Open source down under: 2017

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

It’s a new year and open source enthusiasts from around the globe are preparing to gather at the edge of the world for 2017. Among those preparing are Googlers, including some of us from the Open Source Programs Office.

This year is returning to Hobart, the riverside capital of Tasmania, home of Australia’s famous Tasmanian devils, running five days between January 16 and 20.
Tuz, a Tasmanian devil sporting a penguin beak, is the mascot.
(Artwork by Tania Walker licensed under CC BY-SA.)
The conference, which began in 1999 and is community organized, is well equipped to explore the theme, "the Future of Open Source," which is reflected in the program schedule and miniconfs.

You’ll find Googlers speaking (listed below) as well as participating in the hallway track. Don’t miss our Birds of a Feather session if you’re a student, educator, project maintainer, or otherwise interested in talking about outreach and student programs like Google Summer of Code and Google Code-in.

Monday, January 16th
12:20pm The Sound of Silencing by Julien Goodwin
1:20pm   An Open Programming Environment Inspired by Programming Games by Josh Deprez

Tuesday, January 17th
All day    Community Leadership Summit X at LCA

Wednesday, January 18th
2:15pm   Community Building Beyond the Black Stump by Josh Simmons

Thursday, January 19th
4:35pm   Using Python for creating hardware to record FOSS conferences! by Tim Ansell

Friday, January 20th
1:20pm   Linux meets Kubernetes by Vishnu Kannan

Not able to make it to the conference? Keynotes and sessions will be livestreamed, and you can always find the session recordings online after the event.

We’ll see you there!

By Josh Simmons, Open Source Programs Office