OW2con’17 explores the challenges of mainstream open source software


Jun 12 2017

OW2con’17 explores the challenges of mainstream open source software

OW2 unveils the final program of its annual conference, June 26-27 in Paris. In addition, the open source community at large is invited to OW2’s tenth anniversary party.

Paris, June 15, 2017 - OW2, the global community for open source infrastructure software, unveils the final program of its annual conference. Featuring over two days of useful and insightful project presentations, demonstrations, roundtables, and keynote addresses, OW2con'17 will explore this year's theme of  "New Challenges of Mainstream Open Source Software."

Keynote addresses by world-class speakers include:
- Closing the Loop in the OpenStack Development Process, by Thierry Carrez, Vice-President of Engineering, OpenStack Foundation
- Open Source: The Third Decade, by Simon Phipps, Managing Director of Meshed Insights and Open Source Initiative (OSI) Board Member
- 10 Years of Open Source with OW2, by Gabriele Ruffatti, Open Source Competency Center Director, Engineering Group
- Half-Century of Unix: History, Preservation, and Lessons Learned, by Diomidis Spinellis, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business

Other highlights of the program include two round tables covering this year’s theme and software accessibility featuring expert views from the OW2 Open Source Accessibility Initiative. Other sessions will be dedicated to the latest news from the OW2 code base, new member presentations, and talks focusing on hot topics such as Security and Privacy, Software Quality and Testing, and Market Readiness Assessment Tools & Methods.  This conference will also present the latest development of the OW2 market readiness program.

Come celebrate with us! As this year marks OW2’s tenth anniversary, the whole open source community is invited to a special 10-year celebratory cocktail and dinner party on the floating boat “Le Petit Bain” on the River Seine, on June 26.

OW2con'17 will take place from June 26-27 at Orange Gardens Innovation Center in Paris-Châtillon.

Registration for OW2con’17 is free of charge, thanks to our sponsors, and should be done online at: http://l.ow2.org/registerOW2con17

About OW2
OW2 is an independent industry community dedicated to developing open source code infrastructure (middleware and generic applications) and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem. The OW2 Consortium hosts some one hundred technology projects, including ASM, Bonita, Chameleon, CLIF, DocDoku, Easybeans, Emerginov, Fractal, FusionDirectory, JOnAS, JORAM, JOTM, LemonLDAP:NG, Lutece, PetalsESB, Prelude, ProActive, SAT4J, Spagic, Spago4Q, SpagoBI, Talend Studio, Telosys, WebLab, XWiki.  Visit www.ow2.org

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