Open Source Summit Recap Part Duex

These last couple of days at #OSSNA were extremely busy.

Aside from the continued great conversations with the attendees, we got to meet a lot of co-presenters, interesting groups & non-profits (Women in Linux, Kids on Computers, LinuxChicks, Free Software Foundation, the team from Fedora and many more)… and of course the stellar lineup of speakers.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt gave an exceptionally inspiring talk on how to leverage the internet that has brought us all together to collaborate meaningfully and build a community working together towards common and ambitious goals. This is something the open source world understands quite well, and that maybe with a little creative thinking can be applied to Education, Government, Journalism… we’ll see.

Also impressive was Dan Lyons giving the audience an incredibly accurate self-portrait of the start-up bubble. There was a line down the block later at his book signing, just to get to exchange a few words of advice.

Our very own DeWayne Filppi also presented an excellent talk on Apache ARIA – with a lot of follow-up questions. The project is gaining momentum, and this is evident from the community questions being asked. Everyone is encouraged to get involved and have a real influence on where the project roadmap should go.

Aside from the seriousness there were also quite a few shenanigans, the sponsor showcase, some t-shirts caught in the wild, a really invested pulled out all the stops evening at Paramount Studios, and a lot more badass community folks met f2f.

Catch this candid video with Ashley McNamara on how she’s planning on making a change at Microsoft.

Follow the Open Source Podcast and @cloudifysource for real time updates on open source and networking initiatives and activity.

Catch our upcoming webinar, September 19th, that will present interesting insights from the report we distributed at Open Source Summit – 2017: State of Enterprise Multi-Cloud Report.



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