Collider Tech for Noobs Series: Understanding Open Source Software

Want to know what open source software is? And why you might want to use it? Come along and here from Nate McCall - an industry pro!
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Open Source Software

Open source software is software with source code that anyone can inspect, modify, and enhance. While some may associate this with free stuff, others (including lots of corporate giants) see a range of benefits including flexibility, reduced maintenance and development costs, and attracting higher quality development talent. We asked Nate McCall, an Apache Software Foundation Member and Vice President to come tell us more.

 

This workshop will cover:

What is “the open source way”?

What is open source software?

How is it different to other software?

What are the benefits of using open source software?

What are the benefits of adopting open source methodologies in your business?

 

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to know more about open source software. 

 

Why should you attend?

Get the low down on open source software from an industry pro. And make some new friends. 

 

The plan:

12.00-12.20 - arrive at BizDojo Market Lane, grab some lunch snacks, make some friends

12.20-12.50 - presentation from Nate McCall followed by audience Q&A

12.50-1.00 - more chats with your new friends, then back to work!

 

Workshop facilitator: Nate McCall, co-founder & CTO, The Last Pickle

Nate McCall has over 19 years of server side systems and software development experience. He is a Vice President at the Apache Software Foundation, where he is a committer on several projects and the current PMC Chair for Apache Cassandra.

Nate is the CTO of The Last Pickle, a Wellington-based big data consultancy. He is a frequent speaker at meetups and conferences including Oracle’s JavaOne, Apache’s ApacheCon and O’Reilly’s Strata and OSCON.

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Nate McCall has over 19 years of server side systems and software development experience. He is a Vice President at the Apache Software Foundation and CTO of The Last Pickle, a Wellington-based big data consultancy.
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