Online / 5 & 6 February 2022



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Bastien Guerry is the free software officer for the French public administration. He first studied philosophy and cognitive sciences. He got interested in the free software movement in the late 90's and taught himself how to program by contributing to GNU Emacs. In 2008, he got involved in the One Laptop Per Child initiative and was recruited by Wikimedia France as its first employee in 2010. In 2017, he joined the "Public Interest Entrepreneurs" program, led by Etalab, the French department for open data. There he discovered the challenges faced by public agencies when it comes to maintaining and enhancing resilient IT infrastructures, recruiting tech profiles, rationalizing the use of free software and the contributions made by the public administration to the larger free software ecosystem.



Title Day Room Track Start End
What is special about open source research software and why does it matters?
Reporting about progresses and challenges from the French ecosystem
Saturday D.research Open Research Tools and Technologies 12:50 13:05
Policies panel Saturday D.research Open Research Tools and Technologies 13:05 13:25
We listed +9000 public code repositories. Now what?
How to build valuable services on top of fragile assets
Sunday D.public-code Public Code 12:55 13:15