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September 2015

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For the third time, the community behind ownCloud gets together at the TU Berlin for a week of writing code and sharing beer, knowledge and inspiration. The conference days on Saturday and Sunday provide a chance to learn and improve coding skills on and around ownCloud. Saturday morning starts with a keynote and lightning talks, in the afternoon and on Sunday the hackathon rooms open again and workshops take place.

If you're interested in building an ownCloud app or want to contribute to ownCloud in design, development, translations, advocacy or in any other way, join our event!

To get an idea of the event, check out our report from last year and the videos of the talks on youtube.

About ownCloud
ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to view, sync and share across devices easily— all under your control. ownCloud’s open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

Getting started is easy: ownCloud runs on almost every server and doesn’t have complicated dependencies. We also offer VM images, easy installation tutorials for Raspberry Pi like devices and have an extensive list of providers offering hosted ownCloud!

ownCloud is open source software, built by a vibrant community of people like you! Approaching 2 million users and 700 contributors, we're the largest open source sync & share project.

28 Aug 2015 to 03 Sep 2015
Berlin, Germany

Python is a widely employed, generic and object oriented scripting language. eAvighna Online Private Ltd offers a simple and hands on course in Python programming. The course would consist of easy to understand tutorials that would walk the candidates through the Python programming with a step by step explanation therein enabling them to grasp the fundamentals of Python.

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31 Aug 2015 to 30 Sep 2015

Join 200 people for a two-day event to explore the art and science of documentation. You can look forward to learning more about documentation systems, tech writing theory, information delivery, and more. Past talks have also covered such diverse topics as typography, empathy, and Wabi-sabi.
Write the Docs brings everyone who writes the docs together in the same room: Writers, Developers, Designers, Support Folks. The conference takes place on August 31 - September 1 (Monday and Tuesday) from 9am to 6pm in beautiful Prague, Czech Republic. The venue, Klub Lavka, sits right on the bank of the Vltava river, overlooking the Charles bridge, in the historical city center of Prague.

31 Aug 2015 to 01 Sep 2015
Prague, Czech Republic

This event is the place to meet and interact with Django developers. DjangoCon is the place to find out straight from the horse's mouth what's coming down the pike. You will also discover lots of detail about an enormous range of applications different people are building with Django.

You can meet your friends from the Django community, socialize with Django core developers, and enjoy time in downtown Austin with all it has to offer.

06 Sep 2015 to 11 Sep 2015
Austin, TX

To promote opportunities for cooperation towards enabling OSS key technologies, building cross-cutting sciences, and driving disruptive innovations; to disseminate research on technology and applications of open source software computing; and to expand the framework of effective participation of universities in developing OSS industry through incubators and business accelerators.

Conference Venue
German Jordanian University Campus, Madaba - Jordan

Topics of Interest

Track 1: Systems Software
- Operating systems: Linux Kernel, Server and Desktop Linux: RedHat, Debian, Slackware, Caldera, SuSe, Fedora.
- Distributed Operating systems: Open source platforms and software for the cloud platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
- Embedded and Realtime Operating systems: Microkernel, uC/OS, VxWorks, pSOS, OSEK, iRMX, QNX, RTLinux.
- Ubiquitous mobile computing and technologies: middleware, operating system (e.g. Android), new I/O and user interfaces, mobile protocols.

Track 2: Applications and services
- Open-source software services and applications in energy, environment, education, health, climate, water, agriculture, biology, economy, medicine and other pressing global issues and problems.
- Open-source software for e-Services, including e-Government, e-Libraries, e-Learning and
any e-*.
- Open-source software for Smart Education, Smart Cities, Smart Power Grids, Smart Transportation.
- Open Source applications for mobile and tablets.

Track 3: Networking, and security
- Open source network simulation/emulations tools.
- Open source platforms for network security deployment, testing and verification.
- Network and security open source management software.

Track 4: Open Source Development and Support
- Perspectives on open-source software development and services, including challenges, operation, sustainability, funding, governance, business models, and security.
- National, regional and international organizations and their role in funding and supporting open-source software applications in research and education.
- Collaborative projects and initiatives in research and education at national, regional and global levels.
- Research and education challenges and open access paradigm.
- Business models for open-source software development and services.

