Sep 8 – 9, 2023
IIT Mandi
Asia/Kolkata timezone

Be a part of it!

Are you astonished by what one can accomplish with free and open-source software? Are you amazed by what open-source communities put together with great enthusiasm? Would you like to know how this all relates to our daily life?

Would you also like to become one of these individuals? Are you interested in coding for one of the many great free software projects? Applications? Desktop environments? System components? Cloud? IoT? OS Distribution integration? Immutable OS distribution?

A great way to get involved into coding for a free software organization is the Google Summer of Code: Apply for one of their proposed projects (or propose yours to them) and work 3 months full-time on it with a stipend from Google. And after that you know the ins and outs of your organization and keep contributing code, maintenance, bug fixes, code review, ...

But also as non-programmer you are highly welcome for documentation, design, web, community, ...

And all this does not only give you the good feeling of helping in the community and making free software better, it also raises you chances on the job market, mentioning your contributions, or even a completed Google Summer of Code project in your resume, especially for the numerous positions in the area of open source ...

So come and join us! In this conference you will learn a lot, about projects, coding, Google Summer of Code, documentation, ... Talks, panels, Q&A, interactive workshops, demos, ... and lots of great hallway sessions ...

And last but not least, we have two open source organizations in the focus of this event, with many talks, discussions, and workshops by their leading members:

1. OpenPrinting: Responsible for printing in Linux, Unix and similar (POSIX-style) operating systems.
2. Zephyr: Lightweight Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) for IoT, For low-resource hardware (like micro controllers) for which Linux is to large,

We also dive into the world of immutable distributions and sandboxed packaging, with blendOS, Ubuntu Core Desktop, and Snap packaging.

And do not miss our interactive workshops and trainings, on Snap and Zephyr!

We are on Mastodon: #OpportunityOpenSource

IIT Mandi
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (North Campus) QXJW+29M, Khanahr, Kamand, Himachal Pradesh 175005 India
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