Friday 4th October, 2013
6:00pm to 6:30pm
Unknown, Open World Forum
Pierre Queinnec has founded or held executive positions in both software vendors and professional services companies. Recently, he was co-founder and CTO of Zenika, one of the leading providers of professional Java Open Source services in France, providing consulting, development, training and support for the world’s leading Open Source Java software products.
Pierre has been involved in Free Software and Open Source for more than a decade, and has contributed to very diverse Open Source projects. Most recently Pierre has been involved in the Eclipse DTP project. Prior to that, he used to be an OpenDarwin member, and still acts as maintainer on some ports in the now renamed MacPorts. Pierre has also been involved in open standards, such as AMQP (Advanced Message Queuing Protocol) hosted by OASIS, where he used to be a member of the Technical Committee.
Pierre is a graduate from ESSI (Ecole Supérieure en Sciences Informatiques) in Sophia-Antipolis, France, and has spent his exchange year at McGill University in Montréal, Québec. He is very glad to co-organize the 2013 Open World Forum as President.
Roberto Di Cosmo is a computer scientist and director of IRILL, the Innovation and research initiative for free software (French: Initiative pour la Recherche et l'Innovation sur le Logiciel Libre).
He graduated from the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and has a PhD from the University of Pisa, before becoming tenured professor at the École normale supérieure in Paris, then professor at the Paris 7 University.
Di Cosmo was an early member of the AFUL, association of the French community of Linux and Free Software users, he's also known for his support in the Open Source Software movement.
He became famous after releasing a paper against Microsoft in 1998 : Piège dans le cyberespace (Hijacking the world, the dark side of Microsoft). Co-written with the journalist Dominique Nora, this book is now freely available under Creative Commons licence BY-NC-ND. His most famous contributions to Linux is also the first « live » linux distribution (2000 to 2002) : demolinux, making possible to boot Linux from a CD-ROM, without setting up the entire distribution.
He was one of the founders, and the first president, of the Open Source Thematic Group within the Systematic innovation cluster.
Di Cosmo is a member of the Board of Trustees at the IMDEA Software Institute.
Unknown, Alter Way
Philippe Montargès is the co-founder and co-president of Alter Way, he is also the Operator of Open Source Services. Philippe Montargès along with his partner Véronique Torner, have initiated the first consolidation of the French Open Source market and are striving to industrialize the sector.
Philippe Montargès is the president of the Open World Forum 2010. He also contributes in an important way to the animation and the promotion of the ecosystem of the Open Source Software in France and this by his commitment within representative organs of this sector as the C.N.L.L, (National Council of the Freeware), the working groups Freeware of the poles of competitiveness Systématic and Digital Course (Cape), the April (Association for the Promotion of the Free Computing). He is the author of numerous publications and a speaker about themes relative to the evolutions of the economic models of Free Software, and to the stakes for the Innovation which they carry in them.
Innovation (R&D) and Training offer Manager at Alter Way - Board member of April, Alter Way
Jonathan work since 8 years in open source. Today, he is Innovation and Training offer manager in Alter Way. Alter Way is one of the three largest IT service French company specialize in open source. He has managed for 3 years the first official Open Source French cluster (40 companies), Intelli’N, and launched and livened up the webtv www.intelli-n.tv (200 video and 200 000 visits). He's active in the French Free Software communities, he is board member of April (first french free software association with more than 5000 members), co-founder of French User OpenStack community, speaker and co-organizer of many events (Open World Forum, April communtity events, Meetup...).
7pm Hack the Elections by Flore Vasseur
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