An active community is a key to the success of open source software. And to actively maintain coordination between the community, its corresponding members need to sit together and discuss their various developments. Thus, the open source community often conducts events all around the world.
Instead of giving an overview of all the global gatherings, we are here featuring the top six open source events that take place in India. These are the events where you can catch not just software developers but also meet with many open source enablers and put your doubts to rest.
Open Source India
Open Source India is Asia’s leading open source event and perhaps the oldest one in this list. Started as Linux Asia in 2004, the convention is aimed to bring together the open source industry and the community. It is conducted in Bengaluru — the Silicon Valley of India — and is backed by our parent company EFY Group.
The 14th edition of Open Source India will be hosted on October 13-14 this year. It will feature some of the world’s renowned software developers, IT managers and CXOs who all are favouring the adoption of open source. Alongside multiple tech talks, several workshops will also be held at the event.
Years after hosting a one-day track on OpenStack developments at Open Source India, EFY Group started the OpenStack India in 2016. This first of its kind event will be co-located with Open Source India this year and will be held at NIMHANS Convention Centre in Bengaluru on October 14.
OpenStack India is aimed to bring various developers, consumers and administrators under one roof. It is also a perfect place if you want to get started with an OpenStack deployment for your next project.
OpenDaylight Forum India
The Linux Foundation inaugurated its OpenDaylight Forum India last year to start helping the networking industry. The event is targeted to embrace the open source OpenDaylight SDN platform.
The second edition of OpenDaylight Forum India will take place in Bengaluru on November 16-17. It will sport some technical presentations on the latest version of ODL and Beryllium and host different discussions related to next-generation Boron.
GopherConIndia is targeted to all those developers who want to learn about Google’s open source Go language. This conference is hosted by the Go Language Community in India in partnership with the Emerging Technology Trust (ETT).
The fourth edition of GopherConIndia is scheduled for 9-10 March, 2018. It will bring various international speakers to a single-track structure to let developers attend various conference sessions in a short span of time.
DevOps Summit is aimed to bring together leading practitioner-organsations that have achieved continuous delivery and organisational transformation. The conference, scheduled for September 14, will highlight various DevOps skills, delivering processes, tools for building and deployment, legacy challenges, security integration and cross-team engagement.
Unicom Learning organises the Summit in Pune with over eight industry-oriented speakers. The event includes a workshop on connecting Jenkins, Docker and Ansible.
PyCon India is specifically conducted on major developments of Python language. This conference is hosted annually by the Python developer community in the country.
Workshops at this year’s PyCon India will be held on November 2-3, while the conference with a variety of speakers will be accommodated on November 4-5. Both the tracks will take place in New Delhi.
With all these events, open source developments are no longer a dream in India. Starting from students to software developers and system administrators to IT managers, all can be a part of these conventions and learn the evolution and future of open source.