Topic: Open Source Technology

Date:Tuesday, April 19th 2011
Time:5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: IBM-Southfield
18000 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075
Cafeteria meeting room (map)
Speaker:Eric Hill

An introduction and open-ended discussion of some of the more popular Open Source technologies available today. We will discuss the motivation behind these projects and how they compare to the proprietary model offered by IBM with the iSeries.

About the Speaker

Eric Hill

Eric Hill is a senior level IT professional with over twenty years experience ranging from small, corporate and entrepreneurial businesses. He got involved with web development several years ago while rewriting a large ERP system in PHP, using MS SQL as the underlying database. Since then, he has been fascinated with the power of the Open Source movement and the development tools available that allow even novice programmers to build incredible sites. In 2005 Eric received a Masters in Business & Information Technology from Walsh College and is the founder of the Walsh College Open Source Community.