The First Vienna Linux Meetup: Exciting Developments in Open Source Tools
A Report on Trends and Opportunities in the World of Open Source
Forty Linux enthusiasts gathered for the first Vienna Linux Meetup on January 10, 2017. epunkt team member Sanja Bonic organized the meeting and has a lot of interesting news to report from the open source community.
epunkt started the year by sponsoring a new meetup for the open source community. The Vienna Linux Meetup is all about Linux, its distribution, and open source tools that contribute to a more open and humanitarian society.
The Winner of the Open Source Business Award Speaks about a Project with Great Social Value
Dr. Hagenbichler spoke about GNU Health. This is an information system used worldwide by hospitals. It is particularly popular in developing countries, because it is free in every sense of the word. Free code, no dependency on a particular company, and the greatest possible data protection standards. GNU Health is also an excellent tool for offline use, which is important in countries with instable internet connections. This project, which has great humanitarian value, one of the 2016 Open Source Business Award.
Open Source: Useful in Industrial Applications, Too
Alexander Rössler presented the second talk for Machinekit. He also brought a small 3D printer with him for us to look at. Machinekit is a platform for controlling industrial machines, such as 3D printers or CNC machines.
Less Effort for Devops with OpenShift
After several conversations and snack breaks, Franz Theisen and Udo Urbantschitsch from Red Hat held a presentation about OpenShift and gave us an insight into the world of business Linux. OpenShift lets Docker containers and Kubernetes work together seamlessly. It offers a solution to connect a Docker image to application code making it unnecessary for team members to manage their own Docker image. That saves DevOps a lot of time and effort.
Opportunities Abound for DevOps Specialists
According to the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report published by the Linux Foundation, 58% of hiring managers are looking for devops specialists. That makes devops one of the most popular fields in open source.
We at epunkt were delighted by the turnout and the response to the event. We're looking forward to sponsoring and attending more meetups.
Are you a Linux enthusiast? Be sure to join the Vienna Linux Meetup.
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