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Last updated: 06 Nov, 2014  

Top CIOs to Share Open Source Success Stories at OSI Days 2014

PR Newswire | 03 Nov, 2014
BENGALURU: Going by the adage that seeing is believing, Open Source India 2014 is bringing some unique practical examples, that will show how companies can contemplate open source technology as a strong business model. With the aim of bridging the gap between industry and the community, Open Source India, fondly known as OSI Days, is taking a step forward by bringing some successful open source implementations done in some of the biggest companies across India.

The 11th edition of the event is scheduled to happen on 7-8 November 2014, at the NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bengaluru. Introduced for the first time, OSI Days 2014 will feature 'IT Implementation Success Stories' track, which will have speakers from coveted names including Rediff.com, BookMyShow.com, Goibibo.com, Justdial, Cleartrip.com, Patterbuzz and Karunya University sharing their success stories of open source technology usage and deployments.

Vikalp Sahni, CTO, Goibibo.com, would be present to talk about how Goibibo platform has evolved and scaled and the various open source tools that he has used. Sahni will also talk about how folks at Goibibo contribute to open source world and embrace tech stack.

Similarly, Amol Majumdar, director-engineering, Rediff.com, will talk about 'Real Time Vulnerability Detection at Rediff'. Speaking about his talk, Majumdar said, "With the advent of smart phones and tablets, internet has got more personal and lot more accessible. Usage of service like email and messaging has seen a shift towards personal devices. As the appetite for downloading apps and games grows, so does the risk of installing malicious software, which can compromise user passwords. The Real Time Vulnerability Detection program at Rediff.com analyses usage patterns in real time and prevents damage to users' accounts. The Vulnerability Detection system has been created using many open source solutions along with custom techniques which has helped us scale the system to achieve the true real time promise."

It doesn't end here! The speakers will be available for interactions and discussions after they present their IT implementation success stories using open source technologies.

Rahul Chopra, editor, Open Source For You, shared, "This track is one of the main attractions of OSI Days 2014. Open Source technology is surely going places and IT implementations success stories track introduced in this edition of Open Source India will show how the best of the companies are making the most of open source technology, by not only providing the best solution, but also saving on their IT budgets. CIOs and IT heads of the companies will address the audience to explain how to leverage on Open Source technology."

The two-day event includes nine tracks on topics ranging from Mobile App Development, Web App Development, Cloud Day, IT Infrastructure Day, FOSS For Everyone, Kernel Day, Database Day, IT Implementation Success Stories and OpenStack Mini Conference. Taking open source technology to the users' level, there are seven hands-on workshops being organised for the niche audience of IT managers and developers. Here are the workshops that you can attend at OSI 2014:

1. Drupal In A Day

2. MySQL Performance Tuning

3. HP Helion OpenStack Technical Overview

4. Programming OpenStack - An Application Development Tutorial Using the HP Development Platform (based on CloudFoundry)

5. Big Data (what, why, how)

6. Cross Platform Mobile Application Development: Consumer and Enterprise Application

7. Software Architecture in 90 Minutes - A Blazing Fast Bullet-train Ride to the World of Architecture

Impressed? Register yourself for the event today and enjoy the best of the technology world. Click here to register:

http://osidays.com/osidays/osi_registration/osidays_register.php

About Open Source India

Open Source India (formerly Linux Asia) started in 2003 with the mission to accelerate open source adoption in Asia, and that has remained its mission even today. A key attribute of Open Source India is that it tries to bridge the gap between the community and the industry. OSI Days is organised by EFY Group - publishers of Open Source For You magazine. For more information, visit http://www.osidays.com.

About the EFY Group

Over the last four decades, the EFY Group has become synonymous with information on cutting-edge technology. Starting with its flagship publication, Electronics For You, which is South Asia's most popular electronics magazine, the group now offers a bouquet of specialised publications like Open Source For You, Electronics Bazaar, and Facts For You, as well as web portals such as electronicsforu.com, efytimes.com, opensourceforu.com, electronicsb2b.com and eleb2b.com.

The group also publishes directories and books, and organises several leading technology events like Open Source India and the EFY Expo. The EFY Group has offices in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai, besides representatives in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune. It also has distributors in the South East Asian countries. For more information, visit http://www.efy.in.

Media Contact: Diksha P Gupta, diksha.gupta@efy.in, +91-9717854520, Senior Assistant Editor, EFY Enterprises Pvt Ltd

 
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