Video from OpenFest 2017 talks

The videos from the OpenFest 2017 are ready. You can see the recordings of all talks in the OpenFest YouTube channel. For convenient watching we’ve made the following playlists: All talks Technical track Advanced Technical track Social track OpenBiz track Lightning talks

Breakfast and lunch

We have tasty food during both OpenFest days. Street Chefs, Nomad Burgers and Mandzha Van will take care of breakfast and lunch, and Kolichka Bar provide great coffee on both building floors. Coffee from Kolichka Bar and water from Pure Water are free of charge.

Most important things to know about OpenFest 2017

The start of OpenFest 2017 is getting near! Here are the most important things you need to know: The entrance to the event is free, no registration required. We’ll have an afterparty on 5 November. You’ll get a visitor’s bracelet at the entrance. Keep it because you’ll need it to get access to the afterparty. […]

VMware at OpenFest 2017

We’re glad to have VMware as a sponsor this year at OpenFest! VMware established its R&D representative office in Bulgaria in 2007 and has since then become one of the largest IT investors in the country employing 700 world class professionals from more than ten nationalities. Over the years VMware Bulgaria has transformed from a […]

Extending Cars

Two of the most keenly anticipated talks in the OpenFest 2017 schedule are related to Internet of Things and to be exact… cars. Nikolay Marinov, a software developer with over 14 years of experience with Linux servers, C and C++, will tell us how we can use Raspberry Pi in our cars and what extended […]

Getting to OpenFest

For the first time this year OpenFest is hosted by Sofia Tech Park. The event will take place in the “John Atanasoff” building. The nearest public transport stop is Sofia Tech Park and the map below outlines the main routes to reach the building.

Myths and legends about GDPR in Petar Kirkov’s talk

Petar Kirkov has 15 years of exprience in information security. Lately he has been doing IT audits, optimizing business processes and consulting organizations on how to manage their data better. This field of work has him working directly with GDPR, as well as with other requirements and standards related to legislation. In his OpenFest talk […]

OpenFest 2017 starts with Marie Gutbub

How do we protect the privacy of our data and communications, and why do we need to do that? What is a CryptoParty and why must it die? Marie Gutbub will answer these questions during the OpenFest 2017 keynote. Marie is a journalist and a former volunteer for the Tor Project. Since 2014, Marie has organized […]

Workshops at OpenFest 2017

This year’s schedule includes a variety of workshops during both conference days. As usual, you’ll be able to try your hand at surface mount electronics assembly, to participate in a cryptoparty and in a plethora of interesting software and hardware workshops. This year we also have 3D modeling and printing workshops, a participation by Coding […]

OpenFest 2017 Schedule is Ready

The OpenFest 2017 schedule is ready. This year we’ll listen to interesting talks in the parallel Technical, Civic Hacking, Advanced Technical, OpenBiz, Social and Education tracks, as well as 17 workshops.

The First Speakers at OpenFest 2017

We invite you to meet this year’s first speakers while we finish the program. Bozhidar Bozhanov is a programmer and sometimes an architect. He also likes applying software engineering to civic issues, therefore he’s a part of the foundation. He has been an electronic government advisor to Rumyana Bachvarova, deputy prime minister of Bulgaria. […]

DA Fest 2017

We’re happy to announce that OpenFest is partnering with an awesome event, dedicated to digital art this fall. DA Fest is an international festival, presenting new trends and important achievements in the fields of digital arts to the Bulgarian audience – digital video, interactive performance and installation, net art, sound art, robotics and generative systems,  […]

Call for Speakers 2017

The Call for Speakers for OpenFest 2017 is now open. You may propose one or several talks or workshops before 15.09 here: Please let us know in case you have any questions regarding program policy, traveling or accommodation in Sofia.

4th and 5th of November, 2017
"John Atanasoff" forum, Sofia Tech Park, Sofia, Bulgaria


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Venue: "John Atanasoff" forum, Sofia Tech Park, Sofia, Bulgaria

By trolley bus

Trolley busses 5 and 8 to the Sofia Tech Park stop.

Trolley bus 4 to the Aviation Square bus stop.

By bus

Bus 84, 184 or 306 to the Sofia Tech Park bus stop.

Bus 305 to the Aviation Square bus stop.

Map of all routes (click to enlarge):

OpenFest map