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March 2015

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March

The Circumvention Tech Festival (CTFestival) gathers the community fighting censorship and surveillance for a week of conferences, workshops, hackathons, and social gatherings, featuring many of the Internet Freedom community's flagship events.

Specifically, the festival enables the Circumvention Tech community to pool resources, share knowledge, and network. Developers can interact with on-the-ground activists; journalists can exchange stories with humanitarian workers; funders can meet end-users; and so forth.

Notably, the festival will feature two community-run series - one in English and one in Spanish - offering space for projects and individuals to host their own talks, hackathons, panel discussions, trainings, etc. The festival will also feature public events designed to familiarize the local Valencian community with the circumvention tech field.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
01 Mar 2015 to 06 Mar 2015
Location:
Valencia, Spain

jQuery UK is returning to Oxford for its fourth year. Join us for two packed tracks featuring the biggest names in front-end development. Leave with valuable takeaways you can put to use straight away.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
06 Mar 2015
Location:
Oxford, England

JoomlaDay South Africa is booked for Friday 6 and Saturday 7 March at The Kelway Hotel (http://www.joomladay.org.za/event-information.html) and we’ve negotiated excellent rates (http://www.joomladay.org.za/event-information/accommodation.html) for us JUG’ers so we suggest booking early to avoid missing out. JoomlaDay™ South Africa 2015 is still in its infancy in terms of confirmed speakers. topics and give-aways but you can be sure that Port Elizabeth will not allow Johannesburg to take the lead in the most successful conference to date!! Booking is not yet open but please sign up for our newsletter (http://www.joomladay.org.za/event-information/register.html) and we’ll notify you as soon as we’re good to go!

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
06 Mar 2015 to 07 Mar 2015
Location:
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

What is Joomladay Denmark? JoomlaDay Denmark is an yearly event that revolves around the most popular CMS solution exists, the Joomla! CMS.In Denmark, there are many people using with Joomla, either as a web solution for private websites, business solutions or even high-end web solutions for large Danish companies / organizations.Joomladay Denmark seeks to unite the business, community and individuals for a blazing two day event. Who is it for? Traditionally Joomladay Denmark is a two-day event, that stretches from friday to saturday: Day 1 - Business day Day 2 - Community day Where is it held? The event have been held in Kolding for the past years, but found it's way to Copenhagen in 2013.The address is: Birkemosevej 1 6000 Kolding See Google maps Should I come? Yes, for sure! We would love to see you here!

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
07 Mar 2015 to 08 Mar 2015
Location:
Kolding , Denmark

EclipseCon 2015 North America will be held March 9 - 12 in sunny California at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. (While we can't promise anything, the weather for last year's conference in Burlingame was beautiful!)

EclipseCon is about sharing best practices, insights, case studies, and innovations in the Eclipse community and in the wider world of software development. We want attendees to be educated and inspired after each talk. We love talks about new ways of using Eclipse technology, new ways to be a better software developer, or an introduction to a new open source project. Less inspiring are talks about a new Eclipse project release that most attendees can read in a new-and-noteworthy document.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
09 Mar 2015 to 12 Mar 2015
Location:
San Francisco

This year's FOSS4G NA conference is a collaborative effort involving OSGeo and LocationTech. The conference provides opportunities for the FOSS4G community to learn, explore, share, and collaborate on the latest ideas and information.

FOSS4G is all about community. Contributors, adopters, users, extenders, teachers, service providers, consumers and business and research organizations gather to share their expertise and learn from each other. FOSS4G delivers camaraderie and networking opportunities that lead to synergies in the community, as well as opportunities to give and receive help on specific technical issues or to generate business opportunities.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
09 Mar 2015 to 12 Mar 2015
Location:
San Francisco, CA

This is a community event underwritten and managed by The Linux Foundation and co-located with the Collaboration Summit. This invitation-only workshop brings together developers and researchers interested in implementing improvements to the Linux filesystem and storage subsystems that will find their way into the mainline kernel and Linux distributions in the next 24-48 months. The workshop is two days and will include filesystem and storage tracks and some combined plenary sessions. Past sponsors include: Google, NetApp, EMC, Panasas, Seagate and Oracle.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
09 Mar 2015 to 10 Mar 2015
Location:
Boston, MA

Elasticsearch User Conference
It's on: We're hosting the single largest gathering of Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana expertise anywhere in the world - and we want you to join us.

