Free Software and Linux Days (Özgür Yazılım ve Linux Günleri) 2018

Free Software and Linux Days 2018

Free Software and Linux Days is a local event that brings together the community of free software in Turkey. One can find a lot of people and also some companies supporting free software.


  • It is organized once a year by the Linux Users Association and Bilgi University.
  • It is a meeting place for everyone about GNU/Linux and Free Software in Turkey.
  • Introductory and technical seminars are held at appropriate levels for each segment of society.
  • Public organizations and related companies open stands, introduce their products and services.
  • There is a board in the event area, where all institutions post their free software job advertisements, whether they are participating in the event or not.
  • Participation is free for everyone, and prior registration is not required.

How to get there?

About the location

The Maiden's Tower in İstanbul, Turkey Istanbul, historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural, and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait (which separates Europe and Asia) between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives on the Asian side.


Please let us know that you're coming.

Possible Attendees



Is Student?


Muhammet Kara (Speaker, Primary Contact)




Emin Tufan Çetin (Booth Coordination)




Abdullah Kala (Booth)









We had a nice booth jointly run by GNOME Turkey and LibreOffice Turkey community members, next to the Pardus booth. We gave out stickers to the visitors, answered their questions about GNOME, LibreOffice, and Free/Libre Software in general. Community members also had a lot of time to chat, and to discuss the current situation and the future of our community in Turkey.

Presentations & Seminars

Localization of Free Software to Turkish

  • Title: Localization of Free Software to Turkish

  • Location: 2nd Hall, Building E, SantralIstanbul Campus of Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Date & Time: 12:00, Saturday, May 12, 2018 (GMT+3)

  • Content:

    1. General information about localization of Free Software to Turkish (Gettext, intltool...)
    2. Free software localization teams in Turkey
    3. Translation/Localization Tools (Software)
    4. GTranslator installation, settings, and creating the translation memory
    5. Joining the GNOME Turkish Translation Team, introduction to the translation workflow

GNOME Recipes Application

  • Title: GNOME Recipes Application

  • Location: 2nd Hall, Building E, SantralIstanbul Campus of Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Date & Time: 16:00, Saturday, May 12, 2018 (GMT+3)

  • Content:

    • The process of making the GNOME Recipes app, from design to product


1. GNOME Foundation

  • Booth materials
  • SWAG


Image credits

  • Maidens_Tower_800px.jpg, The Maiden's Tower in İstanbul (scaled down by Muhammet Kara), CC BY-SA 2.5, David Bjorgen (= Cybjorg) - Taken from the English wikipedia 13:19, 24 September 2005 . . Cybjorg . . 640×480 (35,355 bytes) (Author: David Bjorgen)


Events/OYLG/18 (last edited 2019-04-29 14:57:02 by MuhammetKara)