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openSUSE Conference returns to Nuremberg

February 18th, 2016 by

oscfinalThe openSUSE Conference will return to Nuremberg June 22 – 26 and have its conference at a cultural center in the heart of the Bavarian city.

This year’s oSC will take place at the Z Bau, which was a former military barracks before being converted into a cultural center in 2014.

Planning is taking place for a social event the date before the conference begins on June 21. The conference will run from June 22 – 26 and June 26 will be a half-day program ending the conference at 2 p.m.

The venue for this year’s oSC offers several rooms for hacking, socializing and learning new things about Open Source software. System administrators, developers, Information Technology managers, startups, IT students and professors are expected to attend this year’s conference, which will include a SaltStack Summit, OwnCloud Summit, SUSE Labs Summit and a Kolab Summit.

Registration for the event is open. The Call for Papers is open and will close April 15. Public transportation to and from downtown Nuremberg is within 5 minutes and there are several historical sites located near the Z-Bau like the Documentation Center. SUSE‘s main offices are located in Nuremberg, which is where the company and the openSUSE Project was founded. Nuremberg was also the location for the 2010 and 2011 openSUSE Conference.

The tracks and theme for this year’s conference are being discuss by oSC’s Program Committee.

Logo

The logo for this year’s openSUSE Conference was selected by the Organizing Team to encourage a more consistent logo use regarding openSUSE events so they can be more easily identifiable. The logo is modified from the original, which comes from Kukuh Syafaat after being selected as the logo for the openSUSE.Asia Summit.

Z-Bau

The Z building is a historical relic. Hackers will occupy the cultural center that was previously known as Merrell Barracks. Prior to World War II, it was a former SS barracks that was captured and occupied by the U.S. Army’s 45th Infantry Division. It was used by the U.S. Army from April 18, 1945, to July 1, 1991.

The openSUSE Conference

The openSUSE Conference is the annual community event that brings people from around the world together to meet and collaborate on Free Open Source Software (FOSS) development. The organized talks, workshops and sessions provide a framework understanding and advancing Information Technology associated with Linux. This year will be the 8th event where the talks, workshops and discussions provide the framework to exchange knowledge, collaborate and create lasting connections and incredible memories. Last year the event took place in The Hague, Netherlands.

About Nuremberg

Nuremberg is a German town located in Bavaria. It is the second most populated city in Bavaria behind Munich. Nuremberg is located 170km north of Munich and 224km southeast of Frankfurt. Nuremberg is distinguished by its medieval architecture, including the fortifications and stone towers of its Altstadt (Old Town). At the northern edge of the Altstadt, surrounded by red-roofed buildings, stands Kaiserburg Castle, which is used in this year’s logo. The Hauptmarkt (central square) contains the Schöner Brunnen, the gilded “beautiful fountain” with tiers of figures, and Frauenkirche, a 14th-century Gothic church. Because of the city’s relevance to the Holy Roman Empire and its position in the center of Germany, the Nazi Party chose the city to be the site of huge Nazi Party conventions – the Nuremberg rallies.

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