For six years now, the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg is inviting to the Free and Open Source Software Conference (short FrOSCon) in August.
Together with the German user community MandrivaUser.de Mageia was present there with a stand and a project room where several talks were done (and where we had the possibility to sleep).
FrOSCon is not really targeting a public audience but is more some kind of family meeting of the German Open Source community as a whole.
So the main point of interest are the talks about a large bandwidth of Open Source topics. The project stands are more used as meeting points for people of different projects to talk to each other.
As every year the social event, a barbecue in the atrium of the University was used to keep social contacts with other projects alive and get to know new people.
Another event in the German OpenSource calendar is the OpenRheinRuhr in November. For the third time now this event took place in the so called “Ruhrpott” in the northwest of Germany.
Mageia was (again) sharing a booth with the German Mandriva user community MandrivaUser.de.
And different from the FrOSCon the OpenRheinRuhr is targeting the public audience, so we had quite some visitors at our booth, people already using Mageia as well as people asking for more information about the project and the distribution.
And of course we took the chance to talk to other OpenSource people about various topics.
If you are interested in more pictures, have a look here.