10 Sep 2015 to 13 Sep 2015

Join us for an evening filled with presentations around SDN, Virtualization and NFV led by experts!


6:00pm – 6:15pm: Networking, pizza and beer

6:15pm – 6:55pm: Presenter from Nuage Networks (Topic TBD)

6:55pm – 7:35pm: Tim Mackey – XenServer Virtualization in Cloud Environments

XenServer is an open source virtualization solution delivered by Citrix. As such, many expect it to be optimized for the delivery of VDI workloads, but what is less well known are its cloud capabilities. In this session we’ll cover what a “XenServer” is, how it works, and why it is used in large scale cloud environments powered by both OpenStack and Apache CloudStack.


Tim Mackey is an evangelist and community manager for XenServer within the Citrix Open Source Business Office and is focused on server virtualization and cloud orchestration technical competencies. Mr. Mackey has spoken at Interop, CA World, Cloud Expo, Cloud Connect, CloudCon Expo, OSCON and the CloudStack Collaboration Conference.

7:35pm – 8:15pm: Chiradeep Vittal - The future of SDN in CloudStack

The core of CloudStack networking has always been software-defined. As the networking industry evolves to a software-defined future, CloudStack will have to evolve with it.

The presentation will examine the present state of SDN in CloudStack, look at some industry directions and attempt to predict the evolution of CloudStack with those trends.


Chiradeep Vittal is a Distinguished Engineer in the Converged Infrastructure Group at Citrix where he has technology leadership responsibilities around Citrix Cloud Platform, Citrix Lifecycle Manager and Citrix Workspace Pod. He is also a Project Management Committee member of the Apache CloudStack Project. At (acquired by Citrix), he was a founding engineer, often tasked with the thorny details of virtualized networking and storage. Prior to, he worked at several Silicon Valley startups in various architectural roles.

Chiradeep has a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT, Bombay and a M.Sc from the University of Alberta. He has spoken / presented at several conferences, including CloudStack Collab, LISA, OSCON, ONS, SDN Summit and LinuxCon. His twitter handle is @chiradeep and occasionally blogs at

8:15pm – 8:55pm: Youcef Laribi - SDN and NFV for L4-L7 services

In this talk, we will discuss how L4-L7 devices can integrate in various SDN architectures, discuss benefits and some of the challenges that such integration represents. We will also talk about how SDN and NFV relate, and what are the different challenges to successfully deploy L4-L7 devices as Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) or provide such services to the NFV Infrastructure (VIM).


Youcef Laribi is a Principal Architect in the Delivery Networks BU at Citrix. He is responsible for driving the integration projects of the NetScaler ADC product with several Cloud, SDN and Automation environments including OpenStack, CloudStack, VMware NSX and Cisco ACI. He is also the Citrix representative on the OpenDaylight Technical Steering Committee. His background is mainly in Operating Systems and Distributed Systems, and he worked on several middleware technologies from DCE and CORBA in the early days, to J2EE and .NET to SOA and micro-services today. Youcef speaks 4 languages and holds a PhD and an MSc in Computer Science from the French INPG Institute in Grenoble, France.

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10 Sep 2015
Mountain View, CA

5th annual Zabbix Conference – the largest Zabbix event of the year, taking place in Riga, Latvia on September 11-12, gathering together leading developers, industry leaders and IT experts, Zabbix users, followers and community members from all over the world.
Learn, discover and explore Zabbix from different angles, finding answers to your burning questions. Socialize, enhance your networking and do not forget to have fun!

11 Sep 2015 to 12 Sep 2015
Riga, Latvia

The ODF plugfests are an ongoing series of vendor-neutral events, bringing together implementers and stakeholders of the standard. The goal is to achieve maximum interoperability by running scenario-based tests in a hands-on manner and discuss new and proposed features of the ODF specification.

The eleventh ODF plugfest will take place in The Hague, hosted by the Netherlands Forum Standaardisatie, Logius and organised by OpenDoc Society.

