Free Software and Linux Days (Özgür Yazılım ve Linux Günleri) 2019

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




Kristi Progri



Muhammet Kara







We will have a booth jointly run by GNOME Turkey and LibreOffice Turkey community members.

Presentations & Seminars

GNOME Recipes Application

  • Title: Building FOSS Communities and Empowering Diversity

  • Location: 1st Hall, Building E, SantralIstanbul Campus of Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Date & Time: 11:00-11:45, Saturday, May 11, 2019 (GMT+3)

  • Content: During my talk I will share the story of how a dedicated group of people, can jump start the community in a specific country and what other small cities and countries should avoid during their first steps in developing a Free Libre Open Source community in similar conditions. I will share my experiences in GNOME and Mozilla and use their cases and a key study for running a healthy community. Most important I will share tips and tricks on how to keep the community spirit alive for a long time after the first enthusiastic steps. Also nowadays we are witnessing that the number of women involved in technical fields, especially development, is really low and I am going to present what as the influence on low participation of girls and the steps we should take to fix it.


1. GNOME Foundation

  • Booth materials
  • SWAG
  • Travel sponsorship

2. Mozilla Foundation

  • Travel sponsorship



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)


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