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!

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Venue

We're hosted at the wonderful Friends Space in Kreuzberg, Glogauer Str. 2

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Speakers

  • Coordination problems, FOSS and crypto-currencies

    Eleftherios Diakomichalis, OSCoin

    Eleftherios is the cofounder of Monadic, building OSCoin and Radicle. Find him on Twitter @lftherios.

  • 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

    Paul is the CEO & Co-founder of Molecule, find him on Twitter @paulkhls.

  • 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.

Agenda

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.

Time Presentation Speaker
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
16:15 Lemonade Break
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

Organizers

Cherry Ventures

The Berlin Open Source Salon is proudly presented by Cherry Ventures.

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Part of Berlin Blockchain Week

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Produced by FISSION

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