What is the format of Open Source Summit Latin America (OSSLA) and when will it take place?
OSSLA 2022 is a virtual experience this year in light of the COVID-19 situation and will take place online this August 23-24. This virtual event will deliver the same content you would have received in-person (keynotes, conference sessions across 9 tracks, tutorials, and BoFs) as well as an interactive Sponsor Showcase, attendee collaboration and networking tools and much more.
What are the benefits of attending the virtual OSSLA?
Receive the same benefits you would have had at a face-to-face event, but access these from the comfort, safety, and convenience of your home via a computer, tablet, or phone – all you need is the internet and a web browser. Other benefits and features include:
- Informative and timely content with live speaker Q&A
- Join the ‘hallway track’ and collaborate via topic-based networking lounges with group chat and 1:1 chat with other participants
- Visit the virtual sponsor showcase to speak directly with representatives, view demos, download resources, and view job openings
- Don’t worry about missing a session: all content will be made available for free on-demand post-event so you can access it anytime
And much more – all virtually, from anywhere.
Name badges must be worn at all times and cannot be shared with other attendees.
What is the cost and how do I register?
Registration is complimentary – Register today!
What are the system requirements needed to participate?
We will be using a web-based virtual event platform for OSS LA 2022. You will not need to download any application to participate, and browsers on almost all devices will work. Attendee pre-event emails will include a quick System Check as well so you can ensure you’ll have no problems accessing. Live technical assistance will be available within the event platform during the event to help you troubleshoot any issues.
How will the virtual sessions work?
Sessions will take place at scheduled times just as they would at a face-to-face event. Speakers will be available for a live Q&A with attendees. Attendees can build a personalized agenda of sessions they want to attend. And of course, all sessions will be recorded and available to attendees on-demand after the event.
Will all sessions be recorded?
Yes! Once the event ends, all attendees will be able to access the sessions and other content for 30 days. Additionally, all recorded sessions will be transferred to The Linux Foundation YouTube channel within 8 weeks of the event so they are freely accessible to anyone, anywhere.
I plan to attend OSSLA mainly for networking. How is that possible in a virtual event?
We know how invaluable face-to-face networking is at events and we purposefully chose a virtual event platform that we felt most closely replicated the real world capabilities for attendee networking at an event. You will be able to connect with speakers, sponsors, and experts through networking lounges, join group “hallway track” discussions with other attendees in group chats, and engage in 1:1 chats with other event attendees.
What timezone will OSSLA 2022 be live in?
All sessions will be in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).
How will the Event Code of Conduct be enforced in a virtual environment?
All participants must abide by the Linux Foundation Code of Conduct in virtual events just as they would at physical ones. We will be monitoring language and images throughout the platform to ensure there are no violations of the CoC, and quickly handle any that we might find. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns relating to harassment, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately through the Information desk in the event platform, or email Angela Brown, SVP & General Manager of Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org.