This coming Sunday (March 1) through Tuesday (March 3) is the annual Open Source ThinkTank in Napa. As always it looks to be a great event for networking and brainstorming on commercial Open Source.
If you will be attending and would like to spend some time 1-on-1 please drop me an email and we can set aside some time. If you are active in commercial Open Source and interested in attending drop me an email.
If you have not attended an Open Source ThinkTank previously, the format of the event is designed to maximize interaction among the attendees. Topics are business oriented and all participants work together to share ideas and develop potential solutions to the business challenges facing commercial open source. All participants are expected to actively contribute.
The agenda includes:
Group Sessions with business-oriented topics
Brainstorming Meetings, where the groups are structured to represent across-section of the industry, a particular topic form the general session is discussed and group presents their findings back to the full conference
Interactive audience voting, throughout the event, where questions will be posed to the audience for immediate response and tabulation
Panels representing a cross-section of commercial open source companies and customers discussing what is most important to them about open source software
Organized Networking and social activities
The conference allows experienced participants to work together to share ideas and develop
potential solutions to the business challenges facing the future of commercial open source.
I look forward to seeing everyone there.