A symposium with the ambition to bridge the gap between public management officials, systems sevelopers, and user/research communities in regard to open source systems in the public sector.
Monday January 23, 2017
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden.
Registration deadline is January 16, 2017. Registration fee 200 SEK.
Government agencies are becoming increasingly dependent on sophisticated information technology in fulfilling their core missions. It has been recognized for a long time that open source systems offer many advantages that should be particularly appealing when considering public investment in information technology. Nevertheless, the adoption of open source systems in the public sector is surprisingly slow, and there are still few examples of government agencies engaged in open-source development projects.
In this symposium, we want to share the experiences from a few of the open source systems that are used now in the public sector, and we want to highlight some open source development projects driven by government agencies in Sweden and abroad.
Jessica Andersson (Koha steering group)
Peter Krantz (National Library of Sweden)
James Macklin (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Ella Vogel (National Biodiversity Network)
Anna Otmalm (Swedish Environmental Protection Agency)
Dave Martin (CSIRO)
Scott Chamberlain, (rOpenSci)
Markus Skyttner (Swedish Museum of Natural History)
Monday January 23: Symposium starts at 09:00 (Registration from 08:30)
If you have any questions, please contact Anders Telenius at the Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone: +46 (0)8 5195 5129