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April 2015

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April

Join us in New York City to bring open source, "Instant Answers" to DuckDuckGo search results. DuckDuckHack is an open source platform that lets any developer create, "Instant Answers" for search results. Instant Answers help you find what you're looking for in few or zero clicks, using pure code or your favorite APIs. Like these:

Join us at Quack & Hack NYC to start on your own idea!

Learn more about DuckDuckHack: http://duckduckhack.com/

Check out all of the current Instant Answers: https://duck.co/ia

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Date:
04 Apr 2015
Location:
New York City, New York, United States

PyCon is the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Pythonprogramming language. It is produced and underwritten by the Python Software Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing and promoting Python. Through PyCon, the PSF advances its mission of growing the international community of Python programmers.

Because PyCon is backed by the non-profit PSF, we keep registration costs much lower than comparable technology conferences so that PyCon remains accessible to the widest group possible. The PSF also pays for the ongoing development of the software that runs PyCon and makes it available under a liberal open source license.

PyCon is a diverse conference dedicated to providing an enjoyable experience to everyone. Help us do this by following our code of conduct.

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Date:
08 Apr 2015 to 16 Apr 2015
Location:
Montreal, QC, Canada

This is the 10-th edition of the Dutch Joomladays.
The weekend is is filled upto the brim with a Pancakes Bugs & Fun session on Friday, while Saterday and Sunday will be filled with interesting talks about various aspects in a Joomla-environment. See the (Dutch) site for more details. Ticketprices are reduced till March 11.

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Date:
11 Apr 2015 to 12 Apr 2015
Location:
Woudschoten Conference Centre, Zeist, Netherlands

Apache products power over half the Internet, petabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhance the lives of countless users and developers. ApacheCon brings developers and users together to explore key issues in building Open Source solutions "The Apache Way". With hundreds of thousands of applications deploying ASF products and code contributions by more than 3,500 Committers from around the world, the Apache community is recognized as among the most robust, successful, and respected in Open Source.

Apache products power more than 400 million Websites and countless mission-critical applications worldwide, from financial services to publishing to radioastronomy to social networking to biomedicine research data stores to mobile medical applications. More than a dozen Apache projects form the foundation of today's Cloud computing, and Apache software continues to play a key role in the evolution of Big Data. Five of the top 10 Open Source downloads are Apache projects: understanding their breadth and capabilities has never been more important in today's marketplace.

ApacheCon brings together the open source community to learn about and collaborate on the technologies and projects driving the future of open source, big data and cloud computing. Apache projects have and continue to be hugely influential in the innovation and development of software development across a plethora of categories from content, databases and servers, to big data, cloud, mobile and virtual machine. The developers, programmers, committers and users driving this innovation and utilizing these tools will meet in Austin, April 13-17, 2015, for collaboration, education and community building.

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13 Apr 2015 to 16 Apr 2015
Location:
Austin, TX, United states

OpenStack Live 2015 is a unique opportunity to learn key considerations for cloud strategies, how to improve overall performance, and operational best practices for managing OpenStack and maximizing the MySQL core. Run in parallel with the Percona Live MySQL Conference, OpenStack Live 2015 will include sessions presented by OpenStack community members. An optional day of tutorials will focus on making OpenStack users more productive and confident in this emerging technology.

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Date:
13 Apr 2015 to 14 Apr 2015
Location:
Santa Clara, CA

Join the world’s top developers, technologists and decision makers as we explore open source, open tech and the open web in the enterprise. Two days of keynotes, talks, tutorials, workshops and networking opportunities in Columbia, SC.

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Date:
14 Apr 2015 to 15 Apr 2015
Location:
Columbia, SC, US

The Open Education Conference is an annual International Conference currently organised by a volunteer committee from the Open Education Community. It aims to celebrate all things open and bring those interested in open education together in order to share, learn and inspire each other. This year our conference title is 'Mainstreaming Open Education' we have 6 sub-themes: ◦Impact Research
◦Open Education across Languages and Cultures
◦Learners and Other Communities
◦Open Educational Practice (OEP) and Policy
◦Open Courses
◦Open Education in Colleges and Schools
Over the two days you can enjoy 4 keynotes and personalise your conference experience by choosing from a total of 111 sessions across the two days. Follow us on Twitter @oerconf and conference news using the hash tag #oer15

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Date:
14 Apr 2015 to 15 Apr 2015
Location:
The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER

OS//OS is a two-day gathering of bright minds and communities from open technology, open government, open business and open education.

OS//OS 2015 will bring software developers, open government champions, changemakers and innovators together from across sectors.

We will celebrate and share global best practices, openly discuss the big challenges head on and build a community of people leading the way towards an open source future.

Expect inspiring keynote speakers, interactive workshops and plenty of opportunity for connection, participation & open knowledge-sharing with world-leading practitioners and the brightest local minds.

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Date:
16 Apr 2015 to 17 Apr 2015
Location:
Wellington, New Zealand

Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform. CloudStack is used by a number of service providers to offer public cloud services, and by many companies to provide an on-premises (private) cloud offering, or as part of a hybrid cloud solution. Learn More About Apache CloudStack.

