BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street
London, England EC1A 7AJ

We'd like to welcome you to an open self organising evening of discourse around open source, open data and open APIs. We've lined up a world class panel and we're looking forward to some enthusiastic discussion and lively debate!

* Doors open at 5.30pm for networking over tea and coffee
* Debate and questions start at 6.15pm
* For those who'd like to continue the discussion we'll be moving to a nearby pub at around 8pm

The Panel:
* JP Rangaswami - currently Chief Scientist at British Telecom, JP is an outspoken advocate of open source and using emerging and disruptive technologies to improve information sharing, education and collaboration.
* Doc Searls - has been covering open source as an editor for Linux Journal since the mid-'90s, and received the Google-O'Reilly Open Source Award for "Best Communicator" in 2005. He is also a co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, a business book bestseller, and since 2006 has been a fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
* Karim Lakhani - an assistant professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. His research and teaching focuses on open and user innovation. His is one of the foremost academic experts on and author of several of the most highly cited articles on free and open source software and the co-founder of open source research community hosted at MIT.
* Blaine Cook - the principle co-author of the OAuth specification and former lead developer at Twitter, Blaine is now Head of Cloud Messaging at British Telecom
* Kevin Marks - one of the co-founders of Microformats, Kevin is on the Advisory Council of the Open Rights Group, a UK-based Digital Rights campaigning organisation. Kevin is now Vice President of Web Services at BT
* Jeremy Ruston - the original creator of TiddlyWiki, Jeremy is now Head of Open Source Innovation at British Telecom where he leads a team of open source web developers as well as being responsible for driving the development of BT's participation in the open source industry
* Lars Kurth - the Contributor Community Manager at the Symbian Foundation. He works with package owners, project leads and committers and faces the challenge of building a vibrant open source community around the recently open sourced Symbian codebase.

Places are limited and you'll need to register in advance so that we can arrange for security passes on the door.

If you've any questions please feel free to contact [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you on April 8th!

Added by MattLucht on April 1, 2010



Just a quick note, I emailed Matt and it turns out they're using the upcoming status as the registration mechanism for this event. So if you want to go along, just click "I'm going" and you're on the list! I suppose they will start rejecting people if they get too many registrations.

See you there,


Crosbie Fitch

I trust there won't be any NDAs, etc. to sign at the door.


>> it turns out they're using the upcoming status as the registration mechanism for this event.

Real names?