ActiveState at the Open Source Business Conference
by Liliya Apostolova

Liliya Apostolova, February 25, 2010


Open source is becoming increasingly popular in today's enterprise. Held on March 17-18 in the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, The Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) gathers many great minds for two days of enlightening discussions on how enterprises use open source for innovation, accelerated productivity and, of course, cost cutting.

Open source has always been about value, but leading‐edge practitioners know that saving money is only one facet of this versatile technology. Today, thought leaders like Facebook and Twitter depend on open source as a cornerstone of business success. As leaders from CIOs to CEOs to legal experts explore the explosive potential of this technology, you’ll gather battle‐tested tactics and tips to help extract full value from your open source investment.

ActiveState is joining OSBC as a silver sponsor and will also be hosting a Birds of a Feather session on the topic of "Using dynamic languages for faster development in the enterprise hosted by ActiveState".

Many thought leaders and analysts such as Matt Aslett and Jay Lyman from The 451 Group, Jeffrey Hammond fromForrester will present their thoughts and research on the future of open source in the enterprise.

OSBC is also a great place to network with and learn from companies like Virgin America, The New York Times, Cisco and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In addition, there's many interesting sessions to attend. Some keynote highlights include:

  • Scaling Facebook with Open Source Software
  • The Future of Open Source: 2010
  • Asking the Hard Questions About Open Source Software

Stay tuned for a post on favourite session picks by ActiveState......

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Liliya Apostolova is ActiveState's marketing communications manager. Her specialty is progressive product marketing and communications for hi-tech companies. She earned her B.Comm degree from the University of British Columbia with a major in marketing and a certificate from Pragmatic Marketing.