The UK's Open Technology Conference delivered by the not for profit organisation OpenUK is hosting its first annual State of Open Con conference on open source software, open hardware and open data.
Organised in association with The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) SA Open, the conference will take place on the 7th and 8th of February 2023 at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London.
Following on from Advanced Infrastructure being awarded BEIS funding in a Smart Meter Energy Data Repository programme in Dec 2022, Advanced Infrastructure's CEO Christopher Jackson has been invited to deliver a session that will explore where the greatest opportunities are for smart meter data in the transition to net zero.
The conference will open with sessions on the future of Open Source Software and its funding. It will bring together leading UK and international figures in open source software, open data and open hardware around the themes of: government, law and policy; security; platform engineering; entrepreneurship; open hardware and open data. The event will also host an unconference, allowing the community to come together and share their own experiences and priorities.
“Open Tech is at the heart of so much of the innovation taking place in the software and technology sectors. We have to build awareness of the value that open source software is providing to society today. This event will bring in new potential community members and expand support in government and policy sectors. By providing a range of tracks to cover the key themes that affect communities, we want to encourage people to share ideas and develop opportunities for the future. We have kept ticket prices intentionally low thanks to significant sponsorship from IEEE and others, making this flagship conference truly accessible. The UK has not hosted an event of this scale and nature before,” commented Amanda Brock, CEO at OpenUK.
Tickets for the event will be available for £199 (inc VAT) covering the two days of the conference from https://stateofopencon.com/.