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OpenUK Awards – Third Edition

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - November 30 @ 10:00 pm

The third edition of the OpenUK Awards returns on 30th November at the House of Lords.

For more information email admin@openuk.uk

London Meet-Up

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - November 29 @ 9:00 pm

This event has been cancelled

Stay tuned for information on the next London Meet-Up

Kubernetes Community Days UK

November 22 - November 23

Kubernetes Community Days UK returns for 2022 and is taking place in-person at CodeNode, London on 22nd and 23rd November. 

This event brings together the cloud native community from across the UK to learn, network and collaborate. Kubernetes Community Days UK is supported by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and organised by community group leaders.

FutureStack – London

November 8 @ 9:00 am - November 8 @ 5:30 pm

What is FutureStack?

{Future}Stack is our FREE conference for software engineers by engineers where creators come together to see how end-to-end observability gives them the data to plan, build, deploy, and run great software. We’ll cover topics including alerts, best practices for tool consolidation, cloud migration, machine learning, and more…

Linux Foundation Member Summit

November 8 - November 10

An annual gathering for Linux Foundation members that fosters collaboration, innovation, and partnerships among the leading projects and organizations working to drive digital transformation with open source technologies.

All Things Open, 10th Anniversary

October 30 - November 2

We’re celebrating 10 years of All Things Open next October 30-November 2, and we invite you save the date and join us.

Ten year celebrations are rare and we are beyond grateful, so we’re already planing some “out of this world” programming and events.

ODI Summit 2022

October 27 @ 8:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm

Join the ODI and OpenUK friends and colleagues at the ODI (Open Data Institute) Summit 2022! Amanda Brock will be hosting a panel on 8 November. This year’s event focuses on the last ten years of open data (and data across the spectrum). Hurry! Claim your free ticket now by clicking this link (first come, first served). No free tickets left? Buy your £99 ticket here.

This event will take place virtually.

OpenUK London Meet-Up

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - October 25 @ 9:00 pm

Join us for our first London Meet Up on 25 October 2022 at 10 Chiswell Street, London,  thanks to Avanade’s sponsorship.

This month’s event will feature Fergus Kidd and Szymon Duchniewicz from Avanade as speakers.

Cloud Native SecurityCon

October 24 - October 25

Cloud Native SecurityCon is designed to foster collaboration, discussion and knowledge sharing of cloud native security projects and how to best use these to address security challenges and opportunities. The goal is not just to propose solutions that incrementally improve what has come before, but to give room to breakthrough technology and advances in modern security approaches. Topics of sessions and lightning talks presented by expert practitioners include architecture and policy, secure software development, supply chain security, identity and access, forensics, and more.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2022

October 24 - October 28

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Detroit, Michigan from October 24 – 28, 2022. Join containerd, CoreDNS, Envoy, etcd, Fluentd, Harbor, Helm, Jaeger, Kubernetes, Linkerd, Open Policy Agent, Prometheus, Rook, TiKV, TUF, Vitess, Argo, Buildpacks, Cilium, CloudEvents, CNI, Contour, Cortex, CRI-O, Crossplane, dapr, Dragonfly, Emissary Ingress, Falco, Flagger, Flux, gRPC, KEDA, KubeEdge, Litmus, Longhorn, NATS, Notary, OpenTelemetry, Operator Framework, SPIFFE, SPIRE, and Thanos as the community gathers for five days to further the education and advancement of...

Open Source Software: Infrastructure, Curation and Security, Thought Leadership Event

October 17 @ 10:00 am - October 17 @ 5:30 pm

Sponsored by Bristows Law Firm, In Association with Open Source Security Foundation

Keynotes: 

  • Lord Maude, Former Cabinet Minister and founder of GDS 
  • Jim Zemlin, CEO, Linux Foundation
  • Amanda Brock, CEO, OpenUK & Dr. Jennifer Barth, SmoothMedia
  • Dr Rebecca Rumbul, Executive Director and CEO Rust Foundation

Panels:

10:00 – 10:10 Opening Remarks – Amanda Brock OpenUK

10:10 – 10:25 Keynote: Lord Maude, Former Cabinet Minister and founder of GDS 

10:25  – 10:40 Keynote: Jim Zemlin, CEO, Linux Foundation

...

Machine Identity Management Summit 2022

October 11 - October 13

Our Entrepreneur in Residence & JetStack co-founder Matt Barker hosts a discussion on how companies can successfully adopt cloud native and how Cloud Native Foundation can help

KubeHuddle 2022

October 3 - October 4

Bitkom Forum Open Source 2022

September 29 @ 10:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm

“The headlines about log4j were only a few weeks ago and have triggered an intensive discussion about the security of open source software, but also about software supply chains in general. For in addition to the criticality of individual programme libraries and modules, it is becoming clear that critical dependencies can put entire software stacks and software supply chains at risk. This was recently joined by a (renewed) debate about the funding of critical open source packages, which was triggered by the developer of the open source projects Colors.js and Faker.js [1].

At the same time, open source has arrived...

Devopsdays London

September 29 - September 30

The first DevOpsDays was held in Ghent, Belgium in 2009. Since then, DevOpsDays events have multiplied and expanded globally with over 55 events in for 2018.

DevOpsDays is a worldwide series of community run technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. It is run by volunteers from community, for the benefit of the community. We are not a commercial conference and we believe that our focus on serving the community creates a truly unique experience for both delegates and sponsors.

We expect 350 people (depending on COVID-19 guidance) this year and will...

Uptime by Aiven

September 14 - September 14

The conference for open source data in the cloud.

Uptime brings together developers, architects, data engineers, DevOps professionals, and anyone who wants to learn about open source data tools. Presentations and discussions will cover everything from sharing best practices to building and operating complex systems at scale.

OpenUK’s CEO, Amanda Brock will be a Keynote speaker at this event.

FIWARE Global Summit

September 14 - September 15

Get ready for two days of world-class innovation, collaboration, and networking

Our two-days physical Summit is back – and we cannot wait to see you all again!

Play a key role in a truly smart journey to Digital Transformation – be part of this growing global network.

FIWARE connects all who want to change the world, foretell the future and transform markets for the better – based on recognized Open Source technology.

Open Source Summit Europe

September 13 - September 16

Open Source Summit is the premier event for open source developers, technologists, and community leaders to collaborate, share information, solve problems, and gain knowledge, furthering open source innovation and ensuring a sustainable open source ecosystem. It is the gathering place for open-source code and community contributors.

Open Source Summit is a conference umbrella, composed of a collection of events covering the most important technologies, topics, and issues affecting open source today.

OSPOCon Europe

September 13 - September 16

An event for those working in open source program offices in organizations that rely on open source technologies to learn and share best practices, experiences, and tools to overcome challenges they face.

