Cherry Ventures and FISSION are collaborating to host the first Open Source Salon: an event to discuss open source and its place in the world and beyond in 2019.
Scheduled at the end of Berlin Blockchain Week, we will connect the worlds of crypto and open source -- including exploring the tension that occasionally exists between them!
Coordination problems, FOSS and crypto-currencies
Eleftherios Diakomichalis, OSCoin
SourceCred: Building an Open Source Economy
Dandelion Mane, Protocol Labs
Dandelion has led development on a few different open-source software projects: SourceCred, TensorBoard (component of TensorFlow), and Plottable.js. Right now their main focus is on SourceCred and SourceGrain, a pair of projects that aim to create a sustainable funding model for open-source. They are a software engineer at Protocol Labs, find them on Twitter @decentralion.
Open Source in Science & Pharma: From Patents to Open Markets
Paul Kohlhaas, Molecule
Fireside Chat: Simon Willnauer, Elastic Founder
Simon is a founder & core Lucene hacker of Elastic. A "fireside chat" style candid discussion with his thoughts on licensing, busines and open source, changes from the past to today of open source, and more. Find him on Twitter @s1m0nw.
Jovo: Building an open source business in Germany in 2019
Jan König, Jovo
Jan König is one of the founders of Jovo, the most popular open source framework for voice applications that work across platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Find him on Twitter @einkoenig.
Panel: Open Source & Venture Investing
Moderator: Patrick Mayr, Cherry Ventures
Open source software has always underpinned the infrastructure of the Internet and other parts of the economy at large. Yet up until recently parts of the investor community looked at the open source business model with skepticism. The emergence and exits of large companies such as Red Hat, Mulesoft, MongoDB, Elastic, Github etc., have demonstrated not only the viability, but enormous potential of the industry. Crypto, a new asset class built entirely on open source software has received unprecedented sums of money from investors. We’ll be chatting to investors to get their take.
This will be a half day afternoon conference, with some drinks and networking to follow. The date of the event is August 29th, 2019.
In the evening from 20:00, we have the space available until 23:00 and welcome people to come by to celebrate the end of Berlin Blockchain Week — do demos, hack on code, have a project contributor meeting — anything that connects with open source.
|14:00||Registration & Check-in|
|14:30||Opening Remarks||Patrick Mayr, Cherry Ventures
Boris Mann, FISSION
|14:45||Coordination problems, FOSS and crypto-currencies||Eleftherios Diakomichalis, OSCoin|
|15:15||Jovo: Building an open source business in Germany in 2019||Jan König, Jovo|
|15:45||Fireside Chat: Simon Willnauer||Simon Willnauer, Elastic|
|16:45||SourceCred: Building an Open Source Econom||Dandelion Mane, Protocol Labs|
|17:00||Panel: Open Source & Venture Investing||Hosted by Patrick Mayr, Cherry Ventures|
|17:30||Open Source in Science & Pharma: From Patents to Open Market||Paul Kohlhaas, Molecule|
|18:00||Fishbowl: Building Community and all things open source||Fishbowl-style facilitated conversaton, hosted by Boris Mann, FISSION|
|18:30||Closing Remarks||Patrick Mayr, Cherry Ventures
Boris Mann, FISSION
|18:45||Drinks, Snacks, & Networking|
|20:00||Open Space, all are welcome until 23:00|