We’re actively seeking world class speakers for Posscon in Columbia, SC.
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See a further explanation of the speaking tracks below the form.

DEVELOPER
For Developers, Programmers and Designers.

Will explore software development and UI design, surronding topics such as languages, user experience, version control, responsive design, tesing and deployment. The focus of this conference is how these topics and issues affect the enterprise.

Possible topics include:

Programming languages like Python, Ruby/Rails, Clojure, PHP, Java
HTML5 and CSS3
Content Management Systems like Drupal, Joomla and WordPress
Using web applications to display data across interfaces

OPERATIONS
For engineers, scientists and system and database administrators.

Will focus on a wide range of topics, such as networks, storage, virtualization, databases, operating systems and the cloud. The focus of this conference is how these topics and issues affect the enterprise.

Possible topics include:

Operating system and kernel
Networks – protocols, switches, API’s
Storage – hardware, virtual and distributed (CEPH, FREE NAS, Swift Stack)
Cloud – OpenStack, CloudStack, cloud management tools
Virtualization – XEN, KVM, QEMU management tools
Software Defined initiatives
Databases

BUSINESS
For CEO’s, CFO’s, CTO’s, CIO’s and IT managers of all types.

Will focus on the business side of making open source work in the enterprise, such as return on investment, licensing, governance, and more. The focus of this conference is how these topics and issues affect the enterprise.

Possible topics include:

Why open source? Advantages and disadvantages
How to ensure a successful open source project
ROI
Licensing and governance issues
What OS technologies are being used and why

EMERGING
For anyone wanting to learn more about what’s next.

Will look at technologies such as hardware, open source in government, open source in health and science, and open source in mobile. The focus of this conference is how these topics and issues affect the enterprise.

Possible topics include:

Open Source in government
Open Source in health and science
Open Source and mobile
Hardware

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