Embedded Linux Conference Europe

September 13 - September 16

Join us at the premier event for open source developers, technologists and leadership to collaborate, share information, and gain knowledge, furthering open source innovation in software development and helping to create more sustainable open source ecosystems.

Summit: Rochester Institute of Technology- Open work in Academia

September 7 - September 9

Why Now?

The time is ripe to look at Open Work across communities to compare, contrast,
and cross-pollinate best practices.

  • The National Science Foundation is soliciting proposals for funding to support “Open Source Ecosystems” to improve sustainability, impact, and translation of “open source research products.”
  • The National Institutes of Health has released new policy to improve and refine the sharing of, and collaboration around, research data.
  • The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) have issued a tool kit to improve and encourage university support of Open Scholarship.
  • Across the European Union, the creation of national policies on Open Science and...

SCALE 19x

July 28 - July 31

Join Amanda Brock CEO on Friday 22nd July at SCaLE speaking about the State of Open Source in Government.

GUADEC 2022

July 20 - July 25

GUADEC is the GNOME community’s largest conference. Every year we bring together users, contributors, and community members for a week of talks and workshops.

Open Source Finance Forum

July 13 - July 13

Brought to you by the Linux Foundation and Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS), Open Source in Finance Forum London is the only conference dedicated to driving collaboration and innovation in financial services through open source software and standards.

Future Founders Training: Session 9

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - July 1 @ 1:00 pm

Join a Series of Training Sessions for Future Founders – those with an active interest in learning about the business of Open Technology.

Session 9: Revenue Generation, Pricing and Packaging

Speakers & Topics: TBC!

Is The Future for Secure Computer Systems Open Source?

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - June 29 @ 8:00 pm

Will our industry end up completely open source? How are tech companies already embracing open source as an ethos and practically? Will it make our systems safer and more secure? Is there an alternate future?

Hosted by renowned cybersecurity journalist and author, Geoff White, the event will begin with a keynote address by Bruce Perens, co-founder of the Open Source initiative, before other feature presentations and a panel discussion with audience Q&A on – ‘Does open sourcing code make for less vulnerable code?’

What do you think?

Perens will be joined by Amanda Brock – CEO of OpenUK, the UK...

Open Source Summit

June 21 - June 24

Open Source Summit connects the open source ecosystem under one roof. It’s a unique environment for cross-collaboration between developers, sysadmins, devops, architects and others who are driving technology forward.

RISC-V at Embedded World

June 21 - June 23

Join us at Embedded World 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany June 21 – 23, 2022 bringing the community together to show the power of open collaboration on innovation, product successes across the ecosystem, and the technical strength of RISC-V.

RISC-V is the free and open ISA

… Driven through Open collaboration
… Enabling freedom of design across domains and industries
… Cementing the strategic foundation of semiconductors

RISC-V: THE OPEN ERA OF COMPUTING

Berlin Buzzwords

June 12 - June 14

Berlin Buzzwords is Germany’s most exciting conference on storing, processing, streaming and searching large amounts of digital data, with a focus on open source software projects.

The conference will kick off with a barcamp day followed by two days of talk, workshops and discussions!

OpenUK Summer Burns Supper

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - June 10 @ 12:00 am

Join us for a special Burns Supper (delayed from January due to Covid!).

Anyone interested in buying a Corporate Table sponsorship at £1,100 per table or attending as an individual at £100 per head should contact admin@openuk.uk.

Federated Africa and Middle East Conference on Software Engineering

June 7 - June 8

The Africa and Middle East Conference on Software Engineering (AMECSE) and Software Engineering in Africa (SEiA) conference have joined forces and grew into the so-called Federated Africa and Middle East Conference on Software Engineering (FAMECSE).

FAMECSE aims at promoting and strengthening the Software Engineering community in Africa and the Middle East by gathering practitioners and researchers to present and share the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and concerns in the field of Software Engineering of interest to the region.

 

EMF Camp 2022

June 2 - June 5

Imagine a camping festival with a power grid and high-speed internet access; a temporary village of geeks, crafters, and technology enthusiasts that’s lit up by night, and buzzing with activity during the day. Thousands of curious people will descend on our friendly open space to learn, share, and talk about what they love.

Open Source Lisbon 2022 (Date TBC)

June 1 - June 1

Open Source Lisbon is an event for business professionals & tech enthusiasts, with interest in everything related to Open Source.

Percona Live

May 16 - May 18

Percona Live 2022 will be May 16-18 at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin, Texas, USA.

Percona Live is a 3-day event of keynotes, educational sessions, hands-on activities, and more:

  • Hear the biggest names in the industry discuss their experience, dive deep into software, and offer actionable advice.
  • Learn about how open source database technology can power your applications, improve your websites, secure your data, and solve critical database issues.
  • Get top tips from database experts to help you make the most of your open source database environments.

OpenUK CEO,...

KubeCon and Cloud Native Europe (In Person & Virtual)

May 16 - May 20

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Valencia, Spain from May 16 – 20, 2022. Join containerd, CoreDNS, Envoy, etcd, Fluentd, Harbor, Helm, Jaeger, Kubernetes, Linkerd, Open Policy Agent, Prometheus, Rook, TiKV, TUF, Vitess, Argo, Buildpacks, Cilium, CloudEvents, CNI, Contour, Cortex, CRI-O, Crossplane, dapr, Dragonfly, Emissary Ingress, Falco, Flagger, Flux, gRPC, KEDA, KubeEdge, Longhorn, NATS, Notary, OpenTelemetry, Operator Framework, SPIFFE, SPIRE, and Thanos as the community gathers for four days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

Future Founders Training: Session 8

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - May 13 @ 1:00 pm

Join a Series of Training Sessions for Future Founders – those with an active interest in learning about the business of Open Technology.

Session 8: People, Hiring and Scaling

Speakers: Matthew Yonkovit, Murielle Brenon, Paul Holt

Moderator: Lee Wright

Topics:

– when to bring on your first employees
– hiring process
– what roles to hire
– hiring from community
– managing community
– scaling issues

ScotlandIS – Digital Technology Awards 2022

May 12 - May 12

The ScotlandIS Digital Technology Awards showcase excellence within the industry rewarding the innovation, expertise and ambition of businesses large and small – and the people who drive them.

After a successful virtual event in 2021, we are pleased to once again be gathering in person on Thursday 12th May to celebrate everyone involved in the industry and highlight some of the great achievements within the tech sector over the last 12 months.

With only four award categories last year, we are back up to our usual number – with a few brand new categories to shake things up for 2022. Applications open from 17th...

Future Founders Training: Session 7

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - April 1 @ 1:00 pm

Join a Series of Training Sessions for Future Founders – those with an active interest in learning about the business of Open Technology.

Session 7: Community and DevRel in Open Tech

Speakers: Alison Dowdney, Dominique Top, Laura Czajkowski

Moderator: Matt Barker

Topics:

– Why do you need a community?

