Orange Labs, Paris-Issy-les-Moulineaux

Open Source Collaborative Innovation, The Way Forward

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A unique opportunity to take part in the revolution that is changing the software industry.

OW2con'13 is the fifth edition of the annual community event that brings together technology experts, software architects, IT developers, project managers and decision-makers from 50 countries around the world. This year’s international conference will be held at Innovation Gardens at the Orange R&D complex in Paris-Issy-les-Moulineaux, on Wednesday and Thursday, 13-14 November 2013. A full workshop day will take place on Tuesday November 12. All developers, open source strategists, technologists and entrepreneurs are welcome to attend, share their experiences and network with their peers.

Open source is a great mechanism for collaborative innovation in software. No cumbersome IP negotiations, no costly contracts, the rules of engagement are defined by the license attached to the code. Leveraging open source to accelerate collaborative innovation is definitively the way forward. Our experience at OW2 demonstrates this everyday through our involvement in collaborative projects and our support for innovative cloud computing projects.

What's new in 2013?

This year's conference programme will give a larger room to panel discussions, expanding the speaker's profile to professional end-users, other communities and IT specialists. The OW2 Projects Awards contest will be renewed this year.

This two-day event will cover a wide range of current topics, including middleware technologies, Business Intelligence, Big Data, security, mobility and open source cloud computing, while providing opportunities to socialize with open source professionals in an informal atmosphere at the landmark venue. OW2con'13 will also enable OW2 members, including organizations and individuals, to gain visibility on their initiatives and collaborative projects.

OW2Con'13 will feature:
  • Latest news on OW2 flagship projects and new projects presentations given by high level technology experts coming from Europe, Asia and the Americas;
  • Award contest for Best of Breed projects;
  • Exhibition space for projects and sponsor demonstrations;
  • Social events: Free Beer Party on the evening of November 13;
  • Speakers telling their Success Stories while demonstrating real world use case of OW2 components;
  • Open Source Cloud Summit;
  • Series of panel discussions based on "hot topics";
  • Milestones and next steps for the SQuAT initiative (Software Quality Assurance and Trustworthiness)
  • Collaborative projects (European and French projects);

10 Great reasons to attend OW2con'13

Can you afford to miss the experience? Just pick one of the ten great reasons (or even two!):
  1. Update your expertise with state of the art technology and OW2 projects presentations
  2. Show your support to the open source community (your very own long-term personal investment)
  3. Network and catch up with your peers
  4. Participate in the new OW2 Projects Awards
  5. Discover the future of open source cloud computing at the day-long summit on open source cloud computing
  6. Attend the special session on OW2’s quality program SQuAT (Software Quality and Trustworthiness)
  7. Get up to date on the strategic and business opportunities offered by open source
  8. Enjoy the now legendary OW2 beer party
  9. Learn from many uniques round tables gathering high-level experts.
  10. Learn more about today's european ecosystem of cloud computing projects.

And it's free!