BENGALURU: The thirteenth edition of Open Source India (OSI Days), Asia’s most prominent conference on open source software, is back. Once again, it is all set to bring the community and the industry under one roof, to explore the latest tools and techniques and to keep up with the pace of the ever-evolving world of open source. It is festival time for open source enthusiasts, as these are the days for them to imagine, discuss and thrash out innovative ideas involving open source technology and this is the platform where like-minded techies collaborate with great passion and integrity towards the OS community.
The thirteenth edition of Open Source India, popularly known as OSI-D, is going to take place on 21st and 22nd October at NIMHANS Convention Center, Bengaluru. Enthusiasts can register online right away to save the hassle of queuing at the venue, by logging on tohttp://opensourceindia.in/osidays/osi_registration/osidays_register-new.php
Over the two days, more than over 65 industry and community experts will cover various facets of open source technology including cloud, Big Data, database, mobile app development, Web app development, IT infrastructure, as well as the latest buzzword – IoT. The will also be a session for IT implementers to come and share their success stories with open source implementations at their respective organizations. In short, there will be more than eight workshops for IT developers and implementers (these have limited seats and can be availed on a first-come-first-serve basis). All in all, awareness and information will flow with every interaction at OSI 2016.
The brilliant and eminent speakers at OSI 2016 includes the likes of Andrew Aitken (GM and global open source practice leader, Wipro Technologies), Balaji Kesavaraj (Director- Platform Strategy, Microsoft),Anant Kumar (Head of Product Engineering, Bharti Airtel), Bruno Lowagie (CTO, iText Software), Debabrata Nayak(Additional Director at NeGD, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Government of India) and Atul Saini (CTO and CEO, Fiorano Software). To get the whole list of speakers along with the topics and the abstracts of their presentations, visit http://www.OpenSourceIndia.in.
Ramesh Chopra, Executive Chairman of Electronics For You Group, which is organizing OSI Days, said, “We are delighted to see this show developing into a great bridge between the open source industry and the community. We are thankful to all those in industry and the community, who attend OSI and help us in making this show a great success. Every year, we see passionate professionals participating in the show, and ending up not only with greater awareness but also with promising job and business opportunities.”
Every year, several IT managers, technology heads, CXOs, entrepreneurs, students, system administrators and government officials along with business and technology decision-makers, attend this event. Started as LinuxAsia in 2004, before being renamed Open Source India Days, this event has been forefront in bringing together the open source industry and the community since its inception. The thirteenth edition of OSI, aims to take this event a notch higher by focusing on the open source ecosystem in Asia and more specifically, in India.
The ever increasing user base of open source software clearly indicates the exponential growth it is going to see in the future in terms of IT implementations and in the impending demand for open source experts. So, enthusiasts can grab this brilliant opportunity to come closer to the open source industry.
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