Open Camps @ UN 2016
Technology is a key enabler of sustainable development. Fostering partnerships within the global ICT community in support of open source innovation, and the transfer and adoption of these technologies, is one of the best ways to ensure the UN and Member States have access to the tools they need to achieve our collective goals.
The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is pleased to announce it is hosting Open Camps @ UN 2016 from 8 to 17 July 2016 at UNHQ, a collaboration of the United Nations Open Source Innovation Initiative (Unite Open Source), the Open Camps organizing team, and dozens of open source communities.
Attendance at Open Camps @ UN 2016 is open to all UN personnel, but advance registration is required. Participants may register for as many camps as they wish by visiting the relevant conference sites.
Open Camps @ UN 2016 is expected to be the largest event in the world focusing on mission-driven open source technology. The 10-day conference, featuring more than 25 sub-conferences, will welcome as many as 8,000 developers from open source communities, private sector technology companies, academic institutions, and Member States who are interested in developing partnerships to explore open source technology solutions that support the substantive work of the UN, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
For more information about Open Camps, including registration for all conferences, please visit: http://opencamps.org/. For more information about Unite Open Source, please visit: unite.un.org/opensource.