As we begin to move forward from State of Open Con 2023, and look at the planning for our 2024 event, we area also planning out our activities across the rest of this year and early 2024. Our financial year and our strategy run from 1 March to 28 February.
We have instigated monthly Town Halls with a morning and evening session to allow you to hear more about our activities and going forward we will also share the recordings from these. If you would like to join us please sign up on Eventbrite. We are encouraging everyone who participates in any OpenUK activity or would like to, to join these for more detailed info and an opportunity to ask questions.
We will be launching weekly learning sessions in our new State of Open Subset talks starting after Easter and running to the Summer and then again in the autumn. Also, look out for the Second Summer of Open Source Software Security coming your way in July.
Our annual survey will be shared through May and we look forward to your input which will impact the economic analysis and findings in our State of Open Report to be published in June/July with a second phase in September. We will also be publishing this week a mini retrospective on the last year in UK open source software. Watch out on social media, our web site and in our next newsletter for that.
We will be opening a CFP after Easter for our Open Technology for Sustainability Day in Edinburgh and more details are below on both that and how to register to attend.
Our Meet Up team is now being led by Mark Baker and we hope to see Meet Ups running across the UK soon. Our next London one should be particularly interesting for those companies considering how to engage more in open source software as many are and also to those learning to code as it focuses on how to make your first contribution to open source software and to engage with open source software communities. A topic we are very conscious from the feedback at State of Open Con 2023, is high on the agenda.
Our Event Photos
Photos from State of Open Con, as well as our other past events, have been added to our Flickr account. As usual, if there are any photos of yourself you would like removed please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming OpenUK Events
OpenUK Town Halls
Find out more about What’s On at OpenUK with Monthly Town Halls led by me and the OpenUK leadership team which will take place each month throughout 2023. There is an early and late session on 12 April in our events calendar. It’s a great way to hear more about the work OpenUK is doing, our strategy and how to get more involved. You can also sign up for the Town Halls throughout 2023 and get them into your calendar on Eventbtite.
OpenUK London Meet Up
The London Meetup on Tuesday, 21st March saw Matt Barker, VP and Founder of Jetstack and OpenUK Entrepreneur in Residence, teach us from his mistakes in a fascinating talk whilst Tom Meadows, Solutions Engineer at Jetstack discussed SBOMs. We will be sharing the recording of the event on our website and YouTube channel.
The next London Meet Up will be April 25th with a focus on how to engage with open source communities and make your first contribution.
You can also join our groups across the UK and we hope to share dates for Meet Ups across the UK in Scotland, the midlands, south west of England and more. If you are interested in getting involved in organising our Meet Ups contact email@example.com and Mark Baker who will be running the OpenUK Meet Up team will be in touch.
If you are interested in giving a talk at one of our Meet Ups, particularly if you are new to speaking and would like to do a First Time Five, 5 minute talk, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.