This year an Auckland based team have the rights to one of the leading community run Open Source events, the Open Source Developers Conference.
Historically held in Australia OSDC covers a wide range of Open Source technologies from low level development and frameworks up to the business value of Open Source technologies.
OSDC is the ideal opportunity to mingle with like minded developers and to preview bleeding-edge Open Source software. The conference hosts over fifty presentations from well-regarded speakers in the free and open source software (FOSS) community. Topics range from deeply technical investigations of different architectures, programming languages, software packages or hardware components, to broad strategic issues such as copyright and patents and partnering with media and government to foster innovation.
The best business software developers in the Australasian region come together and are exposed to the latest in development techniques, especially those which lead to faster, more efficient development cycles.
OSDC is for any organisation which does software development, including those whose work is proprietary or solely for in-house use.
Even though you may not feel that your business is an obvious fit for a conference relating to Open Source Development, there are tremendous learning and hence competitive advantages to be gained from conference participation.
The organises note that this year's conference Call for Papers is still open.
The event will be at the Langham Hotel in Auckland, 21-23rd of October 2013.