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January 2015

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January

CodeMash is a unique event that will educate developers on current practices, methodologies, and technology trends in a variety of platforms and development languages such as Java, .NET, Ruby, Python and PHP.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
06 Jan 2015 to 09 Jan 2015
Location:
Sandusky, OH, United States

Where is it?
linux.conf.au will be held in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Owen G Glenn Building is the home of the University of Auckland’s Business School and is one of Auckland’s most architecturally striking buildings. With state-of-the-art teaching facilities and sweeping views of the Auckland Domain and Rangitoto Island, the Business School offers a unique location for our conference, walking distance from central Auckland.

What is linux.conf.au?
linux.conf.au is widely regarded by delegates as one of the best community run Linux conferences worldwide.

Each year open source geeks from across the globe gather in Australia or New Zealand to meet their fellow technologists, share the latest ideas and innovations, and spend a week discussing and collaborating on open source projects.

The conference is well known for the speakers and delegates depth of talent, and its focus on technical linux content.

Who is it for?
linux.conf.au is about free and open source software, especially Linux. It is a technical conference which attracts some of the brightest minds in the world and it is run by the community, for the community.

It's an opportunity to meet and talk with like-minded people and learn about new projects you can contribute to.

For seasoned attendees, linux.conf.au is an opportunity to catch up with old friends, see what new friends are currently working on and see first-hand what the future of free and open source software will be.

We value the attendance of all delegates and want to ensure all all delegates have an great time. We expect all delegates to be respectful and courteous throughout the conference period.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
12 Jan 2015 to 16 Jan 2015
Location:
Auckland, New Zealand

As you know, Mil-OSS has been continuously growing and evolving in the last few years. A driving force of that growth has been our regional chapters in Washington, Charleston, Atlanta, and Central Florida. We're pleased that we will be able to announce new chapters soon as well. We've grown beyond what we ever expected in the beginning, and we're doing all we can to figure out the best way to make the most of the growth challenges and the opportunities they present.

One of these challenges is our annual Working Group. We want to make the most of the national event while not detracting from new regional events. Last year, we held WG5@LANT, marking the first time our annual Working Group was hosted by a regional chapter. Emboldened by the success of this strategy at WG5, we are proud to announce WG6@ATL.

WG6 will be held January 13-15 in Atlanta, GA, returning to the same location and venue where we hosted WG3. We're hoping for newer members that this will be a pleasant introduction to the Atlanta style and culture, and that it will bring at least a little nostalgia to long-time members as well. We'll be meeting right after the Winter Holidays, so let's ring in the New Year together in Atlanta as Mil-OSS flies south for the winter.

We hope to see you all in Atlanta!

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
13 Jan 2015 to 15 Jan 2015
Location:
Atlanta, GA

Agenda:

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Registration, Pizza & Beer

6:30pm - 7:30pm: Guaranteeing Storage Performance in CloudStack by Mike Tutkowski

This session will introduce the basics of primary storage in CloudStack. Additionally, I discuss the challenges of guaranteeing storage performance in a cloud and how by leveraging the latest enhancements to CloudStack, storage administrators can deliver consistent, repeatable performance to 10s, 100s or 1,000s of application workloads in parallel. I'll review the CloudStack enhancements in detail, outline the management benefits they provide and discuss common go-to-market approaches.

About Mike Tutkowski

Mike Tutkowski, a member of the CloudStack PMC, develops software for the Apache Software Foundation's CloudStack project to help drive improvements in its storage component and to integrate SolidFire more deeply into the product.

7:30pm - 8:30pm: Intro to Zenoss by Andrew Kirch

This session will introduce monitoring CloudStack with Zenoss, and the CloudStack ZenPack. I will cover in detail what you get out of monitoring CloudStack with Zenoss. Additionally I will cover installation of Zenoss, interacting with our community and Q&A.

About Andrew Kirch

Andrew D Kirch is the Community Manager at Zenoss, a software development company specializing in Unified Monitoring with 130 employees, headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company offers an open source network and systems monitoring product called Zenoss Core, and a commercial product called Zenoss Service Dynamics. The company has over 35,000 users in over 180 countries. Customers include major organizations such as Chic-fil-a, Huntington Bank, Netflix, SunGard, Accenture, NASA, FIS Global, and many more.

As Community Manager, Andrew works directly with product users every day. He has over 10 years of experience as a Systems/Network Administrator, with specialization including SNMP and network monitoring. Prior to working at Zenoss he was principal at a unified communications VAR focused in the Midwest. In his spare time he puts computer crackers in prison.

8:30pm - 9:00pm: Q&A and Networking

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
14 Jan 2015
Location:
Palo Alto, CA USA

The future of networking is open software and hardware
It's no surprise that networking is changing. Companies like Google and Facebook have built their hyperscale data centers and pushed to change networking in the same ways that they have changed computing. By decoupling the hardware and software and disaggregating the networking solution value chain, switch hardware vendors have the ability to separately compete and innovate in hardware and software solutions. Meaning, the network is no longer restricted by legacy solutions or cross-vendor compatibility.

It is clear that this trend is real and has already begun to move the industry in a positive and exciting direction. If you're a network engineer, this is definitely a webinar you won't want to miss.

