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Saturday, January 29 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Open Across Europe: a view from the continent to the cities

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While Europe has been a locus of open source software creation and usage for decades, in the past two years we have seen a flourishing of interest in open source to address both technical questions and, now, social challenges. In this panel, the audience will hear perspectives from four experts on how open source software, open standards, open data, and open artificial intelligence algorithms are shaping the future for Europeans. Together, we will explore the impact of “open” in the Czech Republic, and Brno in particular. We will also learn about initiatives to foster the use of open technologies in service of citizens within other countries, the European Parliament, and some of Europe’s major cities.

Attendees will leave with a solid understanding of the interplay between the work of policy makers, civil servants, and community organizations to make all things open and improve the lives of European citizens and the wider global community.

Register to attend the conference: https://hopin.com/events/devconf-cz-2022/

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Leslie Hawthorn

Manager - Vertical Community Strategy, Red Hat
An internationally known open source strategist and community engagement expert, Leslie Hawthorn has spent her career creating, cultivating, and enabling open source communities. She has driven open source strategy in Fortune 10 companies, pre-IPO startups, and Foundation Boards including... Read More →

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Marcel Kolaja

Vice-President, European Parliament
Marcel Kolaja, member of the Czech Pirate Party, has been Vice-President of the European parliament since 2019. He engages in the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO), the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT), and the Special Committee on Artificial... Read More →
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Lucie Smolka

Lucie is a lawyer specializing in law in the digital space, openness, and combining law and technology into modern social tools. She co-founded and runs a non-profit organization called Open Content, which is an educational and integration institution in the field of openness aspects... Read More →
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Robert Spál

GIS Specialist, data.Brno
GIS Specialist at the Data and analytics dept. of Brno City Municipality. Manages an ongoing program of technical and functional development of Brno City datastore to ensure that the content, functionality, operation, and user experience meet the needs of its users.
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Clare Dillon

Co-founder, Open Ireland Network
Clare Dillon has spent over 25 years working with developers and developer communities. Last year, she was appointed Executive Director of InnerSource Commons, a community of practitioners with the goal of creating and sharing knowledge about InnerSource: the use of open source best... Read More →

Saturday January 29, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm CET