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Samsung Electronics Kicks Off ‘2017 Open Source Conference’
  • By Michael Herh
  • October 26, 2017, 03:15
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Cho Seung-hwan, vice president of the Samsung Electronics Software Center, is delivering a welcoming speech at the Samsung Open Source Conference held on Samsung Electronics's Seoul R&D Campus in Seoul on October 25.
Cho Seung-hwan, vice president of the Samsung Electronics Software Center, is delivering a welcoming speech at the Samsung Open Source Conference held on Samsung Electronics's Seoul R&D Campus in Seoul on October 25.

 

Samsung Electronics will hold 'Samsung OpenSource Conference' at Samsung Electronics Seoul R & D campus in Ueon-dong, Seoul from October 25 to 26.

The Samsung Open Source Conference, which has been held every year since 2014, is the largest open source conference in Korea with over 1,000 developers participating in the program every year.

At the ceremony, keynote speeches were made by Cho Seung-hwan, vice president of the Samsung Electronics Software Center, and Professor Oh Jun-ho, professor of mechanical engineering at the KAIST and robotics engineer, Kim Beom-joon, CTO of WoowaBrothers that runs food delivery application Baedaleui Minjok and vice president KamalBrar of Hortonworks, a leading company in the open source-based big data sector. They emphasized not only the importance, development culture and value of open source but sharing and collaboration through open sources.

The event featured more than 30 technical sessions on open sources for artificial intelligence, big data, the IoT, cloud, platforms and security technologies. Samsung Electronics, Microsoft, SKT, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Naver showcased open source platform "Tizen", mixed reality and a big data platform.

Through hands-on sessions, the organizers let participants utilize GitHub, a web hosting service for open source projects, or to develop software and create devices directly under the theme of the IoT loaded with Taizen and the IoT Challenge Competition" to solve problem via IoT technology.

On top of that, opportunities for information exchanges among developers were provided through the 'OCF Korea Plugfest' event which is a test of mutual interoperability among Korean OCF devices participated in by developers that loaded their products with technical standards of the IoT standardization organization OCF (Open Connectivity Foundation).