Open Source Technology to be showcased at POSSCON 2013 | Events
The Palmetto Open Source Software Conference (POSSCON), presented by IT-oLogy, will once again bring a world-class lineup of IT thought leaders to Columbia for two days to discuss the latest open source technologies and issues for developers, executives, government leaders and educators.
POSSCON 2013 will be held at IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC, March 27-28, 2013 and will feature track sessions, hands-on training, social and networking events. For the full schedule of events, go to www.posscon.org.
Keynote speaker for the event is former chief technology officer for Obama for America 2012, Harper Reed. Reed is credited with developing the central piece of Obama's 2012 campaign strategy - a "vast digital data operation" that spanned cutting edge data science, social media coordination, and crowd sourced contributions. Much of the technology developed for the campaign was open source, and Reed will discuss it in great detail.
Other speakers include Ted Ts’o, the first North American Linux Kernel Developer and current Google Linux hacker; Christian Heilmann, Developer Evangelist for Mozilla; Bradley Kuhn, Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy; Italo Vignoli, Founder and Board Member, Document Foundation; Jim Jagielski, President, Apache Software Foundation; Jonathan Leblanc, Technology Evangelist and O’Reilly author, PayPal; Steven Vaughn Nichols, Editor and Columnist, CBS/ZDNet, Computer World and Network World and many more.
Top companies like Google, Red Hat, PayPal, Groupon, Hewlett Packard, Engine Yard, Oracle, Mozilla, VMWare, SIOS, Sparkfun Electronics, Kaltura, Blackduck, ForgeRock, Firehost, and many others will participate in workshops and lectures.
Tickets start at $79 per day. A limited number of student tickets are available for $10 per day. Registration is required. To register go to www.posscon.org.