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openSUSE Conference 2014 Takes Place April 24th – 28th in Dubrovnik,
January 9th, 2014 by Jos Poortvliet
As announced at the openSUSE Conference 2013, this years openSUSE
conference will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia. This beautiful city
will welcome us Geekos from the 24th to the 28th of April. The team has
been hard at work to prepare things and below they start by giving you a
taste of the city, the venue and themselves!
The openSUSE Conference
The openSUSE Conference is the annual gathering of the openSUSE
Community and other Free and Open Source contributors and enthusiasts.
This year will be the 6th event where the talks, workshops and
discussions provide the framework to exchange knowledge, collaborate and
create lasting connections and incredible memories. Last year our event
took place in Greece – read reports on day one, day two and day
three. Before we’ve had a smashing time in Prague and in a old
factory hall in Nüremberg.
The theme this year
The openSUSE conference traditionally has a theme. This year, the theme
is: “The Strength to Change“.
Change has been a constant in Free Software. With the rise of mobile
devices and the associated operating systems like Android and
Chromebooks, we have to adopt as a project. We discussed strategy again
on our mailing lists and by the time of the conference, we can hopefully
all talk together and come to some conclusions. Change is never easy,
but it is important!
Subjects and conference schedule
Like always, we will cover a wide range of subjects at the event. This
year, there will be the following tracks:
End user track
Community and Project
Technology & Development
More details are coming in the Call for Papers on the 20th of January,
with proposals starting to get accepted February 14. The submission
period will end on February 28.
CC by trishhartmann on flickr
Croatia and Dubrovnik
Republic of Croatia is a unitary democratic parliamentary republic at
the crossroads of Central Europe, Balkans, and the Mediterranean. It
joined the EU on 1st of July 2013, and it is best known for it’s
sunny beaches, islands and warm adriatic sea as it is a summer vacation
destination for many Europeans.
Dubrovnik is the southernmost city in Croatia, a gorgeous former city
state which joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1979. The
prosperity of the city of Dubrovnik was historically based on maritime
trade. As the capital of the Republic of Ragusa, a maritime republic,
the city achieved a high level of development, particularly during the
15th and 16th centuries. Dubrovnik became notable for its wealth and
skilled diplomacy. The Republic was an early adopter of what are now
regarded as modern laws and institutions and Dubrovnik became a cradle
of Croatian literature. The city successfully balanced its sovereignty
between the interests of Venice and the Ottoman Empire for centuries.
(Gorgeous picture on the right Creative Commons photo from
The openSUSE conference proposal came from a team from the Croatian
Association for Open Systems and Internet (HrOpen) and the Croatian
Linux Users’ Association (HULK). The team has support from the UNIDU
(which is where the event will take place) and is also backed by the
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing of University of Zagreb.
The leadership of the core team:
Svebor Prsta?i?, president of HrOpen
Tomo Sjekavica, assistant professor at UNIDU
Ivan Guštin, president of HULK
Darko Grabar, vice president of HrOpen
SVEUCILISTE - OTVARANJE CAMPUSA, 07.05.2012. BY ZT - (2)
The conference venue
The conference venue is provided by the University of Dubrovnik,
(UNIDU). The University of Dubrovnik is the ‘youngest‘
university in Croatia. It was established in 2003 on the foundations of
a very long tradition which goes back to the 17th century, but also on
decades of modern higher education. In terms of program, organization
and technical equipment, the University of Dubrovnik stands among the
most modern of educational institutions.
The venue, called the New Campus, is situated just 5 minutes walk from
the Dubrovnik old town, and is in walking distance of many hotels and
private apartments that offer affordable accommodation deals. It was
originally built as a hospital, then renewed and repurposed for the
University in 2012. From the outside it displays the soul of Dubrovnik,
but from the inside it is a very sleek and modern design.
Find it on Google Maps here and see some more pictures here.
If you want to get to know the university in advance of joining us,
check out this great walk-around video on youtube!
(Pictures provided by the university)