OpenSouthCode 2023 Official Press Release

Programmers, artists and technology companies and open culture will meet in June at OpenSouthCode 2023

The V edition will occur on 9 and 10 June at La Térmica in Malaga (Spain).

More than 75 conferences, workshops for girls and boys, concerts and raffles.

The complete program can now be consulted on the web, and free registration is open:

05/04/2023.- The centre of the contemporary culture of La Térmica of the Provincial Council of Malaga hosts OpenSouthCode 2023, which will begin on Friday, 9 June at 10:00 in the morning, culminating with networking and a musical concert from 20:00 hours. It will continue on the morning of Saturday, 10 June, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

It is a free event with open doors for the public of all ages interested in technology and free culture. A meeting where programmers, designers, artists, teachers and families will coexist for two days is expected to bring together 500 attendees, for which more than 200 people have registered.

The complete program has already been published, made up of more than 75 conferences by speakers from almost all the communities in Spain, as well as from England and Germany, with 27% of the presentations in English and 20% of the total led by women, where various topics are addressed: python, front-end, web design, operating systems, DevOps, Linux, java, testing, monitoring, data and metrics, digital culture, design, photography, robotics, cloud, security, hardware, video games, artificial intelligence and, in general, any initiative that promotes free hardware and software.

This fifth edition of OpenSouthCode is possible thanks to the support of La Térmica de la Diputación Provincial de Málaga and the sponsorship of technology companies that trust in this non-profit association, such as Cathedral Software, Ortus Solutions, Lunik, The Workshop and semseoymas in the Platinum category; and IsardVDI and Freepik Company in the Gold category, which will have a demonstration area of their services, as well as the collaboration of other entities, groups and volunteers.


The program, made up of more than 75 talks and workshops, balances great internationally renowned speakers with young promises that will demonstrate their knowledge and desire to share with the technological community from Malaga.

Among the speakers’ agenda, which can already be seen on the web, are Kris Buytaert, a Linux and Open Source consultant for almost three decades who will talk about surveillance and monitoring; Alexander Sander, Director of the EU Public Policy Program of the Free Software Foundation Europe, who will discuss the liability rules for free software around the Cyber Resilience Law; UNED sociologist and doctor Raquel Atajes González who, under the title of her talk Linux for lettuce, investigates the food cooperative movement of Open Source seeds as a response to the growing privatization and loss of varieties of fruit and vegetables in the fields; Jürgen Gmach, Canonical’s Senior Software Engineer, will show us how to rewrite TOX, the Python tool with more than 10 million monthly downloads; the painter and artist Fernando Núñez, will exhibit new forms of creation in painting with Artificial Intelligence; or the engineer Alejandro Escario who, together with a team, has designed an Open Source baby incubator that received the award for best medical project at the MIT Global FAB Awards; and on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation in Spain, which promotes free knowledge and projects such as the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, Ismael Olea will attend to make an approach to Wikidata, a structured database.

As well as young promises they will demonstrate the use of programs: Almudena García, with a Qemu workshop; Víctor Arias, with Processing, FFT and live visuals; and Elena G. Blanco, president of Yes We Tech, who will create 2D/3D experiences with GodotEngine, the Open Source video game engine, among many other Open Source regulars with titles like “AI is MagIA” (AI is Magic), “Open Games for Good ”, “AliOli, the Underwater Drone” or “How is a demo programmer like David Copperfield?”.

This year, Akademy-es, the annual meeting of collaborators and users of the KDE cultural association in Spain, will take place within the framework of OpenSouthCode in one of the specially equipped conference rooms.

In addition, the leading tech communities and associations of Malaga come together; Angular Malaga, Dotnet Malaga, Linux Malaga, Malaga JUG (Java User Group), Malaga Python, Sugus, Vue Malaga, WordPress Malaga; with the same objective: to respect the freedom of users.

A track in English has been included, where the foreign-speaking community of the Costa del Sol, digital nomad workers and those who want to perfect the language are invited to attend. Likewise, the cultural track hosts practical workshops on design, painting with AI, music, visual effects and digital photo retouching.

On Saturday, throughout the morning, the special OpenSouthKids section takes place where the little ones can get started with Scratch, robotics, programming, video games, music and design.

The event will occur in eight rooms distributed between the two floors of La Térmica de Málaga headquarters during this morning and afternoon schedule on 9 and 10 June.

Friday, 9 June:

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Simultaneous talks and workshops.

18:00-20:00 Meetups technological communities.

8:30 p.m. Networking with “Malguian” peck, disc jockey and a live concert by the group Hey Listen! with the best-known video game, movie and anime songs.

Saturday, 10 June:

10:00-14:00 OpenSouthKids workshops for girls and boys from 3 to 15 years old.

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Simultaneous talks and workshops.

18:00 Raffles and closing of the event.

OpenSouthCode is an essential event for all those who, in one way or another, use, collaborate and grow Open Source. If you are new to the world of open collaboration, this gathering is the place to learn and meet community members who will be happy to help you participate.

Attendance is free and open to all, but prior registration is recommended on the website

What is OpenSouthCode?

OpenSouthCode is a non-commercial event organised by volunteers for the community with the aim of promoting the widespread use of free and Open Source software/hardware, contributing to its diffusion, and sharing experiences and knowledge, which takes place in the city of Malaga (Spain). It is among the most relevant software events in Europe, according to Irontec and is an annual must-attend event for the Open Source movement in Southern Europe. The idea of OpenSouthCode is based on Fosdem, a conference that has been held in Brussels since 2000 with great international success.

The organisation comprises people who work from Malaga in different national and international companies such as Tocolección, Github (Microsoft), Google (Virus Total), Accenture Spain, Veturis Travel and Datadog, and who contribute their time and dedication to spreading the software and free hardware.

OpenSouthCode follows the Berlin Code of Conduct ( We are inclusive and are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, or belief. We encourage open code/culture/technology to our participants to recognise and strengthen the relationships between our actions and their effects on our community.

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