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TiE Oregon: Starting Up - The Open Source Way

Stoel Rives LLP
900 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 2600
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)



An Open Source company landing $5million in venture funding from one of the nation's leading venture capital firms?

That's a story in itself. But when you realize it's a Portland firm - Puppet Labs, and that the investment was lead by Kleiner Perkins Caulfield, you will want to hear the story straight from the horse's mouth - CEO Luke Kanies of Puppet Labs, the makers of a leading open source data center automation and configuration management framework.

Joining him to talk about the opportunities and challenges of an open source start-up will be Stuart Cohen, CEO of CSI (Collaborative Software Initiative), a company that introduces a process for companies to collaboratively build software applications.

Open Source has typically been associated with altruism - software that is given away free and is open to modification by users. The concept became a household word when Portlander Linus Torvalds developed the Linux operating system. Now the list of Open Source and Free Software today includes cutting edge solutions to large scale problems in multiple domains. From languages to runtimes, cloud infrastructure to databases, the best solutions are open-sourced. Leading companies are building on top of open-source components, while giving back to the community. But open source is not just about being cost-effective,it is becoming the key to innovation.

How do open source start-ups thrive in this eco-system? Come and learn from the founders of two innovative start-ups!

Register Now: Limited capacity for this event! Event will be on the 19th Floor.

Registration and Cancellation Policy: Registration: Online Registration closes at 12:00 Noon of the day of the event. Cancellation: All Registration Fees are Non-Refundable and No Credit is offered for cancellations.

Speakers Stuart Cohen, CEO, Collaborative Software Initiative Luke Kanies, CEO, Puppet Labs

Contact & Others Lakshmi Jagannathan 503 226 8677 [email protected]

Program Details 02/24/2011 06:00 PM Registration/Networking/Reception 02/24/2011 07:00 PM Panel Discussion 02/24/2011 08:00 PM Q & A

Registration Fees Type Online Onsite Member USD15 USD20 Student USD15 USD20 Guest USD25 USD30