After three years, I got to join one more time the Open Source Summit organized by The Linux Foundation. It is amazing how people from all over the world get to gather for four days and talk and discuss so many different topics. Dublin is one of the world’s most significant tech hubs and was an excellent choice for the OSS.
During his keynote speech, Jim Zemlin, the LF Executive Director, mentioned that there were 13 micro-conferences happening in parallel! Incredible! In the 4 days that the conference lasts, you can attend great presentations, meet intelligent and experienced people, and hear beautiful stories! The Dublin Convention Center was a great venue!
During the three days of the sponsors’ showcase, I tried to visit all the infobooths (I think I might have missed 2-3) and hear everybody’s story. The word that I kept hearing from most people was “security”. I am happy to see that we are not only creating innovative solutions but also making sure to do it in a secure and future-proof way. #SecurityFTW
One of the greatest moments of the OSS is when Linus Torvalds shows up at the conference. During the second day of keynotes, the third floor of the Convention Centre was filled with Linux enthusiasts that attended his appearance on stage.
Linus Torvalds on stage
Technology is great, but often we forget that it is humans who create technology! The OSS allows traditionally underrepresented social groups to come together for lunch, get to know one another and share their experiences. The “Better together diversity lunch” and the “Women & non-binary in Open Source “ are two examples of this.
The Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin, IE