From Elasticsearch newcomers to the people who loved the products before a company formed around them, we're continuing the conversation about data exploration done differently.

Show up to swap stories, learn from other users, hear from the project creators, dive into product demos, and get insight into upcoming announcements and our roadmap. And when it's all over, leave with everything you need to go do great things.

So get in on it, and be part of the Elasticsearch phenomen{ON}.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
09 Mar 2015 to 11 Mar 2015
Location:
San Francisco, CA, United States

Data, file systems and storage are at the heart of today’s computing environment, with innovation needed to accommodate the need for more data storage capability, at faster speeds with today’s newest hardware. Linux has been at the center of these advances with its widespread use in cloud computing, big data and other data-intensive computing workloads.

The Linux Foundation is launching a new conference called Vault to bring together the leading developers in file systems and storage in the Linux kernel with related projects to forge a path to continued innovation and education.

Intended Audience

Vault will cover topics that impact a wide variety of individuals, companies, and organizations, but will be of particular interest to:

  • CTOs, CIOs, & IT Management
  • Data Storage Consultants and Specialists
  • Storage System Architects, Developers, & Engineers
  • Data Center & Enterprise Storage Experts
  • Systems Administrators, Analysts, & Engineers
  • Storage System Educators & Researchers
  • Cloud Storage Consultants and Specialists
  • IT Architects, Specialists, Consultants, & Service Providers
EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
11 Mar 2015 to 12 Mar 2015
Location:
Boston, MA

The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning's 2015 conference. This year's conference theme is "a culture of collaboration." Join 4500+ educators for one of the Midwest's largest education technology conferences. Conference sessions cover a wide variety of topics related to technology in education. Educators interested in open source can learn about programming using Perl, Scratch, and MIT App Inventor, or attend several sessions about Moodle. Those interested in maker culture can attend sessions about using 3D printing, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi for education.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
18 Mar 2015 to 20 Mar 2015
Location:
Detroit, Michigan

A three-day, action-oriented conference for women developers to level up their thought leadership through writing, conference speaking, and open source coding.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
19 Mar 2015 to 21 Mar 2015
Location:
New York

The second edition of Joomla Day Ribeirao Preto is comming. 20 and 21 March in the University of Ribeirao Preto - UNAERP

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
20 Mar 2015 to 21 Mar 2015
Location:
Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil

First F/LOSS conference for Kansas. Start of a yearly event for the heartland. International, National, Regional and Local speakers. Meetup for regional community.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
21 Mar 2015 to 22 Mar 2015
Location:
Lawrence, Kansas, USA

LibrePlanet is an annual conference for free software enthusiasts. LibrePlanet brings together software developers, policy experts, activists and computer users to learn skills, share accomplishments and face challenges to software freedom. Newcomers are always welcome, and LibrePlanet 2015 will feature programming for all ages and experience levels. FSF members and students attend gratis.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
21 Mar 2015 to 22 Mar 2015
Location:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Stata Center, at 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139

The Android™ Builders Summit is a technical summit for OEMs, their device manufacturers, integrators, custom builders, and the growing Android and Linux Kernel developer communities. Android is expanding to an increasing number of industry segments in addition to smart phones and tablets. There is a need for the ecosystem of builders to collaborate on a common solution for existing limitations and desired features across all of these device categories. The Android Builders Summit provides an intimate forum for collaboration at the systems level and discussion of core issues and opportunities when designing Android devices. The summit addresses topics ranging from custom builds, alternative middleware, network functionality extensions, Peer to Peer frameworks, USB device support, security, unification of power management, tools and hybrid Android devices among many other topics.

