Short financial report of OpenFest 2015

Hi, As it’s traditional, here’s a short financial report from OpenFest 2015, with rounding: Total revenue: 28000 BGN From those: Sponsors – 18000 BGN Donations – 10000 BGN Total expenses: 36700 BGN from those: Venue – 13000 BGN Renting equipment (screens, projectors, cameras) – 4000 BGN Plane tickets and accommodation for speakers – 7500 BGN

Video recordings from OpenFest 2015

Most of the recordings are now uploaded, in youtube and in our archive. We apologize about the delay and hope to be able to upload all of them soon. For everyone interested in the music through the event, we’ve uploaded the recordings from the intermissions in Bulgaria hall (youtube or

The program committee of OpenFest 2015 and the making of the program

On 15.10.2015 the program committee of OpenFest 2015 gathered to discuss the propositions for lectures and workshops and to make the program. The committee had a diverse membership: Alexander Velin Boyan Krosnov Vasil Kolev Krasimir Tsonev (online, through an audio conference call) Leon Anavi Marian Marinov Petko Bordjukov Peter Sabev (in person until 23:30, through […]

pCloud at OpenFest 2015

As you probably remember, last year pCloud gave away a generous amount of gigabytes to all visitors of OpenFest. Following this trend, this year pCloud is taking part in the event once again, with multiple surprises and gifts for all fans of open source code and free culture. pCloud is a comprehensive service that facilitates […]

Thank you, E-CARD!

In the last 15 years, E-CARD has been creating innovative software projects and developing a great team of specialists. The company’s projects are familiar to almost every Bulgarian, because the E-CARD’s team has developed some of the most popular TV shows, games and web-based services. The intention of the company to invest into good ideas […]

SSL Certificates for the Site of Openfest from Letsencrypt

In the last few days the site of OpenFest is accessible over https with certificates issued by letsencrypt. Petko from our team was in their beta program and registered us for participation. Letsencrypt is an initiative of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the goal of which is to give easy and free way for people to […]

The Two Talks by Bozhidar Bozhanov at OpenFest 2015

In the current program of OpenFest there are two talks by Bozhidar Bozhanov: Electronic identification, about the expected smart-card chips in the personal IDs, which would be usable for electronic signatures and for on-line representation to the state, and On-line voting, for the expected idea for on-line voting. For the first talk the program committee […]

Books at OpenFest 2015

We’ll adhere to another tradition this year: offering O’Reilly Press books at large discounts during the OpenFest. This time around, our friends at ITBookshelf will provide the books. The full list is available at, yet not all books will be in stock at OpenFest. To secure a copy, we recommend you use the site. […]

Extending the CfP deadline

As the tradition dictates, most of the requests for talks come after the end of the deadline, as a lot of people have either forgotten or waited until the last possible moment, which is illustrated very well by this graph from last year (the deadline was the 30th of September, 2014): Because we see that […]

Call for Speakers

This year OpenFest will take place at “Bulgaria” hall, at the usual time – the first (whole) weekend of November. The talks will be split in three parallel streams for the two days of the event. If you want to be a speaker at OpenFest 2015, you can submit your proposal for a talk or […]

Photos from OpenFest 2014

The preparations for OpenFest are fully under way, but we’d like to gather some more photos from last year. Turns out that most of the ones we have on the phones of the team are of the team having lunch, branded socks and network and floor plans 🙂 If you were able to catch the […]

OpenFest 2015

Some big changes happened in the last few months, and it’s time to tell you about them 🙂 As it’s traditional, OpenFest will take place in the first weekend of November, the dates are the 7th and the 8th, but the place is different. Last year it was evident that Interpred can’t fit all the […]

7th and 8th of November, 2015
"Bulgaria" hall, Sofia, Bulgaria



Venue: "Bulgaria" hall, Sofia, Bulgaria

By metro

The “Bulgaria” hall is next to the Sofia’s City Garden, between the Sofia hotel and the Ministry of Defense. It’s close to the “Serdika” station of the metro.
Map of the metro | Schedule