How.Camp Gabrovo 2024

Free, open and cooperative summer 🌞 event about free/libre and open source software.

Gabrovo, Bulgaria.

In English and Bulgarian

How.Camp aims to be a free, open and cooperative event about free software and open source.

πŸ’‘ Be infomed about the latest development in the free and open soource software world.

✨ Meet humans who can help you with theit knowledge, ideas and experience.

🀩 Share info and/or start a career based on the FOSS.

πŸ™Œ Discuss the fundametal freedoms in the software.


The event is free to enjoy!

If you wish to donate and support the event, see the info inside the ticket
If you wish to donate and support FOSS projects, the info will be avalable onsite.

The Speakers

Behold! Some of our awesome speakers. More to come!

Luca Weiss

Luca Weiss

Android Platform Engineer at Fairphone


Ida "Iyes"

Game Developer and Educator with Rust and Bevy


Alexander Todorov

Project lead at Kiwi TCMS


Miroslav Rusev

Creator of Cuppet


Lyubomir Filipov

Programmers' Club in Veliko Tarnovo


Yasen Pramatarov

Lindeas founder, Jitsi Meet expert

The Talks

Confimed talks: 6 out of 10

πŸ’š means that the project has contrubutors in or arround Gabrovo.

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    Open source operating systems for phones

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    The phones you can buy nowadays are all running proprietary software and are full with tracking that infringe on your privacy and your software freedoms. I will introduce you to some projects that aim to make usable open-source (to various degrees) operating systems for phones. How they differ, how they protect user freedoms and what makes them great.

    - By Luca Weiss

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    Community, Thunderbird and Heavy Metal

    lang: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ or πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬ | πŸ’š

    A short overview of the open-source e-mail client Thunderbird from a community perspective: What happened in the past, and how did we come strong out of it?, What is the plan for the next year? How you can help and why? A bit about contributing to FOSS in general A few words about using heavy metal to inspire yourself.
    Rock on!

    - By Bogomil Shopov

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    Hardware for teaching exploratory testing

    The original idea comes from James Lyndsay with more recent implementation from Claudiu Draghia.

    The premise of these exercises is that when analyzing/exploring a complex system under test (SUT) it is not very easy to be exercising the system and observing what happens and analyzing your own actions to figure out if you are missing something or not. The goal of all exercises is to figure out how each of them works, e.g. how each box works.

    The term black-box testing is used when we have to deal with a SUT whose internals are unknown to the observer. The only way we can interact with SUT is by input values and the only feedback that we get is observing if/how SUT changes its final state. All of the examples here are designed with this in mind, hence the boxes are black in color.

    The opposite term also exists: white box testing - this is when SUT internals are known to us, either via documentation or source code or schematics, something else and/or all of the above.

    - By Alexander Todorov

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    Free Hosting with CMS & Static Sites: Myth or Reality?

    lang: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ or πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬ | πŸ’š

    Ever wondered if you could launch a fully functional website complete with a robust CMS, like Drupal, generate static pages for lightning-fast performance, and host it all without opening your wallet? Welcome to the realm of possibility where 'Free Hosting with CMS & Static Sites: Myth or Reality?' becomes a compelling journey, not just a question.

    Dive deep with us as we unveil the magic behind GitHub Codespaces, transforming the way you think about web development. Watch as we seamlessly integrate Drupal, enrich it with powerful static site generation modules, and leverage Cloudflare Pages for unparalleled hosting solutions. And the best part? Achieving all this with just a few clicks, is absolutely free. Join us to turn what seems too good to be true into your new reality.

    - By Lyubomir Filipov

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    Cuppet - a NodeJS behavior driven automation testing tool based on Cucumber and Puppeteer

    lang: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ or πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬ | πŸ’š

    If you have ever wondered if there is one tool which can perform functional, behavioral, performance, seo and accessibility testing, this is the answer. It provides you with all the needed perks and even more. It's easy to set up, develop and generate the needed reports for the business. The project utilizes many Open Source libraries like - Axios, Chai, Pa11y, Puppeteer and Cucumber.

    They are all linked into a working framework and a huge collection of predefined steps covering many cases is available out of the box.
    Join us in this session to see a demo and learn more about it!

    - By Miroslav Rusev

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    Business with free software

    lang: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ or πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬ | πŸ’š

    If you dont build your dreams, someone will hire you to build theirs.

    The free software and opensource may be free as in beer, but food costs money. We use opensource to work on closed products that we sell, and that's not a bad thing. But are really F/LOSS and selling your product for money that different concepts? Why not combine them? Not like the big companies that can afford to be opensource, but as IT experts and small companies.
    If you ever think what it would like be to leave the office and start looking on your own for problems to be solved, then let's talk.
    If you use free software as a tool everyday, but you are wondering what it would be like to earn a living with your hobby instead of stealing time for it, this lecture may be for you too.

    - By Yasen Pramatarov

"Hristo Tsokev" Art Gallery

Sv.Sv. Kiril and Methodius 10 street, Gabrovo, 5300, Bulgaria

+359 66 80 30 02


What else you could do during the event.

Help OSM

Help OpenStreetMap

Download the "Street Complete" App to your phone and combine your city exploration with a contribution to a great open project.

This app finds missing map data in your vicinity and displays it on a map as quests. Solve each quest by visiting the location on-site and answering a simple question to update the map.

The info you enter is directly added to OpenStreetMap in your name, without the need to use another editor.

Explore the Museum

Explore the Museum

Explore the current exhibitions at the Museum of Humor and Satire featuring works by satirists and humorists from Bulgaria and around the world.

Familiarize yourself with the history of Gabrovo’s folk humor and carnival tradition. Look through the prism of mirror installations and see the reflection of the world in a different reality.

A reality where humor, irony, and satire are not the goal but the tools through which the masters of comedy ply their craft.