Who Attends

OEMs, device manufacturers, integrators, custom builders, and developers from the Android and Linux Kernel communities
200 Attendees from 20 countries gathered in 2012

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
23 Mar 2015 to 25 Mar 2015
Location:
San Jose, CA, United states

The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. This conference, now in its 10th year, has the largest collection of sessions dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers. ELC is embedded Linux experts talking about solutions to your embedded Linux problems. ELC consists of 3 days of presentations, tutorials and Bird-of-a-Feather sessions. There are over 50 sessions to choose from, on a wide variety of topics.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
23 Mar 2015 to 25 Mar 2015
Location:
San Jose, CA, United states

We are pleased to invite you to an intimate executive roundtable breakfast on March 24 in Washington, D.C. Join the discussion and meet with top IT leaders and innovators from the Gov IT community to collaborate and discuss best practices for document management, going paperless, digitalizing the government and open government initiative.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
24 Mar 2015
Location:
Washington, DC USA

JavaLand will open its gates also in 2015! And again, the Java community will be coming to Phantasialand in Brühl at the end of March to settle in its own world for three days. Once arrived, Java developers can attend the conference without having to leave the venue. Knowledge transfer, entertainment, accommodation, food and fun are all close by and provide plenty to enjoy. Advanced training, networking and good discussions will meet exciting adventures and action. Be there when JavaLand becomes the hub of the Java developer scene in Germany and when the community celebrates the 20th anniversary of its Java platform!  

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
24 Mar 2015 to 25 Mar 2015
Location:
Bruhl, Germany

Last year, during the first celebration of Arduino Day more than 240 user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, schools, studios and educators throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia planned activities, workshops, events for a wide range of audiences and skillsets. They celebrated together the open source community gathered around Arduino globally.

We are now organizing the second edition of this worldwide anniversary celebrating Arduino community and the makers’ movement. Everyone can participate in the role of organizer or as a participant.
Stay tuned because at the beginning of February we’ll be launching the open call for entries. In the meanwhile check the countdown here http://arduinoday.tv – Hashtag: #ArduinoD15

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
28 Mar 2015
Location:
Events worldwide

Open Source Software (OSS) an Schulen fördert den Einsatz von freier Software im Unterricht und ganz allgemein an Schulen. Durch Weiterbildungstagungen werden Wissen und Erfahrungen zwischen Lehrpersonen, Informatikern und Administratoren ausgetauscht. Träger sind die Swiss Open Systems User Group /ch/open und der Schweizerische Verein für Informatik in der Ausbildung (SVIA).

English Translation: Open Source Software (OSS) in schools promotes the use of free software in the classroom and in general in schools. Through training sessions, we hope to exchange knowledge and experience between teachers, computer scientists and administrators. The organizers are the Swiss Open Systems User Group / ch / open and the Swiss Association for Computer Science in Education (SVIA).

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
28 Mar 2015
Location:
Zürich

HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp
March 30-31, 2015
University of Michigan
Palmer Commons
100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2218

About

HTRC is hosting its third annual HTRC UnCamp in March 2015 at the University of Michigan. The UnCamp is part hands-on coding and demonstration, part inspirational use-cases, part community building, and a part informational, all structured in the dynamic setting of an un-conference programming format. It has visionary speakers mixed with boot-camp activities and hands-on sessions with HTRC infrastructure and tools.

Who should attend? The HTRC UnCamp is targeted to tool developers, researchers, librarians and graduate students in digital humanities. This event will be especially of interest to attendees from HathiTrust member institutions, but UnCamp will be valuable for all attendees, and individuals from any background are encouraged to attend. Attendees will be asked for their input in planning sessions, so please plan to register early!

Registration

Registration entails a fee of $150 and is open now through March 16, 2015.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
30 Mar 2015 to 31 Mar 2015
Location:
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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