November 2015 Newsletter

[OW2 Newsletter - November 2015 - From the OW2 Management Office]

Dear OW2 Members, dear All,

Only two weeks to OW2con'15! The OW2 community annual conference is on November 17-18. Register now! As in previous years, attendance at our Annual Conference is completely FREE of charge. Make sure you visit the OW2con'15 website, check out the program and register now. Space is limited!  Last push to promote OW2con'15: relay one of these tweets and insert our banner widgets on your website.

We are proud of our great line-up of invited speakers: Simon PhippsJim Jagielski, Stephen Walli, Manuel Velardo, Christian Paterson, Wei-Tek Tsai and Stefano Zacchiroli. We are also preparing a preview of the OW2 market place and our next generation quality programme enabled by European projects AppHub and RISCOSS.

Our annual conference is held in coordination with the Paris Open Source Summit (Nov. 18-19) where OW2 is organizing the international sessions: Community Summit, Local Government and Open Source, European Collaborative Innovation, and Invited Countries - China and Spain. Please note that registration to OW2con'15 gives you access to Paris Open Source Summit. Save the dates (Nov. 17-19) and come attend OW2con'15 and Paris Open Source Summit!

Congratulation to Yuan Xinchen, Zhi Mengxuan, Duan Shikai, Liu Caizheng, Yan Dong, from ISCAS, winners of the 2015 OW2 programming contest, co-organized with the China OSS Promotion Union (COPU). Check out the complete prize list and pictures of the award conference held at Tianjin University.

We've recently launched the new OW2 website so we are keen to get feedback from you.

I look forward to seeing you again at OW2con'15 in Paris.

Cedric Thomas

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>Project Updates

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>Community News

OW2 Programming Contest 2015

The Awards Ceremony took place October 15-16 at Tianjin University.  Congratulations to the winners, from ISCAS for their work on a Bench4Q plugin for continuous integration and delivery. More.

ICT 2015, October 20-22, Lisbon

The AppHub European project "The European Open Source Marketplace" was presented on Oct. 22. See the slides.


OSCON Europe, October 26-28, Amsterdam

The first European edition of OSCON was the place to discover AppHub and Riscoss collaborative projects. The OW2 community was also represented in Amsterdam. More.

CLASS Conference, Nov. 5-6, Bled, Slovenia

OW2 TC Chair Jean Parpaillon and CEO Cédric Thomas present this week at CLASS (Cloud Services in Europe) 2015 the OCCIware & AppHub projects. More.

RISCOSS Convention, November 16, Paris (colocated with OW2con'15)

The RISCOSS project is going public. If your job is related in any way to open source project governance try out RISCOSS online now, give us your feedback and make sure you attend the convention. Register.


Cloud Plugfest, November 16-17, Paris (colocated with OW2con'15)

Learn about cloud standards and improve the interoperability of your project. Join the OCCIware team and attend hands-on sessions on protocols such as OCCI (OGF), TOSCA (OASIS) and CDMI (SNIA). Register.


OW2con'15, Nov. 17-18, Paris

Only 12 days now before OW2con'15. Check out the program and reserve your pass now (free)! Sponsors: check out the OW2con'15 sponsorship proposal. More.

Paris Open Source Summit, November 18-19, Paris

Visit us on booth #C18/D19, shared with SpagoBI, ActiveEon, OpenIO and iKoula. Do not miss the Free Beer Party on Nov. 18 at 6 pm!.  More

AppHub SQuAT Fest, December 7-8, Brussels

Supported by the European Commission, this hands-on event is dedicated to open source projects looking to use the OW2 SQuAT quality tools and join the marketplace. More.

OW2 Webinars

OW2 Project Leaders: do not miss a great opportunity to afford visibility to your project. Register your webinar and use the Youtube replay in your communications. Please check out the dates and book your slot now. More

OW2 Community Notices

Board meeting: The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be a face-to-face gathering on Monday, October 16, in Paris.


FOSDEM, January 30-31, 2016, Brussels

OW2 is looking into participating in FOSDEM and we are working on submissions to showcase OW2 projects and the community. Please contact us quickly if you would like to join.



Cloud Computing World Expo, March 23-24, 2016, Paris

The next edition will take place in Porte de Versailles, Paris 75015. Ask us about our special discounted rates for participating both in the Open Cloud Village and speaking in the Open Cloud Forum.


Cloud Expo Europe, April 12-13, 2016, London

Save the date for next Cloud Expo Europe. Once again, OW2 is involved in organizing the Open Cloud Developer Park and its conference program, and there will be an OW2 exhibition space. Please contact us if you are interested. This is a great visibility opportunity for our members.