Major North American tech conference, Collision, is offering 2,000 free tickets for software developers that actively contribute to the open source community, in order to attend the event in Toronto taking place in May.
“Open source contributors are a vital and essential part of the software industry.”
“Open source contributors are a vital and essential part of the software industry. We’d like to thank those who have committed time and energy to making open source a primary driving force of innovation and growth across a number of sectors” said Luca Viola, Collision’s CTO, on about the decision to offer the tickets.
Coders have until April 19 to apply, and can do so by connecting their Github account. Once applications have closed, the top 1,000 open source contributors will each receive two tickets to attend Collision, held in Toronto’s Enercare Centre from May 20 to 23.
These tickets will allow coders and a friend to take part in workshops and roundtables, have access to the Siemens Developer Lounge, and to Collision’s evening events. They will also have full access to talks across 17 different tracks, covering a variety of tech topics such as DevOps, cloud computing, big data, security and compliance, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and more.
Collision has been called the fastest growing tech conference in North America and now in its fifth year, it has grown to more than 25,000 attendees. As first reported by BetaKit, Collision is making its Canadian debut in Toronto this year. Last June, looking to create excitement for the conference, Collision held an event at the MaRS Discovery District.
This year’s Collision conference is bringing together some of the world’s biggest names in tech, including Facebook’s former Chief Security Officer, Alex Stamos, Mozilla’s Chief Open Innovation Officer, Katharina Borchet, Chief Data Officer of Hulu, Jaya Kolhatkar, founder of Medium, Ev Williams, and Recode’s Kara Swisher.
For those interested in attending, tickets are still available for purchase here.