FOSS Backstage is an exciting new conference dedicated to everything related to FOSS governance and open collaboration. The first edition of FOSS Backstage will take place on 13-14 June 2018 at Kulturbrauerei.

FOSS Backstage will provide a space to discuss a broad spectrum of issues related to community management, vendor neutrality and leading projects without discretionary power. Conference topics will include open source project leadership best practices, community management, open source project metrics, open source strategy for the enterprise, adopting open source collaboration in corporations, legal matters when dealing with open source and many more.

With a focus on decentralised decision making and open collaboration FOSS Backstage will be a great place for: developers, architects, sysadmins, community leaders, students and anyone interested in building and managing communities within the open source space, to get together and exchange ideas.

All tickets are valid for both days and include free WiFi, food, snacks and drinks throughout the two conference days on Wednesday and Thursday. Those wishing to extend their conference experience should check out Berlin Buzzwords which takes place in the same venue earlier in the week.

FOSS Backstage is organised by newthinking communications GmbH in collaboration with Isabel Drost-Fromm (Open Source Strategist at Europace AG, Member and former Director of the Apache Software Foundation, founder and PMC member of Apache Mahout) and Stefan Rudnitzki (Lead Developer at Europace AG, co-organizer of MongoDB usergroup Berlin and Async Cat Herding meetup Berlin).