– Building community and engagement with a community

– Contributing to your own community

– Hiring from a community

– Why communities fork

– Successful models with and...

Legal and Licensing Workshop (Date TBC)

April 1 - April 1

Since 2008, the FSFE Free Software Legal and Licensing Workshop (LLW) has been the world’s premier event for debating, discussing, and sharing knowledge about Free Software legal affairs.

In 2022, share your knowledge with other legal experts, technologists, and thought leaders. By submitting your topic for consideration for the LLW 2022, you will be part of the momentum to advance the state of the art of knowledge in the field of Free Software legal and licensing issues.

Exploring the UK’s Data Hub with Gaia-X – Workshop for Enterprises and the Public Sector – REGISTRATION CLOSED

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - March 31 @ 5:00 pm

Sponsored by: OpenUK, Atos, OVHcloud, Vodafone

This workshop will seek to establish moving ahead with Gaia-X Hub for UK over next 12 months.

More Information Here

Any questions or to attend please contact admin@openuk.uk

FOSS Backstage (In Person & Virtual)

March 17 - March 18

The conference on everything related to governance, collaboration, legal and economics within the scope of FOSS.

Join us for two days of discussion and learning about non-technical aspects of open source development. Topics include open source project leadership best practices, community management, open source project metrics, open source strategy for enterprise, adopting open source collaboration in corporations, legal matters when dealing with open source and many more.

Future Founders Training: Session 6

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - March 11 @ 1:00 pm

Join a Series of Training Sessions for Future Founders – those with an active interest in learning about the business of Open Technology.

Session 6: Raising and Runway in Open Tech Businesses

Panellists: Adrian Colyer, Henry Nash, Leanne Kemp, Sam Weaver

Moderator: Matt Barker

Topics:

– Explaining your open source business to investors

– Creating a pitch for an open source business

– Advantage of ubiquity

– When to raise

– Investors: UK, Europe and US...

Technology Patent Network 2022

March 9 - March 10

The Go-To Event for Global IP Leaders

The 2022 virtual edition will showcase leading experts from around the world.

Join an unparalleled line-up of in-house counsel, regulators, private practices, technology providers and other key industry stakeholders and delve into global developments and strategies for IP in frontier technologies.

OpenUK’s Amanda Brock will be speaking at this event on Day 2, Thursday 10th March at 3 pm.

OpenUK International Women’s Day Lunch – Sponsored by OVHcloud and Hosted by Baroness Kennedy

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - March 7 @ 2:30 pm

OpenUK is hosting a lunch sponsored by OVHcloud at the House of Lords for International Women’s Day and hosted by Baroness Kennedy.

Baroness Kennedy’s work supporting 100 Female Judges in Afghanistan has been incredible: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/21/qc-baroness-helena-kennedy-calls-on-uk-to-support-female-judges-at-risk-in-afghanistan

Three of the Judges will join us.

The format for the day will include a half hour workshop on the Social Justice Charter Baroness Kennedy released at COP26 and some questions around the intersection of law, technology and Social Justice. We will release this as...

Future Founders Training: Session 5

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - March 4 @ 1:00 pm

Join a Series of Training Sessions for Future Founders – those with an active interest in learning about the business of Open Technology.

Session 5: Revenue Generation and Models

Speakers: Amanda Brock, Dawn Foster, Lorna Mitchell

Moderator: Liz Rice

Topics:

– Commercial companies involvement in open source
– Business models : Open Core / As a service / Subscription/ Support etc
– Risks for different models
– Interaction with open source licensed code and considerations

Women in IT Awards | UK Edition

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - March 1 @ 12:30 am

CELEBRATING OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY.

DiversityQ is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Women in IT Awards UK 2022!

The winners will be revealed at our first in-person awards ceremony since 2020 on Monday 28 February 2022 at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London.

Now in their eighth year, the prestigious awards have recognised and celebrated over 1,000 women, allies, and organisations across the UK for their outstanding contribution to the technology industry.

Since 2015 we’ve provided a regional and global platform to showcase amazing professionals that are working to break digital boundaries and promote the importance of...

Future Founders Training: Session 4

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - February 25 @ 1:00 pm

Join a Series of Training Sessions for Future Founders – those with an active interest in learning about the business of Open Technology.

Session 4: Sales in Open Source Businesses

Speakers: Lee Wright, Paul Holt, Victor Tuson Palau

Moderator: Matt Barker

Topics:

– The differences between selling in proprietary vs open source companies.
– Identifying a buyer vs a user of your project
– Selling value on top of open source
– SaaS, on-prem and multi cloud sales approaches

FOSDEM 2022

February 5 - February 6

FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate.

This year, it will be virtual. We are planning a UK Wide FOSDEM Watch Party on 5 February. Hold the date and watch this space for more information of Hubs to join across the UK.

Submit a Dev Room or talk at FOSDEM’s site.

Future Founders Training: Session 3

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - February 4 @ 1:00 pm

Join a Series of Training Sessions for Future Founders – those with an active interest in learning about the business of Open Technology.

Session 3: Corporate Structure and IP considerations for Open Tech businesses Open Source Licensing

Panel: Amanda Brock, Andrew Katz, Chris Eastham, and Rochelle Farmer

Topics:

– Copyright and code

– What is open source – OSD and what that means

– What does an open source licence mean – outbound

– Taking contributions and contribution agreements

...

The EU Open Source Policy Summit

February 4 @ 9:00 am - February 4 @ 6:00 pm

OpenUK will be leading on sustainability with CEO, Amanda Brock, moderating a panel including Cristian Parrino, OpenUK’s Chief Sustainability Officer, at the Open Forum Europe policy day on 4th February.

OpenUK is also delighted to be the Bronze sponsor of the EU Open Source Policy Summit 2022 organised by OpenForum Europe on 4 February 2022.

This year’s theme: Open Source & the Grand Challenges.

Register now to join global technology and policy leaders to discuss how collaboration and competition are being rethought as we are innovating to solve the complex global challenges.

Future Founders Training: Session 2

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - January 28 @ 1:00 pm

Join a Series of Training Sessions for Future Founders – those with an active interest in learning about the business of Open Technology.

Session 2: Product Market Fit / developing a product

Panel: Fiona Nielsen, Justin Cormack, Sam Weaver, Tom Wilkie

Moderator: Matt Barker

– Feature development – internal resources, community, customers

– Building a road map

– Features which will be free v features which will be paid for

– Implementing the right pricing structure

– Customer onboarding and...

Future Founders Training: Session 1

January 21 @ 12:00 pm - January 21 @ 1:00 pm

Join a Series of Training Sessions for Future Founders – those with an active interest in learning about the business of Open Technology.

Session 1: Introductory session: Why found an Open Source Business?

