Berlin, August 14, 2014 – The program of the LibreOffice Conference 2014, which will be held in Bern, Switzerland, from September 3 to September 5, is now available at https://conference.libreoffice.org/2014/program. Sessions will focus on development, community, certification, migrations, training, marketing and Open Document Format (ODF).
In addition to the sessions in English, there will be a track in German focusing on open source adoptions in governments and enterprises in Switzerland, Germany and Austria: https://conference.libreoffice.org/2014/professional-user-track.
This track will be opened by Balthasar Glättli, a Member of the Parliamentary Group on Digital Sustainability, who will be followed by lectures on professional adoptions of free office suites at the Swiss Federal Court (350 jobs), in the schools of Geneva, in the city of Munich (14,000 jobs), at the LVM Insurance in Münster (13,000 jobs) and in the Austrian Ministry of Justice.
Social events will happen in the evenings of September 3, with a LibreOffice Hack Night at UniS, and September 4, with a community event and key signing party at ISC Club Bern: https://conference.libreoffice.org/2014/events.
With a forecasted attendance of 300 community members from around the world and over 70 sessions, the LibreOffice Conference will be the biggest Open Source Event in Switzerland in 2014.
The conference will be hosted by the University of Bern, and organized by CH-Open – the Swiss Open Systems User Group – and the Digital Sustainability Research Centre of the University of Bern, in coordination with The Document Foundation. The track in German will be organized by the Working Group on OSS of the Swiss IT Conference SIK and the Working Group on Office Interoperability of the Open Source Business Alliance.
LibreOffice Conference 2014 is generously supported by the Hasler Foundation and the Civic Community of Bern, and sponsored by:
Platinum: CloudOn, Collabora and Google;
Gold: adfinis SyGroup, Canonical, CIB labs, ITOMIG and Studio Storti;
Silver: Apertura, FOX, Igalia, OpenSUSE, Puzzle ITC, ritualis and Univention.
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