OpenCamp Sofia 2011

Categories Community Management, Drumbeat, FLOSS Events, Mozilla, Mozilla in Bulgaria, Open Technologies

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.

On the second day a Mozilla-related event will be held. At the same time in Sofia will be next Balkan’s Meeting of Mozilla Communities.

website: http://opencamp.talkweb.eu

hashtag: #opensofia

Community Management Course and a CC Manual.

Categories Community Management, Drumbeat, Mozilla

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

Why?
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).

Love,
Bogo

Make my birthday open wish comes true.

Categories Community Management, Drumbeat, Mozilla, Mozilla in Bulgaria

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

Thank you and Happy Holidays !

Talks in Romania and Bulgaria (feat. Chuck Norris)

Categories Community Management, Drumbeat, Mozilla, Open Technologies

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