Panel: Alexis Richardson, David Mytton, Liz Rice
Moderator: Matt Barker

Discussion topics:
– How did founders enter open source tech?
– Why did they start an open tech business
– What challenges did they face
– How did they overcome those challenges
– How do they view the state of open source today?
– Why should someone start an...

Webinar: COP26 and beyond: How IT can help achieve net zero

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - January 19 @ 2:30 pm

BCS President, John Higgins CBE FBCS, chairs a focused analysis of IT’s critical place in addressing the climate crisis.

Panel chair

BCS President, John Higgins CBE FBCS

Panellists

  • Amanda Brock CEO, Open UK
  • John Booth MBCS, CDCAP, CDCSP, Carbon3IT
  • Adam Leon Smith CITP FBCS

Agenda

13:00 – Webinar starts on Zoom
14:30 – Close

Synopsis

COP26 brought the world’s attention to bear on climate change and the need to deliver net zero within a shrinking time frame.

Many smart, internationally agreed, well financed, equitable and timely solutions are needed. The task seems huge but, we do have...

FIWARE Smart Fest

January 19 - January 20

Get ready to make Data Spaces really happen.

Meet users and experts from leading industries, European associations, advisory boards and governmental organisations to discuss the very next steps to take – and learn about the current state of play of the development of data spaces.

One to the biggest – and free of charge – virtual events of the season about Data Spaces. Grab your ticket to this unique interactive event.

Westminster eForum: Data protection and the future of data regulation in the UK

January 18 @ 8:30 am - January 18 @ 1:00 pm

This conference will consider key priorities for the future of data protection and regulation in the UK in the context of key developments, including:

  • a consultation on the future of the UK’s data regime, building on the National Data Strategy
  • plans to reform the role and scope of the ICO
  • the development of future ‘data adequacy’ partnerships to boost growth and trade

OpenUK Office Hours

December 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - December 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Twice monthly update with OpenUK CEO. Hear more about our work and ask any questions.

Internetdagarna – Publicly Financed Code and Data as Digital Commons

November 22, 2021 - November 23, 2021

The Internet Days is Sweden’s most important knowledge hub for everyone who loves the Internet. The conference is organized by The Swedish Internet Foundation and takes place on November 22-23 2021.Internetdagarna (The Internet Days) is a conference where people meet for two days to gain new and in-depth knowledge of the Internet and the impact of digitalization on society. Their goal is that as many as possible of those who want to participate in the Internet Days should have the chance to do so without breaking the bank.

Join Amanda Brock as she speaks about the extent open source is...

OpenUK Office Hours

November 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - November 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am

Twice monthly update with OpenUK CEO. Hear more about our work and ask any questions.

OpenUK Office Hours

November 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - November 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Twice monthly update with OpenUK CEO. Hear more about our work and ask any questions.

UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) 2021

November 1, 2021 - November 12, 2021

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Register now

OpenUK Office Hours

October 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 19, 2021 @ 9:00 am

Twice monthly update with OpenUK CEO. Hear more about our work and ask any questions.

All Things Open 2021

October 17, 2021 - October 19, 2021

All Things Open 2021, the largest open source/tech/web conference on the U.S. east coast will take place October 17-19. More than 200 speakers will deliver 200+ open source sessions across more than 20 tracks. Nearly 7,500 from around the globe attended and participated in 2020. At least that many are expected in 2021.

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021

October 12, 2021 - October 15, 2021

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities from October 12-15, 2021. Join containerd, CoreDNS, Envoy, etcd, Fluentd, Harbor, Helm, Jaeger, Kubernetes, Open Policy Agent, Prometheus, Rook, TiKV, TUF, Vitess, Argo, Buildpacks, CloudEvents, CNI, Contour, Cortex, CRI-O, Dragonfly, Falco, gRPC, KubeEdge, KubeVirt, Linkerd, NATS, Notary, OpenTracing, Operator Framework, SPIFFE, SPIRE, and Thanos as the community gathers for four days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

Register now

OpenUK Office Hours

October 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - October 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Twice monthly update with OpenUK CEO. Hear more about our work and ask any questions.

Ada’s List Conference 2021

October 8, 2021 - October 9, 2021

Ada’s annual conference is back! Last year they welcomed over 30 speakers and 300 attendees.

They will be meeting virtually over two days, so save the dates now: October 8-9, 2021

Full speaker line up and pathways to be announced shortly, so sign up for updates here.

Open Source Strategy Forum

October 5, 2021 - October 5, 2021

Open Source Strategy Forum (OSSF) is the only conference dedicated to driving collaboration and innovation in financial services through open source software and standards. We bring together experts across financial services, technology, and open source to engage our community in stimulating and thought-provoking conversations about how to best (and safely) leverage open source software to solve industry challenges.

OSPOCon

September 29, 2021 - October 1, 2021

Introducing OSPOCon.

This event is designed for those working in open source program offices in organizations that rely on open source technologies to learn & share best practices, experiences & tooling to overcome challenges.  Presenting by The Linux Foundation and TODO Group, and being held with Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference 2021, join us at OSPOCon to learn and share best practices and experiences to help create better, more efficient open source ecosystems.

Registration will open in Spring 2021 – sign up to be notified here: https://bit.ly/2ZGCXQa.

Call for Proposals is now open – learn more here:...

Linux Foundation European Summit 2021

September 28, 2021 - October 1, 2021

OpenUK Office Hours

September 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am

Twice monthly update with OpenUK CEO. Hear more about our work and ask any questions.

Kubernetes Community Days UK 2021

September 15, 2021 - September 16, 2021

Kubernetes Community Days UK is a virtual event bringing together the cloud native community from across the UK to learn, network and collaborate. Kubernetes Community Days UK is supported by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and organised by community group leaders.

Over the course of two days we will share stories of people using these technologies, both successes and failures – through in-depth technical talks, demonstrations of open source projects and workshops.

OpenUK Office Hours

September 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - September 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Twice monthly update with OpenUK CEO. Hear more about our work and ask any questions.

Data Sharing for Data Science

September 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - September 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Combining data in surprising ways is a powerful technique in data science. For example, weather data combined with the right economic indicators can improve retail demand forecasting, but weather data combined with socio-economic indicators is also being used to prevent insect-borne disease. Whatever the data combination you’re looking for, data sharing is often a key step, and this can bring its own surprising challenges. Data sharing is not just a matter of getting permission. It also requires discovering who has the data you need, how to access it, how to deal with mismatches between different data sets and much more.

...

OpenUK State of Open Phases One & Two

July 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - July 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Join Amanda Brock CEO during our Future Leaders Session who will be going through Phases One and Two of OpenUK’s State of Open: The UK in 2021.

Command-Line Interface Design: Philosophy and Practice

June 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - June 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

If you’ve ever used a terminal, you know that it can be a confusing, inconsistent, even hostile experience. If you’ve ever tried to write programs for the terminal, you start to understand why: very few conventions and best practices exist, and those that do are hard to find.

