Nearly 1,000 attendees and several thousand viewers online participates in the annual Open Source Day conference. This Europe’s largest event dedicated to open technology has become a highlight among tech events in the country. The 10th anniversary edition will take place on May 17th at Marriott Hotel in Warsaw.
The Open Source Day conference brings together nearly 1,000 IT professionals and attendees interested in modern IT solutions. On May 17th speakers from around the world representing brands like Red Hat, Google, Microsoft, Suse and many more will deliver lectures and presentations of case studies. The keynote speaker of this year’s edition will be Dariusz Jemielniak, professor of management, expert in the field of open collaboration, who conducted research projects at among others Harvard University, Berkeley and MIT. Dariusz Jemielniak participates in the Wikimedia movement and was the first member of Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees from outside USA and Western Europe. The conference will be accompanied by free technical workshops conducted by Linux Poland experts.
– The decision to organize the first edition of the conference was a response to the huge interest in open technology. The local initiative has very quickly grown into a large, international project. During the last ten years 5,000 participants attended the event, while 14,000 followed the online broadcast. Open Source Day is not only dedicated to those interested in open source software. The conference is for everyone who wants to learn about key trends in modern technology and those who seek high quality, reliable and cost-effective IT solutions – says Dariusz Świąder, president of Linux Poland, Open Source Day organizer.
Open technology is among major development directions of the IT sector. Not only is it a foundation of consumer technology (like Android phones), but also plays key role in the enterprise segment. According to Black Duck data, 78% of organizations from around the world use open source solutions. Financial institutions, such as banks, stock exchanges, telecommunications companies, and public institutions are all among open software users.
More information is available at the event’s website: www.opensourceday.pl
About Open Source Day
Open Source Day is Europe’s largest open source event. 5,000 people took part and more than a dozen thousands have followed the event online during previous editions. Open Source Day is a knowledge-sharing platform for open source software, one of the pillars of modern technology, enabling the creation of high-quality, stable IT solutions that are today the basis of all industries. Special guests of previous editions included representatives of the Government – Minister of Economy, Mr Waldemar Pawlak, Minister of Administration and Digitalization Mr Michał Boni, and Deputy Minister of Digitization Mr Piotr Woźny.