Satellite events are held year round, open to anyone, and arranged by hosts around the world in partnership with the main OpenCon conference. Approximately 2000 people have attended past events in 2014 and 2015. Satellites often combine content, themes and ideas from the main meeting with locally arranged activities. They're the perfect way to learn and get involved in the community, and are an essential part of the OpenCon community.
Join NCSU Libraries for a full-day student conference to build leadership and outreach skills, learn to market yourself and your work to prospective employers, and connect with other students. Participants will learn how to use and create "open content," that is, work that can be freely accessed, used, and shared by anyone. In the first half of the day, participants will receive an overview of "open" and hands-on experience with open tools for sharing their own work, such as Creative Commons licensing, Wikipedia editing, and GitHub Pages. In the second half of the day, participants will have the chance to meet local professionals who have used "open" to grow their career, and learn tips and tricks for how they can do the same. Participants will leave with the skills to make their own work open, advocate for openness, and market their open experiences to potential employers or collaborators. Come with an idea, or plan to be inspired!
Tom Callaway has been at Red Hat since 2001. Currently, he is the University Outreach lead for Red Hat, working to help students and educators understand, use, and contribute to open source efforts. He is a founding contributor to the Fedora Project, handles all Fedora Legal issues, and currently maintains more than 300 software packages in Fedora. In his (limited) spare time, he enjoys gaming, geocaching, pinball, hockey, and 3D printing. Tom Callaway is the author of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O'Reilly, December 2013)
Open Switch Africa and the University of Lagos Science Student Association will be hosting an Open Data symposium with the theme "Data determines development - 3D". This event is an offshoot of the previous OpenCon 2016 Lagos conference which held on 23rd of December, 2016.
The event will take place in the University of Lagos on 4th of March, 2017 in recognition of Open Data Day, which is being celebrated in different countries around the world. Our event will bring together students, researchers, and early career professionals who are interested in learning about Open data and its numerous opportunities. Social inclusion and economic empowerment can be achieved in a society where citizens have universal access to existing and accurate data, ranging from public information to specialized or customized information related to one’s profession, vocation or culture.
This is not just a conference, it is a growing community of people all around the world who believe in a positive change in our regard for data recording and processing.