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Join Koha community members for their annual conference from 30 May to 4 June 2016 in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Whether you're just curious about Koha, or have been using it for many years to manage your library, come along and learn more about Koha, the world's first free and open source integrated library management system.
Over five days there are opportunities to learn about and contribute to Koha. The first three days include presentations, case studies and round tables. After a break in the middle for site seeing (optional), the hackfest is an opportunity to work together fixing bugs, planning and working on improvements, and sharing experiences. There are also plenty of opportunities to socialise.
Our host and organiser for 2016
The host and organiser for KohaCon16 is the Library & Information Centre at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the library for the largest academic institution in Greece.
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Library recently replaced its legacy commercial ILS with Koha. Their new catalog went live in late September 2015 – it includes about 1 million records, 1.5 million items, and has over 45,000 active users (students, faculty members, administrative staff and external users).
About the conference
The annual Koha conference is a major event for the Koha community. It is held in a different continent each year, and attracts community members from around the world. Previous locations have included France, Texas (US), New Zealand, India, Scotland, Nevada (US), Argentina, and Nigeria.
- 29 February 2016: The call for presentations closes
- 22 April 2016: Registration closes (registration is free!)
- 21 March 2016: Programme schedule published
- 30 May–1 June 2016: Presentations and sessions
- 2 June 2016: Day trip to a place with historical interest or natural beauty (fees may apply)
- 3–4 June 2016: Hackfest, where community members exchange ideas, squash bugs, and develop new features
PS: Did we mention that there is no registration fee to attend? And that that the conference location is a great place to visit!
MesosCon is an annual conference organized by the Apache Mesos community, bringing together users and developers to share and learn about the project and its growing ecosystem.
The conference will feature two days of sessions to learn more about the Mesos core, an ecosystem developed around the project, and related technologies. The program will include workshops to get started with Mesos, keynote speakers from industry leaders, and sessions led by adopters and contributors.
To commemorate the first anniversary of his book, The Open Organization, Red Hat President and CEO Jim Whitehurst will chat with noted management expert Gary Hamel about the future of work, management, and leadership.
The first TransparencyCamp Europe will take place this year in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This unconference will focus on open data, new technologies and policies that make the EU work for people, stimulate open government and help grasp the workings of the various EU institutions.
Spark Summit, the largest big data event dedicated to Apache Spark, is returning to San Francisco, Monday, June 6 through Wednesday June 8, 2016 with an all-new program that promises to be the best yet. Join more than 2,500 engineers, analysts, scientists and business professionals at the Hilton Union Square in the heart of San Francisco for three days of in-depth learning and networking that you won’t want to miss.
With over 90 sessions and five tracks to choose from, there’s content for every level and role. Hear from leading production users of Spark, Spark SQL, Spark Streaming and related projects; find out where the future of Spark is going; discover how to use the Spark stack in a variety of applications; and get best practices from businesses that are utilizing Spark at scale successfully.
Magnolia Conference, taking place in Basel on June 7-9, is the biggest Magnolia event of the year, attracting over 300 Magnolia developers from a wide range of international customers, partners and core development teams. Come to our seventh global conference to find out how Magnolia now enables front-end developers to do even more, even faster. Hear how developers have used Magnolia’s open source Java platform and flexible app framework to integrate easily with other tools and systems, creating high perfomance sites that scale easily.
The event has the theme of ‘making great digital experiences reality’ and will include one day of workshops and two full days of business and digital tracks.
Find out more at https://conference.magnolia-cms.com/2016/basel.html
EclipseCon France is the Eclipse Foundation's event dedicated to Eclipse Working Groups (such as PolarSys, Internet of Things, and Science) and is designed to create opportunitiesfor the Eclipse community to learn, explore, share, and collaborate on the latest ideas and information about Eclipse technologies, the Eclipse Working Groups, and Eclipse member companies.
EclipseCon France is all about community. Contributors, adopters, extenders, service providers, consumers, business people, and researchers gather to share their expertise and learn from each other. EclipseCon provides networking that lead to synergies in the community and opportunities to give and receive help on specific technical issues as well as business opportunities.
The 2016 conference program will include both hands-on workshops and technical sessions on current topics pertinent to the Eclipse developer and the Eclipse Working Group communities, such as modeling, embedded systems, scientific tools, Internet of Things, case studies, and more, as well as sessions that demonstrate Eclipse-based tools in action.
The program features 1 day of workshops, 2 days of session talks and 1 unconference day.
BSDCan, a BSD conference held in Ottawa, Canada, has quickly established itself as the technical conference for people working on and with 4.4BSD based operating systems and related projects. The organizers have found a fantastic formula that appeals to a wide range of people from extreme novices to advanced developers.
The OSCE Days is a Global Event to Make a Collaborative, Zero Waste Society through Open Source.
