Open Labs

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Open Labs
Open Labs Logo Compact-01.png
Status active
Country Albania
City Tirana

Date of founding


Last Updated 2014-05-25



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Snail mail

Rr. "Brigada VIII", Nr.7, Bllok

Number of members


Membership fee

500 Albanian Lek/monthly (less than 4Euros)

Size of rooms

1 room 24m² + outer space and coffee shop

Location 41° 19' 18", 19° 48' 59"
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Open Labs was founded in June by 5 initial members, and officially opened at 15-06-2012, with an introduction of the initiative and a party. We are a non-government non-profit organization, based in Albania. Our mission is to make knowledge a tool that brings prosperity and opens new horizons to people of all ages, organizations, local communities; everyday people like you.…

While our idea stems from love of technology and education, our primary motivation is our desire to share our experiences and our knowledge with our community. We want to share our ideas just as little kids share their enthusiasm.

We believe…

… that easy and free access to knowledge has always been an indicator of prosperity for societies. It is our belief that if our community gets easy access to the knowledge through tools that are available today (mainly through the available technology) the way we understand our reality will change. We are committed to dedicate our resources and energy to this goal! Active projects right now are:

- Mozilla Albania: The Albanian presence in Mozilla is quite big and we have launched a various range of projects and events Mozilla related. Right now we are promoting Firefox and Firefox OS mostly, as we are the official launch team of Firefox OS in Albania coming later this year. We are also the initiators of Mozilla Weekend aka MozWeekend, which is a global event framework for Mozilla Communities, where contributors get together for 2-3 days to talk, socialize, hack and learn together. The first Mozilla Weekend was held by us in Tirana on 8th and 9th February. Our official website is:

- Arduino Albania

- Linux Professional Institute Albania

- OSCAL | Open Source Conference Albania OSCAL (Open Source Conference Albania) is the first annual conference in Albania organized to promote software freedom, open source software, free culture and open knowledge, a global movement that originally started more than 25 years ago. The Conference takes place on the first weekend of May in Tirana and gathers free libre open source technology users, developers, academics, governmental agencies and people who share the idea that software should be free and open for the local community and governments to develop and customize to its needs; that knowledge is a communal property and free and open to everyone. The first edition of OSCAL has been held on the 3rd and 4th of May in the University of Tirana.

- LibreOffice

- WikiAcademy WikiAcademy Albania is an initiative to promote Wikipedia in the Albanian language by organizing tours throughout Albania and its neigbours, to host workshops and presentations (especially students) to teach them how to edit on Wikipedia. The Albanian Wikipedia is yet very poor with less than 60000 articles.

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