Digital Jersey in partnership with Collaborate.je will deliver Jersey’s first Open Source Day, sponsored by E-scape, on Wednesday 11th February, 10.00am to 4.00pm, at the Digital Jersey Hub. The day will showcase Open Source solutions and technology, which offer an alternative to proprietary systems more commonly used by businesses.
Between 12.00pm and 2pm, Graham Morrison, Editor and Co-founder of Linux Voice magazine will lead a keynote speech, followed up by Simon Brown, Software Architect and Evangelist.
Exhibitions will feature a mixture of static and interactive stands covering areas such as Gcompris (educational software), OpenDNS Family Shield, Desktop Applications and Alternatives, Portable Apps and Asterisk (telephone system). There will also be a number of workshops held throughout the day.
Matt Chatterley, Founder of Collaborate.je commented:
"We are aiming to promote evangelism of, and positive attitudes towards, Open Source solutions, which can offer a viable alternative to the standard proprietary systems used by many businesses. It's our hope that we can also provide a link between Jersey's Open Source community and business community, encouraging them to work together more closely in the future."
Jason Stratford, Director of Indigo Code Collective, part of the E-scape group sponsoring the event, added:
“We have been operating and encouraging an Open Source development approach for nearly ten years, so we are delighted to be part of an event that is so close to our hearts.”