An evening meeting, where we will hear three talks on how to fund open source projects and businesses.
- Alasdair Davies
- Irina Bolychevsky
- Ben Jam
18:00 - Registration, including tea, coffee, and networking
18:30 - The event starts
20:00 - The event ends
Each talk will last 30 minutes and include plenty of time for questions. I look forward to seeing you there.
Talk 1: Thinking differently: new approaches to funding the development of open source conservation technologies
Speaker: Alasdair Davies
An active conservationist and technologist all his working life, Alasdair Davies is combining his two passions with a third - openness
- - to bring affordable, customizable technology to the field through the Arribada Initiative. As a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, he is designing, developing and producing open source conservation technologies in partnership with leading wildlife charities such as WWF and the Zoological Society of London, employing open approaches and licences to drive down costs by introducing new community-based funding models.
Talk 2: Funding open - tactics and stories from civic tech
Speaker: Irina Bolychevsky
Irina is passionate about products and using technology to make things better. She spent many years working on open data at Open Knowledge as one of the directors and ckan product owner, at web startups, and most recently as a data consultant for W3C, the Open Data Institute and the UK, Dubai and UAE governments. She co-founded redecentralize.org—a project to promote and bring together people working on and interested in decentralised digital technologies.
Talk 3: Other ways of funding open source
@BenJam has been involved with just about every way of funding open source projects through Tidelift, Libraries.io and Dependency CI. He is co-founder and part time designer of the game Attack the Pack.
We anticipate this evening may be oversubscribed, so please book promptly. We shall be videoing the talks for later posting on YouTube for those who are unable to make it.