2015 will see the fourteenth iteration of the Free Software and Open Source Symposium hosted by Seneca College’s Centre for Development of Open Technology. Hosted at the Seneca@York campus, the conference is a venue for the discussion of open source issues and the development of open source technologies and ideas. Over the years FSOSS has played host to presentations and workshops that have covered a wide range of topics including open web development, using open source in varying levels of education, copyright, enterprise applications, economic practices, and global connectivity using open source technology. Speakers from all over the world have presented at FSOSS with the goal of providing open source alternatives for every aspect of computing.

FSOSS 2015 will be located at the Seneca@York Campus with presentations being held in the Stephen E. Quinlan (SEQ) building. 70 The Pond Road Toronto, Ontario M3J 3M6 Tel: 416.491.5050 ext. 33703 Email: daman.panesar@senecacollege.ca

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Alternate map, transit information and directions - The SEQ building is map item number 40, and parking is number 84. If you are staying at the York Hotel it is item number 94 (if you click on the hotel, the picture shown on the flash map is item 42, the building in which the hotel is located).


In addition, the Seneca@York campus is very accessible by public transit, being served by over 1700 TTC, Viva, YRT, GO, and Brampton Transit busses per day, plus GO Train service.

The MyTTC community-operated site provides transit planning for travel with Toronto. For those coming from York Region, north of Toronto, trips can be planned through the YRT trip planner.

For those driving, FSOSS is located near highway 400 and the 407 ETR. For directions, click the "Get Directions From Here" or "Get Directions To Here" links on the Google Map, above.


These hotels are located near FSOSS:

  • York ELC Hotel - This hotel is located in the Executive Learning Centre, immediately adjacent to the building in which FSOSS is held. This is the most convenient accommodation for FSOSS.
  • Hilton Garden Inn and Marriot Residence Inn - Located next to each other, these hotels are 5 km from FSOSS - only 10 minutes on the Viva rapid bus service. This is the second-most convenient accommodation option.
  • Extended Stay Deluxe - Located on Steeles Avenue, about 10-15 minutes by TTC #60E Steeles East bus.

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