This absence led me and some friends to write the Command Line Interface Guidelines (CLIG.dev), an open-source set of guidelines for designing command-line programs, based partly on experience building and maintaining programs such as Docker Compose. CLIG is part philosophy and part practical advice; in this talk, Aanand...

Open Source Lisbon 2021

June 17, 2021 - June 18, 2021

Powered by Syone, Open Source Lisbon is the biggest Open Source event in Portugal.

This year, they will have a two-day online event to celebrate the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union and the Open Source software strategy outlined by the European Commission.

The 19th edition of Open Source Lisbon will be the perfect event to spread Europe’s vision as a leader in adopting open technologies, share open source discussions with the community and to show how technology can improve citizens life quality.

The first day will...

Berlin Buzzwords 2021

June 14, 2021 - June 17, 2021

Berlin Buzzwords is back! And they cannot make any promises on the WHERE (virtual or onsite), they can tell you WHEN!

June 14 – 17, 2021

Join Amanda Brock where she will be speaking about Commercial Models in Open Source.

As soon as possible, they will let you know more details on the location or in how far they will be able to make an onsite-event together with you. This is why for now, there will only be conference passes for a virtual event available.

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Open Source and Licensing in 2021

June 11, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - June 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Our final West Coast Edition of the Future Leaders Training will be with Luis Villa on Open Source and Licensing in 2021.

Luis Villa is a lawyer, executive, and (former) software developer, specializing in open source licensing, product counseling, technology transactions, and community strategy. He is the co-founder of Tidelift, who are creating a new way to support and use open source software.

Before Tidelift, Luis worked on some of the most high-profile technology projects in the world, including:

  • At the Wikimedia Foundation, Luis served as Deputy General Counsel, advising...

GAIA-X Summit Round 2: Use case update

June 9, 2021 - June 9, 2021

Join Amanda Brock for the GAIA-X Summit Round 2: Use case update webinar. You can watch the whole webinar using the link below.

Watch the Webinar

WomenTech Global Conference 2021

June 7, 2021 - June 10, 2021

WomenTech Global Conference will feature a full week of live events hosted daily from June 7 – 11, 2021 across various timezones including Americas, GMT & APAC. WTGC will enable participants to create a powerful conference experience, with inspiring keynotes,  industry-specific summits, sponsor info sessions,  career growth expo, workshops, open space discussion groups, contributions sprints, 1:1 networking opportunities, and interactive community content.

Join Amanda Brock on the 8th June at 9:10 speaking on The importance of global collaboration in a world of Brexit and Geo Political Shift.

Data sovereignty: what approach should the UK take?

May 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am - May 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am

Over recent years, data and data regulation have grown in focus as a key issue for governments to wrestle with, both domestically and internationally. A government’s approach to data has an effect on its public services, its economy, its approach to defence and security, its citizens’ privacy and ultimately on its sovereignty. The panel will consider questions around the regulation and monetisation of data, and how the UK’s approach will impact on the Government’s vision of a Global Britain as a leader in science and technology.

Ofgem: Regulating for a green, fair future

May 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - May 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November, an event of global significance for coordinated action on climate change. Ofgem is determined not just to do everything they can to support a carbon-neutral future in the UK, but to use COP26 to accelerate greener, fairer energy globally through collaboration with international regulators.

Join Amanda Brock from 3:10-3:50 on a Panel Discussion on Data and Digitalisation.

The AGPL, Network Copyleft and the Cloud

May 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - May 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Richard Fontana is Senior Commercial Counsel at Red Hat. His work at Red Hat spans many aspects of software development, distribution and deployment, with a particular focus on open source-related legal matters. He is a former board director of the Open Source Initiative and was the chair of the OSI’s License Review Committee for several years. Fontana was previously Senior Director and Associate General Counsel for Cloud and Open Source at Hewlett Packard and Counsel at the Software Freedom Law Centre, where he worked on the drafting of the GPLv3 license family.

Percona Live ONLINE

May 12, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Percona Live is a community-focused event for database developers, administrators, and decision-makers to network with peers and technology professionals. Come learn from the best and brightest in the open source database community as they share their knowledge, experience, and use cases with you in small group sessions and tutorials.

Join our Ambassador and Percona VP Martin James from his kitchen for 160 hours of content from 120 different presenters!

Unlocking the Power of Data for Space Exploration

May 7, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - May 7, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

Future Leaders is taking on the West Coast, with this weeks talk given by Dr Chris MattMann.

Chris Mattmann is an experienced IT Executive, CTO and Division Manager of the AI, Analytics and Innovative Development Organization in the Information Technology and Solutions Directorate at NASA JPL. At JPL Mattmann is the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer and reports to the CIO and Director for IT, and manages advanced IT research and open source and technology evaluation and user infusion capabilities. Mattmann is JPL’s first Principal Scientist in the area of Data Science. The designation of Principal is awarded to recognize...

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021

May 4, 2021 - May 7, 2021

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities virtually from May 4 – 7, 2021. Join containerd, CoreDNS, Envoy, etcd, Fluentd, Harbor, Helm, Jaeger, Kubernetes, Open Policy Agent, Prometheus, Rook, TiKV, TUF, Vitess, Argo, Buildpacks, CloudEvents, CNI, Contour, Cortex, CRI-O, Dragonfly, Falco, gRPC, KubeEdge, KubeVirt, Linkerd, NATS, Notary, OpenTracing, Operator Framework, SPIFFE, SPIRE, and Thanos as the community gathers for four days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

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Digital Twins

April 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - April 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Ashleigh is an experienced Digital Consultant who partners with senior executives and leading infrastructure organisations to transform and advance the value of their digital capabilities and social usefulness. After spending years developing digital strategies for the infrastructure sector, Ashleigh knows what truly makes transformation a success – data and innovation wrapped in a new approach towards people and culture.

Ashleigh was part of Arup’s Data Leadership team and led the programme delivering Arup’s Data Strategy. She has operationalised corporate start-ups, set-up thought partnership programmes and developed a National Skills Framework for Digital Built Britain.

Ashleigh...

Red Hat Summit 2021

April 27, 2021 - April 28, 2021

The Red Hat Summit is expanding to become an all-new, flexible conference series, consisting of a 2‑part immersive virtual experience as well as a global tour of small-scale, in-person* events. This series will create collective opportunities to share experiences, innovations, and insights.

Red Hat Summit® 2021 is where we come together to uplift perspectives in enterprise IT all around the world, ensuring that every contribution has a place, every person has a voice, and every question has a meaning.

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Open Chain UK

April 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - April 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

OpenChain ISO 5230 is the International Standard for open source license compliance. It is simple, effective and suitable for companies of all sizes in all markets. This standard is openly developed by a vibrant user community and freely available to all. It is supported by free online self-certification, extensive reference material and official service provider partners.

