Save the Date! April 26 2017


foss-north is an free / open source conference covering both software and hardware from the technical perspective. Hosted in Gothenburg between Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm with an international airport, we provide a meeting place for the Nordic foss communities and will bring together great speakers with a great audience.


During the 2017 event all talks were recorded. You can find links to all the talks from the Speakers and Talks page.


foss-north will provide a full day of interesting speakers. We are happy to announce that we have confirmed the following speakers.

Keynote Speakers

Lydia Pintscher
Lydia Pintscher
Lydia Pintscher has been contributing to free software for over 10 years in various projects. She studied computer science at KIT. Today she is the product manager of Wikidata, Wikimedia's knowledge base, as well as the president of KDE e.V.. She is the editor of Open Advise.
Knut Yrvin
Knut Yrvin
Knut Yrvin is the co-founder of Skolelinux project which is now a part of Debian Edu. Many have heard about Knut through his work as Community Manager for Qt for Trolltech, Nokia and Digia. He started at Telenor, a phone carrier. He graduated with an engineering degree in electronics in 1992 and Masters degree in Computer Science and System Development in 2000. Knut has worked in various businesses from Telecom to consultancy and education.
Carl Josefsson
Carl Josefsson
Carl Josefsson has more than ten years experience in the venture creation field. Today you might recognise him from the Startup Camp program at Chalmers Ventures. He has taking part in setting up and coaching several ventures and startups, spanning e.g. from medtech to online services. Before joining Chalmers Ventures he worked as investment manager and management for hire in the Gothenburg startup community. He holds a M. SC. in innovation and entrepreneurship from Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship.


We are happy to have the following speakers at foss-north 2017.

When and Where?

foss-north 2017 will be hosted at Folkets hus, Gothenburg on April 26.
We plan a full day from 8.00 - 17.00.
For those in need of a hotel Center Hotel kindly offers a 10% discount when booking rooms for foss-north. Make sure to mention the conference name to receive the discount.


We would like to thank our sponsors for helping us making this possible.


We would like to thank our partners for helping us making this possible.

Call for Sponsors

We welcome sponsors to join our cause here: Call for Sponsors.

How can I help?

foss-north will only be great if we have the best audience, the best speakers and the best sponsors, so help spread the word!