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Software Freedom Day 2019
FOSS, Open data and Open mapping for Social Change at Kathmandu Living Labs (Networking event)
SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATIONS
Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) with a common goal to educate and encourage the use of FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business. The main vision and objective of this celebration is to empower all people to freely connect, create and share in a digital world that is participatory, transparent, and sustainable.
WHO ARE CELEBRATING SFD EVERY YEAR?
Every year, this event is being celebrated in different parts of the world by open source communities and organizations who believe and work around the philosophy of Free and Open Source Software. Last year (2018), this event was celebrated in 71 different places in the world. Two events were organized in Nepal and this year, three events have already been registered in the software freedom day website
SFD 2019 @ KATHMANDU LIVING LABS
Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL) is a civic technology company. KLL works on activatating, inspiring, and leading a community of young changemakers who are excited about using high impact technology to transform our societies.
We want to utilize the SFD 2019 celebration as a moment where one can share their experiences with free software, open data and open Mapping, and discuss how it has helped contribute to Nepal’s development. We hope to bring together participants from Nepal's IT industry who have been influential in their contributions to the industry.
Date: September 21, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Location: Kathmandu Living Labs
Contact Person: Bhawak Pokhrel (9849821249), Arjun Gautam (9849826321)
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Participants will gather in the event location. KLL has a small garden and a cozy hut where all of us can gather and talk to each other.
3:15 PM - 3:20 PM
Don’t we all love cake? We will start the SFD 2019 by cutting a cake.
3:20 PM - 3:50 PM
Sharing our experiences with FOSS, open data and open Mapping
Participants will now share their stories: How have they used FOSS in their work -- either for social change or for building a product. They will also share their experience and challenges in working with any FOSS or communities involving FOSS.
3:50 PM - 4:00 PM
OSM, an award winning project
OSM and Social impact: This year OSM has been recognized by the Free Software Foundation as the best project of social benefit. KLL will be sharing a short story on how OSM has positively contributed in various aspects of Nepal’s development over the years.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Networking and Snacks
To keep the networking session fruitful, we are bringing together exciting and influential people from Nepal’s IT industry. To sustain this excitement, we will be providing amazing snacks to energize our participants.