FOSDEM 2017 Summary

Simon Cook

Last weekend was the seventeenth edition of one of the largest and most important events on the Open Source calendar, which of course is FOSDEM. As usual the event was bustling with people discussing the various open source projects they use and contribute to. Impressively, the website describes there now being 8000+ people attending each year, which means there’s always a good spectrum of talks.

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Report from SC16

Craig Blackmore

I recently attended SC16 in Salt Lake City and here are some of my personal highlights. Energy Efficient Supercomputing (E2SC) Workshop Power utilization and over-provisioning I was particularly looking forward to E2SC. The session began with a keynote from Barry[…]

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Video from Open for Business 2016

Andrew Back

We are pleased to announce that the video from the Open for Business conference — which ran as part of the Wuthering Bytes technology festival back in September — is now online.

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Open for Business 2016 is Next Month

Jeremy Bennett

OpenUK and the BCS Open Source Specialist Group are co-hosts of the annual Open for Business conference.  This festival of open source in the business environment takes place just four weeks from now in Hebden Bridge on Monday 5th September.[…]

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ISC 2016

Craig Blackmore

Recently I attended ISC 2016 in Frankfurt. Here are a few of the talks that grabbed my attention. One of the highlights was the Workshop on Energy-Aware High Performance Computing (EnA-HPC). I particularly enjoyed Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos’s keynote on exploiting[…]

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Open for Business 2016, Mon 5th Sept

Andrew Back

Following the success of the inaugural event in 2015, the BCS Open Source Specialist Group and Open Source Consortium will for the second year host the Open for Business conference in September, running again as part of the Wuthering Bytes technology festival in Hebden Bridge.

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Open Source and Electronic Systems

Jeremy Bennett

In his keynote at last year’s NMI Industry Summit, Keith Williams, VP Intelligent Systems at Altran, identified open source as one of the four key pillars underpinning future growth of the electronic systems industry in the UK and beyond. Let[…]

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See you at Embedded World

Jeremy Bennett

This week is a first for Embecosm. We’ll be exhibiting at Embedded World in Nürnberg, Germany. If you are visiting, come and see us at booth 546D in Hall 4, where we are part of the GREAT Britain Pavilion. The[…]

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FOSDEM 2016 Day 2: More talks that made me think

Jeremy Bennett

Notwithstanding the Brussels public transport system, we made it to Day 2 good and early. At 9AM I turned up to hear Carlos Machado speak about Sign Language Free Linguistic Resources. Unfortunately, Carlos did not arrive— presumably a victim of[…]

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FOSDEM 2016 Day 1: Talks that made me think

Jeremy Bennett

FOSDEM 2016 was as huge as usual. Several thousand open source enthusiasts, 600+ talks and, this year, lots and lots of rain.  But the quality of the talks more than made up for the weather.  Here are a few that[…]

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