The Future is Open 2019

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RIT MAGIC Spell Studios

300 Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

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Join the RIT community on Saturday, Oct. 26th at MAGIC Spell Studios to discover free and open source software and culture in Rochester.

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Event is free, but please RSVP for ordering enough food!

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Join us on Saturday, October 26th at 10am-5pm at the RIT MAGIC Spell Studios to discover free and open source software and culture in the RIT community.

The ideas behind the creation and distribution of intellectual and creative works without (or with more flexible) IP rights restrictions are not new. But they have taken hold in the age of the Internet. Free and Open Source Software and Free Content have moved from an obscure niche filed to the center of how work gets done. Silicon Valley software companies have Open Source offices that manage home-grown FOSS projects and the enterprise contributions to external projects. Open Designs and Open Content are emerging in everything from prosthetics creation to arts and game production. Open Science practices are fueling new efforts across the disciplines. Humanitarian organizations are using open data and cloud services to help disaster victims, map school connectivity and more.

RIT students, alums, and faculty are active in a wide range of fields via Open Source and Free Culture. Our first “Your Future is Open” conference will feature the following:

Alumni Panel: How FOSS courses kick-started our careers

  • Jenn Kotler, User Experience Designer for Space Telescope Science Institute, Medical Illustration ‘14
  • Brendan Whitfield, Sr. Autopilot Software Engineer, Tesla, New Media Development ‘15
  • Mike Nolan, Open Source and Ethical AI mentor, UNICEF, New Media Development ‘15

Conference sessions

  • Stephen Yi, IGM Faculty, “Creating Music on the Open with C-Sound”
  • Mohammed Wiem Mkaouer, Software Engineering Faculty, “Automating Software Bug Detection and Remediation”
  • Yasmin El-Glaly, Software Engineering Faculty, “Accessibility in the Open”

And many more!

Linux Install Fest

Interested in running Linux on your system? We’ll set you up. Open 12pm-4pm.

Closing Keynote: Remy DeCausemaker

  • A Life in Open Source, Open Source Office Director, Twitter, SOIS ‘15

Event is free, but please RSVP for ordering enough food!

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300 Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

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