OSSBarcamp September event
What started off as a one time event has surely grown. This is my 4th OSSBarcamp I’ve run in two years. I decided to run this event as quite frankly there was diddly squat in open source events happening over here and I was spending a small fortune between time off work ,travel and and bits and pieces. I thought if I got 70 attendees I would be very happy and this was my target…………130 people turned up. As you can imagine I was more than a bit surprised. I was asked to run another and then well another, the rest is history.
This event is running with the help of UCD Netsoc, the college computer society who have very kindly sorted out the venue for me, which is half the battle. It’s going to take place this time over 2 days, Saturday and Sunday 25/26th September. We have a lovely new site done up thanks to James Forbairt , the guy is a saint! We have some new sponsors this time also, Enterpise Ireland are coming on board to help us with getting some new speakers over to talk, such as Stefano Zacchiroli and Daviey Walker, Alan Pope and Tony Whitemore of the UUPC fame who will be doing a live show! Linux Fund is also a sponsor this year. There will be lots of things going over the weekend, so do come along and sign up take part, either give a short talk, a demo or a presentation it’s entirely up to you.
OSSBarcamp is what you make it. It’s not just about Ubuntu, it’s about all forms of open source, if it’s about development, programming or other distros we want to hear about it, everyone is welcome to take part. There will also be an after party on the Saturday at the Landsdown hotel.