Free Software and Open Source Symposium

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.


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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:

  • 10 min lightning talk
  • 40 min tradition talk
  • half day (2 to 3 hours) workshop

Specific Areas of Focus

  • Open source engagement - social, economic, commercial , open data, and leadership
  • Security in an always-on, pervasive computing environment
  • Open source and business ~ Talks about business models, new types of businesses enabled by open source, technical innovation driven by free software and open source, the tension between personal freedom and business interests.
  • Open source and emerging technology - Machine learning/deep learning, Blockchain technologies, Advanced graphics
  • Open source technology deep dives


Schedule comming soon!


Coming Soon

How To Get Here


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.

Contact Us

Address: 70 The Pond Road Toronto, Ontario M3J 3M6

Tel: 416-491-5050 ext. 33703

Email: fsoss@senecacollege.ca

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