Experts, activists and innovators from the fields of Open Source Hardware and Software, Circular Economy, Sustainability, Design, Waste & Resource Management and the Collaborative Economy work together in local events organized by local organizers, but globally connected, in order to develop and exchange ideas and to prototype systems, products and designs for an Open Source Circular Economy.
You can find the cities where it holds place and all the information to participate at: https://oscedays.org/
Think of it as a beach resort for people who don't like beach resorts.
The main idea is to learn, have fun and meet more people like you. We don’t care what OS are you running, we don’t care if you can code or not, and we don't even care about your experience. This is a two-day event where you can come, sit back, and:
- Seek help for issues (and help others)
- Attend to talks and workshops
- Share what you are working on
- Meet awesome people
- Play multiplayer games
- Skip work and have a good excuse with the boss
During the event attendees will be able to join the coworking space or attend tech talks and workshops. A wide variety of topics is being covered, including of course, open source tools and technologies.
The SouthEast LinuxFest is a community event for anyone who wants to learn more about Linux and Open Source Software. It is part educational conference and part social gathering. Like Linux itself, it is shared with attendees of all skill levels to communicate tips and ideas, and to benefit all who use Linux and Open Source Software. SELF is the place to learn, to make new friends, to network with new business partners, and most importantly, to have fun!
SHARKFEST is an annual educational conference focused on sharing knowledge, experience and best practices among members of the Wireshark global developer and user communities. Participants come together to hone their skills in the art of packet analysis by attending a rich and varied schedule of sessions taught by the most seasoned experts in the industry.
Der Schwerpunkt der Konferenz liegt auf dem Enterprise Einsatz der Cloud Computing Software OpenStack. Vorträge namhafte Entwickler und Vertreter großer Unternehmen werden die Einführung und der Betrieb von OpenStack und verwandten Werkzeugen umfangreich und praxisnah darstellen.
Die OpenStack Tage richten sich an Entwickler, Administratoren wie auch Entscheider und bieten die großartige Gelegenheit, sich über die neuesten Entwicklungen und Praxislösungen rund um OpenStack auszutauschen.
OPNFV Summit is an annual conference to collaborate, innovate, and explore Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The summit brings together developers, end users, and upstream communities working to advance open source NFV. See the 2015 full event recap here.
MoodleMoot US will be a three-day event bringing together diverse and talented Moodlers from across North America to collaborate and build Moodle. The conference aims to be relevant to educators from K-12, higher education and corporate sectors, uniting the Moodle community to share their experiences.
Wikimania is the annual conference celebrating Wikipedia and its sister free knowledge projects with conferences, discussions, meetups, training and a hackathon. Hundreds of volunteer editors come together to learn about and discuss projects, approaches and issues.
Join us in Esino Lario, Province of Lecco, Lombardy Region, Italy, on June 22–23 (pre-conference), 24–26 (main conference) and 27–28 (post-conference), 2016.
Details of the program here.
Hong Kong Open Source Conference is an annual international open source conference in Hong Kong. It is aimed to demonstrate the use of open source software technology, open hardware technology and latest development in the world.
GCC2016 is the 7th annual gathering of the Galaxy community
The conference will include keynotes, accepted talks, poster sessions, birds-of-a-feather meetups, exhibitors, and plenty of networking opportunities. There will also be three days of pre-conference activities, including hackathons and training. If you work in data-intensive biomedical research, there is no better place than GCC2016 to present your work and to learn from others.
Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data-intensive biomedical research. Galaxy enables easy interactive analysis through the web on arbitrarily large datasets. With access to hundreds of tools, Galaxy is a comprehensive resource in achieving your goals. Galaxy provides NGS tools and workflows for short-read mapping, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, metagenomics, pile-up analysis, trackster browsers, collaborative pages, and support for Galaxy in the Cloud. Galaxy is distributed under the Academic Free License.
An open source conference, by and for developers across the globe.
Showcasing Tomorrow’s Giant Ideas, Today
At MongoDB World 2016 in New York City, you’ll experience first-hand how the world’s fastest-growing database is powering today’s innovations and can help you gain a competitive advantage. Learn how large enterprises have delivered new applications to market at the speed of a lean startup, and how startups scale and execute on their giant ideas like an enterprise.
Interested in a deeper dive? MongoDB World provides your engineering teams with insight into database internals, where they’ll learn best practices from the team that builds the database. Hear stories from real customers who will share the details behind their successful projects. Find out about how future releases can help ignite your giant ideas. Network with data enthusiasts and the global MongoDB community.
Join us for two days of GIANT thinking.
The Red Hat Summit is the premier open source technology event to showcase the latest and greatest in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage, and systems management technologies.
At Red Hat Summit, you’ll find something for every level of interest and need, including:
- 200+ breakout sessions
- Instructor-led and self-paced hands on labs
- Keynotes from industry thought leaders
- 90+ technology partners
- Networking opportunities to connect with your peers