The story of the COVID Tracker Ireland App and how open source collaborations can help change the world
February 26 @ 12:00 pm - February 26 @ 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 firm. Previously, she was head of open source software at PayPal, CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation, chief open source evangelist for Sun, and senior director of open source strategies for Intel. Danese was also the inaugural chairperson of the Node.js Foundation. She concentrates on creating healthy open source communities and has served on the boards of Drupal Association, the Open Source Initiative, the Open Source Hardware Association, and she’s advised Mozilla and the Apache Software Foundation. Danese also runs a successful open source consultancy that counts the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the SETI Institute, Harris, and Numenta as clients. She’s been known to knit through meetings.
February 22 @ 10:00 am - February 22 @ 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 be licensed, either MIT or Apache and publicly available by the time of submission.
- £1k prize fund (£500 for 1st place, two runners up will get £250)
- Skill-up and enhance your coding capabilities. The Lintol team will be available to share their knowledge and support you with any questions you have
- Showcase your coding skills to our judges from leading government experts in Open Data, and renowned Software Developers from the global Open Source community
- A handy team-building exercise (one that can be done remotely and safely during the Covid pandemic)
- Opportunities to connect and network online with the Lintol team and other competitors via the Lintol Coding Challenge’s Rocket Chat channel
- Your code could be incorporated into Lintol, and ultimately help people around the globe access Open Data more efficiently.
February 12 @ 12:00 pm - February 12 @ 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.
February 6 @ 8:00 am - February 7 @ 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.
February 5 @ 12:00 pm - February 5 @ 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.
January 29 @ 12:00 pm - January 29 @ 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 (IEE) and is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
January 22 @ 12:00 pm - January 22 @ 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++ engineer, and holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, King’s College.
January 15 @ 12:00 pm - January 15 @ 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.
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?
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.
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.
October 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
General Manager EMEA, Rancher Labs (recently acquired by SUSE)
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.
Awards will be presented in 6 categories:
Open Source Software
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 a *goody box*, available by invite only to nominees and guests or through a *diversity scholarship ticket*, supported by FINOS. For information and to apply for a diversity scholarship https://openuk.uk/finos-scholarship-programme-application/ Applications must be received by 5pm on 30 September. Successful applicants informed by 7 October, registration required 8 October to receive a goody box.
Viewing tickets (include platform participation but not a goody box) available free of charge at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/openuk-digital-awards-ceremony-sponsored-by-bristows-tickets-110797979740
Table plan and joining instructions shared with ticket holders in advance
October 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
and OpenUK Board Member
October 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
October 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - October 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Program Director for IBM LinuxONE marketing, former Linux Strategy Manager at IBM, and Fellow of the British Computer Society.
September 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - September 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
July 31, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 31, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Dr Sara Thomas, Wikimedia UK
July 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Josh D’Addario & James Maddison
July 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Andrew Katz and Steve Helvie
July 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - July 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
June 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - June 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
June 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - June 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Neil McGovern, Executive Director Gnome Foundation
May 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - May 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
May 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - May 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Pamela Chestek, attorney and member of the OSI Board
April 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - April 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Patrick Masson, OSI
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 and Digital Autonomy in her keynote speech. Learn more about Karen’s views in her recent blog for OpenUK.
Speaker from the Office of the Minister for Health or NHSX TBC.
Stuart Mackintosh, Founder of OpusVL, Director OpenUK and Lead of the DITO Project will update on the Innovate UK Funded EOP’s project.