FLIGHT Europe 2021

April 20, 2021 - April 20, 2021

Synopsys will bring together leading experts from around the world to discuss the latest trends in open source license compliance, legal risk, and M&A due diligence. Join Amanda Brock who will be speaking at this virtual event that is free to attend. Synopsys be announcing the agenda soon.

Register now

 

DrupalCon North America 2021

April 12, 2021 - April 16, 2021

DrupalCon unites experts from around the globe who create ambitious digital experiences. At DrupalCon North America 2021, the people who create the digital experiences the world relies on every day—developers, marketers, agency leaders, and business decision-makers—come together online to learn about the latest Drupal developments and contribute to the future of the open source platform.

BCS Internet Specialist Group: Digital Sovereignty, Gaia X, New Regulation and OpenUK

April 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - April 9, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Join Amanda Brock speaking to the BCS Internet specialist group on Digital Sovereignty, Gaia X, New Regulation and OpenUK. She will speak about open source in the UK, where the geo political shift is most clearly defined by Brexit, and ask, what does this mean for open collaboration? How is the UK dealing with digital and data sovereignty and creating trust through transparency and the use of open?

Open Source 101 Conference

March 30, 2021 - March 30, 2021

40 Open Source Sessions and Speakers
Attend the 2021 Open Source 101 conference on Tuesday, March 30 for a full day of open source programming! The event is FREE to attend and all content will be streamed LIVE and online – this is a 100% virtual one-day conference.

CrateDB v4.5

March 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - March 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Crate.io welcomes members of the developer and open source community to join us as we celebrate the release of CrateDB v4.5, with which we open source our entire codebase!

In lieu of a physical meetup, we will host this virtual event to discuss:

  • the importance of open source software (4:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
  • how an open source project (Quantum Leap) currently uses CrateDB (4:30 pm – 5:00 pm)
  • what it means to align with open source values by OSS community advocates (5:15 pm – 6:00 pm)

Join the conversation and connect with Crate.io’s engineers, leaders, and...

Software Heritage

March 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - March 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

An alumnus of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, with a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, Roberto Di Cosmo was associate professor for almost a decade at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. In 1999, he became a Computer Science full professor at University Paris Diderot, where he was head of doctoral studies for Computer Science from 2004 to 2009. A trustee of the IMDEA Software institute, and member of the national committee for Open Science in France, he is currently on leave at Inria.

Understanding others, Understanding You – The Enneagram

March 18, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - March 18, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

OpenUK hosts quarterly events for all volunteers of the organisation. The first of 2021 will be hosted by Tim Lawrence, Hoffman UK CO-Founder, on Digilounge. This event will allow volunteers of OpenUK to spend time working collaboratively and socialising whilst learning more about the Enneagram Personality types and using the Ennegram to understand each other, with Enneagram expert Tim Laurence. 

If you are interested in attending this event, and getting involved with OpenUK, please contact hello@openuk.uk.

Standards Essential Patents and the IoT

March 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - March 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Robert is a solicitor at Origin Law, and specialises in intellectual property law, with a focus on the telecoms sector. He is also chair of the Fair Standards Alliance, an organisation seeking to ensure that patents essential to standards are licensed on fair and reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.

Open for digital transformation – Red Hat Virtual Briefing

March 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - March 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

In this morning briefing, you’ll hear from our experts about the three fundamentals of an open digital transformation – technology, process and culture. And how you can adopt these ‘open’ advantages to ensure your digital transformation is anything but generic.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This event is for Board level, senior executives and strategy leaders focussing on digital transformation, technology and operations, and culture

Computing Deskflix 2021 – Financial Services

March 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - March 3, 2021 @ 1:30 pm

This episode of Deskflix will hear from industry experts and peers in the financial sector on their 2020 best practices, what they’ve learnt for 2021 and how they plan to overcome the next wave of disruption.

Join Amanda Brock on a panel with details to be confirmed later.

The story of the COVID Tracker Ireland App and how open source collaborations can help change the world

February 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - February 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Danese Cooper has spent her life dedicated to promoting open source and InnerSource (the practice of open source methods inside corporations). It is well known that many organisations are inherently resistant to change. Throughout her career, Danese has gained many insights into how to effect change in organisations and ecosystems. In this session, Danese will share many of the lessons she has learned about how to effect long lasting cultural change.

Danese Cooper is the founder and president of InnerSource Commons. She is also vice president of special initiatives at NearForm, an Irish tech...

Open Source & Ireland’s Innovation Ecosystem

February 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - February 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

Join Board member Phil Weir at 4:45 on a Panel Session speaking about Ireland’s Commercial Open Source Ecosystem.

Register here

Lintol Coding Challenge

February 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - February 22, 2021 @ 10:30 am

Lintol are challenging you (as a team or individual) to design a processor to check unstructured data specifically.

Different types of validation checks can be added to Lintol by building scripts called processors. For example, a processor could be designed to check for personally identifiable information such as an address, phone number, date of birth, or National Insurance Number. The possibilities for Lintol processors are endless.

What programming language can you use? 

Although Python will be the focus, other programming languages are welcome. It will be easiest to get started in Python as we have the required tooling. All code needs to...

Commercial and Business Models, making them work for open source

February 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - February 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Amanda Brock, CEO at OpenUK, has conducted significant research over a decade in this area, from writing her first book chapter on this to revamping that chapter for the book Free and Open Source Law Policy and Practise, being published in 2021, by Oxford University Press with open access including both ereader and PDF thanks to the sponsorship of the Vietsch Foundation.

Download the presentation

Computing Deskflix 2021 – Hybrid and Multi Cloud

February 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - February 10, 2021 @ 1:30 pm

Join Amanda Brock on a panel from 12:10 – 12:50 to discuss ‘Multi-cloud: are we nearly there yet?’ as well as other interesting panels on cloud computing.

You can register for the event here.

OpenUK @ FOSDEM

February 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am - February 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

FOSDEM 2021 is fully online this year.

Online stands may seem a bit different from physical stands, but not a lot has changed. With over 50 stands, organised per theme.

OpenUK is of course going to be there – and you can find our stand here. You can also join us in our chat room where someone from OpenUK will be available to chat about all things Open.

You can browse the stands per theme here or visit all the stands here. You can also return to the main conference floor at fosdem.org.

Open Hardware at CERN

February 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - February 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Javier will tell you about our Open Hardware activities at CERN, including a bit of history, some details about White Rabbit (our most important OSHW project), the latest version of the CERN Open Hardware Licence and the importance of FOSS tools to design Open Hardware.

He will also submit some considerations about the special role public institutions have in the development of open source, in the hope they trigger thinking and discussion.

