Morrisville, NC (PressExposure) August 31, 2009 -- For Immediate Release
India's largest unconference on Open Source - OSSCamp - is to be held during 5th and 6th September 2009 at NSIT, Delhi. This OSSCube sponsored and promoted event will see IT professionals, enthusiasts and students come together to discuss and shape the future of open source in India. This community driven unconference, popularly called the "Camp," is targeted specifically at promoting FOSS implementation and development in India.
This year's event includes discussions and talks from experts on topics ranging from Programming OpenOffice.org to Social Network (Open Source). A major highlight of the event is the session by Bryan House (Director, Marketing) from Acquia on "Acquia: Accelerating Drupal Growth" and the session by Adobe on their open source RIA Framework - Adobe Flex. Other major sponsor of the event includes Linux for you, Computer Society of India, Bigadda and NSIT.
Elaborating on the scope of the camp, Mr. Vineet Agrawal, Sr. Manager, Community and Alliances, OSSCube, said, "We have always believed in encouraging local communities and have helped them through promotion and participation. OSSCamps always keep us focused and on our toes with the latest in technology." With a vision of getting the community even closer and express their freedom and expertise on the subject, OSSCamp Delhi, had also introduced the 'We are Free' blogging contest - a call to the entire open source community and the campers, to pitch in with their contributions. The blog also promises to be the central hub for documenting the progress of open source in India.
The Delhi event promises to be a fun-filled event with participations from across the nation. The community is very focussed with much emphasis on hands-on sessions, demos and social sandboxes. To create high value for the participants, OSSCamp have set up demos on a wide range of topics from Go Green, Save Power to getting started with Scala. "These community initiatives and communal spirit, where everyone is working with us have inspired us to contribute in all possible ways." adds Mr. Agrawal.
About OSSCamp OSSCamp is a unique, thriving, and vibrant community of open source enthusiasts in India. The community revolves around "unconferences" popularly known as Camps. It is India's largest unconference on open source bringing together passionate technologists and enthusiasts under one roof for sharing best practices, experiences, and knowledge. At a Camp, we love to cross-talk, huddle together, raise some noise, celebrate technology, argue over how Linux is the coolest OS ever made, fight on our favourite programming languages, discuss stuff, and what not!