Barcelona is an amazing city, some would argue the most attractive tourist destination in the world. You don’t need many excuses to go their – great weather, best football(soccer?) team in the world, and the Dali museum is a short ride away.
Openbravo, one of the leading open source ERP vendors, is holding the 3 days Openbravo World Conference 2009, April 17th, in Barcelona. I was glad to find out that the main theme of the conference is the open source community around the Openbravo project.
The sponsors list is impressive. I was surprised to find Oracle as a gold sponsor. I didn’t know Oracle takes part in several open source initiatives, but I’m still wondering which oracle is sponsoring the event – the successful database maker (Openbravo runs on Oracle’s DB), or the ERP vendor vacuum cleaner. Either way, you must be doing something right when one of the worlds’ largest business software companies sponsors your event. Other sponsors include more obvious sponsors such as IBM, Sun, Talend (open source integration) , Canonical (Ubuntu Linux) and our friends at ERP.com, where I occasionally guest blog.
One of the best reasons to attend OB world conference 09 (other than Barcelona, coffee breaks and the mingling opportunities) is the list of speakers. Open source evangelist, adviser, executive and blogger Matt Asay, and Richard Daley, CEO of Pentaho, a leading open source BI solution, will keynote.
Openbravo executive team will also be amongst the speakers: CEO Manel Sarasa will speak on ‘empowering the community’,Paolo Juvara will present the roadmap and Ismael Ciordia will cover the hot modules topic.
I will not attend the conference (will I ever get a chance to visit Dali’s museum??), but if you plan to attend and would like to share your experience, contact us.