15 Sep 2015 to 16 Sep 2015
The Hague, Netherlands

Save the date! The 2015 OpenStack Benelux Conference will take place on September 17. Check the website for future updates.

17 Sep 2015
Bussel, NL

It’s time for a DrupalCon unlike any other. Come enjoy the final days of summer with us in the sunny, vibrant city of Barcelona, Spain, at a DrupalCon to remember.

From the colorful tiles of Park Güell to the sparkling Mediterranean, Barcelona is a vibrant city where modernity joins timeless tradition. Experience the culture, festivals, sunny weather and world-class dining with friendly locals, all while celebrating one of the world’s best open source projects.

21 Sep 2015 to 25 Sep 2015
Barcelona, Spain

The Percona Live Data Performance Conference is the premier event for the rich and diverse MySQL, NoSQL and data in the cloud ecosystems in Europe. It is the place to be for the open source community as well as businesses that thrive in the MySQL, NoSQL, cloud, big data and IoT (Internet of Things) marketplaces. Attendees include DBAs, sysadmins, developers, architects, CTOs, CEOs, and vendors from around the world.

This year’s conference will feature one day of tutorials and two days of keynote talks and breakout sessions related to MySQL, NoSQL and Data in the Cloud. Attendees will get briefed on the hottest topics, learn about building and maintaining high-performing deployments and hear from top industry leaders.

The Percona Live Europe Data Performance Conference will be September 21-23 at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre.

21 Sep 2015 to 23 Sep 2015
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

nginx.conf is the second annual user conference for NGINX, which will be held September 22-24, 2015 at Fort Mason in San Francisco. The conference brings together developers, system administrators, network professionals and IT decision-makers who are passionate about delivering the best application and web performance, and teaches them how to deliver their sites and applications with security, reliability, and scale.

Presentations confirmed for nginx.conf include strategic sessions, case studies, and hands-on sessions for a variety of skill levels across the application development and delivery landscape. Topics include best practices for building and scaling modern applications, securing applications and APIs, as well as performance testing and correlating metrics across an application. Keynote presenters during the conference include:

-Christopher Brown, Founding Engineer on Amazon's EC2 "Elastic Compute Cloud" and former CTO at Opscode (now Chef)
-Gus Robertson, CEO at NGINX, Inc., and Igor Sysoev, CTO at NGINX, Inc. and creator of the NGINX web server
-John Willis, Evangelist at Docker

Breakout sessions will include informative presentations from:

-Adobe on scaling microservices with NGINX, Docker, and Mesos
-Comcast Cable on rolling your own API management platform with NGINX and Lua
-CoreOS on using Kubernetes with NGINX Plus to package and distribute modern web applications at scale
-Dropbox on accelerating HTTPS worldwide with an NGINX-based Edge Network on using NGINX for streaming FIFA World Cup 2014, including how they managed content distribution, caching, authentication, and dynamic content at scale
Shopify on building an HTTP request router with NGINX and Lua

22 Sep 2015 to 24 Sep 2015
San Francisco, CA

Mindtrek Openmind 2015 is an international three-day conference about the future of open source, open data and open content. The conference aims to connect various players in the fields of openness and to create new ideas, business possibilities and networks. Mindtrek Openmind brings together companies, associations, public organizations and students.

22 Sep 2015 to 24 Sep 2015
Tampere, Finland

LibreOffice Conference is the annual gathering of the LibreOffice community, now in its fifth year (after Paris, Berlin, Milan and Bern. At the LibreOffice Conference, LibreOffice users gather to network and meet LibreOffice developers, designers, localizers, documenters, supporters and marketers, and to learn of the latest in LibreOffice development.

The 2015 conference to be held in Aarhus, Denmark during the period 23 – 25. September 2015. Aarhus Municipality will be our host during the week.

