[UKUUG-Announce] Event - BCS OSSG 'Question time on Open Source'

Jane Morrison office at ukuug.org
Fri Feb 5 10:42:04 GMT 2010


http://ossg.bcs.org/

“Question Time” on Open Source – Bournemouth 17/03/10

In the style of the BBC program “Question Time”, join us for an evening of 
Q & A on Open Source software. 

BCS Dorset Branch welcomes the Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) 
http://ossg.bcs.org/ – for an entertaining evening debating this hot topic. Is 
Linux the answer to everything? 

Can Open Source software provide a real viable alternative in the business
world?

A panel of “experts” will be available to answer your questions and
adjudicating events will be the Dorset Branch Chair, Dr Andrew Main. If
you have a question please submit this before the event to 
dorset_events at bcs.org.uk - although, just like the real program, we will take 
some questions on the night.

Booking is required for this event – see Booking Form

Time – 7pm for 7:30pm start

Location – The Lees Lecture Theatre, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, 
Wallisdown Road, Poole – see location map

Panelists
Terry Coles a leading contributor and member of the Dorset Linux Users Group
(DLUG) who is also an Engineering Manager and Consultant for EADS Test
Engineering Services (UK) (formerly Racal Instruments) at Ferndown,
Dorset.

Peter Dawes-Huish, CEO for LinuxIT, has been part of CRN’s A-List for two 
years in a row and is a member of the Society of Industry Leaders (SIL). In 
2006 LinuxIT was chosen ‘IT Services Supplier of the Year’ at the Computing 
Awards for Excellence. LinuxIT helps companies throughout Europe by delivering 
IT consulting, technology and support services through the integration of Open 
Source solutions.

Simon Gardner a Technology neutral software developer, based in Bournemouth,
currently specialising in content management technologies. Experience
of delivering web projects using both open and closed source tools.

Nigel Wright, Sales Director, Abtech UK , West Moors, Dorset. Abtech UK  is a 
local integrator of Open Source solutions.  Abtech UK  work with key open 
source vendors such as Red Hat/JBoss, Zimbra, Ingress and Alfresco. Abtech UK 
has carried out quite a lot of research on open source solutions and
has a good understanding of the sector. Nigel has a real life viewpoint
of how open source is received by the public and private sector as well
as giving examples of where it is working well. He is also a BCS Elite member.

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