Simon Phipps

Simon Phipps

Computer Scientist and Programmer

The presentations by Simon Phipps explore the modern world of open source. Phipps is extremely well known in the computer and digital industries as one of the world's biggest advocates for open source. He currently works as an open source activist and is the President of OSI (the Open Source Initiative), an organization dedicated to promoting open source software.

Prior to this, he worked at IBM, Open Rights Group and Sun Microsystems. He achieved his Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Electronic Engineering at Southampton University. His education coupled with his experience makes Phipps an expert in his field. The presentations by Simon Phipps explore the benefits of open source today and explain how individuals across a variety of industries can benefit.

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