University of South Carolina

University hosts second annual software conference

The second annual Palmetto Open Source Software Conference, sponsored by two colleges at the University of South Carolina and featuring business and information-technology leaders, will be held Saturday, April 18, at the Swearingen Engineering Center on the Columbia campus.

Red Hat is an I-T industry leader providing open source software computer services, applications and management products, as well as support, training, and consulting services. CIO Lee Congdon will deliver the keynote speech 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, which is presented by the College of Hospitality, Retail, & Sport Management and the College of Engineering and Computing.

Also making presentations will be Ravi Ravindra of BlueCross BlueShield, Keith Bergelt of Open Inventors Network, Greg DeKoenigsberg of Red Hat, Tom Persons of the South Carolina Technology Council and Lonnie Emard of the Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management.

Open-source software (OSS) is one of the most important and relevant topics in I-T today because it presents a tremendous opportunity for small and large organizations to reduce I-T budgets while maintaining functionality, security and scalability.

Attendance to the conference is free, but seating is limited, so pre-registration is encouraged. Registration and additional information about the Palmetto Open Source Software Conference can be found at or by calling Rachel Barnett, 803-777-0097.

  • What: Palmetto Open Source Software Conference
  • When: April 18
  • Where: Swearingen Engineering Center

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 04/09/09 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 05/06/09 @ 12:09 PM | Permalink