Opening up Radio Access Networks with Commodity Hardware

January 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - January 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Dr. Ebrahim Bushehri is the founder of Myriad RF, a family of open source hardware projects providing design for low-cost and fully configurable RF boards. Busherhi is also CEO of Lime Microsystems, a fabless semiconductor company that develops RF/analog mixed signal solutions. His experience spans more than 20 years in directing and managing design teams for the implementation of high performance integrated circuits within the wireless communication market. Previously, he was working with organizations such as Nokia, QinetiQ (formerly Defence Evaluation and Research Agency), and Fraunhofer IAF. Ebrahim was a professional group committee member of Institution of Electrical Engineers...

Cloud Native and Platform Issues

January 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - January 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Cheryl Hung (@oicheryl) is VP Ecosystem at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, where she leads the CNCF End User Community. At over 140 members, including global names such as Apple, Spotify and Mastercard, it is the largest end user community of any open source foundation or standards body. CNCF is home to over 70 of the fastest growing open source infrastructure projects, including Kubernetes, Prometheus and Envoy, as part of the Linux Foundation. Cheryl is a regular keynote speaker and founded the Cloud Native London meetup with 6000 members. She previously built backend features for Google Maps as a C++...

Founding an Open Source Business

January 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - January 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Rob Taylor and Rob McQueen – Join two of the UK’s leading founders of Open Source businesses to hear about why and how to found a business based on open source software.

Reinventing the Eclipse Foundation

December 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - December 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Nobody is better qualified to talk about the work of the Eclipse Foundation than Mike, the Executive Director, leading the Foundation’s move from the US to Europe. But, what does this mean, why is the Foundation being reinvented and where is it going?

The Open Source Initiative

December 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - December 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Deb Nicholson, Executive Director, the OSI will look at what the OSI is, as the owner of the Open Source Definition, where its going and the challenges it faces as we approach the 30th anniversary of open source in 2021.

 

Containers – Everything You Need to Know

November 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - November 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Armijn Hemel, Founder Tjaldur Software Governance Solutions is a leader in the container space, as one of the co-authors of the Linux Foundation report on containers, https://www.linuxfoundation.org/resources/publications/

Armijn is a rare beast, someone who understands both the technology and the governance of containers. His session will explain everything you need to know about containers, which are critical to the platform infrastructure and create a new set of issues for governance.

5G and OpenRAN

November 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - November 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Tomas Lamanauskas, a leader in the mobile sector explains 5G and OpenRAN to the OpenUK Future Leaders group, sharing his thoughts as OpenUK launches its Emerging Mobile Work Group being led by Tomas as part of their 2021 Policy initiatives.

 

Brexit, GeoPolitical Shift and the Future of Open

November 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - November 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Amanda Brock, CEO of OpenUK shares her thoughts on the impact of the very imminent Brexit, Geopolitical shift across Europe, the US and Asia and the need for ongoing transparent and open collaboration on a global basis, to improve Government trust and faciliate innovation.

 

Open Hardware and the Circular Economy

November 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - November 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

John Laban of the Open Compute Project is an OpenUK director and talks today about how open hardware will contribute to the circular economy.

Why the GPL is Great for Business

October 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Frank is the founder of Nextcloud and Own Cloud and talks about commercial models for open source and running a business based on GPL code.

 

OpenUK Awards

October 20, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - October 20, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

The highlight of 2020 for the Open Community

A celebration of UK Leadership in Open Technology, sponsored by Bristows law firm

Doors open 5.30pm. Allocated seating.

Event 6-8pm

Awards will be presented in 6 categories:

Individual

Young Person

Open Source Software

Open Hardware

Open Data

Open Source in Finance (sponsored by FINOS)

 OpenUK Kids’ Competition  – Special Guest Imogen Heap will announce Kids’ Competition Winners

Keynote by Jono Bacon

Guest tickets, including...

IBM’s Journey to Open Source

October 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Adam Jollans is a product marketing manager in the worldwide LinuxONE marketing team. In this role he is responsible for developing the marketing strategy for IBM’s LinuxONE server and its ecosystem.

He has been involved with Linux and open source since 1998, including leading the cross-IBM Linux strategy. He joined IBM in 1984, and has worked in a range of technical, sales and marketing roles.

Prior to joining IBM, he worked as an application software designer and programmer.

He graduated from the University of Cambridge, England in 1980 with a degree in Computer Science, and is a Fellow of the...

OpenChain – A New Standard in Open Source

September 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - September 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Shane Coughlan leads the OpenChain project at the Linux Foundation. We managed to steal a few minutes of his time to talk about OpenChain, open source, compliance and security. But first, a brief backgrounder on Shane. Shane has been involved in open source in one way or another since 1998.

Open Knowledge is Not Neutral

July 31, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 31, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Dr Sara Thomas is the Scotland Programme Coordinator for Wikimedia UK, part time.

She was the Wikimedian in Residence at the Scottish Libraries and Information Council, working primarily with public libraries in Scotland, between August 2017-April 2018. She was also Resident at Museums Galleries Scotland from January 2015 – July 2016, working nationally to advocate for the use of open knowledge in a heritage context.

She got an honorable mention in the “Wikimedian of the Year” category in the UK in 2018.

Sara has an MA(Hons) in English Literature, a PhD in Popular Music (both from the University of Glasgow),...

Open Innovation in the Private and Public Sector

July 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Josh is a consultant for the ODI, with a focus on international development, private sector data sharing, and data portability initiatives such as open banking.

James is a consultant for the ODI, with a focus on public and private sector innovation with data, as well as research and development.

Open Hardware

July 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Andrew Katz

Andrew is Managing Partner and head of Technology Law of Moorcrofts LLP and is CEO of Orcro Limited, a compliance business specialising in risk management around software supply chain management, with particular emphasis on open source software. Formerly a software developer, Andrew qualified as a barrister in 1990 and subsequently requalified as a solicitor. He is Irish and British and is also an Irish solicitor (non practising).

He has advised companies worldwide, including global multinationals, on issues relating to open source software and software supply chain compliance. Both Moorcrofts and Orcro are partners of the Linux Foundation’s OpenChain...

Being a Good Corporate Citizen in Open Source

July 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Dawn Foster is Director of Open Source Community Strategy at VMware. She has over 20 years of experience in business and technology with expertise in open source software, community building, community management, market research, strategic planning, management, and more. She is passionate about bringing people together through a combination of online communities and real-world events. She has experience building new communities and managing existing communities with a particular emphasis on developer and open source communities.

Prior to joining Pivotal, Dawn’s most recent positions included Consultant at The Scale Factory, Director of Community at Puppet, and Community Lead within Intel’s Open...

Open Source Community Matters

July 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Matt has spent most of the last 20 years building products and services around open source software, on everything from embedded devices to large scale distributed systems, in companies ranging from startups to global enterprises. Most recently he has been focused on the open cloud infrastructure space, and in emerging patterns for cloud native applications. Matt is a regular speaker at conferences across the world, including FOSDEM, Open Infrastructure Summit and All Things Open, a past winner of the OpenStack Outstanding Community Contributor award, and has served on program committees for several international conferences, including OpenStack Summits and MesosCon. At...

