The 9th International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS) 2013 – Isola, Slovenia 25/06/2013
Mon, May 6th 2013 20:04
|June 25, 2013||to||June 28, 2013|
Hotel Marina, Manzioli Palace
June 25-28, 2013
Theme of the Conference
The goal of the 9th International Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2013 is to provide an international forum where a diverse community of professionals from academia, industry and public sector, and diverse FOSS initiatives can come together to share research findings and practical experiences. The conference is meant to provide information to practitioners, identify directions for further research, and to be an ongoing platform for technology transfer, no matter which form of FOSS is being pursued.
Topics of Interest
- Dynamic FOSS Verification: FOSS Testing, Debugging, type of tests,
use of test suits
- Static FOSS Verification – software analysis
- Formal FOSS Verification
- Detection of bad practices and adoption of coding conventions
- OSS metrics: measuring FOSS Performance, Safety, and Quality
- Standardization of verification processes and presentation of
FOSS as innovation
- Adoption/ use / acceptance of FOSS
- Dissemination / redistribution / crowdsourcing of FOSS systems
- Expanding scientific research and technology development methods
- Adopting innovation in FOSS projects
- Role of FOSS in ICT and sustainable development
FOSS practices and methods
- FOSS and traditional / agile development methods
- FOSS and decentralized development
- Knowledge and documentation management in FOSS
- FOSS over the Internet
- Security of FOSS
- Interoperability / portability / scalability of FOSS
- Open standards / open data / open cloud / open hardware / open
- Reuse in FOSS
- FOSS for entertainment
- FOSS for education
- Architecture and design of FOSS
Economic / organizational / social issues on FOSS
- Economic analysis of FOSS
- Sustainability business models of FOSS
- Maturity models of FOSS
- FOSS in public sector
- FOSS intellectual property, copyrights and licensing
- Non-Governmental Organizations and FOSS
For more information please see the conference’s web site.
Open Source Career Taster Days (1st of 3) – London 13/05/13
Tue, Mar 26th 2013 11:28
|May 13, 2013|
|10:00 am||to||5:00 pm|
A series of three one day workshops for women returners aimed at raising awareness of Open Source development as a dual skillset or second career.
The first workshop will be held on 13th May 2013, 10:00 – 13th May 2013, 17:00 at BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Buidling, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA, London.
See the BCS Events calendar page: http://www.bcs.org/content/conEvent/7751
and the registration page: http://www.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/50183
The course will aim to build awareness and confidence and help women take some first steps either towards learning to code or to update existing skills and to learn how they might contribute to Open Source projects. It will aim to raise awareness of self-training opportunities and of Open Source career paths and entry points.
Day 1: Programming for mobile devices using AppInventor
- Introduction to FLOSS culture and licensing models
- Programming for Android mobile devices using MIT AppInventor
- Panel discussion – What is it like working in Open Source communities and in technology generally?
Day 2: Introduction to Open Source and Git
- Introduction to Open Source projects and resources
- How are Open Source projects organised? Brief overview of development roles (feedback, support, bug reporting, new feature requests, writing/updating software/creating artwork/documentation/translation). Introduction to development methods: test driven, agile
- Introduction to Git
Day 3: Introduction to Python
- Overview of current programming languages and their uses
- Introduction to Python
- Resources for next steps
- Talks by women working in the industry and networking
OpenTech 2013 – London 18/05/2013
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 15:44
OpenTech 2013 is an informal, low cost, one-day conference on slightly different approaches to technology, experience and democracy. Talks by people who work on things that matter, guarantees a day of thoughtful talks leading to conversations with friends.
Besides the sessions which will challenge or inspire, there’s plenty of time to talk in the bar with friends both old and new.
OpenTech 2013 is sponsored by the Open Data Institute.
Chip Hack – London 20-21/3/2013
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 15:39
|April 20, 2013 10:00 am||to||April 21, 2013 4:00 pm|
Chip Hack is a two day hands-on workshop on programming FPGAs aimed at complete beginners.
Led by a team of experienced FPGA designers, and working with the DE0-nano board, you’ll start with simple hardware designs to control LED’s counters and push buttons and move on to a UART transmitter and (for the more ambitious) receiver.
The event coincides with Hardware Freedom Day (http://www.hfday.org) and you’ll be using open source designs throughout the weekend. In the final session you will see how to bring up a complete ready-made OpenRISC system-on-chip.
No HDL or FPGA programming experience is required, but you will need to have some programming experience and an understanding of basic digital electronics.
The workshop is sponsored by Embecosm, and will run at the Centre for Creative Collaboration in Acton Street, London.
Making use of OpenStreetMap Data – Southampton 18/3/2013
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 21:56
Monday 18th March 2013
Speaker: Nick Whitelegg
Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm
Venue: Southampton Solent University, Reginald Mitchell Building, third floor, room RM326, SO14 0RD
Maps: Directions and maps at www.solent.ac.uk
Joint with the BCS Hampshire Branch, and Southampton Solent University
This event is free, open to all, but please if possible book through the BCS website https://events.bcs.org/book/584/ , when available, both for BCS members and non-members for arranging refreshments, and particularly as the numbers are limited.
This technically-focused talk will introduce what the OpenStreetMap project is all about, but focus on how to use the data in your own projects.
The OpenStreetMap API will be introduced along with a number of tools for making use of the data, such as Osmosis, osm2pgsql, Mapnik and kothic-js.
The Freemap site and Android apps will be introduced as examples of third-party software making use of OSM data.
Nick Whitelegg is a senior lecturer in Computing (Web Development) at Southampton Solent University and teaches on a range of undergraduate software development courses including Java and web development. He has contributed software and data to the OpenStreetMap mapping project and has developed an open source mapping site and associated tools for walkers.