23 Sep 2015 to 25 Sep 2015
Aarhus, Denmark

The 2015 Open Help Conference & Sprints takes place September 26-30 in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Open Help brings together leaders in open source documentation and support, as well as people from across the technical communications industry who are interested in community-based help. The Open Help Conference features two days of presentations and open discussions. In true open source spirit, our discussions and agenda are led by our attendees, allowing you to learn and share what matters to you most. With some of the most interesting people in the industry, the Open Help Conference showcases the ideas that are shaping the future of help. Following the conference, multiple teams take part in the Open Help Sprints, collaborative team meetings where people put ideas to work. Don’t have a team to bring to the sprint? Join us anyway and learn from the people who are pioneering documentation sprints. Follow on Twitter: @openhelpconf

26 Sep 2015 to 30 Sep 2015
Cincinatti, OH, USA

Wuthering Bytes is a week-long technology festival in the UK. It features a great line-up of workshops and speakers covering a range of subjects including IoT,
hardware, legal issues, 3d printers, Arduino, technology businesses and many more. A strong theme across all of the subjects is Openness and many are focused on Open Source Software and Hardware.

The agenda:

Saturday 26th September
Open Source Hardware camp talks - Annual conference of the Open Source Hardware User Group.

Sunday 27th September
Open Source Hardware camp Workshops - Get hands on with open source hardware with a day of cracking OSHcamp workshops.

Monday 28th September
Open for Business - Hosted by the BCS Open Source Specialist Group and the Open Source Consortium - This one day conference aims to help anyone who is in, or who wishes to start, an open source business.

Tuesday 29th September
Intelligent Towns hosted by Calderdale Council - A look at open data, the Internet of Things and the UK Smart Cities initiative, and what this means for Calderdale.

Wednesday 30th September
Tomorrow’s People hosted by Calderdale Council - Exploring the future of public service provision and how councils, SMEs and individuals can work together.

Thursday 1st October
Make, Do and Mend Technology Fair hosted by Calderdale Council - A Free technology fair with demos and hands-on workshops, featuring a Restart Party (fix your broken appliances), laser cutting, TV sound mixing demonstrations, and much more!

Friday 2nd October
Wuthering Bytes Festival Day Talks - A Celebration of Technology in Everyday Life, The Future, Hardware, Software… A wonderful mix of inspiring people and subjects.

26 Sep 2015 to 02 Oct 2015
Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 7BY UK

The OpenNMS Users Conference 2015 is a four day event where you can meet, share ideas with and learn about the OpenNMS users community. The main conference will happen on Wednesday and Thursday, and will feature presentations from OpenNMS users from around the world on how they use the software. Talks from actual users of OpenNMS describing detailed use-cases, tips, tricks and how to get the most from OpenNMS. A “State of OpenNMS” keynote will cover many new features that have been recently added to OpenNMS. On Monday, the OpenNMS Group is providing a one day “Bootcamp” where new users to OpenNMS can get introduced to the software at an accelerated pace. It will cover all of the concepts you need to get started with OpenNMS. Tuesday, The OpenNMS Group will provide a full day of advanced training, including the Grafana integration, Newts, and the Minion distributed poller architecture.

This is the third year the conference has been organized by the non-profit OpenNMS Foundation. Three-fourths of the Bad Voltage team will join the conference to do their second ever Bad Voltage Live show, working title: “Bad Voltage: European Vacation“. Jeremy, Stuart and Jono will be there to deliver their own special brand of open source and technology commentary and humour.

The conference reasonably priced and it is the main way the Foundation is funded. The Bad Voltage show is open to anyone, not just conference attendees, but since space is limited we ask for a 5€ registration fee. And did we mention there will be beer? The Bad Voltage team will be in Fulda for the entire conference, so there should be ample opportunity for conference attendees to meet the guys outside of the show.

Thank you to our sponsors The OpenNMS Group, NETHINKS, Hochschule Fulda University of Applied Sciences

28 Sep 2015 to 01 Oct 2015
Fulda, Germany

The Open Source Backup Conference on Bareos (former Bacula Conference) is the ideal platform to keep up to date with the latest trends and developments on open source backup, especially with Bareos. For beginners and experienced administrators, the two-day conference held in English language offers a broad range of topics and an ideal opportunity to exchange ideas with other members of the community. In addition to the presentations taking place on September 30th, there will be hands-on workshops included in the ticket price on the day before.

29 Sep 2015 to 30 Sep 2015
Cologne - Germany