CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!!! Open Source Festival 2014

open source innovationThe University of Albany Student Chapter of
The Association for Information Science and Technology
proudly presents our
4th AnnualOpen Source Festival 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 11:00am-6:00pm
·      Are you working on an Open Source application?
·      Are you familiar with a popular Open Source application?
·      Are you working on a new technique to benefit Open Source software development?
We are looking for papers detailing projects, applications, and techniques of Open Source Technology.  The audience will be a diverse group of students, professionals, and interested parties, so we welcome both technical and practical presentations. This will be our 4th year doing this, last year we had over 200 people in attendance. We expect even more this year.
Please submit papers no later than March 5, 2014 to  Please send all submissions electronically, and begin the Subject tag with the phrase “OSF 2014”.  Selected presenters will be notified via electronic mail by March 12, 2014.
The University at Albany Student Chapter of ASIS&T will be hosting its 4th Annual Open Source Festival to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to present and learn about open source software and hardware.  The event will have a combination of hands-on opportunities to experience open source technology in addition to informative or demonstrative presentations.  Users and creators and enthusiasts of all levels are welcome to come learn, share, and play with the software. There is no registration fee and refreshments will be served!
We also encourage presentations about open source hardware, such as MakerBot and Arduino projects, which would especially benefit from this physical gathering of enthusiasts and experts.
We are looking for:
Half-hour presentations or demonstrations with digital projector display that will discuss an issue or process related to open source software, hardware, or philosophy, or show off the capability or demonstrate how to get started with open-source technology.
We are open to other suggestions as well; no idea is too small for consideration.
Please send a short description (about one paragraph) of your idea, or an outline of your presentation, along with any questions or special requirements (such as space requirements of demonstrated hardware) by March 5, 2014.
Contact us at if you have any questions. To submit a proposal use our conference website:
More information about the UAlbany student chapter of ASIS&T can be found at our website


~ASIS&T Officers (UAlbany Student Chapter)
The Association for Information Science & Technology
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