Lightning talks

During the lightning talks, community leaders present their project for a few minutes. The lightning talks will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. in the plenary session (event room 3.53/3.54, deck 3). The following topics and speakers are planned:

OpenStreetMap - Why don't they want my data?

Simon Poole talks about OpenStreetMap: This short contribution deals with the definition and pitfalls of Open Government Data (OGD) and the possible (and impossible) expectations of OpenStreetMap (OSM).

What is free software - The 4 basics

Simon Wächter presents free software: Again and again you come across the term "free software" and you might think of software at no charge. But this is only the tip of the iceberg. In this lightning talk it will be shown that free software is about software-technical and social rights in the sense of 4 fundamental freedoms (fr. Libre).


Mathias Schreiber talks about TYPO3

Drupal CMS - Free & flexible

Miro Dietiker presents Drupal: An introduction to Drupal's functional diversity and the global community behind it. Find out when Drupal is the right choice by looking at examples. Drupal is behind 4.7% of all websites with CMS on the Internet.

PostgreSQL - The Swiss pocket knife for your data

Tobias Bussmann talks about PostgreSQL: Many users don't trust their database too much. In this talk the value of PostgreSQL is outlined for different user groups to encourage them to use the free database as their central platform.