Open Source India (OSI) is the premier Open Source conference in Asia targeted at nurturing and promoting the Open Source ecosystem in the subcontinent. Started as Linux Asia in 2004, OSI has been at the helm of bringing together the Open Source industry and the community since its inception. The 13th edition of OSI this year aims to take this event a notch higher by focusing on the Open Source ecosystem.
In the last few years, Open Source has changed the face of computing more than anyone would have thought possible. Most of the people in the IT industry would agree that these changes are the most important ones in computing since IBM contracted Microsoft to write an operating system for their personal computers.
The goal of OSI is to convince you to consider using Open Source when you’re looking for software, using quantitative measures and NOT because these are cost free (which most of the times, they aren’t).
OSI emphasizes quantitative measures (such as use case experiments and case studies) to justify why using OSS is, in many circumstances, a reasonable or even superior approach.
Conferences: Our speakers share new approaches, proven best practices, and exceptional technical skills on topics ranging through big data, cloud, IoT, IT management & security, open stack, web development, database and mobile app development. Also hear success stories from CIOs about how they leveraged open source!
Workshops: Practical training in the skills, tools and techniques needed to build a solid foundation in the constantly evolving developers world.
Networking & Career Growth: Meet and network with the kind of people who could define your future career and help you become a thought leader.
About the Organizers
Over the last four decades, the EFY Group has become synonymous with information on cutting-edge technology. Today, this renowned media group is spread across eight cities of India, and caters to over two million techies spread across the globe.
Its print publications not only reach every nook and corner of India but are also read by techies in South Asian countries, like Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Afghanistan. The Group is also amongst the few Indian publishers to have its publications distributed in Singapore and Malaysia.
The online communities of the group provide tech content to readers from all across the globe. The group’s online portfolio includes some global leaders, like, Electronicsforu.com, Opensourceforu.com, EFYTimes.com, Electronicsb2b.com and Eleb2b.com. Plus, the company manages three social media (Facebook) communities, which are global leaders in their respective domains. These include: facebook.com/designelectronics, facebook.com/opensourceforyou and facebook.com/tablets.in.
Recently, EFY launched digital editions of its publications to make them easily accessible to readers all across the globe. The digital publications are now available at all popular platforms including iOS (Apple), Android, Kindle and e-zine (Web browser). The group has also tied up with leading online distributors including Amazon, Scoop, PocketMags, Zinio, Magzter, etc.
The events division of the EFY Group was strengthened with the launch of Electronics For You Expo in 2011. Now, the group boasts of a strong portfolio of events including EFY Readers’ Choice Awards, ELCINA-EFY Awards, Electronics Rocks, EFY Design Engineers’ Conference, and Open Source India.
The group’s passion for technology and its expertise in knowledge-sharing is now being channelled into building a strong hands-on training programme through the EFY Tech Center. The Tech Center is working with the industry and academia to create industry-ready engineers.
EFY has set itself the target of empowering and helping 10 million techies, across the globe, by 2015, and it’s investing heavily on growing the online communities and increasing the number of readers of its digital publications to achieve the goal.