Free and open source software is pervasive in all areas of technology.
Join us for FSOSS 2018 where we will explore engagement of communities with free and open source software.
Join us at the Seneca@York campus October 25-26 for two days of presentations and workshops on a wide range of open source topics from community engagement to technology deep dives.
Free and open source software is everywhere now, and the ideas of open source have outgrown software to become a standard
part of how people ge things done. Seneca College's Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT) invites you
to the 2018 Free Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS)- FSOSS Engage
This year FSOSS is about getting involved, about engaging with community leaders, educators, activists, government agencies and anyone else who watns to change the world. We're looking for speakers who'd like to share their experience using free and open source tools, projects and practices to make the world a better place.
This year's FSOSS has 3 different talk formats for you to choose from:
Schedule comming soon!
Seneca College 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 discuss sponsorship opportunities. email@example.com
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)
These hotels are located near FSOSS: 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.