Upcoming OpenNMS Events

Things are really heating up around here, and there are a number of OpenNMS events happening over the summer. Here is a list of them and I hope to see all three of my readers at at least one.

The OpenNMS Users Conference – Europe (6-7 May 2010 – Frankfurt, Germany)

This two-day event brings together both OpenNMS users and developers for two days of seminars and training. I can’t think of a better way to quickly get up to speed on the application. I’ll be giving a talk on the upcoming OpenNMS 1.8 release. Registration is still open.

The TeleManagement Forum’s Management World 2010 (18-20 May 2010 – Nice, France)

OpenNMS has partnered with BT for the Cloud Service Broker (CSB) catalyst to demonstrate a proof of concept for a trusted cloud management platform. OpenNMS will form the management piece integrating with BT’s cloud services, Square Hoop’s configuration system and Infonova’s billing software.

Southeast LinuxFest (11-13 June 2010 – Spartanburg, SC, USA)

The OpenNMS Group is a Diamond sponsor of this great conference on free and open source software. I’ll be speaking and we’ll have a booth there where you can meet some of the team and see the latest in OpenNMS.

Conferenza Italiana sul Software Libero (11-12 June 2010 – Cagliari, Italy)

If you happen to be in Italy and can’t make SELF, that same weekend Antonio Russo will be doing a presentation on OpenNMS at the Italian Free Software Conference. Antonio is an OGP member and a frequent contributor to the project.

O’Reilly Open Source Conference (19-23 July 2010 – Portland, OR, USA)

I’ll be returning to OSCON after a year’s absence (Dave and Matt went last year) and I look forward to this premier free and open source software event (especially since it is returning to Portland, one of my favorite places to visit). I’ll be speaking as well as attending, so drop me a note if you plan to be there.

Dev-Jam 2010 (26-30 July 2010 – Minneapolis, MN, USA)

The fifth annual OpenNMS Developer’s Conference returns to the University of Minnesota for a week of sheer OpenNMS geekdom. We take over the large Club Room at Yudof Hall to code, determine the direction of OpenNMS, socialize, etc. The schedule is made up as we go, but the focus is on both solidifying our community and making OpenNMS the de facto network management application platform. Everyone with an interest in OpenNMS is welcome, especially if an immersive week with fellow geeks appeals to you. It’s one of my favorite times of the year.

There are a couple of other events coming up but since they haven’t yet been confirmed I left them off. I’ll post more as time gets closer.