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Fosscomm 2012 at Serres

Jun 1, 2012 - 2 minute read - Comments - FosscommLinuxTeamopenSUSE-elGentoo-el

Greetings, i had some personal issues so this post got a “little” delayed.

Fosscomm is the annual conference of the Greek Free Software communities. This year took place on May 12-13 at serres and I had a presentation with Δημήτρης Παπαπούλιος(Dimitris Papapoulios). We organized the road trip with friends from Athens.


On the first day of the conference at 11:30 I had a presentation about an
“open source college laboratory courses administration platform (Diogenis)” with Δημήτρης Παπαπούλιος(Dimitris Papapoulios). Dimitris Talked about what the application is how it works, who wrote it and all those stuff also about how can someone contribute to it. I explained the tech stack under which Diogenis operates, what we use for the server,what optimizations have we done etc.


like the previous year (and the one before that :p) the greek openSUSE community had a handful of presentations and a booth. Unfortunately i only watched the openSUSE-medical presentation. Ευστάθιος Ιωσηφίδης(Efstathios Iosifidis) presented the Medical project its goals and future. I wanted to also participate in the Open Build System(OBS) workshop by Ευστάθιος Αγραπίδης(Efstathios Agrapidis) but it was canceled due to low attendance (first thing in the morning of the 2nd day of the conference) :(


This year the greek Gentoo community also had a booth in the conference like openSUSE and Fedora. There were Gentoo stickers of varying sizes and for the price of 1 Euro one could get a Gentoo pin to support the foundation. Δημήτρης Παπαπούλιος and Νίκος Χατζιδάκης(Dimitris Papapoulios and Nikos Chajidakis) presented the Gentoo project. There was also a workshop about Crossdev/Distcc but it got canceled like the OBS one.

CTF - Capture The Flag

So Happy for my colleagues and fellow LinuxTeam members Βικτωρία Σαγάνη and Κωνσταντίνος Σπέντζας(Victoria Sagani and Konstantinos Spentzas) that solved the most challenges in this Fosscomm’s CTF. Registered as “Beef” they finished first with 350 Pts and they got a lenovo s10-3t and free tickets for AppSec 2012.

I spent the rest of the conference helping around at the various booths (mostly on Gnome-el, Gentoo-el, openSUSE-el) and talking with people. I also met old friends and people i had only talked to online (via IRC).

Congratulations to SerLUG for the organization! :)