The KohaCon2017 banner

The image depicts Bayanihan, a common tradition in Philippine towns where community members volunteer to help a family move to a new place by volunteering to transport the house (bahay-kubo) to a specific location. The process involves literally carrying the house to its new location. This is done by putting bamboo poles forming a strong frame to lift the stilts from the ground and carrying the whole house with the men positioned at the ends of each pole.  Bayanihan spirit is also best embodied in Free and Open Software more specifically Koha ILS. Within the Koha ILS community, every individual (either as developer, documentation manager or just plain user that reports bug) works toward a goal of making Koha ILS the best library automation package. The zeroes and ones (binary) that can be seen in the foreground is a repetition of the word “Koha” represented in binary digits, which is the smallest unit of data on a computer. The binary digits are in colors blue and red, which represent the blue and red horizontal stripes in the Philippine flag. Below the Koha ILS logo is Koha written in ancient Filipino script baybayin. This has a motif of yellow which depicts the third color in the Philippine flag.



Design: Ronie Von L. Varona

Concept: Eugene Jose T. Espinoza & Brian Lloyd Dayrit

* Bayanihan definition and original artwork on Bayanihan lifted from