Obsidian has open source on tap

Free Beer Sessions inspires Open Source Community

Obsidian Systems, an established home-grown supplier of Open Source software solutions, has proudly implemented an ‘out-of-the-bottle’ series of information and networking sessions for those who are thirsty for insight into the latest developments in open source technology. Simply titled ‘Free Beer Sessions’, the initiative brings together open source enthusiasts and users at a forum to discuss and deliberate advances in this market space.

The initiative is already well established and affords guests an opportunity to network about the latest Open Source Software (OSS) trends. The event has attracted the participation of past speakers including Anton de Wet, Len Weincier, Phillip Booysen, Johan Lamprecht and Karl Fischer, amongst other open source stalwarts.

The next Free Beer session will take place on 29 May 2014 at the Investec Building on Grayston Drive, Sandton, Johannesburg.

Proceedings are scheduled to commence at 5pm and the agenda includes two presentations from guest speakers, dinner, drinks and an opportunity to network about the latest Open Source Software trends.

“Yes, the beer is free, but the real value is the offer of insight and expert opinion from experienced and recognised speakers,” says Muggie van Staden, MD at Obsidian Systems. “Within the Open Source space, rate of innovation is high. Free Beer Sessions is an ideal platform where we can identify and leverage opportunities for our clients, challenge our perceptions and get a fresh perspective on solving problems and become the leaders in what we do.”

Obsidian Systems was started in 1995 as a modest services business targeting businesses and organisations looking to integrate and leverage off Linux infrastructure.

The Company strives to bring three legs to the South African market. The first being certified products, the second being local consulting and support skills and the third being vendor certified training and certification. With these three elements, any organisation can trust the enterprise open source solution provided management claim.

Register online at http://freebeer.linux.co.za and join us for the next Free Beer Sessions.