#Online event: Webinar on Sustainability of Public Sector Open Source Communities

Date(s) - 04/06/2020
10:00 - 12:30

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Our recent webinar on the OSOR County Intelligence reports has proven just how vibrant and active the OSOR community has become, despite the current circumstance affecting everyone’s ways of working. Thank you for your contributions and commitment to our community!

With the above in mind, the OSOR team is happy to invite you to an interactive webinar on our Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Software (OSS) Communities in the Public Sector, which we have been developing together with Dr. Maha Shaikh from King’s College London. The guidelines are meant to serve as a practical tool that any public sector OSS community (or OSS enthusiast) can use to create and maintain sustainability.

The objectives of the webinar are two-fold: firstly, we will present our most recent work on the Guidelines and secondly, we will work together with you to identify how the guidelines could be further improved.

During the webinar, you will also have the opportunity to hear first hand about the experience of working in public sector open source community from two different projects: Fritjof Knier will share of the story of the Integreat platform in Germany and Nephtis Brandsma will present the participatory digital democracy project through CONSUL in Groningen, the Netherlands.

Integreat project at a glance: Launched in 2015, as a student-led project in Augsburg, Integreat has become the leading digital integration platform for new-comers to German municipalities. Fritjof has been involved in the project since its inception and has supported 20 German municipalities in implementing Integreat. He is currently coordinating the international scaling activities of Integreat.

Participatory democracy project at a glance: In 2018, with the goal to enable participatory digital democracy in Groningen, the municipality successfully harnessed the open source CONSUL platform. Nephtis, who has been involved in the project since its inception, works at the Groningen municipality as a product owner. As such, she is involved in participatory processes and the implementation and expansion of the CONSUL community in the Netherlands.

The webinar will take place on 4 June 2020 from 10:00 to 12:30 CET.

Have some questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us about the webinar or any other OSOR-related queries.

Cannot attend but still interested? Simply register for the webinar and we will share the supporting material shortly after.

Please note that this webinar will be recorded, so that anyone who was interested but unable to join, can listen to the discussions later. By attending this webinar, you consent to being recorded.

Thank you for your interest and contribution to OSOR!


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