OpenNMS has a strong presence in both Europe and the UK, and much of the UK effort is driven by Dr. Craig Gallen.
He has created a new website and newsletter aimed at OpenNMS users in the United Kingdom and Ireland (but, of course, it is open to anyone).
The new website can be found at opennms.co.uk and I think it is pretty spiffy (“spiffy” is a proper English word, correct?). There is also an occasional newletter list focusing on OpenNMS events in the region, so if you are interested in such things please register.
The first big push to raise awareness of OpenNMS as well as provide training is a series of OpenNMS workshops to be held around the area. In Craigs words:
Don’t just expect to be lectured to. This will be a participative event. These workshops will stretch your understanding of Operational Support systems and help you to begin thinking through how you can adapt OpenNMS to address some of the key problems in Network and Service Management.
London – Monday 30 June 2014
Location: University of London Union, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY
Birmingham – Tuesday 1 July 2014
Location: IET Aston Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2NP
Rochdale (near Manchester) – Wednesday 2 July 2014
Location: Zen Interent Ltd. Sandbrook Park, Sandbrook Way, Rochdale, OL11 1RY
Glasgow – Friday 4 July 2014
Location: IET Glasgow: Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4DB
There is a cost associated with the workshops, but there are a number of discounts available. There is an early bird discount of 10% if you book before 13 June, and if you are a current commercial support customer or a non-profit there is a further reduction in cost. Also, sending more than one person creates even more discounts.
So if you are a non-profit, buy a commercial support contract and then book a whole bunch of people before 13 June and you’ll be saving money hand over fist (grin).
Visit the Registration Page for more details.
This is a wondeful way to get up to speed on OpenNMS and I appreciate the effort Craig put into making these workshops available.