Aimed at users, developers and everybody else interested in Apache CloudStack, the CloudStack Days events are the place to learn more about CloudStack or join developers to discuss its past, present and future. Previously known as CloudStack Collaboration Conference, and held twice a year in North America and Europe, the format of the event has changed in order to hold more events reaching a larger number of users and developers.

In 2015, five CloudStack Days events will be held across the globe. Each one-day event will feature morning plenary sessions and afternoon breakout sessions in user and developer tracks. View the agenda from CloudStack Collaboration Conference Europe 2014: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudstack-collaboration-confer...

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Date:
16 Apr 2015
Location:
Austin, Texas, US

GCCS-Unplugged is the ‘unconference edition’ of Diplohack, and is organised by Open State Foundation in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. It will take place on Friday April 17, 2015, from 9am to 7pm at the Worldhotel Bel Air, in The Hague, the Netherlands on the final day of the Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015. This collaborative and informal experience is perfect for you if you have good knowledge of the internet, online freedom, digital transparency, cyber security, start-ups, development through tech or other related topics that will shape the future of the net.

During this community-driven experience, you will come together with your fellow participants to share skills, learn what has worked, exchange ideas and practices, build plans and do some coding throughout the day. You will set the day’s agenda on the spot during the first session of this spontaneous and timely event. GCCS-Unplugged will be an exceptionally productive day in which you define problems, develop plans, and create solutions.

We will help participants build the agenda, enable participation and to get the most from the day.

You can register and suggest a session even before you start, here! But you can also take your time and suggest sessions and topics to discuss on the day of the event itself, it is completely flexible. Participation is limited to around 200 people at any one time – first come, first served.

GCCS-Unplugged is an official side-event to the Global Conference on CyberSpace on 16-17 April at walking distance to our open event, allowing participants of the GCCS to mingle with NGO’s, civic tech developers, students, businesses, academics and civil society.

GCCS-Unplugged is organised by Open State Foundation in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

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Date:
17 Apr 2015
Location:
The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands

JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3: Put the latest web tech into practice.

O'Reilly Fluent spotlights the emerging methods, tools, and technologies of the Web Platform: JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and much more. Developers, UX/UI designers, and project teams come to Fluent to share their experiences and expertise—and to learn what they need to know to stay competitive.

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Date:
20 Apr 2015 to 22 Apr 2015
Location:
San Francisco, CA, United States

Imagine 2014

Magento's premier eCommerce event, Imagine brings together more than 1,700 merchants, partners, developers, digital industry experts and open source enthusiasts, from over 35 countries, for three days of networking, collaboration, cutting-edge sessions and, of course, imagination!

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Date:
20 Apr 2015 to 22 Apr 2015
Location:
Las Vegas, NV, United States

Open Source Data Center Conference | Simplifying Complex IT Infrastructures with Open Source.

This conference offers a unique opportunity to meet with Open Source professionals and insiders, gather and share expertise over 3 days of presentations, hands-on workshops and social networking. OSDC particularly addresses experienced administrators and architects.

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Date:
21 Apr 2015 to 23 Apr 2015
Location:
Berlin, Germany

RailsConf, the largest gathering of Ruby and Rails developers in the world, will be held in Atlanta. Join us from April 21nd - 23rd and connect with top Rails talent, companies, and project owners from around the world.

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Date:
21 Apr 2015 to 23 Apr 2015
Location:
Atlanta, GA, United States

Open source penetration in the enterprise is at an all-time high. Organisations of all sizes are leveraging open source to accelerate innovation and reduce development costs. While developers should be able to reap the benefits that open source has to offer, they need to be cognizant of associated licensing challenges.

Join us as we explore open source license compliance and equip you with the knowledge necessary to avoid licensing pitfalls.

When: April 23, 2015 10am EST

What you’ll learn:

-Introduction to open source and why compliance matters
-The difference between internal use and distribution and the risk profile associated with each
-Case studies illustrating real-life compliance issues in financial services and other industries
-How your organization can mitigate risk

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Date:
23 Apr 2015
Location:
Online Webinar

Open Way is the biggest non-profit Open Source conference in Slovenia organized by community for community.

Aim of this event is to promote software freedom, open knowledge and Open Source mentality in different areas.

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Date:
24 Apr 2015
Location:
Slovenia, Europe

Penguicon is a 1,400-person 3-day conference in Southfield, MI combining sci-fi fandom with open source software ideals - a technical conference and a social convention all-in-one.

Tracks include Tech (programming, circuits, system administration), Science (astronomy, neuroscience, genetics), DIY (makerspaces), Ecology (homesteading), Gaming and Videogames, After Dark (18+), Costuming, Food (make your own cheese or soda), Literature (Sci-Fi), Action/Adventure (learn martial arts, poi, how to hold your breath), Film, Music (nerdcore rap, chiptunes, filk), and Mayhem (Zombie Tag, scavenger hunts).