-The Modern networking supply chain
-Simplified and transparent pricing and death of the multiplier effect
-Operational transformation with ONIE across networking and compute
-Who's who of bare metal switch vendors
-The new open ecosystem software and hardware vendors and solution providers
-How to design and deploy open networking with common reference architectures

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
14 Jan 2015
Location:
Mountain View, CA

Improving Patient Care and Hospital bottom lines using VistA - Oroville CEO Bob Wentz will explain the financial factors that led to his decision to go with their own implementation of open source VistA EHR and why every regional hospital in the United States should do the same thing.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
20 Jan 2015
Location:
Webex

Please join us for our first speakers session of 2015! As usual, we will again have 2 speakers. The first talk will be around Open Source licensing practices whereas the second one will contribute with a perspective from an OSS practitioner. The second will be announced very soon.

Use this meet up to learn more about licensing considerations of OSS projects and chat with like-minded people. We will obviously have beer & pizza!

The Agenda

• 5:00PM - 6:30PM: Pre-Event Board games/Card games social

• 6:00PM - 6:30PM: Networking with Beer & Pizza

• 6:30PM - 6:45PM: Gwyn Murray: Open Source Licensing: Discussion of Current Issues

• 6:45PM - 7:15PM: Q&A with Gwyn

• 7:15PM - 7:30PM: Martin Winter: An inside look from the Open Source community: A look to Open Source Licenses and how to supporting your favorite project

• 7:30PM - 8:00PM: Q&A with Martin

• 8:00PM - 9:00PM: Final Networking

The Talks

Gwyn Murray (Matau Legal Group): Open Source Licensing: Discussion of Current Issues

Gwyn will provide a summary of open source licenses and license compliance practices, as well as considerations in contributing to open source projects, followed by a Q&A where she will respond to your questions on these topics. Please find Gwyn's brief bio here: http://bit.ly/1wb6dWr

Martin Winter (NetDEF): An inside look from the Open Source community: A look to Open Source Licenses and how to supporting your favorite project

As a full-time Open Source contributor, Martin Winter shows the problems with from the Open Source side. Why are specific licenses used, how and why support your favorite project(s) and what are the main challenges for the Open Source community. Martin Winter works full-time for a non-profit company (NetDEF) on Open Source. Most of his work is on Quagga (Routing, see www.quagga.net and www.opensourcerouting.net), but he also spends a lot of his time advocating Open Source software in the Networking community.

Location

SAP campus in Palo Alto - in the Cafeteria of Building 1. Feel free to bring your laptops, we will provide seating & tables.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
21 Jan 2015
Location:
SAP Labs, Building 1 (3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA)

This is a CLE accredited event, and informative for lawyers and advisors interested in learning more about: compliance, trademark policies, patents, gaming industry, medical field, and commercialization of open source, among other topics. We strongly encourage engineers, academics, policy advocates, entrepreneurs and law students to attend.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
23 Jan 2015
Location:
Santa Clara, California

With Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech giants teaming up to advance open-source software, and companies like Tesla embracing the spirit of the open-source trend, legal questions abound about the uses and limitations of software licenses that allow the public to modify, re-use and profit from the source code.

On Jan. 23, 2015, the Santa Clara High Tech Law Journal will bring together prominent scholars, practitioners, and entrepreneurs to discuss Open Source in the Legal Field.  The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Benson Memorial Center Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif. The agenda is available at symposium.htlj.org.

The event will feature two keynote speakers including Jono Bacon,  senior director of community at XPRIZE, the initiative seeking to use open-source concepts and monetary prizes to solve major world problems. Bacon will speak in the afternoon about “Building Exponential Communities.”  Attorney Andrew Hall of Fenwick & West will speak in the morning on “Open-Source Licensing and Business Models: Making Money by Giving It Away.”

Open-source software utilizes licenses that allow anyone to use or modify the code. Some licenses require enhancements or changes made to the code to be passed on to the public for free, while other licenses allow the changes to be more proprietary.

The trend raises myriad legal issues for companies engaging in open source, including complications in securing trademarks, barriers to nonprofit status, and questions about commercialization.   

The Jan. 23 symposium will cover such topics as well as:

*Managing patent portfolio rights in an open-source landscape
*The commercialization of open-source software
*Trademark policies consistent with open-source culture
*Open-source issues in the music and video game industry

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
23 Jan 2015
Location:
Santa Clara (University), California, United States

Jeremiah Owyang initiated this international event in 2010. People are encouraged to send sincere Thank You notes to their online community managers. People using Twitter include the #CMAD and #CMGR hashtag in their tweets about this event. Many online community managers and vendors in the social media marketplace post blogs in appreciation of their community managers. Cities with large concentrations of Social Media focused businesses, such as Boston, Austin, and San Francisco hold in-person meetup events to celebrate and honor those who represent and support their online communities.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
26 Jan 2015
Location:
Events worldwide

Bringing together people interested in FLOSS (free, libre, open source software) metrics to discuss the FLOSS tools that are currently available in this area.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
30 Jan 2015
Location:
Brussels, Belgium

FOSDEM is a free event that offers open source communities a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate.

It is renowned for being highly developer-oriented and brings together 5000+ geeks from all over the world.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:
31 Jan 2015 to 01 Feb 2015
Location:
Brussels, Belgium

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