Ubuntu In Business

The Ubuntu UK community and Canonical, the commercial sponsors of Ubuntu, would like to invite you to a very different type of IT event. The Ubuntu operating system for the desktop and server has made significant inroads into UK businesses over the last 5 years. Often it is driven there by the enthusiasm of individuals from the community who use Ubuntu for their personal computing and see the advantages it can bring to the workplace. This event gives those advocates an opportunity to introduce their colleagues to Ubuntu, Canonical, Partners, community experts and their fellow IT professionals. Attendees will learn how Ubuntu is being deployed in the UK and discover how they can introduce or extend this technology safely and effectively within their organisation.

All are welcome, but if you already count yourself as an Ubuntu user, please drag along a colleague who has yet to see the light!

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1pm – Welcome

An introduction to Ubuntu and our community.

1.20 – Ubuntu in action

A selection of case studies of companies using Ubuntu to enhance their business.
Oxford Archaeology

Chris Puttick, Chief Information Officer, will explain how one of the largest independent archaeology and heritage practices in Europe, with over 400 specialist staff, took the strategic decision to adopt an open source infrastructure with Ubuntu at the heart of it.

Emphony Technologies

A start-up software company producing engineering project management and workflow tools decided to deploy Ubuntu as its infrastructure, find out how they got on and their plans for the future.

1.40 – Open Mic

Ubuntu partners and community members (perhaps including you!) tell us how they use Ubuntu in a business context. There will be 5 minute slots with strict timekeeping!

2.15 – Demonstrations, food and networking

Grab some nibbles and see a selection of demonstrations and hands on workshops featuring:

  • Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (Amazon EC2 compatible cloud computing wherever you want it)
  • Landscape Systems Management for Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Server Edition
  • Social Media for the workplace with WordPress and Ubuntu
  • Quick, cheap, easy, low-risk and fun ways to get started with Ubuntu
  • Ingres, an enterprise class open source database
  • Alfresco document and content management

4.00 – Ubuntu Advantage

The new services from Canonical designed to give your business an edge in its open source strategy.

4.15 – Panel Discussion

A panel with members drawn from Canonical, partners and the community chaired by author and journalist Glyn Moody and loosely following the theme of “The Benefits and Pitfalls of an Open Source Strategy”.

5.00 – Late

Attendees are encouraged to stay on, sample an Ubuntini at the bar, have a chat and enjoy the comedy night hosted by the venue itself.

Your nearest Tube is Aldgate East

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  • tybot3k says:

    Odd how Ubuntu would choose a ticketing platform which uses proprietary software instead of a company who embraces open source solutions like Brown Paper Tickets. Just sayin’ if you want to support the community, it makes sense to use a vendor which shares those sensibilities.

    • Alan Bell says:

      “Ubuntu” isn’t really a decision making entity, but the team organising the event including me all decided to use EventBright because it works and would be familiar to the audience we want to attract. I hadn’t heard of Brown Paper Tickets, might use it for something in the future. I would love to have a ticket management interface built into launchpad or the loco directory. In terms of proprietary platforms, it isn’t clear to me what Eventbright is built on, I can see they are using the JQuery open source javascript framework and store their images in the Linux based Amazon S3 system. It could all be written in Django, PHP, or Ruby and they might be contributing back tons of patches to all of the open source components they built their very competent web service on. Is it ideal? No. Is it evil? I have no evidence to suggest that it is. Is it appropriate for the event we are working on? Yes.

  • Martyn says:

    Hey Alan

    I’ll be there. I’ll be able to demo our ERP system built with FOSS tools if any one is interested.


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