TALK: Drones and Open Source

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 7:15pm to 7:45pm

"Open Collaboration and Open Skies" In the past ten years, open source has taken over the software industry. As the speed and requirements of innovation are changing, technology companies have realized that to keep pace and be cost effective they must leverage external R&D. How are these open source projects structured? How do you get involved. This talk provides an introduction to the Open Source movement and looks at the Dronecode Project, developing a common, shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).:

Speaker Bio
Trishan de Lanerolle is a Program manager with the Linux Foundation's Collaborative Projects, leading projects at the bleeding edge of Open source unmanned Arial vehicles, Internet of Things and embedded computing. de Lanerolle is a technologist with more than a decade of experience, having led the development efforts of several open source software and mobile-based application projects for disaster management and humanitarian response as well as enterprise software applications. He was co-founder and director of the Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Project (HFOSS) at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and a founding partner of Nile Point Consulting LLC. He serves on the board of advisers for the Non-Profit FOSS Institute and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Trinity College, and a Master of Science degree in Management of Innovation and Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).