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Obsidian announces 2016’s first Free Beer Session

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Open source software and services provider Obsidian Systems will hold the first pf its popular Free Beer session series for 2016 on Thursday, 18 February in Sandton, Johannesburg.
The 19th Session, to be hosted at Investec, 100 Grayston Drive, will feature presentations from several recognised industry experts, including Alessio Bagnaresi and Richard Banks.
Bagnaresi will discuss the power of LinuxOne while Banks will cover his views and experience on the PHP Renaissance.
The session starts at 5pm and the speakers are scheduled to present at 7pm followed by networking, dinner and drinks.
Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems, says Africa’s open source ecosystem is growing and the company’s Free Beer Sessions is making a meaningful contribution to this development.
“We continue to encourage more interaction between stakeholders that make up the broader open source community on the continent. Our Free Beer Sessions serve as an effective platform for experts, interested parties and seasoned professionals to share ideas, identify challenges and opportunities, and how trends are impacting on businesses today,” says van Staden.
Obsidian Systems reaffirms the value of industry insights to the overall further development of open source technology and its increasingly important role in business communications, technology system integration and application.