- Xanadu Presentations (11-12/2013) A series of presentations about linux, tor and privacy, open electronics like arduino and other. All took place in an open social space called Xanadu.
- Google Developers Festival – Thessaloniki (7-10/11/2013) Google Dev Fest was another nice experience. Having the opportunity to see Google Glasses and get informed about the latest Google technologies. The most interesting part was the Dart workshop.
- openSUSE Conference 2013 (18-22/7/2013) My first world class conference where people from all over the globe gathered at Thessaloniki to present, discuss and debate openSUSE’s work and projects. I admit watching very interesting lectures in english helped me to expand my understanding of technical terms and meanings. This was the also the best organized event in my life so far!
- FOSSCOMM 2012 (12-13/5/2012)The moment of glory for me. This conference was organized under SerLUG. It hosted 3 days of 50 presentations, 5 workshops and Linux certificate exams (LPI, BSD). Around 400 people traveled from every corner of Greece to come and participate. Those who were unable to travel, watched us from live streaming. I had the honor to present a very interesting project called Open Source Ecology and its local activities there. My presentation which is an example of my public speaking skills, is in greek and available here.
- TEDx TEISER (15/12/2011) Was a TEDx independent event organized at Technological Educational Institute of Serres, now renamed as T.E.I. of Central Macedonia, to show university students a collection of video talks related to open source and innovation in general. My role, as event organizer, was to assemble a team, arrange space, sort out technical issues and let the people know how awesome and inspirational things are presented at TEDx.
- Google Code-In Presentation (12/10/2011)
- The local club of UNESCO under an informational act for schools called me to present Google Code-In program. This program is exclusively for teenagers getting into programming ang gaining rewards for their participation in open source projects.
- 2nd Wordcamp Greece (4/6/2011)This was the catalytic event were WordPress established its influence over me. There we were presented all the useful sets of tools one could use to make the most out of this wonderful CMS. Awesome presentations, lots of swag and of course plenty of new knowledge.
- Online Safety Conference (30-31/3/2011)Was a major two-day conference at University were I presented tips for safe web browsing for parents and teachers. I also was a volunteer as an IEEE Student Member.
- FOSSCOMM 2010 (24-25/4/2010)The second FOSSCOMM I went to. Too many presentations and workshops. All of them excellent. Information overdose which led to great enthousiasm and this was too pipelined into cool projects!
- FOSSCOMM 2009 (9-10/5/2009) Free and Open Source Software Communities Meeting aka FOSSCOMM is a nation wide conference for FOSS people and programmers. This was my first contact with the greek FOSS community.
- Serres Linux Users Group (2/2008 – 5/2012)Serres Linux Users Group was a local team which some friends and I founded back in 2008 to evangelize openness in Software and Society. We did presentations about Linux (Basic and Advanced), Bash scripting, Arduino (Documentary and Codebender), Security and a couple of Installfests.
Conclusion: First and foremost, I advice everyone to take part on as many conferences and meetings as possible. They are one of the most constructive experiences for careers and personalities. Participating in these events was a very fruitful experience for me too. Social interactions and noble causes, projects and presentations helped to expand my understanding in various technical areas and build solid relations with colleagues around the globe. The last one I think is most valuable part, we are social species after all.