The first 100 tickets are now available for the 2013 Palmetto Open Source Software Conference (POSSCON). The cost is $99 per ticket and includes both days of content. After these are sold, the next 100 will be made available for $149.
POSSCON 2013 will be held at IT-oLogy on March 27 and 28 and will feature track sessions, hands-on training and social and networking events. Tracks will include web development, system administration, education, training, and demonstration.
World class speakers will again be featured, including Bradley Kuhn, Executive Director, Software Freedom Conservancy; Italo Vignoli, Founder and Board Member, Document Foundation; Jonathan Leblanc, Technology Evangelist and author, PayPal; Steven Vaughn Nichols, Editor and Columnist, CBS/ZDNet, Computer World and Network World; and many, many more.
Top companies like Google, Red Hat, PayPal, Groupon, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, and many others will again attend and participate.
Started in 2008, POSSCON is an annual gathering of industry experts, thought leaders, IT decision makers, software programmers and educators around the topic of open source. The conference has steadily grown since it began, and in 2012 approximately 600 people from 20+ states attended, 20 colleges and universities and more than 75 private and government organizations were represented. Open source is a philosophy and methodology based on making source code available and redistributable.
Major sponsors include IT-oLogy, Google, SIOS, Hewlett Packard, Engine Yard, Red Hat, SPARC, GitHub and Life Cycle Engineering.