FSOSS 2007 Coming Up!

by Chris Tyler

I teach at Seneca College in Toronto. On October 25 and 25th, we're holding the sixth annual Free Software & Open Source Symposium, an event that has grown to encompass two days of talks and workshops by top open source developers, users, organizers, and educators. This year's lineup includes:

  • Bob Young, Co-founder, RedHat, CEO and Founder, Lulu.com
  • Dirk Riehle, Lead, Open-source Research Group at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California
  • Mike Beltzner, User Experience, Mozilla Corporation
  • Ross Turk, Community Manager, Sourceforge.net
  • Bryan Kirschner, Director of Platform Community Strategy, Microsoft Corporation
  • Chris Blizzard, One Laptop Per Child Project/Red Hat
  • Marc Kwiatkowski, Senior Software Engineer, Facebook
  • and many more

There will also be a number of hands-on workshops including OpenVPN, OSCAR clusters, AccessGrid, and ePresence.

If you're in Toronto or within a reasonable drive, this is definitely an event worth attending. We've kept costs low to encourage broad participation and the atmosphere is a lot of fun - details at http://fsoss.senecac.on.ca/