2016 will see the fifteenth iteration of the Free Software and Open Source Symposium hosted by Seneca College’s Centre for Development of Open Technology. Held 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.
|9:45||Welcome to FSOSS|
|10:00||Keynote: Grant Likely, Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (Room S1206)
||Keynote: Evan Weaver, Chair Emeritus, Seneca College (Room S1206)
|11:00||Automation with Ansible
||Moving Towards WebRTC Video in BigBlueButton
||Learning without written text - the way our brains recall information
||Internet of Everything: A Technology Ecosystem Perspective
||Containers: A Crash Course
||FlyWeb - Pure Browser Cross Device Interaction, No Infrastructure Needed
|12:00||AUTOMATE ALL THE THINGS: An introduction to Jenkins
||Meteor, React and Cordova Through the Ages||Designing and Implementing Inclusive Applications||Would you, could you or ever have you paid with your privacy in the age of IoT?
||Running Containers using Openshift3/Kubernetes
||Introduction to Progressive Web Apps (PWA)
|14:00||Developing Eclipse IDE - Working with the Open Source Community
||The Data Centre in Your Car and the Encryption Engine in your Smoke Detector
||Cryptography Blockchains and the Next Bitcoin
||Monitoring Java application performance using Thermostat|
|15:00||How to Completely Fail at Open-Sourcing
||The OpenPower Software Ecosystem
||Management and Security of Micro-Service Architectures in the Cloud
||How we are making SystemTap more user friendly
||Predictive Analytics with OpenCPU
|16:00||Keynote: Hadrian Zbarcea, VP Fundraising, The Apache Software Foundation (Room S1206)
Seneca College’s Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT) and the School of Information and Communications Technology has proudly presented the Free Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS) annually since 2002. Again this year, FSOSS brings together developers, educators, industry, the user community and other interested parties to discuss free software, open source, open web and academic/industry partnerships.
The symposium attracts IT professionals, high profile free software and open source developers, thought leaders, movers and shakers, educators, students and those interested in being introduced to open source. These delegates play a key role in influencing the free software and open source communities and the IT field.
Notable organizations that participated in past FSOSS symposiums include Mozilla, Novell, Apple, Red Hat Inc., Microsoft Canada, IBM Canada, Sun Canada, ATI, EDS Canada, Electronic Frontier Foundation, OpenOffice.org, Bank of Montreal, CIBC, RBC Financial Group, HackLab.TO and the National Research Council.
This highly successful event depends on the generous support of our sponsors to help us keep registration costs low and accessible to a wider audience in the spirit of Open Source. Please contact us to request a sponsorship package that meets your needs and objectives. firstname.lastname@example.orgTestimonials
"The entire symposium was intellectually stimulating, highlighting trends in open source and how to do what we do better." (Crystle Numan, Newsforge)
"If you are in Northern America and have wanted to go to a conference but the big conferences were either too expensive (OSCON) or far away (FOSDEM), I heartily recommend this one." (Benjamin Smedberg, Mozilla Corporation)
Hilton Garden Inn and Marriot Residence Inn - Located at Hwy 7 and Jane St., these hotels are 5 km from FSOSS - only 10 minutes on the Viva rapid bus service.
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.
Address: 70 The Pond Road Toronto, Ontario M3J 3M6
Tel: 416-491-5050 ext. 33703