Bruce Perens Enterprise Ireland’s – The Business Value of Open Source Software in 2010 included Mark Shuttleworth  

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