The recent release of the White House’s Federal Source Code policy is just the latest example of how the federal government has come to embrace open source ideology. This policy promotes efficiency and re-use by encouraging agencies to use open source code for custom applications and building communities around it.
During this Meetup we will focus on open source technology in government. You will also hear about the exciting partnership between Red Hat and Microsoft, and the collaborative solutions that will be available as a result. We will also discuss best practices and use cases for government.
In addition to engaging discussions and networking, we are excited about relocating our Meetup to 1776—a great space that inspires innovation! 1776 is a global incubator and seed fund that believe startups can change the world.
AUGUST MEETUP AGENDA
6:00pm – 6:30 p.m.
- Networking and refreshments
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
- Welcome & Introductions
Meet Up Organizers: Vishwas Lele, CTO, AIS, & Microsoft Azure MVP and Karina Homme, Azure Government Product Market Lead, Microsoft
- Open Source Tech in Gov
Clara Tsao, Entrepreneur in Residence, White House Presidential Innovation Fellows
Adam Clater, Chief Cloud Architect, Office of the Chief Technologist, North America Public Sector, Red Hat
Evong Nham Chung, Solutions Architecture Manager, Red Hat
- RHEL / Open Source Use Cases for Government
Brian Harrison, Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft
- Hosting Operations Test and Evaluation Facilities (OTEF) in Azure Government
Vishwas Lele, CTO, AIS & Microsoft Azure MVP
8:00pm – 8:30 p.m.
- Wrap up and further Q&A, discussions and networking