11th Open Source Day Conference


On May 23rd, Warsaw will host the 11th edition of Open Source Day. OSD is the largest conference about open source in Poland and CEE region, gathering every year nearly 1000 participants. The programme of the upcoming edition is focused mainly on practical sessions devoted to the most important directions of IT market development. Registration for the event is already open. For the first 600 attendees, participation in the conference is free-of-charge.

Open Source Day is the biggest event in Poland and CEE region dedicated to open source. Over 6,000 people took part in previous editions, and several thousand followed the event online. Open Source Day is the knowledge exchange platform about open software, as one of the most important trends in the development of modern technologies, enabling creation of high-quality, stable IT solutions, which today are the basis for all branches of the economy.

Over the past decade Open Source Day Conference attracted more than 19,000 participants, both at the event as well as online broadcast followers. This year’s eleventh edition will take place on 23rd May at the Marriott Hotel in Warsaw. What makes the upcoming conference special is the emphasis on knowledge-sharing that will be held form of practical sessions. For IT specialist were prepared nearly 20 sessions dedicated to 8 thematic panels, e.g.: cloud computing, data science, monitoring, and IT security.

‘Nowadays Open Source Day is a significant knowledge-sharing platform, and ‘must-have’ event for those who want to be up-to-date with the most important and latest trends in the new technology sector. This year we decided to enhance the practical aspect of the conference by focusing on technical sessions. Our aim was to arrange particular panels in conference agenda in a way that shows what is the most important in the IT sector these days,’  says Dariusz Świąder, CEO of Linux Polska, Open Source Day Conference organizer.

Open source software, the main issue of the conference, is the basis for many technological solutions used by a wide range of users. The most important principle of the open source movement is a common and cost-free source code sharing – basis for open source software.

‘Many people are not aware of how widespread open source is nowadays. Without open source software there would be no Android system, which is currently used by 90 proc. smartphones sales in Poland. What is more, we owe open source philosophy the idea of ‘ free flow of knowledge’, as well as ‘know-how’, which have a positive effect on more dynamic developing innovation,’ admits Dariusz Świąder.

Registration for the conference and  workshops are available via website: www.opensourceday.pl, and for the first 600 participants arefree-of-charge. Conferences-fee will be charged for further submissions.


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