3rd Annual Palmetto Open Source Software Conference (POSSCON)

The 3rd Annual Palmetto Open Source Software Conference (POSSCON) will be held in Columbia, South Carolina on  April 15th, , April 16th and April 17th, 2010.  This is the perfect event take your mind off the IRS and taxes and focus on Open Source Software in South Carolina! On Thursday and Friday the events will take place at the Columbia Convention Center and then move to the USC School of Public Health on Saturday, April 17, 2010.  3 days, 2 venues, and a packed line-up of open source speakers and all in Columbia, South Carolina.

This is one of the fastest growing Open Source Conferences in the Southeast, boasting attendance from across 4 states, over 200 attendees, 20 speakers, as well as participants from the both private and governmental businesses.  Another unique opportunity that POSSCON has to offer is a CIO/CTO Forum to target the managers who can benefit from Open Source Software.

Personally, I love the way they have their tracks named: You’re either a geek, teach a geek, manage a geek or in other words, Developer, Educator, or Business/Government. Still not enough to convenience you that you need to be there?

Let’s look at the  speaker line up:

Robert X. Cringely, Airplane Enthusiasts, TV Personality, Author

Jon “maddog” Hall, Executive Director of Linux International

Matt Asay, Canonical Ltd., COO

Chris Wanstrath, Co-Founder GitHub

Jeffery Hammond, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research

Lee Congdin, Red Hat, COO

Obie Fernandez, CEO and Founder, Hashrocket

Bryant Patten, Elective Director, National Center for Open Source in Education

Deb Bryant, Public Sector Communities Manager, OSU – Open Source Lab

David Nalley , Fedora Project

and many many more!

Ask yourself, “Are you the geek? Do you teach the geek? Do you manage the geek?” If your answer is yes to any of those what are you waiting for?  Plane, train or automobile–register today and make plans to attend the 3rd annual Palmetto Open Source Software Conference.

Oh and one final thought I’ll be there as well, hope to see ya! 😀


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