Open Source Junction: cross-platform mobile apps
by Sander van der Waal on 8 February 2011
Tuesday, 29 March, 2011 at 9:30 AM - Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 at 4:00 PM (GMT)
Venue: Trinity College, Oxford, OX1 3BH
Please note this event has now taken place. This page and its associated resources provide access to details of the event and the presentations that took place there. You may also like to read the Open Source Junction event report.
OSS Watch in collaboration with 100% Open have put together Open Source Junction - an exciting series of events connecting industry and academic innovation in open source mobile technologies. The first event in the series focused on open source cross-platform mobile apps. This two-day workshop showed delegates how to manage the co-production of cross-platform mobile apps in an open development context. The participants received the knowledge and opportunities to set up open source industry-academia partnerships relevant to the mobile apps space.
The event took place at the historic Trinity College in central Oxford. Lunch and refreshments were provided. A number of accommodation options were available for individual booking.
Benefits of attending were to
- become familiar with the basics of open innovation in software
- explore partnership opportunities relevant to the cross-platform mobile apps space
- join a community of industry-academic practitioners interested in pooling resources for co-developing mobile open source software
- find out about successful software partnerships created via open innovation
- have your say in setting up an industry-academia open source mobile community
- Mobile industry R&D managers, senior strategists, software developers
- Principal Investigators, research staff, project managers
- Funders with an interest in cross-platform mobile applications
Attendees were able to have a look at the reading list for this event for background information on the issues that were explored at the workshop.
Programme: The programme consisted of two days of general presentations and interactive sessions:
Day 1 (29 March 2011)
- 9.30 registration/coffee
- 10.00 Welcome
- 10.15 Roland Harwood - Open innovation collaboration
- 10.55 Rowan Wilson - The open source mobile apps context
- 11.30 Break
- 11.45 John Lyle - Open source mobile app case study: Webinos
- 12.25 Ross Gardler - Mobile apps open development community
- 13.00 Lunch
- 14.00 Open source Junction self-pitch (interactive session)
- 14.30 Tim Fernando - Open source mobile app case study: Mobile Oxford
- 15.15 Break
- 15.30 Roland Harwood - Software open innovation case studies
- 16.10 Gabriel Hanganu - Building an industry-academia open source community
- 16.30 Close
- 17.00 Pub
- 19.00 Dinner
Day 2 (30 March 2011)
- 9.00 Registration
- 9.15 Intro
- 9.30 Stephen Walli - The open source mobile business context
- 10.00 Nick Allott - Collaborating to make money from mobile open source
- 10.30 Scott Wilson - Open source mobile app case study: Wookie
- 11.00 Break
- 11.15 Iris Lapinski - Open source mobile app case study: Transit
- 11.40 Sander van der Waal - Processes and tools for open development collaboration
- 12.05 Rowan Wilson - Open development IPR for app stores and beyond
- 12.30 Lunch
- 13.30 Ross Gardler - Mobile apps and open source business models
- 14.10 Open Source Junction speed-date (interactive session)
- 14.45 Break
- 15.00 Mike Jones - Open source mobile app case study: Mobile Campus Assistant
- 15.30 Gabriel Hanganu - Open Source Junction community: next steps
- 16.00 Close
About the organizers
Open Source Junction: Cross-platform Mobile Apps is an event organized by OSS Watch in collaboration with 100% Open.
OSS Watch provides unbiased advice and guidance on the use, development, and licensing of free and open source software. OSS Watch is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and its services are available free-of-charge to UK higher and further education. TransferSummit, OSS Watch’s annual conference, provides a forum for business executives and members of the academic and research community to address challenges and opportunities for the development and use of open source technology.
100% Open is a new open innovation agency spun out of NESTA, the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. Since 2006 we have partnered many of the world’s most successful innovation companies. Our open innovation programmes have created value for Procter & Gamble, Oracle, Virgin Atlantic, Tesco, Orange, Discovery Channel, Shop Direct, Cancer Research UK, McLaren, NATS, Pfizer and BT.
About the venue
Trinity College, in the heart of Oxford, was founded in 1555 and its earliest buildings date from 1421, when an earlier monastic foundation, Durham College, occupied the site. Although one of the smallest colleges in terms of students, the site is large with extensive gardens. The Bodleian Library and other major University buildings are only a few yards from the front entrance on Broad Street. Danson Room, the workshop venue, has the look of an old library with leather-bound books lining the walls. Lunch will be served in the seventeenth-century hall with refectory-style tables and leather seated and backed chairs.
For accommodation at Trinity College (the event venue) and other Oxford colleges you can book online at Oxford Rooms. Alternatively a number of nice hotels are available in Oxford, some of which are listed below:
- Bath Place Hotel
- 17th century building. Four poster rooms. Limited parking (additional charge). Continental breakfast (cooked breakfast available at additional charge). £85 - £140. Independently owned. Special diets catered for with prior notice. Car park. Child-friendly. Pets welcome. Wheelchair friendly. Wifi access. 10-minute walk to the conference venue.
- The Buttery Hotel
- 4* hotel in Broad St, set above shops including The Buttery cafe. No designated parking, but it is as central as you can get. Broadband cables available on request. £55 - £120. Independently owned. Vegetarian. Room Service. Child-friendly. Cooked breakfast available. Wifi access. 10-minute walk to the conference venue.
- Holywell Bed & Breakfast
- £50 - £80. Car park. 10-minute walk to the conference venue.
- Stylish luxury conversion of the former Oxford Prison, in the city’s most recently refurbished old quarter. All mod cons plus excellent restaurant. 94 rooms. £150 - £385. Special diets catered for. Room service. Conference facilities. Garden. Child-friendly. Cooked breakfast available. Pets welcome. Wheelchair friendly. Wifi access. 20-minute walk from conference venue.
- The Randolph
- Spa in the basement, featuring Thermal Suite: rock sauna, bio sauna, aroma steam therapy room, steam room, ice room, and hydrotherapy. Plus 4 treatment rooms. £100 - £700. Special diets catered for. Room service. Conference facilities. Car park. Child-friendly. Cooked breakfast available. Pets welcome. Wheelchair friendly. Wifi access. Hotel parking, for residents only, must be pre-booked. £20 per 24 hours. 15-minute walk to the conference venue.
- Cotswold Lodge Hotel
- 49 rooms; 1 mile to Oxford centre. £65 - £260. Independently owned. Special diets catered for. Room service. Conference facilities. Garden. Car park. Child-friendly. Cooked breakfast available. Wifi access. 15-minute walk from conference venue.
- The Old Parsonage Hotel
- 30 rooms in luxury small hotel hidden in central Oxford. Excellent restaurant sources ingredients locally where possible. £135 - £200. Special diets catered for. Room service. Conference facilities. Garden. Car park. Child-friendly. Cooked breakfast available. Pets welcome. 5-minute walk from conference venue.
If none of these is appropriate, you could look on Oxford’s Daily Info site for more recommendations.
Alternatively, you can make use of Oxford’s excellent visitor information services.