[UbuntuWomen] OSS weekend Press Release

Evelyn Namara evelyngeek at gmail.com
Wed May 24 08:26:35 UTC 2006

 The Open Source Software Weekend 2006

 The Open Source Software Weekend is an annual event that provides an
 opportunity for Private comapnies, NGOs, Government departments and
 academic institutions to explore the potential of using Free and Open
 Source Software (FOSS).

 Having been held for the first time in 2005 in Kampala, Uganda, the event
 has turned into an annual one and this year's event is slated for 26th
 -28th May 2006.
 This event is looked at as one that can expose FOSS, its opportunities and
 case stuides to the general public. The event theme is "Achieving Progress
 through software freedom".

 Below are some Aims of the event;

 - Increase FOSS awareness among ICT end users, policy makers and technical
 - Create Linkages and partnerships among the various stake holders in the
 ICT sector through networking to promote sharing of FOSS resources,
 information and skills
 - To build FOSS capacity among ICT end users and technical personnel
 through  the provision of training, educational resources and software.
 - To show case innovative FOSS solutions implemented in Uganda.
 - To enable FOSS practitioners have a greater understanding of the
 public's needs.

 Participation to this event is open to any one who can make it.

 The venue will be the Uganda Institute of Information and Communications
 Technology and sessions will be running daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

 There will be great speakers from the corporate, Government and community
 based organisations. There is something to learn for every one.
 Organisations are invited to participate in a free exhibition that will
 run for two days.

 Programme line up:

 26th May 2006
 9:00 am – 12:30 am                Management Workshop – "Cost
effective IT     Solutions"
 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm                Techies Workshop - "Systems Administration
                                The freedom of FOSS"

 Day long exhibition by companies.

 27th May 2006
 9:00 am – 1:00 pm                Community FOSS Solutions - "FOSS for
                                community benefit"
 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm                FOSS Unleashed – Demonstration of FOSS
                                hacks and solutions

 Day long exhibition by companies.

 28th May 2006

 9:00 am – 6:00 pm                Free and Open Source Software support on
                                Migration,Career guidance, Technical
                                Support, Installation and CD burning.

 This year's event has been fully sponsored by The East African Center for
 Open Source Software (EACOSS) and The Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET).

 Organisational support has been offered by Linux Solutions, Uganda
 Institute for Communication Technology, Linux Chix Uganda and members of
 the Ugandan FOSS community.

 For further inquiries on participation, write to info at eacoss.org
or call
 +256 752 808889.

Evelyn Namara
Technical Support Engineer
Linux Solutions
P.O.BOX 26192,
Kagga House, Bugolobi
Kampala, Uganda

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