announcing the 2nd edition of Free Libre Open Source Camp (FOSScamp) that will take place from 31.08.2017 - 03.09.2017 in the beautiful island of Syros in Greece.
There are many changes to this years edition so please read below all the details:
The floss related activities will take place during 31.08 (starting in the morning) – 03.09 (ending in the evening), but keep in mind that some of the participants might be staying some more days until 6.09.2017 to enjoy the city, which is something highly recommended. Syros is a beautiful island with (not low but) reasonable prices for a tourist destination in high season, great food, after hour activities, really good public transportation and beautiful beaches;
Focus of FOSScamp 2017
The theme of this year will be the documentation of the island in 360' imagery with geolocation. This means there will be Wikipedia editing of elements related to the island in different languages including but not limited to SQ language, GR and EN, Mapillary contributions, Mozilla WebVR workshop (using 360 images we will upload on Wikimedia Commons), OpenStreetMap contributions and other hackactivities. Be prepared for 3.5 days of intensive hard work followed by a lot of sun, sea and fun;
there is an early participation fee of 45euros fee for the participants (deadline 6.08.2017 @ 23.00). After this the late participation fee will be 60Euros and the latest deadline 10.08.2017. There will be also student tickets with significant discount and also possibilities for people that are unemployed.
The participation fee will help the organizing team offer a better experience and more organized activities for everyone with the lowest possible cost. This fee is important also to avoid last minute cancellations without any particular reason, something we had last year as well;
- in addition we will apply for financial support from related organizations (Wikipedia and Mozilla might be some of them, but without limitation to those) with the ultimate goal of covering some of the costs since the majority of the people interested from Open Labs are students and/or with access to limited budget for such activities.
The initial plan was to go camping, but there are no camping sites near Ermoupolis (the main city of the island). Ermoupolis is a very nice place to stay with many cultural events going on. Once you get your ticket we will inform you about the places we are planning to stay and will proceed together with the booking. The earlier you get your ticket the better from us the cheap the accommodation for you since we can negotiate easier.
Travel is something we can help you with proposals, but you have to handle the tickets by yourself. The plan is to take the same ferry on Sept 30th from Athens. It will be a lot of fun if we are together and of course cheaper that taking the plane at this season.
the organizing entity will be Ura and will take the responsibility for the work related to the promotion (more participants the better for OLs in terms of financial support), online and offline payment logistics, group bookings and detailed agenda and safety;
Support for the hackerspace
Open Labs will receive 20% generated from the entry fee revenue to the hackerspace. This will make it a win win for all the involved people.
There will be a second announcement with even more details about the agenda and Syros in general so please have a look at this thread from time to time.
If you are part of a community that can support you financially please post here so that we get organized accordingly. As mentioned before the above are based on the learnings of the experience of the previous year in order to provide the best experience to the participants.
Later today you will be informed about the link where you can get the tickets and more details.
Please write here if you have any questions or contact the organizing team at: hello (at) ura.design.