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March 11th, 2015

POSSCON Returns to South Carolina

POSSCON is back.

After taking a year off so that IT-oLogy, the nonprofit behind the event, could concentrate on launching the Great Wide Open conference in Atlanta, the POSSCON developers’ conference will return to Columbia, South Carolina on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14th and 15th. Last year, regular attendees of POSSCON were urged to attend the Atlanta event instead. This year’s event will take place at various venues in the Vista, Columbia’s arts and entertainment district.

IT-oLogy will also present Great Wide Open again this year in Atlanta, but dates are yet to be announced.

POSSCON 2015This morning, the event’s organizers announced that the schedule has now been set and can be viewed on the POSSCON website. Tuesday’s opening will begin with a brief welcome by POSSCON’s chairperson, Todd Lewis, followed by a keynote address by Andy Hunt, a writer and founder of Pragmatic Bookshelf, a publisher of books for software developers. Wednesday’s keynote on open source lincensing will be by Bradley Kuhn, who is president of the Software Freedom Conservancy and a board member with the Free Software Foundation (FSF). In total, there are about fifty presentations on slate for the event, most of which are aimed at developers.

Although the conference is still more than a month away, early interest in the event has evidently more than met expectations, as this morning’s announcement also noted that the organizers have had to put a cap on registration. According to the announcement, there were only about 200 registration slots remaining as of 11:28 EDT this morning. Those wishing to attend the event can register online on the POSSCON registration page.

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