[PLUG] [COMMERCIAL] OSI Tech Days 2009: Showcase your expertise (AND, that of your firm)

Atanu Datta lfyedit2 at efyindia.com
Mon Feb 16 20:37:13 IST 2009

Hi all!

This is further to our 'Call for Papers' for Open Source India Tech Days
2009, which is to be held at Chennai Trade Center (Chennai) from 12th to
14th March 2009. Thanks to your encouraging response, we have managed to
finalise a few speakers, and draw up the plans for daily seminars. However,
we have received many submissions that do not match the goals of various

Thus, we plan to share the exact topics that have been finalised for each
seminar (one-by-one). We hope that this effort will result in a better match
between the talks and the speaker submissions. Needless to say, this can be
a great opportunity for FOSS firms (and consultants) to show-case their
talent to an all-India audience.

So, if you or your firm has expertise in any of the topics (mentioned
below), please feel free to register yourself, or nominate someone else at

Looking forward to your support in building an Open Source event that we all
can be proud of.

Atanu Datta
On behalf of Open Source India Team

The seminar: FOSS For Everyone
Date: 14th March, 2009 (Saturday)
Venue: Chennai Trade Centre
Highlights: This will be our most popular session, when we expect a 1000+
audience to fill the main hall of Chennai Trade Centre.


#1) Panel discussion: Career trends for IT Professionals
WE SEEK: Senior personnel (Operations, HR, etc) of major IT firms who
aggressively recruit IT professionals, especially those from the open source
domain. We would like to get their perspectives on the demand for open
source professionals in India.

#2) Panel discussion: Linux Distros 
WE SEEK: Experts / community representatives for Fedora, Ubuntu, Mandriva,
OpenSuSE, and Debian. We would like them to highlight the key features of
their distros and to share the future roadmap (if possible) with the

#3) Panel discussion: Office Applications
WE SEEK: Experts / community representatives for office productivity
solutions like OpenOffice.org, Firefox and Thunderbird, Evolution, etc. PLEASE 
FEEL FREE TO SUGGEST MORE SUCH SOLUTIONS. We would like these speakers to 
highlight the key features of their solutions and to share the future roadmap 
(if possible) with the audience.

NOTE: We will shortly share with you the details of another seminar.

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