In June a 2 day event will take place in will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, under the title ‘OpenCamp Sofia‘, addressing open government, PSI re-use, Open Web, Free Software and Open Source, Open Knowledge and other important topics.
On the first day a workshop/camp will be held. Both presentations (a growing list of presenters is on the site) and discussions are planned on topics such as Open Web, Open Government, Open Knowledge, and Open source software. In that context PSI re-use is sure to be part of the discussion as well.
As usual I have an idea. I was thinking to organize a course about Community Management at P2PU and a Manual, licensed under Creative Commons license with best practices, ideas, theory and so on.
Let’s do it.
I decided to be a facilitator and co-author for this project and I am searching for co-authors && contributors.
If you have experience leading (or being part of a great community) and/or creating communities, please drop me a note here and let’s start thinking what is the better way to do that. You can send me an email as well: shopov.bogomil at gmail got com or via twitter @bogomep
I know there are many books on community management, but they are mostly theoretical or encompass only a little of what is going on in the field, because the things in the Internet change with every second. Let’s create something open (as in Open Web) and Together (as in Sharing is Caring).
Every year at December 22th I have a birthday. Strange isn’t it Every year I am asking my friend and colleagues to donate money to a great cause instead of buying me some ordinary presents. Two years ago we together have made a great KIVA campaign and we are still helping businesses in Africa with almost 5000 USD. I am really proud with my friends.
So my next birthday is approaching. Do you want to make me happy? Here is my birthday wish. Please donate 10$ (or any other amount) to Mozilla from here.
Mozilla is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the web.We are focused on building communities and enriching people’s lives rather than financial gain.
Get a gift from me.
Please let me know your postal address and I will send you something cool via snail mail. You can send me your address to shopov.bogomil at gmail.com
I am going to talk at several events in next weeks.
I am starting this weekend. I will share my ideas about how to make money using your hacking skills at Wordcamp Romania. The exact topic is (if you are from North America, don’t read this – warning) Fuck the cola, Fuck the whiskey, all we need is more hackers
Next one will be in November 12th in Sofia. I will explain why “Only Chuck Norris can CLOSE the open web“.
One week after this event I will be speaking at very very popular OpenFest conference, and the topic wil be, well …. ” Only Chuck Norris can CLOSE the open source.”
The final talk will be at November 26th, during Freelance Con in Sofia and will be about “Effective Telework, Online Project and Team Collaboration”.
It will be very interesting month full of emotions and freedom
Sharing is caring
I will be more than happy if you fill some ideas for sharing on our meeting page or just drop it here and I will update the wiki. It will be great if all of you find information about Firefox market share in your country and share it with others. I will give a BOTTLE of red wine to the winner
If you are from Albania,Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia,Romania.Serbia,Slovenia, Kosovo or you feel the Balkan spirit, please feel free to join us.
We started WebTech in 2004. The aim was to provide a forum, where people, interested in web programming, development, Internet entrepreneurship and so on, could meet and exchange ideas.
Our main purpose is to show the innovations, to promote technology and to find a way to cooperate. So far our guests include Richard Stallman, Derik Rethans, Landon Bradshaw, Marko Hassinen, Kai Arno, Michael Widenius, Robert Niman, Patrick Finch and many other foreign and Bulgarian experts.
So far the conferences have been visited by more than 6000 people, a fact in big favour of the quality; The conferences have been held in 3 majour Bulgarian cities: Sofia, Varna and Veliko Tarnovo;
Several business deals for Web 2.0 projects were concluded at the conferences, which demonstrates that our events are a useful meeting ground for investors, starting enterprises and people with ideas;
We have been supported by many sponsors through the years, which shows another useful aspect of the conference;
Many famous names from Bulgaria and abroad have spoken at our conferences – we are very serious and we help our audience;
We provide a forum for visionaries – we are the first place where their concepts are presented;
The events are visited by whole corporate teams, which apart from the conference agenda, can have a great team building;
All the web and IT people know our events and have positive opinion about them. This is evident and from the fact that more than 20% of the participants have come more than 3 times to our events;
The organizing team has held more than 20 events in Bulgaria and on the Balkans, another factor contributing to the comfort during the event.