Once again, the two day event dubbed "1st FOSS Conference in Region IX"  in connection to the celebration of the "Software Freedom Day 2010" was a success. Organized by Mindanao Open Source Society headed by me  and hosted by STI College Zamboanga. Over 200 participants attended the said two days event with 5 lecturers. Partners with the different organization/company making it possible, namely Inwent International, Tactical Technology Collective, Ubuntu Philippines, Software Freedom International, 8Layers Technology Inc. and Sungate Pawnshop Zamboanga.

Day: 1 (September 21, 2010)

The proper programmed started around 9:30AM in the morning, with the welcome and opening address given by the Academic Coordinator  of  STI College Zamboanga Ms. Marife R.  Villafranca, Presentation of the delegates by Mr. Jonathan Paul Solis the JPCS Moderator then followed by the first lecturer Ms. Yolynne Medina talk about Online Blogging and Introduce FOSS. In the afternoon, we host the show "10 tactics by Tactical Tech" the 1st ever in Region IX. Followed by the next topic FrontlineSMS by me and the organizer ended the programmed for the 1st Day
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The STI College Zamboanga together with the Mindanao Open Source Society (MOSS) will be organizing and hosting a 2-day I.T. event dubbed “1st FOSS CONFERENCE IN REGION IX” on September 21 and 22, 2009 which will be held at  3rd floor (3G) of STI College Zamboanga. An Open Source I.T. event for Region IX which aims to Promote/Introduce  Free Open Source Software (FOSS) and encourage them to join the FOSS community.

Through this affair, we hope to strengthen the unity of all universities, colleges, institutions/schools and some NGO's/SME's in Region IX that involve Information Technology. We have all been exposed to a lot of proprietary software and it is high time for us to be oriented about the power and efficiency that Free Open Source Software can offer. Attached herewith is the schedule of the conference.

We can only accommodate 150-200 participants for reservation of seats, you can register online at the official conference website http://minoss.org/sfdRIX or you can register  directly using the link below.Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch  with us by e-mailing us at rjian@minoss.org or jonathanpaul81@gmail.com.
Online Registration Form: https://spreadsheets.google.com/embeddedform?formkey=dEh1Z3IzcFN3aUt3THZWbUVhWkRZRlE6MQ
Official Conference URL: http://minoss.org/sfdRIX

Supported by:

  • Inwent Capacity Building International, Germany

  • Tactical Technology Collective

  • Software Freedom International

  • Ubuntu Phillipines

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