Skip to Content

Preparation for the FOSS and Development conference

only few days to the conference.

as everything is left to the last possible moment.

what do we need to do?

  • Presentations for the 2nd Day
  • Demonstrations for the 3rd day
  • Pamphlets

apart from that we'll need volunteers to be present early everyday to prepare the place, the computers, the network etc.

1st Day:


Opening (brief intro to FOSS) (15 minutes)

Manal will open the 2nd day with a quick rehash of what is FOSS, and what are the FOSS offerings, this is just laying the ground for the presentations that will follow

  • the GNU/Linux system
  • cross platform FOSS application
  • FOSS in servers
  • FOSS and the desktop
  • who is using it and for what

The FOSS Desktop (30 minutes)

(Phaeron?) will take take a few minutes to present the FOSS desktop and office offerings, and highlight professional desktop apps such as Gimp, inkscape etc

Arabization (30 minutes)

MohammedSameer will give a briefing on the current arabization efforts, what is done, what is missing and what needs to be done (focus is off course on the desktop)

The FOSS Web Publishing platform (60 minutes)

Alaa(and who else?) will give a long presentation on dynamic websites, content management systems and present an example of a personal publishing platform (WordPress), a Community CMS (Drupal) and an enterprise CMS (Typo3).

Affordable computing (60 minutes)

RamezHanna (and who else?) will give a long presentation on how FOSS can make computing cheaper, he will cover

  • low resource desktop software like abiword, gnumeric etc
  • thin clients
  • FOSS multimedia authoring software (typically these are too expensive for individuals and small organizations)
  • Enterprise software (SQLLedger, PHP Project, etc) (used to be only the big companies could afford them) (conceptor will help with this).
  • Ezabi will also present FOSS VoIP stuff

Hands On demonstrations

  • Hula Server - whirlpool offered to do that, it will be installed on Conceptor's labtop.
  • Asterisk - Ezabi can you do that (pending)
  • Drupal - Manal can do that
  • WordPress - Manal can do that
  • Typo3 - Alaa can do that
  • Thin Clients - Alaa can do that
  • Desktop (knoppix) - Marwa can do that
  • Graphics software - whirlpool can do that
  • Phaeronix - phaeron off course
  • SQLLedger - who??
  • PHProject - BooDy can do that

what else?

we can have more than one person ding the same demo, so please volunteer, and please add ideas


we will have a special table just for EGLUG, with a computer showing the EGLUG website and some pamphlets, who will man this booth, we need someone to show people the eglug website, explain who we are and what we do and invite them to join us.

on the breaks in the 1st and 2nd day we'll have a couple of PCs showing off the FOSS desktop, we need two volunteers for this.


  • OpenCD 2.0 , with arabic interface (thanks DarknessWolf, Boody and whirlpool) and extra software in place of the blender videos
  • Knoppix

whirlpool did the covers for the cds


  • About EGLUG (needs updating)
  • a short intro to FOSS and GNU/Linux (adapt the installfest pamphlets into a shorter document maybe)


we will have 8-10 pcs, but ho knows maybe we'll need more so please anyone who can bring a GNU/Linux laptop list yourself here

  • Alaa
  • Manal
  • MohammedSameer
  • Ezabi
  • Conceptor
  • Marwa

we will have a wireless lan so we should have a very flexible setup


we need all sorts of volunteers, to give presentations, answer questions, setup computers, setup lan, help in organization etc. please volunteers list yourselves here

  1. Alaa
  2. Manal
  3. DJ KING
  4. MohammedSameer
  5. Ezabi
  6. Whirlpool
  7. Phaeron
  8. Boody?
  9. Conceptor
  10. Marwa
  11. RamezHanna
  12. DarknessWolf?
  13. ADminS
  14. Mohammed Yousif

volunteers will be wearing special EGLUG tshirts, design by whirlpool

volunteers, please tell us your prefered Tshirt size


ramez.hanna's picture

affordable computing

who would like to help?

the best things in life are free --- so as myself

Alaa's picture

instead of screenshots

instead of screenshots why not open the actual apps for a minute or two?

can you mention multimedia authering apps? ardour, audacity, kino, cinelara, avidemux, gimp, inkscape etc.


"i`m feeling for the 2nd time like alice in wonderland reading el wafd"

Alaa's picture

indicate time

can you edit the page above and put how much time each section will require so we know if there is space for others or not?

ezabi how much time do you need for a short VoIP intro?


"i`m feeling for the 2nd time like alice in wonderland reading el wafd"

ezabi's picture

Asterisk VoIP presentation

A 20 minutes time will be fine, but let's take into consideration the questions time for this presentation and other ones too.

Alaa's picture

make it 15 please

20 minutes is too much IMO since this is part of a larger topic, make it 15


"i`m feeling for the 2nd time like alice in wonderland reading el wafd"

ramez.hanna's picture

i guess i'll need like 30 min

i'll be able to demo th elow resource apps but not the thinclient and i can talk briefly about mmedia authoring (audacity)

the best things in life are free --- so as myself

Alaa's picture

we will have a thin client demo

we will have a thin clients demo on the third day, so you can simply mention that in your talk.


"i`m feeling for the 2nd time like alice in wonderland reading el wafd"

MSameer's picture

opera ? in a FOSS conference

opera ? in a FOSS conference ??

Quote "c u next life time then when i come back as a mug of tea :P"

Alaa's picture

good point

ramez please demo kazehakase instead of opera


"i`m feeling for the 2nd time like alice in wonderland reading el wafd"

Manal's picture


Arabeyes Booth

I will demo most of Arabeyes projects including: I will also demo other related projects:

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Dr. Radut | book