LibreOffice at Academic Informatics Conference 2017

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Academic Informatics Conference 2017
Dates February 08 - February 10, 2017
Location Campus of Aksaray University,
Aksaray, Turkey
Website http://ab2017.aksaray.edu.tr

Academic Informatics Conference held at the national level with the aim of introducing the information technology infrastructures, use, training and production in all dimensions, discussing them, sharing experiences and creating a common policy by bringing together related groups on information technologies.

Participants

# Participant's Name
1 Muhammet Kara (Speaker - LibreOffice Hacking 101, LibreOffice Development Activities in Turkey)
2 Gökhan Gurbetoğlu (Speaker - LibreOffice Hacking 101)
3 Gülşah Köse (Speaker - LibreOffice Development Activities in Turkey)
4 Sema Örnek
5 Ali Ağdeniz
6 Mehmet Varol
7 Kemran Davrishov
8 Veysel Kaya
9 Recep Ahmet Sarıtekin
10 Furkan Ahmet Kara
11 İbrahim Aydın
12 Murat Özer
13 Muhammed Kadir Karakoç
14 Berk Sudan
15 Azhar Murzaeva
16 Fatih Karagöz

Only the attendees who sent their license statements to the libreoffice developer list are included.

Booth

No LibreOffice booth in the conference.

Presentations

A generally informative presentation was done by Muhammet Kara in the first session (first half of the first day).

A small presentation about tools was done by Gökhan Gurbetoğlu in the second session (second half of the first day).

A two day LibreOffice hacking session, named LibreOffice Hacking 101, was conducted by Gökhan Gurbetoğlu and Muhammet Kara with about 20 participants.

An informative presentation about the LibreOffice Development Activities in Turkey was given by Gülşah Köse and Muhammet Kara on the last day (morning) of the conference, independently from LibreOffice Hacking 101.

Training Sessions

There were also training sessions towards LibreOffice development, which were conducted by Gökhan Gurbetoğlu and Muhammet Kara. In the second half of the first day, the attendees were introduced to the LibreOffice development environment and the tools used in the process (gerrit, vim, git, etc.). The attendees were walked through the process of joining the LibreOffice community and building the LibreOffice code for the first time.

Attendees who had relatively older computers were provided with SSH access to a 32-core machine, courtesy of TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM.

Hackfest

The last session (first half of the second day) was held like a hackfest by Muhammet Kara and Gökhan Gurbetoğlu. Questions of the attendees were answered by the speakers.

Other Stuff

Stickers

We have prepared some stickers at home by using the existing designs on the marketing wiki page, and gave them out during the event.

After the Event

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Muhammet Kara (7th from right), Gökhan Gurbetoğlu (5th from right), and the attendees of the training sessions

  • The participants were from different universities in different cities, and they were enthusiastic about LibreOffice. We were surprised by the attention.
  • We established a WhatsApp group to communicate with the participants during and after the event.