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of any product development and even of your (professional) life

Open Source - the base of internet

Open Source software (OS) has been a long time coming. It is easily more than half a century. The chances are that it is old enough to be your dad. Despite its age, it is growing and evolving in leaps and bounds at every turn. According to a global survey*, most companies (77%) currently use OS. The number one reason is innovation, placing the cost in second place. 

We argue that you can't code, evolve your product or even live your (professional) life without some OS. It turns the Internet's  virtual wheels and keeps changing our (tech) world. 


Join us for an evening of different perspective on Open Source.

First talk by Tibi Covaci
Microsoft Loves Open Source

From "Linux is a Cancer" Microsoft has come a long way, but the question is how long, and what exactly does Open Source means for Microsoft? 

Second talk by Johan Haleby
Trials and Tribulation of Open Source

In this talk, we're going to explore why I've founded, and still maintain, quite a lot of open-source projects. What drives one to spend a lot of spare time to make free software for others to use? We're also going to look into some of the not-so-glamours sides of open-source such as (open-source) fatigue, snarky user comments, a bad conscience for not having enough time, boring documentation, and other non-technical things that are required to get an open-source project flying.

Third talk by Aleksandra Magdziarek
In Open Source Security

In this presentation, we will go over some of the findings from the 2022 report on the State of Open Source Security and discuss best practice for keeping code secure.

Fourth talk by Abid Husnain
The Software Engineer

Living the life of an open-source developer often depends on your passion. However, you make your living off the code you produce from 9 to 5, but it might not involve your heart. Is it possible to combine the two - hack open source in a corporate setting and get paid for it? Come and hear how Abid Husein managed this trick with his colleagues and customers.

**All presentations will also be live streamed on YouTube, so anyone can watch it here without signup:


Tibi Covaci - has been a Microsoft fanboy ever since he can remember, so much so that back in 2020 he decided to leave the freelancing world to join Microsoft as Application Innovation Lead.

Johan Haleby - is a developer, speaker, and blogger with a profound interest in software engineering, distributed systems and architecture. Johan strives to write simple and reliable systems that survives production hazards. He has founded and contributed to numerous open source projects such as PowerMock, REST Assured and Awaitility and has spoken at several international conferences and user groups.

Aleksandra Magdziarek - is a software engineer working at Snyk on products that help Java developers find and fix vulnerabilities in open source dependencies.

Abid Husnain - has half a decade in mobile application development in an international setting - first Pakistan and now Sweden. His preferred platform is Android, but several projects had iOS too. His work has taken him to far corner of IT history (network protocols from the 70s) to the cutting edge in architectural patterns.


Björn Granvik - has close to three decades of experience as a developer, manager and speaker within IT. born and raised in various programming languages, he still believes that "people matters most". The latter can explain his love of interacting  and sharing knowledge, mostly on various technical subjects and agile project management methods. He is a recurring speaker and moderator in everything from user groups to international conferences. It is this mix of – code, knowledge and people – that Björn excels.


17.30 - 17.45 – Meet & Greet
17.45 - 17.50 – Welcome - Introduction first speaker
17.50 - 18.02 – Presentation 1
18.02 - 18.05 – Intro second speaker
18.05 - 18.17 – Presentation 2
18.17 - 18.20 – Intro third speaker
18.20 - 18.32 – Presentation 3
18.32 - 18.35 – Intro forth speaker
18.35 - 18.47 – Presentation 4
18.47 - 18.50 – Short summary 
18.50 - 19.20 – Meet & Eat
19.20 - 19.25 – Divid attendees in discussion groups
19.25 - 19.55 – Discussion in groups
19.55 - 20.00 – Thank you note

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