There are over 100 hours of tech programming planned for 2015, including Advanced Python, Advancements in 3D Printed Firearm Tech, Artemis & Wine, Bash Scripting, BIOS hacking with RPi, Cryptoparty Installfest, Designing Industrial Control Systems to Resist Cyberattack, DIY Bionics with 3D Printers, Ingress, Zenoss, Python, IPv6, Juju, MariaDB, and a Keynote address from security expert Bruce Schneier.

Check out their introduction video, "What is Penguicon?": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulPb9JIgMw4

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Date:
24 Apr 2015 to 26 Apr 2015
Location:
Southfield, MI/USA

We love Open Source software and so do you. Come celebrate hacker culture with Keen IO, Rainforest QA, and Segment (<< in their brand new shiny office!).

Open Source Show and Tell is an opportunity to share what you've been working on, learn about projects that your local community is supporting, and meet like minded people.

We will have speakers from Twitter, Microsoft, Segment, Keen IO, Rainforest QA, among several others!

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Date:
24 Apr 2015
Location:
San Francisco

Puppet Camp Berlin is a community-oriented, regional gathering of Puppet users and developers. This one-day conference is an ideal opportunity to talk to a diverse group of Puppet users, benefit from presentations delivered by prominent community members, share experiences, and discuss potential implementations of Puppet with your peers.

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Date:
24 Apr 2015
Location:
Berlin, Germany

FLISOL is a Free Software broadcast event aimed at all audiences: academics, professionals, and even people without much computer knowledge.

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Date:
25 Apr 2015
Location:
América Latina

16th year - no stress, grass roots FOSSFest for all ability levels

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Date:
25 Apr 2015 to 26 Apr 2015
Location:
Bellingham, WA/USA

Palamida is proud to host the book launch for Open Source for Business by Heather Meeker on April 28th, 2015 from 6 - 8 pm at SPUR (654 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA). Space is limited, reserve your ticket today!

Open Source for Business is the definitive handbook for managers, lawyers, and engineers who need a practical understanding of open source software licensing in private business. Written by Heather Meeker, an internationally recognized expert in open source software licensing, this book explains legal and technical concepts in a way that is accessible and readable, so you can make the decisions you need to make about use of open source software in your company. The book includes handy forms, such as a model open source policy, contract language for transactions involving open source, and quick-reference materials to help you find the information you need about common open source licenses.

About the Author:
Heather MeekerHeather Meeker is a partner in O’Melveny & Myers’ Silicon Valley office and a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions practice group.

Her practice focuses on advising technology clients on intellectual property matters, including licensing and collaboration arrangements, software copyright and patent issues, technology procurement, open source licensing strategies, and intellectual property-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions.

She is the author of Technology Licensing: A Practitioner’s Guide, ABA, 2010, a widely used handbook for lawyers in the technology licensing practice. Heather is widely recognized for her leadership in the field of intellectual property licensing law, with Chambers USA, the Legal 500, Best Lawyers in America, and SuperLawyers naming her among the industry’s top lawyers in multiple consecutive years. The Daily Journal named Heather to its list of “Top 100 Women Lawyers in California” in 2013, and has named her twice to its list of “25 Top IP Portfolio Managers (Licensing) In California.” Managing IP Magazine’s World IP Handbook and Survey’s named her to its “IP Stars - Top 250 Women in IP” list in 2013. And in 2012, Best Lawyers identified her as its “San Francisco Information Technology Law Lawyer of the Year.” She also is a member of the Advisory Council for the American Law Institute’s projects on Principle of the Law of Software Contracts (2010) and Restatement of Law, Copyright (ongoing).

For more information, please visit:
O'Melveny & Myers' website: www.omm.com
Heather Meeker's website: www.heathermeeker.com
Palamida's website: www.palamida.com

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Date:
28 Apr 2015
Location:
San Francisco, CA

Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is the annual gathering of users and developers of Free and Open Source software for graphics, design, and visual art.

For its 10th edition, Libre Graphics Meeting is looking back at the achievements of Free/Libre and Open Source software for artists and designers. We're also looking forward, at the developments coming in the next decade.

Since its first edition, held in Lyon, France, in 2006, Libre Graphics Meeting has been bringing together software developers, artists, designers, users and other contributors to Free/Libre and Open Source graphics software. For its tenth edition, Libre Graphics Meeting heads to Toronto for four days of talks, workshops, hack sessions and meetings.

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Date:
29 Apr 2015 to 02 May 2015
Location:
Toronto, Canada

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego

Join University of San Diego's Copley Library for a day-long event focused on the digital elements of library ecosystems and institutional repositories as well as a bepress Digital Commons user group meeting. Please see the conference program at http://www.sandiego.edu/library/documents/dis2015.pdf.

For registration and program information, please visit: http://digital.sandiego.edu/symposium
$50 registration includes lunch and afternoon refreshments
Please register by March 23, 2015 but open until filled

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Date:
29 Apr 2015
Location:
San Diego, California

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