This includes recordings of the talks by Tariq Rashid, Rob Blake, Stuart Mackintosh (second talk), Rob Taylor, Scott Wilson, Amanda Brock Peter Coates, Robin Kennedy, Cornelia Boldyreff and Adam Jollans.
The entire video set is also available as a playlist, allowing you to relive the day in its entirety.
Publishing the talks on-line provides a permanent repository of information that will serve as an invaluable resource to those running, starting up or considering starting, their own open source business.
All the details in the Embecosm web site.
FLOSS UK unconference hosted by BCS Open Source SG (OSSG)
09:00 – 17:00 Saturday 26th October 2013
Venue: BCS, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA
Online booking: https://events.bcs.org/book/815/ (free, but registration required).
See map and travel information at: http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/london-office-guide.pdf
On Twitter? We have an event on lanyrd.
This is our fourth un-conference and is once again very kindly being hosted by BCS OSSG.
What is an unconference? An unconference is a conference where what happens is organised by the delegates on the day. The event organisers have to arrange something, the main one being a venue, but the rest is down to the delegates. So all the hassle of talk submissions, review and scheduling is taken away.
- at the start of the day everyone gets up in turn and says who they are, what their interests are and what they’d like to do
- based on this people write proposals on PostIt notes and stick these on a board
- a moderator may read out the proposals in turn to gauge interest, and if sufficient the proposal will be put on a scheduling board
- delegates may adjust the schedule to avoid clashes, etc.
The unconference starts…
Experience shows that the unconference format results in high quality sessions focussed on what delegates want.
Everyone should be able to afford to come, and as it is a one-day event you will not need to incur accommodation costs, though several hotels are nearby for anyone who wishes to stay over.
There are lots of reasons to attend the FLOSS UK Unconference 2013, including:
- Keep abreast with new/emerging technologies
- Network with some of the people who are responsible for developing critical applications
- Become part of the UK Open Source community – build up informal relationships that can be invaluable in problem solving
- Benefit from the experience of delegates with similar interests
There will be coffee, tea, and juice throughout the day.There will a buffet lunch.
The usual wifi will be available
PROMS-G (Project and Programme Management Specialist Group) are holding the above event on Tuesday 10th September at the BCS offices in Southampton Street.
The event is free of charge for members and non-members and tea, coffee & biscuits are served from 18:00.
BCS OSSG has arranged discounted tickets for Campus Party Europe this year being held at The O2, London, SE10 0DX (see below).
Recognized as the biggest electronic entertainment event in the world, Campus Party unites the brightest young minds in technology and science under the idea that “the Internet is not a network of computers, it’s a network of people.”
The festival features over 500 hours of talks, debates, workshops, competitions and hackathons related to science, innovation, digital entertainment and creativity. Additionally, hundreds of hours of ad-hoc events are planned by participants and continue throughout the night.
See more details at http://www.campus-party.eu/2013/index-cpeu.html
OSS Watch have postponed this event originally planned to take place at The University Club, Oxford on the 18th and 19th of July.
It is intended to arrange an alternative date as quickly as possible.
Flossie 2013 is a two-day event for women who use or are otherwise interested in any aspect of open technology, open knowledge, digital arts, and social innovation.
Flossie is for women interested in using open source as coders, artists and social innovators.
The organising committee are inviting proposals for Flossie 2013:
- Talk about your current project or a project you’d like to set up
- Show digital artwork based on open source hardware or code
- Skills sharing workshops on any aspect of Free/Libre Open Source software, hardware, data – anything open!
- Talk about social innovation and diversifying technology design
- Send us your idea for an activity – as long as it’s open! Even if you don’t feel you have the expertise yourself, and just have an idea, let us know.
The Free Wiki World Map
6-8 September 2013 (Friday-Sunday)
State of the Map will be at Aston University Business School Conference Centre, Aston Street, Birmingham, England. View on OSM
OpenStreetMap’s annual international conference, State of the Map is returning to the UK, the first time it has come to the UK since the very first State of the Map in 2007.
|10,000 registered users||1.1 million registered users|
|50 million GPS points||3.2 billion GPS points|
|Advanced editor: JOSM version 321||JOSM version 5939|
|Easy editor: Potlatch 0.5||iD editor launched|
|time to wait before edits appeared on the map: about a week||about a minute|
Booking to attend the event is now open. The amount of accommodation on-site is limited and is first-come, first-served