Make my birthday open wish comes true.

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 !

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Bulgaria Web Summit 2011

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Having in mind the development of technology and the clear fact that the WebTech and P2P conferences’ format is completely exhausted, our team decided to create a new type of event, which could give to all its fans, participants, sponsors and speakers the desired information and could follow all the new web trends.
Just like the past conferences, the event will be held in two days and besides the several longer lectures, there will be a lot of “lightning talks” and everyone will have the opportunity to present a project, idea, concept or anything else considered interesting in a special room in the BOF-principle.

Also, everyone will be able to vote through this website, which lectures to be included in the agenda and which not.

When and Where

9th and 10th April 2011- Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

BACKGROUND

Bulgaria Web Summit is the new name of the conference, which started back in 2004 under the name WebTech and then was renamed to P2P Conference.

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.

Some facts:

  • 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.

JOIN US

Join us @LanYrd

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Our new community website is ready

We have a new community site. It is based on WordPress 3.0.1 and Budypress. What are the features:

1. We have community. Anyone can:
– register;
– share information to the website activity wall;
– write to his/her own blog;
– join groups by topic (SUMO, Thunderbird, Firefox, L10n, Development and others);
– join and create events;
– read the information from other members;
– use the usable control panel to manage an account and to connect with other mozillians.

2. We have a cute and simple design:

3. We are ready to extend with web 2.0 services like twitter and other (no Facebook sorry);
4. The platform (WordPress and Budypress) is very easy to install and run a community website. If you want we can help you to create a Mozilla community website. We will do it together, just send us a note (and a beer).

The champagne will be open on your next community meeting. We have some improvements in our roadmap.


Help needed

We are searching for a good SUMO forum for our community. Any suggestions?

Idea
It will be very cool if we have a global Mozilla network, not only hundreds of community sites. Something like a profile in a server with OpenID or Oauth support. I would like to use our website like an interface to this service only and to be able to connect with a lot of mozillians, not only registered in my country.

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