Friday lunchtime lecture: Mapping the open source landscape

Friday 05 May 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

OpenSource Image created by Maria Boehling for, (CC by 2.0) is a free utility that helps developers and maintainers make more informed decisions about the software they use. In this lunchtime lecture Ben takes a look at the techniques uses to ‘map the open source landscape’, presents some of the issues surrounding software development, distribution and packaging and finally talks about why is much more than a discovery service.

About the speaker

Ben Nickolls is a software developer by training but a product person at heart. These days you’re just as likely to find him scrawling on an A3 pad as you are staring at a terminal. Outside of the office Ben enjoys designing board games and racing bicycles.

Live feed

A live feed of the Friday lunchtime lecture will be available here from 1pm on Friday 5 May 2017.


View Ben's slides from the ODI lunchtime lecture