bloc // February 11, 2010

Open Source in Practice ⁄⁄

Date: Wednesday 13th December 2006
Time: 6pm to 9pm

This seminar built on the theme of ‘collaborative knowledge development’ established in the first Northern Bloc seminar, to investigate and profile practitioners and companies who exploit Open Source software (software which is free to use, change and augment) and open ways of working.

Speakers included: Basheera Khan, Editor, Ping Wales; Andy Clarke, Web designer and consultant, Stuff and Nonsense; Simon Blackmore, artist; Kevin Donnelly, Welsh Language software developer, Eurfa

Outline:

This seminar will build on the theme of ‘collaborative knowledge development’ established in the first Northern Bloc seminar, to investigate and profile practitioners and companies who exploit Open Source software (software which is free to use, change and augment) and open ways of working.

Looking at a range of practice from the visual artist, to the international web consultant and linguists collaboratively developing Welsh language software, the seminar will investigate how the methods and products of the free software movement can be utilised in the creative technology sector. The event will include examples of how the web design community has improved the internet for all users by releasing code for others to use; art education projects and art installations which use free software; and the benefits of open source for the development of viable Welsh language software and operating systems.

The seminar will be followed by refreshments and a chance to network with other practitioners in the area.

A simultaneous translation service will be provided.

Contributors:

Basheera Khan | Editor, Ping Wales
http://www.pingwales.co.uk
Andy Clarke | Web designer and consultant, Stuff and Nonsense
http://www.malarkey.co.uk
Simon Blackmore | Artist
http://www.simonblackmore.net
Kevin Donnelly | Welsh Language software developer, Eurfa
http://www.eurfa.org.uk/

Sponsors:

Arts Council of Wales, Conwy County Borough Council, Gwynedd Council and Isle of Anglesey County Council

Mae`r seminar yn rhan o gyfres o ddigwyddiadau a raglennwyd yng Nghonwy, Gwynedd ac Ynys M´n gan Floc y Gogledd. Cefnogir Bloc y Gogledd gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy, Cyngor Gwynedd, a Chyngor Sir Ynys M´n.

Cynhelir y seminar gan y Rél Institiwt – http://www.realinstitute.org

This seminar is part of a series of events programmed in Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey by Northern Bloc. Northern Bloc is supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Conwy County Borough Council, Gwynedd Council and Isle of Anglesey County Council.

This seminar is being hosted by Rel Institiwt – http://www.realinstitute.org/

Area: northern bloc