Open Source: Where Are We Now

June 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - June 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Amanda is CEO of the UK body for “open”, OpenUK, the Chair of the Open Source and Intellectual Property (IP) Advisory Group of the United Nations Technology Innovation Labs, the European Representative of the world’s biggest defensive patent pool, the Open Invention Network and a member of the OASIS Open Projects’ Advisory Council (open source and open standards);

Amanda was a joint-organiser of the UK Open Source Awards in 2019, having been a judge of the awards in 2014 and 2015; CEO of the Trustable Software Engineering Project, a project focused on solutions...

KDE is All About the Apps

June 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - June 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Jonathan has been bringing Linux to the desktop for 20 years, working for Canonical and now Blue Systems he made the Ubuntu flavour Kubuntu and now works directly in the original and best Linux on the desktop community KDE to make KDE neon, bringing modern DevOps techniques to Linux distros.

He is based in Edinburgh, Scotland and his consultancy is Edinburgh Linux.

 

The History of Open

June 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - June 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Neil McGovern has been involved with open source software for over 20 years, both personally and professionally. Starting in the Debian project, he held various roles, cumulating in him becoming Debian Project Leader from 2014-2015. He has also served on the boards of numerous organisations, including Software in the Public Interest, Inc. and the Open Rights Group. Professionally, Neil has run the engineering team of a large open source software consultancy, and is currently the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. He lives in Cambridge, UK. In his spare time he enjoys socialising with friends and has a private pilot...

Patent Risk in an Open Source Centric World

June 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - June 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

OpenUK Future Leaders talk, Keith Bergelt, The Management of Patent Risk in an Increasingly Open Source Centric World, 5th June 2020

Keith Bergelt is the CEO of Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history, created to support freedom of action in Linux and adjacent open source technologies. Funded by Google, IBM, NEC, Philips, Sony, SUSE and Toyota, OIN has more than 3,200 community members and owns approximately 1,300 global patents and applications.

Having previously led two hedge funds, served as a technology advisor for Texas Pacific Group, headed business development, IP, and licensing for the Kelso...

M&A and Open Chain

May 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - May 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Andrew is Managing Partner and head of Technology Law of Moorcrofts LLP and is CEO of Orcro Limited, a compliance business specialising in risk management around software supply chain management, with particular emphasis on open source software. Formerly a software developer, Andrew qualified as a barrister in 1990 and subsequently requalified as a solicitor. He is Irish and British and is also an Irish solicitor (non practising).

He has advised companies worldwide, including global multinationals, on issues relating to open source software and software supply chain compliance. Both Moorcrofts and Orcro are partners of the Linux Foundation’s OpenChain compliance programme,...

Intro to Open Chain Compliance

May 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - May 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Sami is an experienced Director Of Intellectual Property with a demonstrated history of working in the semiconductors industry. Skilled in IP Licensing, Open Source Software, Embedded Software, EDA, Management, Commercial Licensing, and Business Modeling. Strong legal and commercial professional with a Diploma focused in Management from Institute of Management (UK).

Open and Trademarks

May 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - May 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Pamela is the Principal of Chestek Legal. Pam has been studying trademark law as it relates to open source software for over a decade.

Wardley Maps & Open Source History

May 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - May 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Simon Wardley is a researcher for the Leading Edge Forum focused on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies. As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination for economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether in behavioural patterns, the environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer systems, or managing companies. He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of open source, commoditisation, innovation, organisational structure, and cybernetics.

Open Source Procurement

April 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - April 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

OpenUK Future Leaders talk by Iain Mitchell QC, Open Source Procurement, 24th April 2020.

Iain graduated from Edinburgh University in 1973 and was called to the Scottish Bar in 1976, taking silk in 1992. He was called to the English Bar in 2012. He is recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers Directory for IT Law, IP Law, and commercial dispute resolution.

As well as being the Chairman of the Scottish Society of Computers & Law, he is also Chair of the CCBE Surveillance Working Group, a Member of the CCBE IT Committee; a member of the Bar Council IT...

Open Healthcare

April 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - April 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Kumar Jacob MBE

To join these events please email your request to admin@openuk.uk

The OSI and OSD

April 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - April 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

OpenUK Future Leaders talk by Patrick Masson, the OSI and OSD, 17th April 2020.

Patrick Masson joined the Open Source Initiative as General Manager after working in higher education for over twenty years, including roles as Director of the UCLA Media Lab, CIO within The State University of New York and, CTO at the University of Massachusetts’ Office of the President.

As GM, Patrick manages all aspects of the OSI’s operations, membership, advocacy, development, and serves as an ex officio member of the OSI Board of Directors.

Patrick is an Adjunct Professor at the University at Albany, teaching Open Source...

Hat Labs and Hacking

April 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - April 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

James Kingston

To join these events please email your request to admin@openuk.uk

A Covid19 response discussion

April 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - April 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Terence Eden

To join these events please email your request to admin@openuk.uk

Licensing Deep Dive

April 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - April 3, 2020 @ 11:59 pm

OpenUK Future Leaders talk by Andrew Katz, Licensing Deep Dive, 29th May 2020

Andrew is Managing Partner and head of Technology Law of Moorcrofts LLP and is CEO of Orcro Limited, a compliance business specialising in risk management around software supply chain management, with particular emphasis on open source software. Formerly a software developer, Andrew qualified as a barrister in 1990 and subsequently requalified as a solicitor. He is Irish and British and is also an Irish solicitor (non practising).

He has advised companies worldwide, including global multinationals, on issues relating to open source software and software supply chain compliance....

Introduction to Open Source – Part 2

March 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - March 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Sami is an experienced Director Of Intellectual Property with a demonstrated history of working in the semiconductors industry. Skilled in IP Licensing, Open Source Software, Embedded Software, EDA, Management, Commercial Licensing, and Business Modeling. Strong legal and commercial professional with a Diploma focused in Management from Institute of Management (UK).

Introduction to Open Source – Part 1

March 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - March 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

OpenUK Healthcare Evening featuring Karen Sandler

February 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 6, 2020 @ 9:30 pm

OpenUK Open Healthcare evening sponsored by DITO and Great Ormond Street, DRIVE.

An evening of talks, and discussion of the place of open source in the NHS and healthcare. Keynote speaker and talks, drinks, nibbles and the opportunity to meet like minded people with an interest in health care and technology, supporting or curious about Open, over drinks and nibbles.

Keynote: Karen Sandler, Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy, former executive director of the GNOME Foundation, an attorney, and former general counsel of the Software Freedom Law Centre is based in New York. Karen will be introducing her big software heart...

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