Author: Niraj

Bangalore; October 27, 2017: The EFY Group, India’s leading tech-media group and also the organiser of Open Source India 2017 event, today announced that the 14 th edition of the event, which happened on 13 th & 14 th of October, 2017 at NIMHANS Convention Center, Bengaluru, was the most successful one in the history of the event. Graced by a total unique footfall of 2,367 visitors over the two days, the event boasted of 70+ industry and community experts coming together to speak in the 9 conference tracks and 14 hands-on workshops. The star-studded speakers list included international speakers like Tony Wasserman (Professor of Software Management Practice at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley), Joerg Simon (ISECOM; Fedora Project), and Soh...

  The workshop will introduce the significance of robotics in Digital India and How Make in India can be galvanized by Robotics. It will also propagate STEM education for better Global job market of skilled professionals and will create a space for imagination to be able to vision the Technological Future. Speaker: Shamik Chakraborty, MTech in VLSI Design from Amrita School of Engineering Date: 14th October 2017 Time: 11:10 PM to 01:30 PM Venue: Workshop Room 3 Fee: Rs. 1750/- [otw_shortcode_button href="https://opensourceindia.in/osidays/osi_registration/osidays_register-new.php" size="large" icon_type="general foundicon-cart" icon_position="left" shape="square"]Register Now[/otw_shortcode_button] * Objective of the workshop   (a) To introduce the significance of robotics in Digital India (b) How Make in India can be galvanized by Robotics (c) To propagate STEM education for better Global job market of skilled professionals (d) To create a space for...

Designation: CTO, TarkaLabs Topic: Building bullet proof embedded software with Nerves Track: Open Source in IoT Time: 05:00 – 05:30 PM Date: 14th October 2017 Hall: 3 About Speaker: With over 15 years of software craftsmanship and consulting under his belt, he is constantly looking to improve his skills and in search of better tools. Having worked on multiple languages and technologies ranging from Ruby, Clojure, Go, Java, C#, Actionscript and C++, he has currently settled on Clojure, Ruby and Javascript. He loves to teach as much as he loves to learn. About Talk: his talk provides an overview of a toolkit called Nerves. Nerves is a set of libraries and build tool chain built on top of the Elixir language. Nerves targets platforms like RaspberryPi and lets you...

Designation: GM & Global Open Source Practice Leader, Wipro Technologies Topic: Open Source Vs Enterprise Open Source. Is this a key reason for the success of Open Source? Track: Panel Discussion Date: 13th October 2017 Time: 09:30 AM to 10:15 AM Hall: 1 Andrew Aitken is the GM & Global Open Source Practice leader for Wipro. In this capacity he, and his team, are responsible for crafting and executing Wipro’s open source consulting, go-to-market and solutions strategy. Mr. Aitken has served as an open source expert to the White House and California Senate and as a guest lecturer at Stanford’s Entrepreneur program. He is an investor in Mautic and on the Board of Advisors of various open source companies. He is past Board Member of OSEHRA, an...

Designation: Professor of Software Management Practice at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley Topic: The Rise of Open Source Software Track: Keynote Date: 14th October 2017 Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM Hall: 1 There has long been free software, dating back to the earliest days of the computer industry, initially developed in universities and research laboratories. Thousands of high quality software products and components have been developed and released under approved licenses. This constantly growing body of high-quality software has driven the growth and acceptance of free and open source software (FOSS). Many FOSS projects have become the leading products in their field, surpassing similar proprietary software. The rapid growth of FOSS has also transformed the software industry, and has led to new businesses that offer FOSS applications,...

Joerg Simon, ISECOM & Fedora Project Topic: A story of sharing Track: Keynote Date: 14th October 2017 Time: 02:15 PM to 03:00 PM Hall: 1 Topic: Building OpSec with the OSSTMM RAV Track: Cyber Security Day Time: 05:00 – 05:45 PM Hall 2 Abstract: Developed and improved by ISECOM and Contributors over years, the international de-facto Standard for Security Tests, the OSSTMM provides a metric based on scientific  research to measure security and trust unbiased and independent from technology or security solution. The session will demonstrate how this open standard, can be a perfect addition to the proprietary and often biased thread modeling in the current market. With focusing on the OSSTMM RAV - this session will focus on a small part of this complex standard. It is meant as a start to...

Designation: Architect, Mentor and Advocate, IBM Topic: Maths behind Data Science & Role of open source community Track: Cloud and Big Data Time: 04:30 – 05:00 PM Hall: 2 About Speaker: Rajesh K Jeyapaul is a Cloud Solution Architect working closely with Partners on cloud based solution enablements. His technology focus is in the area of IoT, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. He has around 21 years of experience of which 3 years with Indian Defense research lab and rest with IBM. His work experience involves product development in the area of OS internals, JVM internals ,cloud OS , performance engineering , Migrations and cloud based deployments. He is a Mentor and technical advisor to startup communities.   About Talk: Developer role is made easy with various open source...

Designation: Dy Director General, NIC, MeitY, Govt of India Topic: Open Source Vs Enterprise Open Source. Is this a key reason for the success of Open Source? Track: Keynote Panel Discussion Date: 13th October 2017 Time: 09:30 AM to 10:15 AM Hall: 1 Mr. K Rajasekhar, Dy Director General , has won over thirty (30) National & International awards for various e-Governance initiatives which includes three National e-Governance Awards. He is the only Chief Technology Officer in the country to get twice the Digital Transformation Leadership Award by the CeBIT. Authored and published/presented over 30 papers / research articles. Has Nearly thirty (30) years of Work Experience in thirty (30) domains of Socio-Economic Development. Currently working on Data Governance, Iot, Analytics, Security, Privacy, Confidentiality, and building...

Designation: Project Director, NeGD (MeitY) Topic: Open Source Vs Enterprise Open Source. Is this a key reason for the success of Open Source? Track: Panel Discussion Date: 13th October 2017 Time: 09:30 AM to 10:15 AM Hall: 1 Mr Debabrata Nayak is a open source evangelist with 20 years of comprehensive large-scale e-Governance project management experience and always interested in new Government Initiativea. He has strong background in program development with an outstanding history of managing projects from initial conception through development to implementation. He is especially skilled at strategic planning and problem resolution. He is now  leading  DigiLocker,  and Open source Collaboration Platform of Digital India. He is currently working as Additional Director at NeGD, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Government of India. He is...

Designation: VP – IT Infra & Solutions, Eli Research India Pvt Ltd Topic: ITizing Business with OpenSource Track: Open SOurce and You Time: 12:30 – 01:00 PM Date: 14th October 2017 Hall: 1 About Speaker: Working as VP – IT with Eli Research India. More than 21 yrs of experience in IT, of which 13+ years have been on OpenSource Solutions. BE in Electronics & Process Control as well as Computer Science and Technology. About Talk: Dilemma of improving business productivity with IT, coupled with keeping IT costs down Opensource is the only solution that helps to achieve both. Will share my own exp with multiple Opensource tools/technologies. The talk will also discuss what a modern CIO/CTO can and should do and the future of Opensource Followed by Q&A...