Open for Business conference, Monday 5th September (free).


Just wanted to share details of an event coming up in just under 2 weeks
time that will hopefully be of interest to some folks.




  *** Open for Business 2016 ****

Monday 5th September, 09:00-17:00 at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St. George’s
Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY, UK. Free to attend.

Open for Business is an an annual one day conference hosted by the BCS Open
Source Specialist Group and Open Source Consortium, that aims to explore
key themes in open source software as they relate to service providers and
consumers, across both the private and public sectors.

In 2016 the conference will build on the success of the inaugural event
held the previous year — which took a look at some of the broader
challenges and opportunities, with first-hand experiences — to dive deeper
and consider best practices in driving effective open source adoption.

Once again we have some fantastic speakers line-up that bring many unique
insights, including Mike Little, co-founder of WordPress — which now powers
a staggering >26% of the Web! — Maarten Ectors, Vice President IoT at
Canonical, Matija Šuklje, a lawyer and FOSS legal expert who for 5 years
served as FSFE’s Legal Coordinator, and Mark Kent of BT, who will be
talking about the the development of a highly successful FOSS platform at
the core of BT’s voice network.

As a result of popular demand from delegates at Open for Business 2015,
this year we will be hosting a series of clinic sessions over the course of
an extended lunch break, where delegates will have the opportunity to
interact with speakers and learn from their experiences.

The conference will once again run as part of the Wuthering Bytes
technology festival, which this year takes place over the course of 10 days
and featuring events covering a broad range of open hardware, software and
data topics.

Open for Business 2016 is sponsored by the BCS, Embecosm, OpenUK and Opus
VL, and is free to attend.

For full programme details and to register please visit: